Tag Archive: Updated

Apr 30

Forgotten Scrolls 32: Week 195

  The Forgotten Scrolls series is a weekly look at articles previously published during my three-and-a-half years of blogging. Before the usual rummage through the dusty archives, I direct you to my regular guest post at Ennead Games. Here I reprint an old essay.   This article has been given a fresh edit, a little …

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Apr 23

Forgotten Scrolls 31: Week 194

  The Forgotten Scrolls series is a weekly look at articles previously published during my three-and-a-half years of blogging. Before the usual rummage through the dusty archives, I direct you to my regular guest post at Ennead Games. Here I reprint an old essay.   This article has been given a fresh edit, a little …

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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 16

Forgotten Scrolls 30: Week 193

  The Forgotten Scrolls series is a weekly look at articles previously published during my three-and-a-half years of blogging. Before the usual rummage through the dusty archives, I direct you to my regular guest post at Ennead Games. Here I reprint an old essay.   This article has been given a fresh edit, a little …

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Apr 10

Updated: A Pinterest GM

  The old adage is “a picture is worth a thousand words.” This is especially true of fantasy worlds, where so much of the setting is a product of the GM’s imagination. Take a classic fantasy trope, the dragon. How many ways are there to picture a dragon? Does it have four legs or two? …

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