Wednesday Night Writing Exercise: The Creation of Enemies

This week, I decided to play with my old exercise on determining a character’s ideal enemy. I’m still not sure why the long-term pseudo-recurring enemy holds as much interest for me as the love interest might for another designer of characters, but still—as far as I’m concerned, there’s nothing like a good nemesis.
For sorcerer, unarmed [...]

Wednesday Night Writing Exercise: Fear, to Ruby

I got this one from one of my 2011 exercises, which in itself was an extension of my template for writing a character’s fear profile. The idea is to figure out what role fear plays in a character’s life: how she views it, whether she shows it, when it’s all right and when it isn’t, [...]

Reprise: Impractical Applications (Squee-Worthies)

Originally posted on May 14, 2011

A while back, I talked about the implementation of cute things in a storyline (particularly one whose milieu isn’t already full-to-bursting with cute things). As you’ve probably guessed from my intro, I use them regularly.
Shizuyo, for instance, gets most of her cute from her physical appearance; [...]

Impractical Applications (Squee-Worthies)

Earlier this week, I talked about the implementation of cute things in a storyline (particularly one whose milieu isn’t already full-to-bursting with cute things). As you’ve probably guessed from my intro, I use them regularly.
Shizuyo, for instance, gets most of her cute from her physical appearance; other than that, cute isn’t her style. She’s aggressive, [...]

Impractical Applications (A Dynamic Disguise)

Most of this week’s topics can be summed up as a response to one of my players doing something crazy again and getting the whole group in on it. It’s to be expected; his character—and more specifically, his character’s sentient hat—is designed to get people into and out of crazy plans. This one, though, took [...]