Apr 02

Forgotten Scrolls 28: Week 191


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:


It’s too Tough: Banning single-word Abilities in HeroQuest 2




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:


Updated: A World of Dew Plot Twists


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:


February ‘17 Carnival: Improv Encounters 2, When & Where



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:


September ‘16 Blog Carnival, Part 2: Session Outline Sheet Line-by-Line



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:


Updated: Microscope as History



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:


Trollbabe and Relationships, Part 1: Making Friends



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:


Nothing for the Weekend



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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