The reason why I end up doing a lot of anxiety-hacking is because I find it soothing to be able to solve problems. So when I have a problem that I can’t solve or can’t immediately solve, I try to find something that I can do that for.
A number of people seem to make videos on youtube that are just one long playlist of songs. It’s kind of charming in that it feels like getting a mixtape from a friend, or something—kind of like the ways that I imagine vinyl is satisfying in that you’re listening to a start-to-finish curated experience. I’ve been saving some to my computer and grabbing the audio for my library.
“The mechanics should serve and support the story”: good. awesome. I love.
Design your mechanics to aid what you’re going for!!!! Don’t design them to ignore them!!!!!!!