Feb 05

Forgotten Scrolls 20: Week 183


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


This article has been dusted down, given a fresh edit, and reprinted as a guest post on the Ennead blog. This weekend, the article outlined the way the Fate rules uses montages. This narrative trope is rarely used in RPG, but has a valuable role to play:


Fate System Toolkit; We Need a Montage!




Last Month: Week 179

Four weeks ago, I posted my review of December 2016. Week 179 also featured my first submission to the January Blog Carnival. Part 1 explored the Ancient Roman practice of bird auguries, and how to introduce them into your game:


Prophecies & Omens Part 1: Avian Auguries



Six Months Ago: Week 157

Further back, in August I participated in the RPG-a-Day project. As with FebShoMo, this really increased the number of posts for the month. The long blog post for week 157 was another instalment of the Improv Gaming series. Part six focused on the useful reference sheets of mechanical or narrative details for me to weave into the story:


Improv Gaming, Part 6: Reference Sheets




Last Year: Week 131

Stepping back to February 2016, I promoted the Kickstarter for the Apocalypse World Second Edition. My long article for week 131 was my fifth contribution to Blog Carnival I hosted. Even though January had ended, I posted a late contribution to the topic. In part 5 I presented the more negative aspects of character development found in RPGs:


Gates & Portals 5: Personal Growth Part 2



Two Years ago: Week 79

Winding back another year to 2015, I highlighted the Age of Ravens survey into GM prep. I was fascinated by what the process told me about my own prep routine. My long blog post for week 79 focused upon the keywords in HeroQuest, those packages of skills which equate to classes, but can achieve so much more:


Building Heroes: HeroQuest 2 Keyword Variants



Three Years ago: Week 27

Finally, we reach the start of 2015, where I promoted the Kickstarter for Project Dark. The feature article for week 27 was a set of tables for generating mystic proverbs:


Table Tools 01; Mystic Wisdom



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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