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No, it is not normal to use an absent player's character like this, and no, you should not be upset, but you probably will be anyway. It is never ok to endanger an absent player's character without his consent. It might have been a misunderstanding, but still - they used your resources to achieve their goals. I think that it is mainly the DM who is at ...


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In general, and especially for new groups, the question of what happens to an absent player's character should be answered definitively at the beginning of the campaign. What the answer will be is likely to depend both on your game system and your group, but in all situations, it's a good idea to make sure everyone's on the same page with whatever the answer ...


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I recently did exactly what you're talking about, and RFS was awesome for the job: its open structure let me model many different play strategies and styles quickly and easily just by applying different philosophies to different actions and scenes. First, the big pitfall I encountered: Roll For Shoes doesn't do much heavy lifting. The burden to make the ...


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I have introduced a good number of people to rpgs over the years, and I recently played Roll for Shoes with inexperienced players (with only a couple of sessions Dungeon Squad and a couple more of D&D 5e under their belts), so I think I have the combined experience to give an answer to this. Start in the players' world One great thing about Roll for ...


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The game I chose is very accessible (I have even played it with my mother, grandmother and mother-in-law, and they all loved it). It can be played in very large groups effectively, but is best with groups between 10 and 20 (minimum 7). Also, you can play the game without any equipment at all, though at least a pen and a few pieces of paper will definitely ...


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FU: Freeform / Universal RPG This week I have had very good results using FU: Freeform / Universal RPG with my English-language students - the same type I described in the original question, but now some of them have had some rpg experience from my lessons. Of the games I have tried with English students (Dungeon Squad as in my other answer, and NWoD A ...


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Welcome to the Adventure!! There's a lot of good answers here, but seeing has I've only (really) started now Role-Playing, I've been "there" recentely, "where to start?" and "How to do it?", and been answering a lot to new players of my group aswell. What is role-playing!! Basically , Role-Playing (games) is like a theater play, but instead of you just ...


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My group uses a private Google+ community to organise the games, and G+ alongside Roll20 to play the games. We play entirely online on a weekly basis, mainly because we're all about the same age and have small children and families, so it's difficult to get together for a face to face game. For D&D 5th Ed you're pretty spoiled for choice, but when it ...


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I am currently playing a 5th edition game as DM but with only 2 players - a long-time D&D associate and my 12 year old son who is new to the hobby. Even though he lives in the same house as me, he remotes in from a different room because the remote participant kept getting cross-talk from our mikes if we were in the same room. We are using roll20.net ...


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I once had a game for DnD 3.5 that was entirely remote - it was run in Facebook comments. Several things the DM did to manage the situation: Each situation was a new post. When a new situation arose (new area, meeting a new NPC, start/end of a conflict) a new post was posted. The DM managed all the rolls. To avoid player cheating, the DM was the one that ...



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