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New players' characters are not adventurous and are often insulting

Talk to your players and listen what they have to say Seeing traps everywhere: Treachery and surprises are part and parcel of many RPG scenarios, but you say these are all new players, and that "...
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Should my players fill out their character sheets during a tutorial session?

So yes, I have tried this, and in fact in at least a limited way I do it with most games I run. You can read my previous answer about it, to a question about making character creation simpler, here: A:...
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Should my players fill out their character sheets during a tutorial session?

This has been done officially, in previous editions It seems like you are willing to take on more work yourself, as a DM, in order to shift some of that away from the players, so that they can have ...
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New players' characters are not adventurous and are often insulting

I struggled with this with my players, but as I've played as a player more, I've started to see things from their perspective, and made some changes to the way I DM which seem to have helped. As a DM, ...
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New players' characters are not adventurous and are often insulting

I had a similar experience when I started a decade+ ago and it was partly due to the lack of several things: No real Session 0 other than Character Creation Open world (in my case) which led to ...
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Should my players fill out their character sheets during a tutorial session?

When I tried this, my players quickly became frustrated with what their characters couldn't do, because "I didn't tell them the rules, and they don't know how to play". My most successful ...
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