Tag Archive: Narrative

Sep 23

A GM Reads: The Difference Engine

  My revised reading challenge for 2017 is to focus on what a GM can take from the books I read. I lift out characters, events, creatures, plots or themes from each book. As a GM, you still need to read the book to gain the most benefit, but each review brings a few ideas …

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Sep 18

A GM Reads: Seven Wonders

  My revised reading challenge for 2017 is to focus on what a GM can take from the books I read. I lift out characters, events, creatures, plots or themes from each book. As a GM, you still need to read the book to gain the most benefit, but each review brings a few ideas …

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Sep 12

Updated: The Five Scene Plot

  My favourite method for structuring an RPG plot is the Five Room Dungeon (5RD). This brilliant tool came from Johnn Four’s Roleplaying Tips newsletter #156. As with so many great ideas, the 5RD can be repurposed for a broader role.   Read issue 156 here     Familiar Structure to Stories I prefer a …

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Aug 22

Updated: Dream HeroQuest of Unknown Kadath

  The idea for this post came from the article Six People I Want to Play Dungeons & Dragons With, by Sean at Power Score. In the spirit of creating a dream RPG group, I do not include any of my current Players, great as they are. Instead, let us imagine I could choose anyone …

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Aug 15

Updated: More Player Brainstorming

  A previous article discussed my process of brainstorming location aspects with the Players. Taking this one step further, the same methods can be used to create an entire setting from scratch.   Read more about Brainstorming Locations here     Our Lives with Master The impetus for the setting creation was an interlude using …

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