Jan 23

Forgotten Scrolls 18: Week 181


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 our technique of using the character creation process from DramaSystem to build a relationship web at the start of a campaign story-arc. This was the focus of our session last Saturday:


DramaSystem & Setting Creation





Last Month: Week 177

Four weeks ago, I was busy with Christmas, and thus my rate of posting declined. Week 177 also featured my contribution to the December Blog Carnival. I wrote about the historical background to large sewers, focusing upon the Roman network:


December ‘16 Carnival: Sewers & Civilization



Six Months Ago: Week 155

Further back, in July I noted it was only four months until Dragonmeet. The long blog post for week 155 was my monthly contribution to the travelling Blog Carnival. In this essay I presented a school of dancing wizards for my Kingdom of Eternal Summer setting:


July Blog Carnival: Dancing Wizards



Last Year: Week 129

Stepping back to January 2016, I was deep in my hosting of the Blog Carnival, a series featuring heavily this week. As I have done today, I posted a weekly update for my Gates & Portal topic. My long article for week 129 was my third contribution to the subject. In part 3 I presented a small location for a fantasy RPG, based around a source picture:


Gates & Portals 3: The Bronze Gate of Far Vale



Two Years ago: Week 77

Winding back another year to 2015, I promoted the Kickstarter for the 13th Monk novel. My long blog post for week 77 breaks the run of Blog Carnival contributions. Instead, it was a continuation of another long-running series, in this case my exploration of the Trollbabe RPG. This was my eighth article in the series, presenting the re-roll system, and how it requires the Players to improvise the narrative:


Trollbabe and Re-rolls: Part 1, Improvising a Change in Fortune


Three Years ago: Week 25

Finally, we reach the start of 2014, where the feature article for week 25 was an overview of using a montage sequence in an RPG:


Fate System Toolkit; We Need a Montage!



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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