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...

Storium Theory: Getting Personal: The Loner

This post originally appeared on Gaming Creatively on January 12th, 2017. This week, we’re coming back to “Getting Personal” to talk about a character type I think might be harder to do well in a Storium game than nearly any other: The Loner. Loners are pretty popular characters in fiction – the lone wolf, the dark hero who works alone, the agent whose last partner got killed and who isn’t willing to accept another, the guy with a problem with authority. You can probably think of popular fictional heroes for each of those “loner” types, right? But while they’re popular in fiction, loners are tough to write in the context of a Storium game. (Heck, they can be tough to do in tabletop, too.) Storium games are often...

Episode 40! Happy New Year!

In this episode, the Storium Arc crew shares their thoughts about 2016 and their hopes for 2017. Show Notes Links: Storium Game Links: Disinherited: https://storium.com/game/disinherited Deathtraps Scene: https://storium.com/game/disinherited/chapter-4/scene-5 Twishted: Academia: https://storium.com/game/twishted-academia High-Flying Ransom: https://storium.com/game/high-flying-ransom Primogenita: https://storium.com/game/scion–2 Croaked: A Fractured Fairy Tale: https://storium.com/game/croaked-a-fractured-fairy-tale-2 Colder than the North: https://storium.com/game/colder-than-the-north Eysteinn’s Breakdown: https://storium.com/game/colder-than-the-north/chapter-4/scene-1 The Cost of an Arm and a Leg (“The Cyberpunk...

Storium Theory: The Spice of Life

This post originally appeared on Gaming Creatively on January 5th, 2017. I hope everyone had a great holiday season – we’re back for 2017! Today, I’d like to take a little time to talk about variety in the context of a Storium tale – specifically, from the standpoint of the narrator. Variety is important. I’ve written before about avoiding repetitive writing as a player by making sure to read over your prior posts to ensure you aren’t repeating the same themes over and over again in too short a time span, but variety is important for a narrator as well…perhaps even more so than for a player. As a narrator, it is important to give your players varied situations to work with. Yes, you might be writing an action story, but...

New Worlds Report Episode 15: Keymaster & Young Centurions

New Worlds Report returns as we talk about two more Kickstarter worlds. In this episode, we discuss Keymaster & Young Centurions! Links: Keymaster: https://storium.com/world/keymaster Young Centurions: https://storium.com/world/young-centurions Young Centurions tabletop roleplaying game: http://www.evilhat.com/home/young-centurions/ http://media.blubrry.com/storiumarc/p/storiumarc.com/wp-content/Manual_uploads/NWR15.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

Storium Starters: Village Assault

This post originally appeared on Gaming Creatively on December 22nd, 2016. For today’s article, I’d like to try something a little different. Rather than my thoughts on Storium concepts or general roleplaying or narration, I’d like to give a bit of a gift (’tis the season, after all): a starting scene for a game, with challenges and outcomes, and with thoughts on where the story could go from there. Hopefully, this might be something you could find useful in narrating for Storium – either as something to use directly, or just as a means of seeing how you might start thinking about the game’s direction from the get-go. I’m going to call this (and any future articles of this type) a Storium Starter. As a formal statement:...

Episode 39! Inspirational Thoughts

In this episode, we discuss getting inspiration for creating a character. Show Notes 00:33 Intro 00:57 News 12:07 Character Inspirations 01:11:17 Sign-off 01:12:14 Outro Links: Storium Game Links: Sidhe Vicious: https://storium.com/game/sidhe-vicious–2 Renegade: https://storium.com/game/renegade Beyond the Relays: https://storium.com/game/beyond-the-relays The Cost of an Arm and a Leg: https://storium.com/game/the-cost-of-an-arm-and-a-leg In Search of Sunrise: https://storium.com/game/in-search-of-sunrise Sorrow’s Shores: https://storium.com/game/sorrows-shores High-Flying Ransom: https://storium.com/game/high-flying-ransom Department of Abnormal Occurrences (Season 1): https://storium.com/game/department-of-abnormal-occurrences Colder than the...