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[Tales of a GM] – Film as RPG Research

Film as RPG Research

Phil Nicholls blogs at Tales of a GM, where he writes about narrative gaming, faster prep and more story. He is currently running a HeroQuest Glorantha campaign in a home-brew setting. Phil has written for Johnn Four’s Roleplaying Tips newsletter and has a selection of self-published pdfs.

This essay is taken from the archives at Tales of a GM.
http://talesofagm.com/

Another of my pastimes is watching films. Like many of you, I have a growing DVD collection. Mine has a selection of Geek classics, along with some non-genre titles. As well as watching for pleasure, a good film is also research for both my writing and gaming. The parallel between film and fiction is quite clear. The benefits for a GM, however, may not be quite so obvious...

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