in the Shadow of Greatness


May 15, 2003

Laying the Elder Groundwork

Amber settings :: laying the groundwork
As a GM trying to create a backstory using the long association of the various family members —- it really helps if there are public cross-quotes about them. It is both informal (in that it doesn't come straight from the GM) and imprecise (in that your sibs may say something off the cuff that they won't repeat later or that they don't actually believe is true.) This doesn't work in a "youngers out of shadow" game, but it is excellent for sketching a matrix of emotions.

Filed under : Amber at 15.05.2003