Apr 09

Forgotten Scrolls 29: Week 192


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 the fairies from A Midsummer’s Night as RPG characters, complete with narrative traits:


A Midsummer Night’s Game: Shakespearean Faeries in RPGs




Last Week: Week 191

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 how I use the character creation process from Robin D Laws’ DramaSystem to create character webs or setting detail:


Updated: DramaSystem & Setting Creation




Last Month: Week 188

Four weeks ago, I promoted the Kickstarter for Hopjockey, the amazing book by Matt Vancil. This project recently funded, and will close mere hours after I post this essay. Week 188 continued my series of essays based around the February Blog Carnival. Part 3 turned to the Who encounter question for Improv GMs, focusing on the Player-centric aspects of the GMC:


February ‘17 Carnival: Improv Encounters 3, Who & Players



Six Months Ago: Week 166

Further back, in October 2016, I was only 8 weeks away from the Dragonmeet convention. The long blog post for week 166 continued my long-running Improv Gaming series. Part 10 explored Skuld Cards, the custom set of GM cards I use extensively in my campaign:


Improv Gaming, Part 10: Drawing Skuld Cards



Last Year: Week 140

Stepping back to April, I promoted another Kickstarter, this time for the Unknown Armies RPG. My long article for week 140 was a reprint of one I wrote for Johnn Four’s excellent Roleplaying Tips newsletter. This article presented two encounters to liven up a dungeon trap:


Table Tools: Two Story Overlays for Traps



Two Years ago: Week 88

Winding back another year to 2015, I promoted the roving Warlock’s Journal contest. My long blog post for week 88 was a very Geek Dad article, where I list the top six games I played with my boys that year:


In the Orchard: Boardgames my Boys Play



Three Years ago: Week 36

Finally, we reach 2014, where I promoted another round of the Warlock’s Journal. The feature article for week 36 presented my method for starting chases in HeroQuest:


Pursuit Sequences in HeroQuest 2, Part 1 the Set-up



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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