Today’s Topic – Session Two of Enter the Wine Steward
The beta testing of my world continues. If you do not have a background in Roleplaying games, you might not have thought about testing your world this way. However, it is nothing new. Many of the worlds I read about came from Dungeons and Dragons. According to the wiki, over sixty authors and covering eleven fantasy worlds.
And these are not just authors famous to role-players, R.A Salvatore, Douglas Niles, Margaret Weis, and Tracy Hickman have made the Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance worlds that are known to people how have never played Dungeons and Dragons.
Gaming will not make better at writing. However, you will be a better storyteller
Now, I believe there are only two things that will make you better at writing, and that is reading and writing. However, running a story based RPG will make you a much better storyteller. Your players will help you learn, what works for them, what they want more of. And what they do not want.
You will have to listen to the players and be willing to change. However, it is easier to change your world, characters, and storytelling techniques when you are playing a game than when you get feedback on your 100,000-page novel.
Best of all, you will be trained to get past writer’s block.
When you are playing a game, you are not given the opportunity to be blocked. The players will want to play. At first, you might struggle. However, you will create a tool bag of storytelling tricks that you can use to propel the story ahead,
Join Michael and I on our second session testing out my world using DeScriptors by Matthew Bannock.
Podcast Show Flow
- Elements Testing
- Qïmi (Kemi)
- Duke Aziniter, lord of Mellnaras, warden of Kleinphar
- Mystery villain
- Starter Scene(s)
- The Courtyard
- The Kitchen
- The Dukes Chambers
- The Cellar
- The Castle Hall
- The Town Gate
- The Goat Merchant?
The Worldbuilding Task for the Day
The Real World task for the day
Thoughts and prayers for Jeff’s knee problem
Episode 127: Wine, Dine, and Testing Time Session 1 of Enter the Wine Steward
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