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bio website oz.itsalocke.com
location UK
age 29
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I currently work in finance, mainly using SharePoint, Excel and SSRS but I am looking to become a developer; home learning ASP, PHP, JavaScript, JQuery, HTML, CSS, SQL and so on.

I am a writer but pure laziness has led to me never being published, though I have had reasonable success in local competitions and been short listed for a BSFA award. I am currently polishing my portfolio, that includes everything from flash fiction up to two novellas.

I'm learning photography purely as a hobby. Started out recently, using my Sony Xperia Z camera phone and PhotoShop. I've got a protfolio at http://ozlocke.deviantart.com/ and would greatly appreciate any feedback from the community.

Finally, I'm also the Creative Director of the fledgling table top game design and publishing company, Clocksmith Games, as well as being active in the local game design community.


Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Jul
22
revised Clarification on “After You…” card text
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Jul
21
answered Clarification on “After You…” card text
Jun
20
awarded  Yearling
May
1
comment Tap/Untap Land and Casting Spells
Absolutely, "Oh wait, no... I don't do that, I tap this instead..." happens all the time with us. Sadly I've never competed so I can't really speak for that side, but... if you cast a spell or tap mana then immediately undo it I think that should be fair, if you tap mana or cast a spell then wait for a second to see if your opponent reacts, then undo it, that I'd call cheating. I'm likely wrong but I'm guessing it's all down to the judges at that point.
May
1
comment Tap/Untap Land and Casting Spells
Are we talking about among friends or at competition level?
Mar
16
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
6
comment Best places to buy board games online?
Would help to know which country you live in :)
Feb
28
revised Nightveil Specter - Do I have to play them in order they were exiled?
Added ability text from Gatherer
Feb
28
answered Nightveil Specter - Do I have to play them in order they were exiled?
Feb
28
suggested suggested edit on Nightveil Specter - Do I have to play them in order they were exiled?
Feb
6
comment Does Monopoly involve skill to a considerable degree?
Could you give us a few examples of dice games you want to compare against?
Jan
23
comment What are the rules with attached creepers in Cthulhu Fluxx?
Creepers are a real bane in Cthulhu Fluxx, but there are tons of goals that include creepers. I guess it's thematic at least. But there are some awesome cards in there too, like the Elder Sign.
Jan
22
answered What are the rules with attached creepers in Cthulhu Fluxx?
Jan
7
answered When is a card returned to the owner's hand?
Jan
4
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
28
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
22
comment Where to go to self publish a game?
Yup, was going to pop back on and add that (I checked the box on my Cthulhu Fluxx when I got home) DeLano seem ok, though close study of the quality of the box makes them seem a little low quatlity
Nov
21
revised Where to go to self publish a game?
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Nov
21
revised Where to go to self publish a game?
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