How to Debrief a Freeform Game

It’s wise to give your players snacks, and let them talk about their feelings after a freeform game. Some thoughts from experienced freeform GMs on what a debrief should do and how to do it.

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How to Cast a Freeform Game

Casting a freeform game isn’t easy. All a game master can rely on is her acute social observation and her secret bag of Jedi mind tricks. Why the aggressive dude should play the femme fatale, and other tips from experienced GMs.

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How to Cut a Freeform Game

Cutting freeform games isn’t easy. In this first post from my new series on freeform, experienced GMs give advice on cutting short, cutting to enhance mood, and more.

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The first stop on my crazy Nordic tour was Fastaval, a convention devoted to board-gaming, larps, and freeform games. What are freeform games, you ask? No one knows for sure. Continue Reading →