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Episode 114: Don’t Read Books

November 7th, 2014 | Robin

Gallop into the Gaming Hut as we discuss a term from documentary filmmaking, chasing story, and how it might relate to roleplaying games.

Take a seat in the Cinema Hut as Ken discusses his top picks from the 2014 Chicago International Film Festival.

Begin at the beginning as How to Write Good looks at constructing compelling opening scenes.

Then puzzle through a chronological controversy in the Eliptony Hut, with our examination of the centuries of darkness thesis.

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5 Responses to “Episode 114: Don’t Read Books”

  1. John Willson says:

    We would love to hear more about Ken’s current Unknown Armies game. On the podcast, or is there a blog or AP or other podcast that’s talking about it?

  2. Carrie says:

    I gotta admit, I would have gone with “It’s the tofu that makes you kill”.

  3. RogerBW says:

    With alternative chronologies on the table, is it perhaps time to consider Fomenko’s New Chronology? Four overlapping copies of the same history, and justification for Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan to be historically part of Russia already – and, just for once, almost no antisemitism.

  4. […] a recent episode of Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff (Episode 114: Don’t Read Books) they discuss “chasing story”. Its a term used by a documentary filmmaker Neil Berkeley […]

  5. Kaleb Shissler says:

    I have been listening for a while and I am finally caught up to the current episode. I Wanted to say thanks! What a great podcast. I have really been enjoying it!

    Here’s a question. You have mentioned games emulating fiction, and heist fiction, and withholding information from players, so…

    How would you run a game emulating the Guy Ritchie movies (particularly, Lock Stock and Snatch) which play heavily on dramatic irony.


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