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 06

Countdown to Dragonmeet 2017: 4 weeks

  November is finally here and the temperature is falling. Which means we are so much closer to December and Dragonmeet.   My favourite convention is held this year on Saturday 2nd December. The venue is stable this year, with the second hosting at Novotel London West, in Hammersmith, London. I do not need to …

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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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Nov 05

Writing Goals, 5th November, 2017

  Hi Everyone,   Tomorrow marks the fiftieth day of the building project. We have been promised the heating back on Thursday. We are all looking forward to living in a warmer house.   Previously on Tales of a GM:   4 hours – Primary Goal – Planar pdf 1 hour – Secondary Goal – …

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Nov 04

Shadows of Ulubrae, Chapter 31, Part 8

  Total lack of progress Eased writing schedule Planning to return to Planet Albion   Despite my best intentions, I achieved very little game prep during the end of the week. To be fair, I struggled to write anything as the weeks of building stress really take their toll. My new schedule moving forward is …

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