You'll have to forgive the brevity of today's blog. I'm sick as a dog. I actually feel worse because I haven't gotten any real editing done today. Mainly, I've just been sleeping and trying to recover. Man... you don't appreciate the ability to breath until it's taken away from you.
But that's not what my subject is today. Today I'm doing something brand new for me. I'm GMing a table top campaign. I've done these kind of things before as player. They're fun. But this is the first time I've been in charge of the story. I think it's actually a really interested way to flex my creative muscles with a lot of improvisation.
I did a practice run over the last weekend for New Years and it was really fun. It's great practice to build a story around players that are constantly moving about and testing the limits of your story. I have a basic idea laid out and, of course, players are going to go wherever they want to go.
Being able to work out new dialogue and plot on the fly, going wherever the players want to go and rolling with the decisions they decide to make, it's quite the challenge. I think I might suggest it to any writer out there who wants to challenge themselves. You have to do a lot of research ahead of time, work out a lot of plot elements, but also work out potential alternatives because regardless of what you write, the players will do something else.
Sorry to cut it short today. Again, I've got to get prepped for a game tonight and I need to not look like I've spent the entire day convalescing.
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