Tag: Updated

Nov 06

Updated: Seven Principles of Storytelling

  Roleplaying is a game about story, but the rulebooks rarely explore how to maximise the story within the game. One indie book to do this is Spark RPG by Jason Pitre. I have written before about the ideas of Jason Pitre found in Spark RPG: My first essay was Bright Sparks, about Player Principles …

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Nov 05

Forgotten Scrolls 59: Week 222

  The Forgotten Scrolls series is a weekly look at articles previously published during my 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, …

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Oct 30

Updated: Film as RPG Research

  Another of my pastimes is watching films. Like many of you, I have a growing DVD collection. Mine has a selection of Geek classics, along with a few non-genre titles. As well as watching for pleasure, a good film is also research for both my writing and gaming. The parallel between film and fiction …

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Oct 29

Forgotten Scrolls 58: Week 221

  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.   At least, I would on a normal week. As last week was half-term, …

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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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