Story Games

Board Game Builder

First of all, let me say that there will be no spoilers.

There seems to be an increase in games that have a large story element.  While stories in game have been around for a long time, it is hard not to notice that two of the biggest releases last year, T.I.M.E. Stories and Pandemic Legacy, are deeply connected to their stories.  The stories are so important that the game cannot really be played again once the story is complete.  The story is vital to the gameplay mechanics.

Before we explore those games, let’s go back to the original story game, Dungeons and Dragons.  Since I have only started DMing earlier this year, I’m not going to talk about how the game has changed and morphed with the different editions.  I’m going to talk about the integration of story and game.

D&D is basically guided make-believe.  We tend to stop…

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About Jack

BRIEF BIO: Jack Gunter is a writer of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and songs. He is the co-owner of Open Door Communications, a copywriter, an inventor, and a former broker and private investigator. He is a naturalist and an amateur scientist and cryptologist. He likes to compose music and to design and play games and puzzles of all types. He homeschooled his children. He lives in the Upstate of South Carolina with his beautiful wife, talented two daughters, his old friend and Great Dane Sam, and his three Viking Cats.

Posted on July 20, 2016, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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