Microscope – Solitaire – Part 1

June 10, 2011

Last night, I played a game of Ben Robbins’ excellent RPG Microscope, in which you play out epic histories with your friends.  I liked it so much, that – inspired by our recent RPG Solitaire contest – I’m going to play a game by myself, on my blog, for 10 minutes a day.

Consider it a writing exercise during all my frantic writing projects.

Microscope allows you to generate full-fledged historical dramas that leap back and forward in time, drawing you further and further into an immersive world.

To start, one needs to come up with a Big Picture for the history and world.  Now, it doesn’t have to be anything complicated, so I’m going to K.I.S.S.:

How the Cold War didn’t end in 1989.

Next Post: Bookends (where the history begins and ends)

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