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Jul 17

Forgotten Scrolls 43: Week 206

 

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 was taken from my submissions to the summer blog carnival I hosted in 2015. This essay presented a way of using seasonal food to help create a sense of time or place in an RPG:

 

Summerland: A Taste of Summer

 

 

 

Last Week: Week 205

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 was the first in a short series about running chases in HeroQuest, or similar narrative games:

 

Updated: Chasing HeroQuest, Part 1: the Set-up

 

 

Last Month: Week 202

Four weeks ago, I launched my first compilation of webcomics, with Tales of the Dice, Volume I. In that week I also posted a quick review of my purchases at UK Games Expo. I had prepared a list of games to buy at the convention, but it did not all run to plan:

 

 

 

Six Months Ago: Week 180

Further back, in January, I backed Khan of Khans, a Glorantha-themed card game I played at Dragonmeet. The long blog post for week 180 was my second contribution to the January Blog Carnival I hosted. I continued my month of themed essays by presenting random tables to simulate the use of birds as divination:

 

Prophecies & Omens Part 2: Bird Augury Tables

 

 

Last Year: Week 154

Stepping back to July 2016, I promoted voting in the current Warlock’s Journal. My long article for week 154 was the fourth instalment of my Improv Gaming series. Part 4 presented three more of the story elements I prepare, ready to weave into the game as required through the session:

 

Improv Gaming, Part 4: More Story Elements

 

 

Two Years ago: Week 102

Winding back another year to 2015, I promoted the kickstarter for Microscope, one of the games we use to create setting for our recent Shadows of Ulubrae cycle of tales. My long blog post for week 102 was another in the long-running Trollbabe series. This article explores how stories end in the game:

 

Trollbabe and Endings Part 2: Wrapping it All Up

 

 

Three Years ago: Week 50

Finally, we reach 2014, where I promoted yet another Kickstarter, this time for Goody White’s Book of Folk Magic. by Sean K Reynolds. The long blog post for week 50 was another guest post from Kenny, this time looking at Goals in RPGs:

 

How to Score a Goal

 

 

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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