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To me, the player you describe doesn't sound like a "diva" so much as simply extremely insecure. (Mind you, there's no reason they could not be both.) It sounds as if the player is (consciously or subconsciously) afraid that, unless their character concept and actions are perfect, they will be mocked or chastized by the other, (in their mind) more ...


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The best way to handle attention-hogging "diva" players is to set limits, then enforce them. Set Limits Divas, whether in RPG groups or in real life, take advantage of the social expectation to be polite and accomodating in order to get away with their behavior. So to protect your own sanity and your game, you need to create an alternate social expectation ...


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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 usually try to avoid long dialogs between one PC and an NPC, because I worry that the other players will be bored by spending a long time "out of the spotlight". When someone starts flirting with an NPC (and makes a good Diplomacy check), my preferred answer tends to be: "Yeah, you two are getting along great! ...Okay, so those two step away from the ...


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I see your group is quite small and you seem to know each other from outside of the game, so just asking him to leave might not be the easiest or best solution. I've got a few alternatives for you. Know the rules You really should know the rules, so you can play by them without looking them up. Whenever you don't know something, rather than looking it ...


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Separation of Player and Character The biggest thing is to remember that just like the Players are not their Characters, you are not the NPCs. Keeping this straight helps eliminate many issues, but it sounds like you have a good feel for this, so lets look a bit deeper. Give the Interaction Purpose Idly chatting and flirting can be a struggle for some ...



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