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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Sneak Peek - UNFRAMED: The Art of Improvisation for Game Masters (and players too)


+Martin Ralya was kind enough to put a pre-release copy of the upcoming UNFRAMED: The Art of Improvisation for Games Masters into my hands in PDF. I immediately put a copy on my tablet and my laptop and dove right in.

This is not a review. That will be coming in early June when UNFRAMED releases. This is just a peek, which is pretty much what I've done over the last day or so.

As such, I'll make the following statements: you will find essays that will not resonate with you and you will find essays that will change the way you run games forever. Or the way you approach things as a player.

Who's written essays inside the virtual pages of UNFRAMED?


If you can't find advice that fits your gaming style from the above "A" list, you're not gaming ;)

9 comments:

  1. We need books about how to improvise now?

    Wow.

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    1. Find your local gaming hub and play a few random games with other GMs. You'll realize quickly that the art of improv in GMing is not a common trait.

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    2. We're not all naturals at it. I may not get this, but I won't scoff at people who want to learn to improvise better.

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    3. Pretty much anyone can improvise. Few can do so well often enough to be considered good at it.

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    4. Those people are not likely to bother with a book like this anyways.

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    5. I disagree; you really need to meet more gamers so you can get a better picture of the larger gaming community. Two of my cohorts locally are planning to buy this precisely because they want to learn how to improvise better, and I encourage it. There's nothing wrong with this book and it can only help aspiring GMs who aren't naturals at this sort of play style.

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  2. Why are they "A-list"? because you've seen their names in print? or do you know them? never heard of nearly everyone listed.

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    1. There are quite a few veterans on that list who've been in the hobby for 20-40 years at least.

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