Last night, I played a game of Ben Robbins’ excellent RPG Microscope, in which you play out epic histories with your friends. I liked it so much, that – inspired by our recent RPG Solitaire contest – I’m going to play a game by myself, on my blog, for 10 minutes a day.
Consider it a writing exercise during all my frantic writing projects.
Microscope allows you to generate full-fledged historical dramas that leap back and forward in time, drawing you further and further into an immersive world.
To start, one needs to come up with a Big Picture for the history and world. Now, it doesn’t have to be anything complicated, so I’m going to K.I.S.S.:
How the Cold War didn’t end in 1989.
Next Post: Bookends (where the history begins and ends)
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