Tag Archives: Party Dynamics

Dirty Little Secret (Secrecy in RPGs)

Recently a friend asked us, “As a PC do you enjoy keeping secrets from other players?” We offered up some answers and seemed to have some disagreements about the nature of secrecy in RPGs. Not 24-hours later another GM lamented … Continue reading

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Side to Side (Being the PC who ISN’T in the limelight…)

Sometimes the Hero’s Journey only has room for one Mulan or Arthur. In these instances in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game we are at best lucky to have a seat at the Round Table or make a getaway with the Merry … Continue reading

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One Thing Leads to Another (Party Leadership)

In the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game party mechanics can be the difference between living and dying but nearly as important are the interactions between party members. No player character relationship affects play more than the presence (or absence) of a party … Continue reading

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Level Head (Power Tiers for GMing)

A general sense of party-level and the implications of it can be critical for campaign planning and encounter design. General outlines of power emerge from the core metabalance. Non-traditional classes, races and builds can push or miss these norms readily, … Continue reading

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We Never Change… (Role Changes Through Progression)

An old boss of mine said, “We never subtract, we only add.” She was talking about work roles and promotion, and how that as we developed we never really get to stop being what we were. We still are expected … Continue reading

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Almost Human… (Character Classes for New Players)

A friend asked me, “Of all the classes to do a detailed dive into why’d you choose to start with warlock yesterday?” The answer was simple. Literally. While I loved and love playing them, warlocks remain a “go to” class for … Continue reading

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If You Build It… I Might Not Come…

In Magic the Gathering the concept of netdecking is a common and accepted practice.  You pick the right cards, you copy the exact patterns of a designer or champion and you win more.  Also, your deck’s vulnerabilities are known as … Continue reading

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