Tag: Players

Dec 20

The Scholars’ Game

  The Scholars’ Game is a method of collaboratively generating background details for a Campaign, typically through the medium of a Wiki or other online tool. It was inspired by my recollection of a game I read about on Wikipedia, and then failed to find again when I needed the rules to play. Thus, I …

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Dec 17

Prep in Progress; Character Generation, Part 2

  The Prep in Progress entries are short summaries of my prep for my on-going campaign The Tales of the Hero Wars.     I was very pleased with how the character generation session went on Saturday, although perhaps character background would be a better name for the process last week. The DramaSystem relationship web that …

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Dec 13

RPG Blog Carnival; The Social Contract

  OR, How to STOP your game from imploding.   Another month, another RPG Blog Alliance Carnival.     My entry for last month was Betrayal in the Throne Room.   The November Blog Carnival was hosted by Mike and Liz at Nearly Enough Dice.   This month the Carnival is being hosted by Runeslinger at Casting …

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Dec 07

Player Learning

  The Reading Around entries on Tales of a GM usually focus upon websites and blogs that I want to bring to your attention. However, today I am writing about the book Children’s Learning in Primary Schools: A Guide for Teaching Assistants by Mike Cowdrey, published by Routledge.   As GMs, we usually have to …

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Nov 26

Prep in Progress; Prologue, Part 1

  The Prep in Progress entries are short summaries of my prep for my on-going campaign The Tales of the Hero Wars.   It does, however, feel liberating to be able to start thinking again about running a new game. There is not too much to prepare for the brainstorming session on Saturday, but there is …

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