Thursday, December 11, 2014

Using Writing Prompts in your RPG Game

Have you ever used a writing prompt?

A writing prompt is something fiction writers sometimes throw into the mix to help generate an idea for a new story, a new scene in a novel, or as something that can be developed for a character’s motivation or personality. A prompt could be as simple as an object, like a picket fence, a scarf, or a sleeping dog, or as complex as a situation like an argument over a debt, the last words of a dying friend, or the delivery of terrible news.

Ever wished you had something like a writing prompt for your tabletop RPGs? Well, take a look here, where I describe the Weird Deck and GM Intrusion Deck, which were just unlocked by the Numenera Boxed Set Edition crowdfunding campaign: