The thing you need to make sure is that this is a world where books and printing presses exist. Otherwise, there probably won't be enough copies of anything to justify the expense of scribing the books. (Though if he is that popular, there might be). There is the economics to think of.
You also need to make sure your character's are literate and might actually spend some time reading these things. If the books are scribed, they might be too precious to just let litter around. So you need to make sure that there is a "path" that will lead the players to the adventurous folk books... either they can read it themselves, or they need to be of the type to tell their adventures at a bar, where everyone will then smirk because that was the story in Adventurous folk last season. Go to Comment
This reminds me of something I saw on TV, I can't recall if it was the Twilight Zone, or Amazing Stories, but the vignette was called 'Typewriter of the Gods' and it was alot like this, but the writer discovered it's power to make what he wrote true, and got in all sorts of trouble by trying to bring people back from the dead. Don't remember much more than that, it has been a few years since I'd seen it.
Otherwise, well written, but I don't know how well I would be able to work it into a game.
I can buy it. Classic but since James is such a blank the post doesn'y build much on the original idea. Yeah he will have a heart attack but then what? But it is clearly written and clever. Go to Comment
The idea of the storyteller/artist creating reality with their art is not a new one, but it works. This, though, feels very anachronistic to me. The writer is very 20/21st century feeling to me and in my opinion would be better as a storyteller/artist more in line with a fantasy realm. So instead of books, verbal telling of stories or perhaps singing them.
*i've never read a Harry Potter book not seen a Harry Potter movie, but through cultural osomisis I have learned that one Dumbledore Calirissian runs a school that teaches ancient mystical arts to "special" people and that school is only accessible through flight because it floats in the clouds awaiting the wrath of Xemu! Go to Comment