People have different reasons for wanting to play roleplaying games, of course they do. People also choose to play with different styles and approaches. This is all good. What is interesting is to watch what happens when people with different reasons to play and goals from playing meet at the gaming table. Every now and then, this has happened to me.
I’ve always basically viewed all non-solo roleplaying as a team thing. What I mean is that we are all showing up to the table to play a game and the goal is that everyone (GM included) gets to have a good time. More recently, I have upgraded this to include the idea that it would be even better if the game we play together was more enjoyable than simply hanging out and shooting the breeze.
When a player behaves in a way that appears to go against this basic…
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