Roleplaying Techniques: Free eBook for the Holidays

Bouncing d4This is a slightly edited compendium of the discussion thread “Techniques! Do we have a list of them?” on Story Games, started July 22, 2013 by Paulo “Warrior Monk” Rivas.  He defines Techniques as all sort of procedures triggered by ritual phrases (which may vary from group to group) that are the basic tools for negotiating the shared fiction or getting everybody to the same page of it.

The role-playing techniques listed range from those very familiar, almost instinctive to most role-players, to advanced improvisation techniques, to techniques borrowed from Nordic-style Live Action Roleplaying (LARP) or from specific and sometimes obscure games. The ebook version is my holiday present to gamers, for convenience of reading and access; however, I want to make it clear that I am not the author of the material, which was compiled by members of the Story Games forum.

The .zip files are stored on Google Drive (direct link, should not require signup) and contain ebook, metadata and covers; just download, unzip, and add to your library.

Let me know if you encounter any problems with the files, and happy holidays to everyone!

Advent Day 20: Good News

Today’s topic is “Good News.” How could I resist this image I took of newspaper boxes at the railcar stop along the Seattle Waterfront, near the Seattle Aquarium?

The photo was taken with my trusty Holga toy camera.

Advent 20: Good News

Image by Sophie Lagacé 2005, licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0.