SagaBorn Games

Specializing in narrative-based and social games. This is the home of SagaBorn RPG, World of Uteria, UFOz Are Real, and the infamous Wizard Staff Game!

SagaBorn Fiction

SagaBorn's fiction authors specialize in highly immersive speculative fiction set in the detailed worlds created by their team.

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Of Dwarves and Artifacts: A SagaBorn Short Story

“Out with it,” barked the wizened old dwarf. Erl’s leather face shifted into a smile and he slapped Gartnor on the back with a stinging but friendly force. “The faster you ’splain what you want, the faster we can guzzle that pitcher.” “I…uh…I’m not here to drink. I just…” “Not here to drink, he says,” […]

 

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SagaBorn Games: Narrative and Dramatic Role Play

When creating Atheles, Michael Bielaczyc and I have worked hard to ensure SagaBorn gameplay becomes an immersive, story-based experience with interpersonal drama and engaging narrative rather than mere power gaming. An engaging narrative is difficult to accomplish when writing a book, but it is even more difficult to accomplish in a game whose story is […]

 

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Creating a Dungeon Map in Photoshop

When running an adventure, having a good map is essential. If you are using miniatures, then with a quick bit of printing, you can have terrain for your players. Maps can seem daunting, but if you set up a basic map ahead of time, you can quickly produce maps for your adventures. There are plenty […]

 

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Who Is SagaBorn? Meet the Team »

Art and fiction have always been part of Michael's world. One of his first memories of art is writing a fantasy story about a barbarian and then illustrating the story...

A writer of fantasy & sci-fi. He is a lifelong student of philosophy, physics, and all manner of strange and esoteric nonsense, and brings this background into his writing.