The Forgotten Scrolls series is a weekly look at articles previously published during my three-and-a-half 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, and reprinted as a guest post on the Ennead blog. This weekend, the article presented an examination of the player principles outlined in the Spark RPG:
Last Month: Week 184
Four weeks ago, I was deep in the FebShoMo project. Week 184 featured my delayed conclusion to the short series of essays about exposition techniques suggested in 7th Sea. Part 3 presented a set of tables for generating sources of exposition:
Six Months Ago: Week 162
Further back, in September 2016, I began this series of articles combing through my archives. The long blog post for week 162 was yet another in the long-running Improv Gaming series. Part 9 explored the purely narrative outcomes I sometimes use at the table:
Last Year: Week 136
Stepping back to March, I opened the voting for my Agents of Order contest. My long article for week 136 was a reprint of an article I wrote for Johnn Four about building a plot engine around the villains in your setting. This article was later expanded in my Villainous Plots pdf:
Two Years ago: Week 84
Winding back another year to 2015, I was celebrating Shakespeare week here at Tales of a GM. My long blog post for week 84 was a look at the problems caused in my narrative game by single-word abilities. I now insist on longer names to all abilities:
Three Years ago: Week 32
Finally, we reach 2014, where another Warlock’s Journal deadline as looming. The feature article for week 32 was a warning to GMs about the consequences of betraying their Players:
Once again, I hope you liked this journey through the archives of Tales of a GM. Did you find any lost treasures this week?