Jan 15

Forgotten Scrolls 17: Week 180


The Forgotten Scrolls series is a weekly look at articles previously published during my three years of blogging. Before the usual look through the archives, I direct you to my regular guest post at Ennead Games. Here I reprint an essay from my archives.


This article has been dusted down, given a fresh edit, and reprinted as a guest post on the Ennead blog. This weekend, the article presented a technique suggested in A World of Dew, to play out plot twists in a more sympathetic manner:


It’s a Lie: World of Dew Plot Twists




Last Month: Week 176

Four weeks ago, I launched my delayed compilation pdf, The Best of 2015. I am hard at work on the sequel. Week 176 also featured my limited Dragonmeet ‘16 purchases. I may have to try a lot harder next year. Although, the Players were very pleased with their dice gifts:




Six Months Ago: Week 154

Further back, in July I highlighted the approaching deadline for this month’s round of the Warlock’s Journal. The long blog post for week 154 was yet another essay in my Improv Gaming series. Part 4 continued exploring the options for the story elements I weave into the session as needed:


Improv Gaming, Part 4: More Story Elements



Last Year: Week 128

Stepping back to January 2016, I launched On the Smolensk Road, my first pdf release of the year. My long article for week 128 was my second contribution to the Gates & Portals topic. In part 2 I presented a potential peril for travellers on the portal network:




Two Years ago: Week 76

Winding back another year to 2015, I previewed the deadline for the January round of the Warlock’s Journal. My long blog post for week 76 was a Blog Carnival contribution exploring the use of DramaSystem to create background relationships at the start of a new RPG campaign. Another session of exactly this style of game is planned for next Saturday, as we brainstorm the Shadows of Ulubrae setting:


January Blog Carnival: DramaSystem and Setting Creation



Three Years ago: Week 24

Finally, we reach the start of 2014, where I highlighted voting in yet another round of the wandering Warlock’s Journal contest. The feature article for week 24 was an overview of how a GM can use Pinterest to collect images for their RPG game:


A GM on Pinterest



Once again, I hope you liked this journey through the archives of Tales of a GM. Did you find any lost treasures this week?



Happy Reading



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