Storium Theory: Getting the Right Cast

This post originally appeared on Gaming Creatively on 11/11/2015. When you come up with an idea for a new game, it can be really tempting to start it as soon as you get some applications for it. “I need four players,” you think, “and here, there’s four applications! Time to accept them and go!” Don’t think that way. I advise taking your time, letting the standard application timeline run its course, or at least get close. See what comes in. For a Storium game, getting the right cast is vital. If you’re narrating, you need to wait. Let the apps come in. And then…review them. Take a long, hard look at the characters. Make sure you really, truly understand them. See what ones seem like they would play off each other...

Storium Theory: Story Scope

Hello, everyone. I’m Robert Mohr, @Matjaza on Storium, and blogger at Gaming Creatively, where I discuss tabletop RPGs, character creation in video games, 3d art tools, and most recently and extensively, Storium. I’ve started posting articles on things I’ve learned over the course of my time as a Storium player and narrator in hopes of helping other players and narrators. I’ve been asked to start cross-posting the Storium content here, and I’ll be doing so on a regular basis. I’ll be posting three times a week starting out until this content is caught up with my blog, and then I will start posting things one day after they appear on Gaming Creatively. These posts are my own views and do not necessarily reflect the reviews of...