Tag: Narrative

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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Aug 11

February ‘17 Carnival: Improv Encounters 14, Players 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 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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Jul 31

Updated: The Narrative Combat Experience

  This article was originally written for the RPG Blog Alliance Carnival. The host for this round was Sam at RPG Alchemy. The chosen theme for this month was the combat experience.   As regular readers of Tales of a GM know, I run a narrative-style game. This principle applies to combat, just as much …

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