Nov 12

Writing Goals, 12th November, 2017

  Hi Everyone,   Despite the best efforts of the builders, we remain without heating for another weekend. First, the flue would not fit and then the gas fitter was not available. However, we are so close to having it working that I am sure it will be sorted soon.   Previously at Tales of a …

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Nov 10

Shadows of Ulubrae, Chapter 31, Part 10

  Actual Play report posted Struggling to focus Walter Ways plot     Game prep through the middle of the week was as limited as ever. As the building work rumbles along, I find it harder each week to focus on my writing. Thankfully, the prep needed for The Happiest Apocalypse on Earth is not …

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Nov 10

GM Story Beats

  The genesis of this essay was an unexpected connection between two roleplaying podcasts I listened to in quick succession last week. Both discussed narrative rhythm and the way the GM can subtly influence the mood at the table. We all know how a good story is composed of a sequence of successes and failures. These …

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Nov 09

Tales of the Dice 133: Waiting

    The countdown to Dragonmeet has begun and even the dice are excited.   The Countdown just passed four weeks Issue 132, Eyeing, can be found here If you like Tales of the Dice, then you might like this collection of reprinted comics Issue 134, Planning, can be found here   Happy Chuckling Phil . …

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Nov 08

Songs of Ulubrae: Wittle Workers World

  +++++TOP SECRET++PLANET ALBION BOARD ONLY+++++ +++++NONE OF THE FOLLOWING NEVER HAPPENED+++++   Close to midday yesterday, a sudden silence did NOT fall over the Industrial Court. There was NOT a catastrophic failure of the audio system, which NEVER leads to the cancellation of the Wittle Workers World protective chant. NO such chant is needed …

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