Jul 10

Forgotten Scrolls 42: Week 205

 

The Forgotten Scrolls series is a weekly look at articles previously published during 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 presented another list of famous people I would like to game with. For the purpose of this article, I focused on actors:

 

The Dream Heroquest of Unknown Kadath 2: The Actors

 

 

 

Last Week: Week 204

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 continued my theme of managing my time. The latest article presented a detailed breakdown of my prep routine:

 

Updated: Minimal Prep & Time Requirements

 

 

Last Month: Week 201

Four weeks ago, I backed the Kickstarter for Escape the Dark Castle, the first ever boardgame I supported. In that week I also posted the report from my recent visit to UK Games Expo. We toured the Trade Hall as a family, which was not as successful as I had hoped:

 

UK Games Expo 2017 Report: Family Gaming Con

 

 

Six Months Ago: Week 179

Further back, in January, I posted my review of December 2016. The long blog post for week 179 was my first contribution to the January Blog Carnival I hosted. I began my month of themed essays by writing about the use of birds as divination:

 

Prophecies & Omens Part 1: Avian Auguries

 

 

Last Year: Week 153

Stepping back to July 2016, I promoted voting in the Ennies. My long article for week 153 was the third instalment of my Improv Gaming series. Part 3 presented those story elements I prepare, ready to weave into the game as required through the session:

 

Improv Gaming, Part 3: Challenge Story Element

 

 

Two Years ago: Week 101

Winding back another year to 2015, I promoted the kickstarter for 14 Days, the game I recently hacked for the current Shadows of Ulubrae cycle of tales. My long blog post for week 101 was a return to the long-running Trollbabe series. This article explores the use of pivot points in the narrative:

 

Trollbabe and Endings Part 1: Pivot Points

 

 

Three Years ago: Week 49

Finally, we reach 2014, where I promoted another Kickstarter, this time for Barbarians of Lemuria. The long blog post for week 49 was yet another look at my technique of weaving interludes into a campaign. This essay considers the story problems you may encounter when using an interlude:

 

The Storytelling 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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