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System Agnostic Writing

Tweet When writing down the first draft of your custom adventure, I suggest ignoring all gameplay mechanics. Don’t draw maps, don’t think on how many perception rolls should be allowed, don’t even build monsters. Just concentrate on getting the story down on paper. I know this isn’t a novel concept. People have been doing it for years. I haven’t. Sometimes I’m dumb that way. The problem I’ve always run into, the roadblock I keep putting in front of myself, is the idea that I must finish each part of the story as I go along. If I was writing a Call of Cthulhu scenario, I didn’t just write about the creepy folks running the feed store in some backwater town. I also had to include every spot hidden, lock picking, or psychology roll … Read entire article »

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