September 18, 2020
Expediting the Endgame
The term endgame arose in chess to isolate strategies the player can memorize and use to maximize her chance of winning. It isn’t some special mode where the rules of the game change. It’s just a mental model that’s easier to study, memorize, and master due to the fact that fewer pieces remain.
Slumber Party: Defending Your Sleep against Society
In an RPG, your enemies try to take your health from you. In real life, they take away from your sleep. It’s a battle against peer pressure, with very strong peers — and often, a boss. To overcome that pressure, draw from how you win in RPGs.