Story Engine Universal Rules

Story Engine Universal Rules

by Christian Aldridge

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780966073676
Publisher: Hubris Games
Publication date: 03/28/2001
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Story Bones3
The Story Engine13
Characters15
Descriptors, Quirks & Aspects19
Trait Affinities21
Prime Affinities22
Health & Injury25
Scenes27
Dice and the Die Pool28
Scene Types28
Bid Scenes29
Short Tests29
Framing & Scene Tools30
Hard Rate35
Success Rate36
Impacting Scenes38
Fight Scenes39
Mass Combat39
Fights of Attrition40
Quick Takes40
Shaking Injuries41
Props & Sets43
Story Points43
Props and Equipment45
Sets & Backdrops46
Character Examples47
Running Games51
Where to Game 10151
Three Sides of Narrating52
Ways to Run a Game52
Players: Managing your Audience53
The Story: Where to Begin55
Weaving a Story57
Rules & Using Other Systems61
Diceless & Live-Action62
Ideas as Tools62
General Advice63
The Maelstrom Plug In65
Characters65
Prime Affinities66
Culture66
Kael67
Magic67
Gifts76
Kael78
Flux Level81
Shifts & Travel82
Six Guns & Whiskey Plug In87
Wild West in 187687
Gunfights88
Traits88
Gifts90
Story Lines92
Fiction95
A Dash of Salt95
Adventures of the Black Rose97
Should I Die Before I wake105
Bis108
The Airship Murders109
Story Setup109
The Killer110
Sequence of Events111
The HMBV Gaillard113
Deck Plans114
The Cast116
Catching the Killer119
Resolution119
Dublin's Tomb121
Story Setup121
The Tomb123
Resolution130
Running Dungeons130
Character Sheet134
Bonus Material137

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