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...

Episode 18! Who is this Lee Perry?

In this episode, we meet Mr Lee Perry, we discuss inspiration for characters and plots, and who should direct the course of the story; Narrators or Players. Show Notes Intro What’s new: Meet our Guest host Mr Lee Perry Segment 2 Inspiration for Characters and Plots. Segment 3: Who Should Direct the Story? Narrator or Players Close Guest Host Bio: I’m Lee Perry, I’m most known as having been Lead Designer at Epic Games. I worked at Epic for over a decade and was the Gameplay Designer on the Gears of War trilogy. Prior to that I worked as an artist at Squaresoft, Art Director and Lead Level Designer on a cult hit RPG called Anachronox at Ion Storm, and several other games. Since then I’ve been doing smaller indie games. I designed and wrote the game Lili on...

We have a Winner!

Congratulations to @Matjaza aka Robert Mohr!

Episode 17! Who wants to be on the show?

In this episode, the hosts talk about the newest Storium update, a contest for listeners, a call out for guest hosts, and what goes into every episode. Show Notes 00:00 Intro (and homage to Jeff Goldblum) 02:12 What’s new (and homage to Catwoman) 10:58 Wanted: guest hosts; Wanted: people to give this book to (contest) (and homage to Mur Lafferty) 16:08 Back to the Future (and homage to our listeners, Steven and Storium) Contest Rules: Storium Arc podcast if giving away a brand new copy of Playing For Keeps. For every piece of  feedback we receive between November 12th and November 30th, will be put the contributor’s name into a hat (an actual hat). On December 3rd, we will draw a name from the hat and announce the winner. There are a number of ways...

Episode 16 HOW DO WE END THIS EPISODE?!

Episode 16! HOW DO WE END THIS EPISODE?! In this episode, the hosts talk about the cool games they are in now, how to end a Storium, and continue their narration discussion. Show Notes Will be added Hosts (storium links) Justin – @Twisted_Gnome Aaron – @MacStainless Kaitlyn -@ ThatOneDM Miki -@MikiTracey   http://media.blubrry.com/storiumarc/p/storiumarc.com/wp-content/Manual_uploads/Episode16_Final.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

Episode 15 A Flood of Feedback?!

Episode 15! What can I say? It’s a feedback episode. Show Notes 00:00 intro 01:08 whats new 19:36 feedback 51:30 outro Hosts (storium links) Justin – @Twisted_Gnome Aaron – @MacStainless Kaitlyn -@ ThatOneDM Miki -@MikiTracey   http://media.blubrry.com/storiumarc/p/storiumarc.com/wp-content/Manual_uploads/full_episode15.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...