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Storytelling for non-storytellers: Anecdote
Troy White has just posted a blog which I think is both very good because it encourages people who don’t think they are storytellers to have a go and practice, yet I feel doesn’t go far enough because there is a chance readers will not get to a story based on his list of triggers. Mind you I think Troy’s story prompters are a great place to start. I would like, however, to make some additions to each one to make doubly sure people tell a story rather than just express their opinion. My additions are in red.
presentations  storytelling  talks 
2 days ago by DirkSonguer
Ten Candles — Cavalry Games
Ten Candles is a zero-prep tabletop storytelling game designed for one-shot 2-4 hour sessions of tragic horror. It was released in December 2015 and is best played with one GM and 3-5 players. It is played by the light of ten tea light candles which provide atmosphere, act as a countdown timer for the game, and allow you to literally burn your character sheet away as you play. Ten Candles is described as a "tragic horror" game rather than survival horror for one main reason: in Ten Candles there are no survivors. In the final scene of the game, when only one candle remains, all of the characters will die. In this, Ten Candles is not a game about "winning" or beating the monsters. Instead, it is a game about what happens in the dark, and about those who try to survive within it. It is a game about being pushed to the brink of madness and despair, searching for hope in a hopeless world, and trying to do something meaningful with your final few hours left. 
horror  RPG  wishlist  Games  to_try  storytelling 
5 days ago by archangel
Jheronimus Bosch - the Garden of Earthly Delights
Lovely, simple interactive audio guide / tour of the Garden of Earthly Delights
interactive  inspiration  art  history  museums  narrative  storytelling 
5 days ago by dmje
Wine and storytelling
“when we eat or drink, it’s the experience, not the demonstration, that matters most.”
story  storytelling  food  life  perception 
5 days ago by colm.mcmullan
The Challenge of Storytelling - YouTube
Why is storytelling so difficult? How can we improve our techniques and learn to navigate problems that arise?
minimalism  storytelling  video  youtube 
6 days ago by kogakure

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