Category: Player Advice

I Have A Secret

Shhh…! I have a secret. But I’m going to tell you about it anyway. I hate intra-party secrets. Despise them. I think a secret being held back from the rest of the party by a fellow PC should cause that PC to burn in the 18th pit of fire on the 147th layer of the Abyss while being...

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We Need a Face

One of my Saturday groups has just started up a Traveller game. Even though we knew we’d be doing a Session 0 to make characters together, we still had an e-mail discussion about what everyone wanted to play. Very quickly had a couple of folks who wanted to go the military route, someone wanted to...

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Be a Better Player: Know Yourself

Continuing a series discussing how to be a better player, this article is the second on the subject. Most gaming advice out there is pointed at game masters, and while players can gain a fair amount of insight from those articles, it’s always a byproduct. My intention with this series is to offer...

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Music to My Ears

The pandemic made it harder to stay engaged with our games. Video calls introduce distance because of the screen divide and the infinitesimal delay in responses. I like to be all in on my characters and my stories, so I found myself finding new ways to engage with the games, sometimes alone and...

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Player Characters: Your Core Concept

Have you ever known something to be true about your character, but you never had a chance to share it at the table? Worse yet, have you ever known something to be true about your character, and had other players assume something contradictory? Just like in real life, it can be hard to shake off...

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