Tag: HeroQuest: Glorantha

Nov 22

Songs of Ulubrae: Chapter 31

  With Vivid Faces     Mid-afternoon, Marketday, Secret Week, Delve Season, 1017.   The Heroes spent the afternoon chatting amiably to a meeting of the Dwarven Ladies Tea Circle hosted by Tarsiqia Ternetus Aureus. Alongside a wide range of political gossip, they also discussed a few matters of interest to the Troll Embassy.   …

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Nov 03

Top Five Abilities Sheet

  One aspect of being a GM is the need to manage the assorted paperwork surrounding the game. At times, I feel more like an administrator than a storyteller. Yet, easy access to the right information greatly helps the GM run the game. This is equally true for the low prep style of gaming I …

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Oct 23

Updated: An Invasive Species

  This essay was written for the travelling Blog Carnival. For this month, the carnival was hosted by Hereticwerks, where the chosen topic was invasive species.This essay was written for the travelling Blog Carnival. For this month, the carnival was hosted by Hereticwerks, where the chosen topic was invasive species.     Eight White & …

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Oct 20

Eternal Heroes

  In a recent essay, I explored the story arc campaign structure. This narrative style was inspired by the SF novels of CJ Cherryh. This looping method of building a story also allows me to import another trope from one of my favourite fantasy writers. The concept of the eternal champion from the works of …

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Oct 17

Updated: The Mechanical Limitations of Interludes

  As regular Readers of Tales of a GM know, I frequently run interlude sessions in my Tales of the Hero Wars campaign. An interlude works very much like a flashback sequence in a film, as it focuses on another set of characters or time frame. I typically use a fresh set of rules to …

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