I wanna run a little experiement. Play through an entire game of Microscope in storium.
Not familliar? Well in the Microscope, we create a time line, and inject periods events and scenes into that time line to describe a story of epic proportions.
A Period represents a massive amount of time passing, which is cast in a very specific light. These are the eras you might find in a history book.
“The Reign of the dragon lords…” For example or perhaps ‘The Mezzazoic Era…” or even something simple as ‘Poe” These are meant to give general ideas about the universe and the world we’re telling our stories about. The time line will have numerous Periods on it.
An EVENT represents a major historical occurance, that can span days, months or even years, but generally covers one ideal, or concept.
“The Start Second world war” for example, or “The March on Montgomery” Make excellent events.
A scene represents a specific occurance, on the time line involving specific characters, at speciic times. The beauty of a scene is that it is framed in such a way that it’s goal is to answer very specific questions about that portion of time.
“The Battle Of Naboo” would make an excellent scene, especially if we apply to it a question such as. ‘How is it that Master Quaigon Jin met his untimely fate’.
It’s as simple as that, but it’s also -VERY- complex.
NOTE: Card play is not the focus of this game, and will be used mostly to take notes and keep track of things.
Hosted and narrated by:
Cixtian Trybe (Cixtian)
Scenes played: 8
License: Community License