Posts Tagged With: Pulp Adventure

The Revelation List – an aid to memory

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As I’ve gotten older I’ve found myself more and more in need of assistance when it comes to keeping track of all the important points that the players need to learn during a game.  A list of key revelations that need to occur during the game is therefore an invaluable tool.

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Weird Science Rules

The text of this blog is copyright 2012. Have fun with the content but don’t pass it off as your own or try to sell it, Okay.

These are some rules I’ve been using in my home-brew pulp game.  They certainly don’t originate with me.  They are a combination of ideas lifted from http://kellri.truculent.org/WEIRD%20SCIENCE.pdf and https://sites.google.com/site/moochava/genius, mashed together and adapted to fit pulp play.

The theory of Weird Science

Weird science achieves the impossible. While it is possible to MacGuyver a hot air balloon from scraps found in the rubble of an earthquake devastated city using standard science skills, a machine that can look into the aether and allow communication with ghosts requires something more – Weird Science.

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Quickly defining the NPCs and the Scenario’s conflict

The text of this blog is copyright 2012. Have fun with the content but don’t pass it off as your own or try to sell it, Okay.

Once the general plot of a game has been defined I create a list of Non-Player Characters (NPCs) who might be important in the game and define their relationships and the scenario’s main areas of conflict.

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The 10 Minute Plot Formula

The text of this blog is copyright 2012. Have fun with the content but don’t pass it off as your own or try to sell it, Okay.

Today’s blog entry is about a simple scenario outlining tool I like to use.  It’s based on alternating action and exposition within a 3 act structure defined by the conventions of the pulp adventure genre (with a little recently discovered (at least by me) feature of  cinematic screenplay writing called the “goal reversal”).

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Invitation to adventure

The text of this blog is copyright 2012. Have fun with the content but don’t pass it off as your own or try to sell it, Okay.

Roleplaying in the world of 1930’s pulp adventure is the subject of this blog and this entry in particular introduces the topic, explaining a few terms and presenting you with an “Invitation to adventure”.

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