Aug 13

Forgotten Scrolls 47: Week 210

 

The Forgotten Scrolls series is a weekly look at articles previously published during 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 a look back at an earlier story arc in my campaign, where an interesting character choice grew to dominate the Hero. His symbiotic leech proved deadly:

 

An Invasive Species

 

 

 

Last Week: Week 209

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 the evolution of the GM folder I use to run my game:

 

Updated: The Games Master’s Binder

 

 

Last Month: Week 206

Four weeks ago, I ran the voting for my Doomsday Devices contest. In that week I also posted an essay listing all the entries for the contest, and explained the voting:

 

Voting for Storm & Shield: Doomsday Devices

 

 

Six Months Ago: Week 184

Further back, in February, I continued to run my FebShoMo project, where I brainstorm plots and short stories every day for a month. The long blog post for week 184 was a third essay exploring the recommended method for exposition in John Wick’s 7th Sea. This article presented a set of tables for generating the fictional sagas to use as a source of in-game information:

 

Saga Tables: Exposition 7th Sea Style Part 3

 

 

Last Year: Week 158

Stepping back to August 2016, I promoted the Dice of Doom podcast. My long article for week 158 marked the third birthday of the blog by reviewing my third year:

 

In Review: A Third Year Report

 

 

Two Years Ago: Week 106

Winding back another year to 2015, I wrote again about Herodotus, from a Geek viewpoint. My long blog post for week 106 explored the divine trickster, with a set of table for their random generation:

 

Divine Trickster Generation

 

 

Three Years Ago: Week 54

Back in August 2014, I reviewed the octaNe RPG. The long blog post for week 54 explored how the Little Wizards RPG makes failure interesting, very useful advice for any GM:

 

Little Wizards & Making Failure Interesting

 

 

Four Years Ago: Week 2

Finally, in August 2013 I launched Tales of a GM. Articles were a lot less frequent in the early days. My long blog post for Week 2 promoted the Kickstarter for Red Aegis, a fascinating trans-generational game:

 

Red Aegis Kickstarter

 

Once again, I hope you liked this extended journey through the archives of Tales of a GM. Did you find any lost treasures this week?

 

 

Happy Reading

Phil

 

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