Tag Archive: Updated

Jun 26

Updated: Juggling a GM’s Schedule

  Some weeks prove difficult. My plans and real life often conflict, and gaming suffers along with the rest of my life. I learnt several lessons from these experiences.     GMing in a busy world Even with the low-prep approach HeroQuest allows, a lot of work is required to prepare for each Session. I …

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Jun 25

Forgotten Scrolls 40: Week 203

  The Forgotten Scrolls series is a weekly look at articles previously published during my almost four 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 …

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Jun 19

Updated: Shakespearean Faeries in RPGs

  This essay examines Shakespeare’s most fantastical play: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1596). It is an example of a Shakespearean comedy, and features an almost farcical set of circumstances when some mischievous faeries interfere in matters of love. Does this 421-year old play have anything of interest for the GM of today?     Game …

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Jun 18

Forgotten Scrolls 39: Week 202

  The Forgotten Scrolls series is a weekly look at articles previously published during my almost four 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 …

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Jun 13

Updated: Banning single-word Abilities in HeroQuest

  With my current campaign, I have now spent longer running HeroQuest than any other set of rules. Enthusiasm for these rules remains high, but this familiarity has also highlighted individual rules which have not worked well for us.   One such rule deals with single-word abilities.   HeroQuest First, a quick word about HeroQuest. …

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