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22nd Jan 2015, 8:00 AM

Taking a look back
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XiaoKe on 22nd Jan 2015, 8:00 AM

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Pausing to check out the situation.

HAve you ever just paused the game and gone over what just happened? It's quite fun to do especially after something ridiculous or if the other players are'nt doing a very good job at getting into the game. I tend to do this a lot in the games I play in and its quite fun and also sometimes can help you figure out what to do in a situation. If you guys have never just taken a step back and actually thought about what just happened I would highly recommend trying it next time you are playing.



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Disloyal Subject on 24th Jan 2015, 9:46 AM

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I like to do a quick recap after every combat round - it helps give everyone a better sense of the flow of events in the somewhat abstract representation that is turn-based battle, and that helps me weave a more coherent narrative.
Granted, sometimes that recap boils down to "Your comrades all missed, you all hit, and half your enemies accidentally disemboweled themselves. What is wrong with my dice!?!?"
I also occasionally step back as a player when considering my next move, like Tony's player is doing here, but usually when other people are taking action.

We DO care about NPCs

Mase on 29th Jan 2015, 1:41 AM

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In a recent campaign an NPC that tagged along with us died in the first round of a boss fight. I took her corpse out with us and put it on her horse. When I got to the next town I traded the party's most valuable piece of loot for a resurrection scroll.

Everyone was slack jawed as I had our rogue use the scroll to revive her. My party was mad at me and the DM thought I was just going to give her a proper burial.

The thought of letting an ally stay dead never even crossed my mind. I DM a lot though so I probably care more about NPCs than most PCs do.
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