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 another take on brainstorming with the Players. The article explored creating an entire setting, not just a single location.
Last Week: Week 199
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 ways I try to build Player engagement with my campaign. I really find the game runs much better when everyone at the table in invested in the story:
Last Month: Week 196
Four weeks ago, I promoted the kickstarter for Archive, a campaign which is still running. Act now to secure your copy of this GM’s reference for historical people, places, and events for RPGs. In that week I posted a shortened version of the introduction to my recently published pdf. Fantasy Mook Traits provides a set of tables to help GMs distinguish the mooks in a horde:
Six Months Ago: Week 174
Further back, in December 2016, I announced the winner to my Versatile Vehicles contest. The long blog post for week 174 was a the second in my short series exploring John Wick’s exposition advice in 7th Sea. This essay divided up the potential sources of exposition:
Last Year: Week 148
Stepping back to June, I reviewed my performance in May. My long article for week 148 was the start of an extended series of posts about Improv Gaming. I began with an overview of my core improv tools:
Two Years ago: Week 96
Winding back another year to 2015, I reviewed a Slaine graphic novel I had won on Twitter. My long blog post for week 96 was my first contribution to my summer hosting of the Blog Carnival. This article explored the forgotten concept of the hunger gap, the time of year when food from the previous harvest ran out:
Three Years ago: Week 44
Finally, we reach 2014, where I promoted the latest host for the Warlock’s Journal. The feature article for week 44 also highlighted another pdf I created. Find the Path is a revised quest for the Becoming RPG, which we ran as an interlude as part of our campaign:
Once again, I hope you liked this journey through the archives of Tales of a GM. Did you find any lost treasures this week?