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Roleplaying

Six Unstated Expectations for Roleplaying

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When new players are introduced to roleplaying games, they are usually encouraged to do whatever their characters would do in the narrative. If only it were that simple. While getting into character is a great thing, the best roleplayers balance it against what their group expects … read more »

Q&A

How Can I Ask the GM for Better Storylines?

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My roleplaying group is split into two parties. My party has gotten nothing but combat to do, whereas the other party has gotten combat plus more interesting things like diplomacy mission and mysteries to solve. I’m worried if I say something, it’ll come off wrong. How can I bring this up with upsetting my friends? Read more »

Roleplaying

Five Tips for Setting Scenes in Your Game

Many story games, including big names like Fiasco or Kingdom, are built around scene framing. In these games, players take turns setting scenes, stepping into a temporary Game Master role in an otherwise GM-less game. When you’re the scene-setter, you decide where the next scene … read more »

Roleplaying

Five Tips for Defeating Your GM

Everywhere you look these days, there’s some article or another extolling the benefits of players and GMs working together to create a better roleplaying experience for everyone. Hogwash, I say! The GM is the enemy. They desire to crush your free spirit with their overbearing concepts … read more »