How We Write Scenarios

We’re back with a new episode, and this one is all about how we write scenarios. Us being us, we come to nothing resembling a consensus. This is probably a good thing, as it offers three different perspectives. More importantly, you can hear us bicker, which is what the show is really about.

No! You research it all before writing the plot!

No! You research before writing the plot!

The discussion wends around finding inspiration, research, preparing notes, different types of scenarios and writing up your work for publication, should you want to enter the highly lucrative world of RPG writing.

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RPG writer praying for royalty cheque

Oh, and when you hear the reference to Paul’s flamethrower, this is what we’re talking about.

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The fiery agent of our inevitable destruction

Top 3 Weirdest Films

We spend this week’s episode in search of the weird. To be precise, we each select three of our favourite weird films and talk about them. Some of the choices may be what you expect (although we avoided Cronenberg, having devoted a show to him before), some may surprise you and some will probably make you think less of us as human beings.

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Human being pictured on the right, for reference

Up till now, we’ve used the explicit tag on iTunes as a way to save Paul having to bleep out all Scott’s swearing (and save his energy for censoring mentions of A*****t F**h), but we really earn it this episode. One of the films is decidedly pornographic, and we don’t shy away from discussing details. Be warned.

Ha! Managed to get another fish reference in

Ha! Managed to get another fish reference in

Scott mentions the old Scala Cinema in Kings Cross, London, and the wonderful printed programmes they used to issue to members. Here’s a picture of one of them to give you some context.

These programmes were poster-sized works of art

These programmes were poster-sized works of art

As usual, we didn’t tell each other what our choices were ahead of time, and we actually managed to avoid any duplication. If you want the films to come as a surprise to you too, look away now.

We warned you to look away

We warned you to look away

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