I’ve returned to Fabled Lands as a stimulus for my Steam Highwayman writing. I like the short, pithy passages that leave a lot to your imagination. However, there was never a great deal of conversation in those books and I find dialogue fits into a responsive text very naturally – in fact, it’s one of the easiest and most pleasurable things I write. So I’ve drafted this encounter with a gipsy family: Barsali’s Caravan. It gives a flavour of the style of mini-quests I’m intending to include as you explore the world of Steam Highwayman. Different options would be available to you depending on whether you have collected certain objects, or have certain skills.
I’ve also just begun experimenting with customising colours on Twine, the tool I use to create this.