Use this string for anything that doesn’t fit into the specific topics (but try to keep it somewhat relevant to RPG stuff)!
Character and Effort
Friends, here’s a great excerpt from an article over at Critical Hits, a fantastic RPG site:
If You’re Going to Make a Character, Make it a Good One
“The best gaming I’ve ever done as a player happened when I put the most effort into my character. That’s where I get my enjoyment from, playing the role. I’m talking about when you figure out where your character comes from, what his goals are, his outlook on life, his quirks, the things he’s good at, the things he’s bad at, the line he won’t ever cross under any circumstances, and the thing that he believes in so much that he’ll cross any line to get there.
I’m talking about diving into the role of someone that isn’t you. When I put little effort into my character, I get little in return. That’s how it works for me. I want to enjoy my time at the table. That’s why I play the game. I get to step out of my shoes and into those of another, to go on adventures, missions, and treks across the galaxy. I get to be someone else, instead of that dude who babysits a bunch of inmates in a jail, and then goes home to a bunch of bills."
If you’re interested, the full article is here.
Awesome work, Jordan. Simply awesome.
The Art of Teamwork
I found another informative article for you boys to peruse. You all came light years in terms of teamwork since the first session. This article from D&D 3.x creator Monte J. Cook (who is once more working for WoTC in case anyone’s keeping track) really extols the value of working as a team.
Keep up the great (team)work!
Some Good RPG Reading for the Team
As I type away on those PC-specific emails I promised you, I wanted to share some excellent articles across which I came today. Both are from one of my favorite sources of RPG-goodness: Critical Hits (I’ve posted articles of theirs here before).
The first one is a short, sweet recounting of a DM’s conversation with his player who posed the question, “Am I a good roleplayer?” It speaks specifically about being a good player as far as interpreting your PC.
The second article is a follow up to the first. This one actually deals with the roleplaying itself and keeping it multi-dimensional. It’s a great read if you find yourself up against a wall as far as “taking it to the next level” with your PC and how you portray them.
Needless to say, everyone’s been doing great in the roleplaying arena. It’s always good to see another take on it!
Attacks of Opportunity
We’ve had some great discussions and suggestions on this topic so far in our quest for House Rules. I wanted to throw something into the mix and see if you agree.
Check out the Angry DM’s article In Defense of Attacks of Opportunity over on his blog and see what you think!
It’s been awhile since we’ve had an addition to the forum. When I came across this article over at Wizards I thought it worthy to share. To all of your credit, it made me think about your recent strides in roleplaying. Death be damned, you’re going to follow your character motivation and that takes true guts.
For reference, I selected the second option in the poll at the end of the article.