Storytelling can be a challenge in any game or setting. The ability to tell a good story, keep the players involved, establish atmosphere, and keep a respectable level of consistency is a hard challenge for even the most experienced roll-players. For the beginning storyteller the task can be downright daunting, and even the most veteran storytellers can get bogged down with complacency and old tricks. In the author’s opinion, the process of running an extraordinary game needs to be carefully explored.

Children of Fire offers its own special difficulties for storytellers. Unique obstacles exist in this game that may not exist in others. The nature of angels themselves, having lived since the beginning of time, provides special challenges. Additionally, the fact the game minimizes combat can sometimes be discombobulating for people more used to traditional role-playing systems.

The following subsections seek to address these issues.

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