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 a look at the perils of single-word abilities in HeroQuest, and similar narrative games:
Last Week: Week 190
Another weekly series of relevance is where I post an Updated article to the blog. This previously appeared at Ennead Games, but now returns home. Last week’s Updated article explored a way to include plot twists in the story without alienating the Players:
Last Month: Week 187
Four weeks ago, I began my countdown to UK Games Expo 2017. Week 187 also continued my series of essays based around the February Blog Carnival. Part 2 began answering the encounter questions for Improv GMs, starting with the When and Where of an encounter:
Six Months Ago: Week 165
Further back, in October 2016, I reviewed my performance in September. The long blog post for week 165 was another Blog Carnival essay. This essay continued on from the previous week, and examined my Session Outline Sheet in greater detail:
Last Year: Week 139
Stepping back to April, I likewise reviewed my achievements in March. My long article for week 139 was an exploration of my experience using the game Microscope to produce the history of a campaign setting. This article has since been Updated:
Two Years ago: Week 87
Winding back another year to 2015, I promoted the short game 15 Minute Futures. My long blog post for week 87 was my tenth article exploring Trollbabe by Ron Edwards. For this essay I wrote about the method of forming relationships:
Three Years ago: Week 35
Finally, we reach 2014, where I reported on the successful funding of the Posthuman Pathways Kickstarter. The feature article for week 35 was a disappointing piece about how I lacked enough time for a genuine long essay:
Once again, I hope you liked this journey through the archives of Tales of a GM. Did you find any lost treasures this week?