Player Rx: How to react when thrown a curveball

Posted by on October 31, 2011
'The Sorcerer, 2012: Dawn of a New Age' by keoni101 on Flickr

'The Sorcerer, 2012: Dawn of a New Age' by keoni101 on Flickr

Your character’s fighting an evil sorcerer, and he turns to your character and reveals that he’s kidnapped your character’s sister. How do you respond?

As a player, you’re often given cues for your character to react to. It can be tough to decide exactly how to react. Does your character have an emotional scene? Will that slow down the game? We tie ourselves up in knots.

I say: this is a role-playing game. Your job is to play your character. If your character would scream in rage, or beg her friends to spare this guy so they can find the sister, that’s your character. Go with it.

If the scene does drag on, you’ll realize that as you play the scene. Best to at least dive into it.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.