Tag Archive: Game Prep

Aug 07

Updated: The Game Master’s Binder

  This essay was originally posted as a contribution to the roving Blog Carnival. The host for the month was Scot Newbury at his blog Of Dice and Dragons. The chosen topic was the GM’s Binder.     The Paper Years My early experiences being a GM involved paper. Lots, and lots of paper in …

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Aug 04

February ‘17 Carnival: Improv Encounters 13, Plotting Overview

  All the way back in February, the 2017 travelling RPG Blog Carnival host was Tabletop Terrors. Their nominated topic was a staple of RPG scenarios: the encounter.   This broad term gave me a lot to think about, and my initial essay plan developed into this series. Thus, I am still pursuing the February topic, …

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Aug 01

Shadows of Ulubrae, Chapter 24, Part 1

  Inside the Red Tower PhilCon Fiasco prep   For a change, the game on Saturday made use of my game prep. So often, I seem to work hard on the prep, only for the Players to take an unexpected option, and I need to improvise something else. Furthermore, the Players continued to explore the …

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Jul 28

February ‘17 Carnival: Improv Encounters 12, Closing

  All the way back in February, the 2017 travelling RPG Blog Carnival host was Tabletop Terrors. Their nominated topic was a staple of RPG scenarios: the encounter.   This broad term gave me a lot to think about, and my initial essay plan developed into this series. Thus, I am still pursuing the February topic, …

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Jul 28

Shadows of Ulubrae, Chapter 23, Part 2

  Prepping the temple Finding a map The 10 Scene Plot   Inevitably, my game prep on Wednesday only progressed slowly. Working in the summer holiday was always going to be an issue. My challenge is heightened this week by the need to prepare a towering temple complex. The last session ended with the Heroes …

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