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Sep 04

Forgotten Scrolls 50: Week 213

 

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 presented the six methods for dealing with failure in RPGs from the children’s game Little Wizards:

 

Little Wizards & Making Failure Interesting

 

 

 

Last Week: Week 212

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 about the way the description of the Master in My Life with Master can be used as a framework for leaders in RPGs:

 

Updated: Interlocking Leadership Motivations

 

 

Last Month: Week 209

Four weeks ago, I reviewed Seeking North, a short collection of shared-world stories. In that week I also posted an essay continuing my February Blog Carnival series. I had reached part 13, where I summarized the series with a focus on the plot of the session:

 

February ‘17 Carnival: Improv Encounters 13, Plotting Overview

 

 

Six Months Ago: Week 187

Further back, in March, I celebrated International GM’s Day, where my Players spoiled me with their generosity. The long blog post for week 187 was my second contribution to the long series based on the February Blog Carnival. This essay began my exploration of story elements, looking at the location and timing of an encounter:

 

February ‘17 Carnival: Improv Encounters 2, When & Where

 

 

Last Year: Week 161

Stepping back to September 2016, I had begun my countdown to Dragonmeet. My long article for week 161 was another long-running series. I continued my discussion of improv gaming by focusing on how I use narrative outcomes at the table:

 

Improv Gaming, Part 8: Narrative Outcomes in the Game

 

 

Two Years Ago: Week 109

Winding back another year to 2015, I was counting down to another Dragonmeet. My long blog post for week 109 was an account of my experiences roleplaying on the RPG Geek Forum. Play-by-Forum is an interesting alternative style of gaming for people who cannot find a face-to-face group:

 

Text Quest: Play-by-Forum at RPG Geek

 

 

Three Years Ago: Week 57

Back in September 2014, I promoted the Kickstarter for the Spirit of ‘77. The long blog post for week 57 was my first look at the ideas found in Trollbabe by Ron Edwards. I began by exploring the concept of the Hero, which Trollbabe describes as a catalyst for change in the world:

 

Trollbabe and the Hero

 

 

Four Years Ago: Week 5

Finally, in September 2013 I had only just launched Tales of a GM. In this week I promoted the first ever round of the wandering Warlock’s Journal contest. My long blog post for Week 5 was another one focused on narrative, converting the standard HeroQuest outcomes to a more narrative set of responses:

 

Yes Totally And But

 

 

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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