About a month ago, I started talking about structuring GM prep guidance using goal-method cards. Those ideas had a more positive response, in multiple forums, than just about anything I’ve come up with before.
I’m not sure where to go with this next, though. Some people have suggested crowdsourcing a very large set, but at the moment I’m more interested in slowly refining the set that I actually use. That way, I can vouch for any examples I put up.
Nothing to stop someone else crowdsourcing such a collection, of course.
Conjecture — A good handy guide to GM prep moves needs to have, for each move:
- A goal, desire, or applicable situation — when should you use this? When is it worthwhile?
- A name of the move/technique — as a reminder for moves you know well
- A brief summary/prompt set — so you can do it there and then, from the aforementioned handy guide, if you’re moderately familiar with the technique
Continue reading “An rpg prep checklist needs goals and techniques”
- Goal — Make some interesting NPCs
- McDowall’s Mash-up Technique
- 3x archetype/cliche
- 3x e.g. animal
- (mix up)
- looks, voice, place-in-world, goal