Storium Theory: Narration Styles: mforrester

This post originally appeared on Gaming Creatively on March 23rd, 2017. This blog highlights a lot of my narration philosophy, but my way is hardly the only way to narrate a Storium game. I’ve been interested in bringing in some other narrators to have a chat and explore their narration styles. This week, I’ve had the chance to speak with mforrester (Maurice Forrester), the narrator of some very, very good games that use quite an open narrating style. With games like One Night in Hooverville, Jake Tuttle’s Funeral, and A Midsummer Hippie Wedding, Maurice has taken players through some interesting and unusual settings…while giving players a high degree of control over the game’s direction, plot, and secrets. I’ve always been...

Behind the Keyboard: Greymalkin

Behind the Keyboard Episode 3! In this episode we talk to Meg, better known on Storium as Greymalkin!  Lover of language and self-professed Shakespeare nerd, Greymalkin can be found playing games such as Unrequited, Audley End, and Lights Camera Action: Take Two.   You can also read her impressive list of finished games which include many features such as This Rough Magic and Equinox: First Bonding.   Greymalkin is a Storium mentor and English teacher who we are sure will play an integral role in the new Storium for Schools initiative. Greymalkin’s Writing: https://storium.com/game/this-rough-magic/act-1/scene-1 https://storium.com/game/equinox-academy/act-1/scene-1 https://storium.com/game/lights-camera-action/chapter-1/scene-1...

Storium Theory: Narration Styles: Rattannah

This post originally appeared on Gaming Creatively on February 2nd, 2017. Today on the ol’ blog, we’ve got something special: the first of a few interviews that I’ll be doing with some narrators from Storium games who I’ve found to have styles that are somewhat different from mine in various ways, but who have run some excellent games. I’ve written quite a bit on narration techniques on this blog, but I can really only discuss those from my perspective – and I’m well aware that my style is not the only style of narration. So, in an effort to provide some more models for people to have a look at, I’m going to be speaking with some other Storium narrators to let them talk about their personal narration styles. First...

Behind the Keyboard: Furare

In this bonus episode of the Storium Arc podcast, we interview Furare!  An avid player on the site and participant in the community, Furare was one of the very first mentors on the site and still offers her expertise to beginners today.  Furare is known for narrating deep and complex worlds in the science fiction and fantasy genres, so sit back, relax and enjoy as we get to know the person behind the keyboard. https://storium.com/user/furare https://storium.com/game/to-cast-a-shadow/chapter-1/scene-1 https://storium.com/game/no-stone-so-cold/act-1/scene-1 https://storium.com/game/dust-in-the-wind/chapter-1/scene-1 https://storium.com/game/all-the-songs-of-earth/act-1/scene-1 https://storium.com/game/gamma-gamma-delta/act-1/scene-1...

Bonus Episode:  Behind the Keyboard!

In this bonus episode of the Storium Arc podcast, we interview Pyrria and talk about her writing on and off Storium, her experience as a Storium user, and get to know a little bit more about the person behind the keyboard! https://storium.com/user/pyrria https://storium.com/game/zoinks/chapter-1/scene-1 https://storium.com/game/romans-in-space/chapter-1/scene-1 http://media.blubrry.com/storiumarc/p/storiumarc.com/wp-content/Manual_uploads/BTK01.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

Episode 30! Interview with Seanan Mcquire

Content Advisory: this episode contains some strong language, and touches on topics that might be difficult for some sensitive groups. Today, we get the awesome privilege of talking with the multi-award winning author Seanan Mcguire Show Notes 00:32 Intro 01:00 Let’s meet Seanan 50:30 Outro Links: Storium Links: https://storium.com/game/new/chambers-of-the-sea/browse Non-Storium Links: http://www.seananmcguire.com/ Justin – @Twisted_Gnome Aaron -@ MacStainless Kaitlyn -@ ThatOneDM Miki -@MikiTracey Robert -@Matjaza http://media.blubrry.com/storiumarc/p/storiumarc.com/wp-content/Manual_uploads/Episode30_final.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...