A great insight from Ben Milton on writing the Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: The Adventure Game from our good friends at Riverhorse!
Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: The Adventure Game!
Author Spotlight: Ben Milton
Following the announcement of Labyrinth: The Adventure Game, we are starting a series of posts focusing on the authors and guest authors of the game. Our first author is the one that did the bulk of the work (having written over 90 of the scenes in the game!), and has spent months exploring the Labyrinth in his mind: Ben Milton.
Ben Milton is a roleplayer, gamemaster, mapmaker, and 5th-grade teacher living in Phoenix. He has strong ties with the OSR (Old school renaissance) community, a community that is dedicated to playing and updating traditional RPGs (role-playing games) from the 70s and 80s – who better to write a roleplaying game based on Jim Henson’s classic!
“After I got the job to write 90 labyrinth scenes, the first thing I did was sit down with my kids and re-watch the movie while taking notes. I was shocked at how RPG-like the movie was, once I started looking at it from that angle. The movie is divided into distinct scenes, usually set in a single location, that each presents a challenge the characters must overcome to proceed.”
I'm a 55 year guy from Wigan in Lancashire living in Edinburgh, Scotland with two of my four awesome kids and my long suffering wife Laura. I have worked freelance over the years for some of the biggest names in tabletop and roleplaying and I am a very keen cosplayer and photographer.