Episode 37! The Other Side

In this episode, we discuss playing characters of the opposite gender. Show Notes 00:32 Intro 00:58 News 05:16 Geek-Out: Favorite Characters of the Opposite Gender 11:27 Playing Across Gender 59:02 Wrap-Up and Request for Feedback 59:50 Outro Links: Storium Game Links: Herofall: https://storium.com/game/herofall/act-1/scene-1 Twishted: Academia: https://storium.com/game/twishted-academia/act-1/scene-1 Free Coffee 2: The Coffee Shop of the Rising Sun: https://storium.com/game/free-coffee-2-the-coffee-shop-of-the-rising-sun/act-1/scene-1 Department of Abnormal Occurrences: https://storium.com/game/department-of-abnormal-occurrences/chapter-1/scene-1 Dreaming of Black Rock: A Western: https://storium.com/game/dreaming-of-black-rock-a-western/chapter-1/scene-1 Star...

Storium Theory: Repetition is Repetitive

Today, I’d like to just briefly discuss something I find myself having to fight against in my own writing for online, play-by-post games like Storium: Repetition of themes in moves. Storium games take place at a fairly slow pace for the most part. You’ll write a move, and oftentimes it will be a day or two, or even a few days, before you’re writing another move for the same character. I’ve found that, for me at least, this puts me somewhat at risk of repetitive writing. Because my last move isn’t fresh in my head, I’ll sometimes start writing a move only to find that my character is effectively repeating some of the themes from a prior move that scene–maybe he takes off his glasses or puts them on, maybe he uses one of...

Episode 36! Horrifying Halloween Special

In this terrifying episode, the cast discusses horror in Storium games. Show Notes 00:28 Intro 01:10 News 11:35 Further Supporting Characters Discussion 18:00 Geek-Out: Scariest or Creepiest Moments in Storium Games 30:00 Horror in Storium 01:04:20 NaNoWriMo announcement 01:06:25 Outro Links: Storium Game Links: Department of Abnormal Occurrences, Season 1: https://storium.com/game/department-of-abnormal-occurrences/chapter-1/scene-1 Department of Abnormal Occurrences, Season 2: https://storium.com/game/department-of-abnormal-occurrences-season-two/chapter-1/scene-1 DAO: Rescue from Orissa: https://storium.com/game/dao-fire-team-mission-rescue-from-orissa/chapter-1/scene-1 The Wizard is Missing: https://storium.com/game/the-wizard-is-missing/chapter-1/scene-1...

New Worlds Report Episode 12: The World of Dracula and The Hollow

It’s a spooky special New Worlds Report as we talk about two more Kickstarter worlds. In our Halloween episode, we discuss The World of Dracula and The Hollow! Links: https://storium.com/world/the-world-of-dracula https://storium.com/world/the-hollow http://media.blubrry.com/storiumarc/p/storiumarc.com/wp-content/Manual_uploads/NWR12.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

Storium Theory: Guiding the Story

This post originally appeared on Gaming Creatively on October 27th, 2016. A while back, I wrote a post about different types of narrator, which I named the Director, the Guide, the Editor, and the Attendant. Today, I’d like to go into one of those styles a bit more…specifically, the one I think I align with the most, the Guide. While I think that in my tabletop roleplaying game GMing I’ve been more along the lines of a Director, I’ve found myself loosening up a bit with my time as a narrator in Storium, and I find myself working more within the Guide style (my beginner games excepted, those are much more in the Director style). So, now that I have some games under my belt, I feel like I can speak a little more on exactly what I’ve...

New Worlds Report Episode 11: The Daring Adventures of Captain Lucy Smokeheart and Murder on the Zeppelin Express

The New Worlds Report continues as as we talk about Storium’s Kickstarter worlds. In episode eleven, we discuss The Daring Adventures of Captain Lucy Smokeheart and Murder on the Zeppelin Express!! Links: https://storium.com/world/murder-on-the-zeppelin-express https://storium.com/world/the-daring-adventures-of-captain-lucy-smokeheart   http://media.blubrry.com/storiumarc/p/storiumarc.com/wp-content/Manual_uploads/NWR11.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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...