As a player and designer of Forged in the Dark games I have learned many lessons.
I've learned to flashback and explore the past from a new perspective.
To bare my teeth and present the stakes clearly.
And I have learned to play in alternate dimensions, entertaining the best and worst outcomes simultaneously.
Alternate Timelines is a short essay featuring personal reflections and advice for GMs, players, and Designers. In it I explore the nature of roleplaying games as quantum realities and consider how we might harness this knowledge in order to tell better stories.
- 9 page pdf.
- Approximately 2000 words.
- Inspired by my time with Blades in the Dark.
- Composed and written for 2021's Lesson's From the Dark.
- Plain text available on request.