Storium Theory: Custom Card Settings, Here We Come!

This post originally appeared on Gaming Creatively on October 13th, 2016. I don’t normally do news articles on this site, but this week, I wanted to write a bit about Storium‘s latest upgrade. I guess this still isn’t technically a news article so much as an opinion and dreaming about the news article, but hey, it’s closer than I usually get. For those who might not have seen the announcement, Storium was recently updated with a neat set of new features, which I’ll summarize here: On a Refresh, players will now be able to choose from every card they have played over the course of the game, rather than just from those since the last Refresh. On playing a Wild card, players will be able to create a new wild card as usual, or now choose...

Storium Theory: House Rules: Single-Card Plays

This post originally appeared on Gaming Creatively on March 8th, 2016. I’d like to discuss something a little different today–rather than looking at an aspect of the Storium system itself, I’d like to look at the relative merits of a “house rule” of sorts–a requirement a narrator might impose on his game, outside of the general rules of the Storium system. As with any gaming system, narrators in Storium sometimes find that the rules as written don’t quite suit what they’re going for, or feel that they need to specify something extra to get play to work the way they’d like. Today, I’m going to write on one such rule that I’ve encountered: “Only single-card plays allowed.” My last post...