Jun 26

A GM Reads: Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn

  My revised reading challenge for 2017 is to focus upon what a GM can take from the books I read. I lift out characters, events, creatures, plots or themes from each book. As a GM, you still need to read the book to gain the most benefit, but each review brings a few ideas …

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Jun 26

Updated: Juggling a GM’s Schedule

  Some weeks prove difficult. My plans and real life often conflict, and gaming suffers along with the rest of my life. I learnt several lessons from these experiences.     GMing in a busy world Even with the low-prep approach HeroQuest allows, a lot of work is required to prepare for each Session. I …

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Jun 25

Forgotten Scrolls 40: Week 203

  The Forgotten Scrolls series is a weekly look at articles previously published during my almost 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 …

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Jun 25

Voting for the May ‘17 Warlock’s Journal

  The Warlock’s Journal jumps from site to site, roughly every other month. May brought a fresh host for the contest. Vikki Potter is the current host, over at Tabletop Adventures.   The topic for this round of the contest is Mothers. This concept is described by Vikki as follows:   Mothers have a large …

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Jun 25

Writing Goals, 25th June, 2017

  Hi Everyone,   An early start to the day means I am running close to my schedule. We had a “little boy” alarm today, and they have a very poor time setting. If the sun is awake, then they are ready to start the day. I wish the boys had a snooze option. However, …

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