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How I Write Skirmish War Games: Narrative As Goal Not Excuse, Part 2 Narrative Rules


Narrative scenarios are all well and good but they are fundamentally an addition to an existing rules set and the best way to achieve a narrative is by baking it directly in. This is generally achieved by writing rules that are narrative, synergistic and emergent.

Narrative Rules

Part of the issue with writing "just another skirmish game" (JASG) and reinventing its various rules are that most of its r