Sep 17

Writing Goals, 17th September, 2017

  Hi Everyone,   This is the last weekend before the builders start work. We are almost finished clearing out the bottom floor of the house and emptying the garage. One last push, and we will be ready for weeks of disruption. I look forward to settling into the new working routine, where there is …

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Sep 15

Social Engineering, Part 2: Mechanics

  As a Geek Dad, one of my goals is to raise my young sons as gamers. An early game I ran for the boys was a BETA copy of Heroes of the Falling Star (HoFS) by Jay Steven Anyong.   The pdf describes the game as follows: Heroes of the Falling Star is an …

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Sep 14

Tales of the Dice 125: Forming

    A second outing for the group of four dice. I am pleased to find another use for this layout of the webcomic.   As yet, I have no idea where this story is taking me. It will be interesting to see where this ends up. Two groups of dice Heroes cannot end well. …

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Sep 13

Shadows of Ulubrae, Chapter 29, Part 3

  Campaign calendar Iron Council members Final story elements   Last weekend was one of those where I had to cancel the roleplaying session. Heading into the weekend, I hoped I would invest at least some of the time normally spent gaming back into fresh game prep. As so often happens, this was not how the …

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Sep 12

Updated: The Five Scene Plot

  My favourite method for structuring an RPG plot is the Five Room Dungeon (5RD). This brilliant tool came from Johnn Four’s Roleplaying Tips newsletter #156. As with so many great ideas, the 5RD can be repurposed for a broader role.   Read issue 156 here     Familiar Structure to Stories I prefer a …

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