Randy Hoyt

Search Tweet History

Today I learned how to search the tweets I posted within a date range:

from:randyhoyt since:2014-04-01 until:2014-05-31

(I was looking for this picture of an early Lanterns prototype when I was considering it for publication, and I found it easily with this search.)

3 months ago 0 Comments

This War Of Mine

Tom Vasel’s final thoughts on This War Of Mine (14:51–15:48) are important regarding games, replayability, and fun.

I don’t want to play this game again. But the game is actually quite good. … It’s like a work of art, one of those movies you watch and … … This game teaches you what ordinary people go through in war. … I can admire it and say, ‘Wow. That’s interesting. Glad I played it.’”

As the industry grows—and if people keep playing games fewer times each—we’ll see more powerful experiences like this in board games.

5 months ago 0 Comments

Willa Cather on Productivity vs. Creativity, Selling Out, and More

Great thoughts from Willa Cather on productivity vs. creativity, selling out, and more:

The kind of life that makes one feel empty and shallow and superficial, that makes one dread to read and dread to think, can’t be good for one, can it? It can’t be the kind of life one was meant to live.

1 year ago 0 Comments

Why Do Americans Work So Much?

The economist John Maynard Keynes predicted a society so prosperous that people would hardly have to work. But that isn’t exactly how things have played out.

1 year ago 0 Comments

C.S. Lewis, Romantic Rationalist

I recently found all the talks from a 2013 conference on C.S. Lewis. The conference was titled, “C.S. Lewis, Romantic Rationalist,” and the first keynote talk (by John Piper) discussed exactly what they meant by “romantic rationalist.” I highly recommend this talk, and I have been enjoying many of the others as well.

2 years ago 0 Comments

7 Lessons for Creatives from the Life of J.R.R. Tolkien

I have learned many of these same lessons by studying the life and work of J.R.R. Tolkien that Trevor McMaken did:

1. Art Is A Lifelong Discipline
2. Inspiration Can Come at Anytime
3. Your Art Might Not Be Your Job
4. Practicing Art Means Setting Priorities
5. Artists Need Collaborative Friends
6. Our Art Reflects Our Faith
7. Art Can Start in the Home

2 years ago 0 Comments