So I have decided to make this weeks post on what I’ll expect out of players for my game. It is pretty simple, and I’ve never had a problem with it in an online game.
In the words of TheWyrm from IRC:
- “You get to role play your character. You are still responsible, as a player, for the behavior of your character if it disrupts the game, because you chose that character personality and can freely modify it. As such, claims that being ‘in character’ is an excuse to behave in a way that lowers enjoyment of the game for others is unacceptable.”
- “The game does not occur in a vacuum. Your behaviour outside the game, in the D&D community and towards the other players, will impact your ability to play the game. If you pick fights with or troll other players outside the game, just like with a real life game, don’t expect a place for you at the table at the next game.”
- “You have two main responsibilities in the game: Have fun, and help others have fun. If you’re not having fun, talk to (not gripe at) the DM or find a different game. If your enjoyment of the game comes at the expense of others enjoyment, D&D is not for you.”
I think these points are very eloquent and relevant and would like to see what other people think of them. I’m not running D&D- I’m currently looking at GORE and OpenQuest for my summer game, but I think they still apply.
I’d also add
4. “It is the players responsibility to contribute to the party. If you make yourself more effort then you are worth by stealing from the party, getting them into repeated trouble or other such antics asking your character to leave the party is a valid option”
Sorry for the short post, I’m not feeling that inspired this week. So, what do you think of those guidelines?
In other news, no one I emailed about my change of system has emailed me back, so if you are intrested in a weekend OpenQuest or GORE game (Both d% roll under systems) please let me know!
Thanks for reading! Until next time, Stay Geeky!