Why Doing the Best Thing is The Worst Thing You Can Do – Part One

Anytime someone talks about “the right way to play” a roleplaying game there is inevitably someone else who cries foul, and says things like: “there is no such thing as wrong fun!” Which is stupid, because there absolutely is such a thing as wrong fun, it’s just that different people have different opinions on what wrong fun … More Why Doing the Best Thing is The Worst Thing You Can Do – Part One

What You’re Really Saying When You Say: “My Character Wouldn’t Do That.”

“My character wouldn’t do that.” We’ve all been at a game table where someone has said this. Maybe you were the game master, or another player, or even that player, but it’s happened. And it’s one of the most frustrating situations you can find yourself in no matter which of these people you happen to be. As … More What You’re Really Saying When You Say: “My Character Wouldn’t Do That.”

How to Create a Good Backstory, or: Why Nobody Cares About All That Stuff You Wrote About Your Character

First off, I want to say that I think having a backstory for your character is important, and I think the inclusion of backgrounds as a part of character creation in Fifth Edition Dungeons and Dragons is inspired. However, too much backstory before you even play the game can be a bad thing, and actually … More How to Create a Good Backstory, or: Why Nobody Cares About All That Stuff You Wrote About Your Character