Wednesday, 14 March 2012

An Aid to Creativity

When it comes to quests for my heroes, WHAA only really offers three basic ideas:
  • Recover an item
  • Destroy someone or something
  • Rescue a person
I am sure that there should be more than just those three and spotted these on Solo Nexus' blog:

Rory's Story Cubes
The nine dice on the right are from the basic set while the ones on the left are from the Voyages set. I should be able create lots of other types of quests with them as well as flesh out the three that WHAA gives.

And I know that I could simply have used a set of ordinary spotted dice in different colours or perhaps percentage dice but you have to agree that these look more fun. And I managed to get both sets on Amazon for £6.48 plus p&p so they weren't expensive.

Besides, we have a son who is on the autistic spectrum and who likes dice so we are hoping that we might be able to help him develop his imagination with them.

4 comments:

  1. Can you explain or give a link to how Rory's story cubes work, please?
    Also, I'd suggest you to check the Enquiry Table at http://shichitenhakki.wordpress.com/2011/11/11/enquiry-table-update/

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    1. Thanks for the reference to the Enquiry Table, Javier.
      The Story Cubes are actually an educational toy. Their website is http://www.storycubes.com/products/rorys-story-cubes/ and you find a few suggestions of their use on the website.
      However, Solo Nexus explains a bit more of their use in solo role-playing at http://solonexus.blogspot.com/2012/03/9qs-fast-no-frills-solo-rpg-play.html and gives examples in his follow-up blogs.
      Personally, my thought is that when working on the next quest I will draw one of the dice by chance and roll it. I will then use my imagination to work out what sort of quest or event the die might indicate.
      Perhaps things will become clearer in my later blogs as I actually use them.

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  2. Javier (Blacksmith) has some good variant WHAA quests and some other ideas that can expand the narrative on his blog site.

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    1. Thanks Kurt

      I'll take a closer look.

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