Tag Archive: Narrative

Apr 28

40 Top Sites for Storytelling GMs

  The internet is a wonderful resource for our hobby. It seems the whole of human knowledge is online, where any piece of information is only a search term away. Yet, the sheer volume of data is overwhelming. When a search lists over a million results, it is challenging to find exactly what we need. …

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Apr 25

Updated: We Need a HeroQuest Montage

  In this post I take the ideas from my previous Fate Montage article, and apply them to my Tales of the Hero Wars Campaign. The essay is a more detailed look at how I run a montage sequence under in HeroQuest., and how I break the rules to do so.   While the specifics …

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Apr 21

February ‘17 Carnival: Improv Encounters 7, Why Now?

  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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Apr 17

Updated: We Need a Montage!

  The montage is a storytelling trope, from The A-Team all the way to The Sound of Music. A montage is a short series of clips showing one or more characters working to achieve a long or complex goal. The typical A-Team version saw the characters convert a barn full of junk into a highly-improbable …

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Apr 14

February ‘17 Carnival: Improv Encounters 6, What is Happening?

  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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