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writelite's 100 Themes

One Hundred Easy Pieces for PbP

This series showcases a certain type of game: one easy to set up and see through to the end, engaging - while demanding little of the players.

It uses randomness to relieve the DM from conceiving a story beyond its rough idea. The duration is given by the number of challenges. The characters are defined basically, with the option to reveal details as the story unfolds. Story development has priority over other things. A minimalist system is used, where common sense and a firm DM hand replace a need for numbers. Undecided situations are clarified by a dice roll.

 

If the ideas above interest you, there is room for dialogue on my world elements and game system threads. To experience them, perhaps Other Roleplaying Games is a good place.

It is appropriate to this forum that the episodes would look more like stories than games. But that may also result from a one-writer's-tendency to move the story forward in a unified way. When that takes place, the reader is invited to recognize game potential on their own. OOS (Out Of Story) blocks, otherwise suitable for dice rolls that influence great lengths of the story, can also host my attempts to support the reader's effort.

A striking difference from games is made by picking one character's point of view at a time - instead of presenting those of all characters, before advancing the story. Where necessary, i'll summarize what a character did before given story focus. In general, i will be using short descriptions for each character's part, method which makes possible to present in close succession everyone's point of view or reaction.

Of comments on writing, what to make... We all have our limitations, and i can not promise even attempts at improvements based on others' opinions; however well intended... Otherwise, the thread belongs to the site, and it seems natural to have it open to everyone here's input - be it about writing, alone. If a prolific debate is on the horizon, i may reply supporting my point of view. But one's comment can also be something just for the person who made it - to benefit from upon later reflection.

May i end this preface by wishing you pleasant reading and inspiration for your happy stories and games
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Story 1. Introduction

 

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