Article written by Accalia Baronets.
So you want to play a character that has Asperger Syndrome/High Function Autism eh?
Well then this article is for you. Read More
This article was written for us by Marian Brock Andersen.
So it’s a pet peeve of mine, the whole Mary Sue / Gary Stue classifications that people throw around like its some horrible disease.
“Did you see the game.. yeah… totally they got the Mary Sue.”
We see it all the time, no “Mary Sue / Gary Stue” allowed, splashed all over everything, but what does it really mean to the Moderator or the other players? Read More
The above video is a sketch from a comedy show which perfectly sums up a problem in many roleplaying games. Read More
On this blog we’ve posted many articles about creating characters, but over time they’ve been pushed back in the archive, so here’s some handy links to ones that you might be interested in reading if you’re creating a new character, or to show to one of your newer members who’s struggling creating a new character. Read More
Everyone wants to read about a character they can empathize with. Here’s a few tips written by Sal Taybrim from Starbase 118 from the article Compelling Characterization (read it in full here). Read More
This post was written by Alexander Williams (@squidlord).
Last week this question was floated on Twitter.
David Onion Ball (@ongoingworlds)
If you allow characters in your RP to cast magic, do you always make sure there’s a penalty for using it? – Mar 18
To put it mildly, “a conversation ensued.” You can go to the linked Twitter procession if you want to read it in full, but the core conflict is that David espouses a position in which the actions of a character have a “price,” and I believe if you charge a character – or their player – for engaging with the story, you get what you reward: less engagement with the story.
I think that’s bad. Your opinion may differ.
Player backgrounds are important. They tell where characters have been, what their goals are, and who their friends and enemies are. Read More
We’ve posted an article about character personality traits before, but here’s several tables which focusses on the postive and negative versions of the same trait. Sometimes it’s fun to pair characters up with their opposites, so here’s a list of traits and their opposites. Read More