Tag Archive: Narrative

May 19

February ‘17 Carnival: Improv Encounters 9, No Contests

  The 2017 travelling RPG Blog Carnival is in full swing. The February host was the team at Tabletop Terrors, where they nominated a staple of RPG scenarios: the encounter.   This broad term gave me a lot to think about, and my initial essay needed to be broken up into this series. Thus, I …

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May 15

Updated: Sample Plots for Heroic Growth

  This essay was written as part of my hosting of the January 2016 RPG Blog Carnival. My chosen theme was Gates and Portals, but I broadened out the topic in later essays.   I summarized the Gates & Portals Blog Carnival here   I then wrote a pair of articles about Personal Growth in …

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May 12

February ‘17 Carnival: Improv Encounters 8, Contests

  The 2017 travelling RPG Blog Carnival is in full swing. The February host was the team at Tabletop Terrors, where they nominated a staple of RPG scenarios: the encounter.   This broad term gave me a lot to think about, and my initial essay needed to be broken up into this series. Thus, I …

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May 08

Updated: Negative Growth in RPGs

  This article was written as part of the January 2016 RPG Blog Carnival I hosted. My chosen theme was Gates and Portals, but I broadened out the topic in later essays. This is the second of those essays.   Growth and transitions are embedded within RPG games. One of the core principles of D&D …

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May 05

Fantasy Mook Traits: Introduction

  Last week I launched Fantasy Mooks Traits. This is a small set of tables designed to create identifying tags for the mooks in a horde. The volume comes with five BONUS pdfs, making it quite a package. Fantasy Mook Traits is available to buy from DriveThruRPG, for only $2.99.   For more details, please …

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