I’m getting married today (I wrote this earlier in the week, in case you’re wondering!), and having marriage on the brain got me to thinking about in-game marriages.

Have you ever had married PCs, or PCs married to NPCs, in one of your games?

Early on in my GMing career, I had a player who married an NPC in one of my D&D campaigns. It was an easy hook for me as the GM, since I could count on the player being motivated to rescue his spouse (etc.).

Years later, I think I could put an in-game relationship like this to very good use as a GM — it opens up so many opportunities for deviousness, as well as for potentially intense roleplaying.

What do you think?