Jul 02

Forgotten Scrolls 41: Week 204

 

The Forgotten Scrolls series is a weekly look at articles previously published during my almost four 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 explored my conversion of Johnn Four’s Five Room Dungeon concept into a more narrative version. Here is my breakdown of the Five Scene Plot:

 

Mapping a Story: The Five Scene Plot

 

 

 

Last Week: Week 203

Another weekly series of relevance is where I post an Updated article to the blog. This essay previously appeared at Ennead Games, but now returns home. Last week’s Updated article covered a few of my techniques for juggling my GM tasks along with my varied real world commitments:

 

Updated: Juggling a GM’s Schedule

 

 

Last Month: Week 200

Four weeks ago, I was attending the huge UK Games Expo convention. In that week I posted another contribution to the long-running February Blog Carnival. Part 10 looked at ways to weave more than one contest into a scene:

 

February ‘17 Carnival: Improv Encounters 10, Many Contests

 

 

Six Months Ago: Week 178

Further back, in December 2016, I posted my resolutions for 2017. The long blog post for week 178 launched my hosting of the January 2017 roving Blog Carnival:

 

January Blog Carnival: Prophecies & Omens

 

 

Last Year: Week 152

Stepping back to June, I reviewed Hamlet’s Hit Points, by Robin D Laws. My long article for week 152 was the second instalment of my Improv Gaming series. Part 2 presented the instigating incident, that initial scene which kickstarts the session:

 

Improv Gaming, Part 2: Instigating Incident

 

 

Two Years ago: Week 100

Winding back another year to 2015, I finally launched my newsletter: Whispers of a GM. My long blog post for week 100 was the summary of my summer hosting of the Blog Carnival. This article categorized the many entries received, and linked to all of them:

 

 

 

Three Years ago: Week 48

Finally, we reach 2014, where I promoted the July home of the roving Warlock’s Journal contest. The long blog post for week 48 was another look at my technique of weaving interludes into a campaign. This essay considers the potential problems you may encounter when using an interlude:

 

The Mechanical Limitations of Interludes

 

 

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

Phil

 

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