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[Tales of a GM] – Plot vs. Story, Part 1 : Narrative Responsibilities

Plot vs. Story, Part 1 : Narrative Responsibilities

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 produced a selection of self-published pdfs.

This essay is taken from the archives at Tales of a GM.


Any discussion of roleplaying often uses the terms “plot” and “story”, sometimes interchangeably. As a narrative GM, I value these principles highly. Yet, it strikes me that people often mean different things by these labels. Quibbling over the meaning of labels fuels many heated debate on the forums...

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