Oct 22

Forgotten Scrolls 57: Week 220

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 explored rules widgets, those house rules added to your favourite RPG:


Rules Widgets




Last Week: Week 219

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. The new essay reviewed the rules pitfalls when running an interlude:


Updated: The Mechanical Limitations of Interludes



Last Month: Week 216

Four weeks ago, I reviewed the classic steampunk novel The Difference Engine. In that week my contribution to the monthly blog carnival reviewed Riddle Rooms. These puzzle rooms form interesting challenges and slot easily into the Five room Dungeon format:


Sep ‘17 Carnival: Riddle Rooms



Six Months Ago: Week 194

Further back, in April, I launched my Fantasy Mooks pdf, which generates distinguishing traits for your face-less horde. The long blog post for week 194 was another in my Improv Encounters series, focused this time on the “why” of a scene:




Last Year: Week 168

Stepping back to October 2016, where I launched another of my books, Heroic Nicknames which generates unusual names for your characters. My long article for week 168 was another blog carnival essay. This week I revisited Summerland again looking at the flower potions made by the fey residents:




Two Years Ago: Week 116

Winding back another year to October 2015, I announced the winners to my Galactic Gadgets contest. My long article for week 116 explored the creation of my Skuld Cards, the custom-built deck of inspiration for the GM:


Skuld Cards: A GM’s Themed Improvisation Deck



Three Years Ago: Week 64

Back in October 2014, I announced the winners of the Inner Council round of the Warlock’s Journal. My long blog post for week 64 was yet another in a long series about Trollbabe, the superb RPG by Ron Edwards. This essay continued my look the Trollbabe concept of scale and provided examples for the second five power levels.


Trollbabe and Scale: Examples of Heroic Power, Part 2



Four Years Ago: Week 12

Finally, this trawl through the archives reaches 2013, where I previewed the arrival of my first Warlock’s Journal contest. The feature article for week 12 was an early contribution to the Blog Carnival. I described a pillbox as a spooky location. This essay has since been updated:


Updated: The Pillbox at the Crossroads


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



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