May 14

Forgotten Scrolls 34: Week 197


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 explained how I run a chase under the HeroQuest rules, when the Heroes are the quarry. This is the final part of the recent series of guest posts:


Pursuit Sequences in HeroQuest 2, Part 3, Being Pursued




Last Week: Week 196

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 the negative ways for Heroes to grow in an RPG. This article was presented with three small tables of options:


Updated: Negative Growth in RPGs



Last Month: Week 193

Four weeks ago, I reviewed the card game Hero Realms. This was the game given to me by one generous Player as part of International GM Day. This week I continued my series of essays about improvising encounters. Part 6 addressed the question of what is happening in the scene:




Six Months Ago: Week 171

Further back, in November 2016, I noted the state of my prep for the Basic D&D game I sometimes run for the boys. The long blog post for week 171 was a presentation of the method for setting exposition highlighted in 7th Sea by John Wick:


Setting Exposition 7th Sea Style



Last Year: Week 145

Stepping back to May, the countdown to UK Games Expo had reached three weeks. My long article for week 145 was another of the top for essays, like the recent top four RPG cities. The earlier article presented an overview of my favourite RPG settings:


My Big Four RPG Settings



Two Years ago: Week 93

Winding back another year to 2015, I noted the looming deadline for the May round of the Warlock’s Journal. My long blog post for week 93 was another Blog Carnival essay. This presented a hidden temple complex, inspired by a cool image I found online:


RPG Blog Carnival: Temple Secrets



Three Years ago: Week 41

Finally, we reach 2014, where I promoted the Wield kickstarter, the second game from John Wick to appear this week. The feature article for week 41 was the original article about brainstorming with Players. This has subsequently been Updated, so I refer you to the newer version:


Updated Location Aspects & Brainstorming



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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