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How Should I Handle Players With Jerk Characters?

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Over the last few years, I’ve been making a gradual transition from hack-and-slash based campaigns to more story focused play, and one problem I’ve encountered is that many players don’t seem to get that their characters are allowed to grow. I’ve now had 2 specific … read more »

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 »

Podcast

174 – Reasons to Roleplay

The Mythcreant Podcast

We love roleplaying, and we make no secret of it. In fact, we shout it from the rooftops whenever possible. But what are our reasons for playing in the first place? That’s what we’re talking about today. We discuss what first drew us to roleplaying, … 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 Ways to Rein in Your Power Gaming

Do you laugh off attacks that would crush the well-equipped fighter standing next to you? Do you kill every vampire before the other Hunters can get off a single shot? For every social encounter, are you just saying either “Bluff” or “Diplomacy” and then nodding … read more »

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