So, What’s Happening Here?

I was doing well for awhile there, posting regularly and updating this site. Now, however, I have gone a couple of weeks with almost no new content. So what gives?

Well, I am going to try to get back on top of things as soon as possible, but at the moment, finances dictate that I stop reading comics, and I don’t want to write about anything without firsthand knowledge. If I recommend something, it’s because I have read/ used/ played with it most of the time. Periodically, I will mention something (like the Story Cubes) that looks interesting to me and that I haven’t tried, but in those cases I try to be clear about it.

So I hope that you guys will bear with me for a little bit until I can get things back to normal.

Thanks for reading!

Craig

Cool Storytelling Tools: Rory’s Story Cubes

I don’t know how I managed to go so long without learning about Rory’s Story Cubes. I mean, these are right up my alley and look like a lot of fun. I plan on snatching them up to use with my kids, and also maybe to use on my own to generate story ideas for my own writing.

For any of you who have also managed to never hear about them, Rory’s Story Cubes are 6-sided dice with various icons on each side, which when rolled to get random images, the player puts together to improvise a story, as can be seen in this introductory video:

I think this can be a fantastic way to spend some time with your kids, entertaining one another while developing creativity. Aside from the basic set, there are (as can be expected) various expansions covering Actions, Voyage, Clues, Enchanted Action, and even things like Batman and Doctor Who!

Seriously, I am going to have to buy all of these…

If you’re looking for something quick and fun to play with your kids, friends, or even alone while flexing your creativity muscles, check them out!