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Nov 21

A GM Reads: The Ice Schooner

  My revised reading challenge for 2017 is to focus on 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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Nov 20

Updated: Random Narrative Dungeons

  I rarely use dungeons as the primary adventuring location for my story arcs. However, there remains space for an underground complex in a narrative game. If drama comes from conflict, then there is sure to be plenty of drama in a dungeon packed with antagonists.   Here is one method for a narrative GM …

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Nov 20

Countdown to Dragonmeet 2017: 2 weeks

  December is just around the corner, so we are almost at Dragonmeet for another year. I am close to the point of drawing up my final plans for the big day.   My favourite convention is held this year on Saturday 2nd December. The venue is stable in 2017, with the second hosting at …

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Nov 19

Forgotten Scrolls 61: Week 224

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

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Nov 19

Writing Goals, 19th November, 2017

  Hi Everyone,   As predicted, the gas fitter arrived on Monday and we are blessed with a heated house. Well, the upstairs has heating which makes such a difference now the frosts have arrived. I am pleased to see the progress, but the builders are likely to be here for a few more weeks. …

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