Monthly Archives: December 2012

Less Rules, More Tools – Scene and Summary

In my previous (warm, witty, unforgettable) blog post, I compared two models for analyzing narrative: the classic rising-stakes model taught in nearly every secondary school, and a more flexible system outlined by Robin D. Laws in Hamlet’s Hit Points. I … Continue reading

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Oh, What a Noble Mind Has Here Failed Its SAN Check

When I was a much younger eldritch spawn human, I madly loved RPGs, or role-playing games (the kind played with others on a tabletop; the computer versions only came around much later.) The reigning king in that era was still … Continue reading

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