Another Reason I Dislike Character Backstory

Photo by Alexander Maasch on Unsplash This is a skill science fiction and fantasy writers are keenly aware of, because they often have a great deal of information to convey that the reader has no way of knowing unless told…If the information is poured out as a lecture, barely concealed by some stupid device — …

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What RPG Enthusiasts Usually Mean When They Say “role-play”

The use of the term "role-play" comes up often enough among TTRPG players to be worth mentioning. Usually in the context of, "I'm role-playing my character," or "I like 50% combat and 50% role-play in my campaign." Often, what players and GM's mean by "role-play" isn't discussed, described or defined. It is just assumed that …

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