Oct 22

Forgotten Scrolls 57: Week 220

The Forgotten Scrolls series is a weekly look at articles previously published during four years of blogging. Before the usual rummage through the dusty archives, I direct you to my regular guest post at Ennead Games. Here I reprint an old essay.   This article has been given a fresh edit, a little more polish, and reprinted …

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Oct 22

Writing Goals, 22nd October, 2017

Hi Everyone,   The builders are now five weeks into the project and the delays are beginning to accumulate. I suspect they will complete two weeks late, putting us only now halfway through. My stress level reaches new heights this week as the boys are off school. This does not bode well for my writing. …

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Oct 21

Looming Deadline for the Oct ‘17 Warlock’s Journal Contest

  The Warlock’s Journal jumps from site to site, roughly every other month. October has brought a fresh host for the contest. Michael Christensen is the current host, over at Tiny Gork. The deadline for Michael’s contest is looming.   The topic for this round of the contest is a little different. For this month, Michael has …

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Oct 20

Shadows of Ulubrae, Chapter 31, Part 4

  Prepping the brainstorm session  Printing The Happiest Apocalypse on Earth notes Player excitement   My big prep focus for this week was to prepare tomorrow’s brainstorming session for The Happiest Apocalypse on Earth. This is our chance to create the theme park or similar setting for the following week’s Halloween special game. Tomorrow should …

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Oct 20

Eternal Heroes

  In a recent essay, I explored the story arc campaign structure. This narrative style was inspired by the SF novels of CJ Cherryh. This looping method of building a story also allows me to import another trope from one of my favourite fantasy writers. The concept of the eternal champion from the works of …

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