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Can I begin roleplaying if I'm visually impaired?

Absolutely Here's the bare minimum you need to successfully join the roleplaying hobby: At least one other willing person Mutual communication That's it, full stop. The complexity and bar to entry ...
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Can I begin roleplaying if I'm visually impaired?

TL;DR: To accommodate for the visual parts of roleplaying, either abolish them or prepare for them in advance. The majority of roleplaying is oral. You can do that. I've now been playing RPGs for 2 ...
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How to play when you have little experience and speech difficulties?

Going to post about my experiences as a web GM for several years now and try to answer your questions. 90% of my players have probably never heard my voice. If you want to learn D&D or any other ...
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Can I keep playing a character who annoys other PCs?

Evidently Not One of the cardinal, if often unspoken, laws of gaming is that if you can't get people to play with you, then you can't play. If you can't get people to play with you whenever you bring ...
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I keep rolling terribly. How can I keep playing this character and have fun, despite my luck?

It is disappointing to fail at what you're trying to do in D&D. I think it's one of the hardest things, when starting out, to realize that sometimes, a narratively cool thing won't happen because ...
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Can I keep playing a character who annoys other PCs?

The character is probably done. You have a large, collaborative, decentralized group. No one feels, or has felt, empowered to confront you over this—they have, no doubt, felt that it isn’t their place ...
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Can I begin roleplaying if I'm visually impaired?

Yes, this is definitely doable. First, there are RPGs that aren't that complicated and/or don't require dice. Consider skipping GURPS and Burning Wheel in favor of simpler ones like Microscope, Risus,...
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Can you play pen & paper roleplaying games over the Internet?

Yes! You can definitely play P&P games over the internet. There are basically two steps to the process. Find a group You can find a group anywhere that nerds gather online. Forums are a great ...
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How can I manage a party that has grown too big?

Ask your players how they feel about it It's possible they don't feel any slowing down (or are ok with it). Maybe a big group isn't a problem for them. If they want to stay as one group, ask them to ...
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DM Sees no reason to switch online voice chat platforms

I've done the online thing. Getting the right blend of hardware and software to make everybody happy (or, more importantly functional) is a task in and of itself. This isn't a rules situation, so the ...
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How to manage players who stay in the gamemaster mindset when they are players, not GMs?

Communicate. The only way to solve this kind of problem is to communicate with the people who are giving you trouble. You should do this one-on-one, not during a session. Give them respect and demand ...
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How do I find a friendly, inclusive roleplay group online?

To set the stage here, I really wish I could say "Oh, it'll be easy, because almost all gaming groups are friendly and inclusive!" Sadly, that is not the case, which is why I'm not going to ...
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As a DM, what changes do I need to make to my preparation when transitioning to online play?

this question is intended to be digital platform agnostic unless it has significant bearing on the answer. Unfortunately, It does. In almost every way. Because each tool you choose will be chosen ...
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Problematic Players help (1/3); Newbie Declaring Solo

Talk First thing to check (the easy stuff about soloing an enemy) - is it My Guy Syndrome? Maybe she thinks that her character would definitely solo that kind of enemy - Goblin, you say? My character ...
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Can I begin roleplaying if I'm visually impaired?

My experience says it works fine. I was in a gaming group a few years ago that had a player who was losing his sight; by the last time I played with him, he was effectively totally blind -- he used a ...
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I keep rolling terribly. How can I keep playing this character and have fun, despite my luck?

First Problem: those are some pretty abysmal rolls It's not surprising you had a bad experience with this session: nobody would be able to succeed with d20 rolls like what you got. Your one good roll ...
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What do you do when one of your players is being difficult?

Either the player changes their behavior, they leave, or you leave. 1. Talk to the players and enforce a social contract. The first measure in a problematic player situation is to talk to the players ...
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Are there any challenges during an in-person game that aren’t a factor online?

Here are a few things I ususally pack for in person gaming: Adventure Book. Don't forget to bring it. It has happened to me before. Dice. Obviously. Bring enough multiples of the types you need to ...
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Can I keep playing a character who annoys other PCs?

You need to get rid of the character some way or the other Nothing will help. Your character, as it is right now, is irredeemably gone. You can't fix her in-game because nobody wants to play with the ...
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Trolls crashing an online-game

Your only current option is leaving calmly. State to the GM "I am not having fun anymore, and if you don't want to do anything about the people ruining my fun, I'm out." And then if they don'...
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Can I begin roleplaying if I'm visually impaired?

It shouldn't be a problem at all. I've played a lot through the Internet in the last few years with a variety of groups, mostly as a GM. My experience mostly comes from WFRP2, which is while not the ...
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Can RPGs be played "offline" or "asynchronously"?

Look into Play By Post role playing games. In order to find one that you like, do a search with that term and include the genre of game you are interested in. I know of some play by post games in ...
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Was I right to leave my rp group after feeling like my player agency was violated?

I'm gonna give you the simple and short answer: If you're not having fun, leaving is the right choice. Sounds like you weren't having fun, so leaving is the right thing to do. You're playing a game. ...
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How to improve player engagement in video call for virtual tabletop game?

I run a Pathfinder game using the same setup (Skype and Roll20), with between 4-6 players a session. We will have started 3 years ago in January. Proper ambience and player engagement are some of the ...
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How can I tell someone a character is taken?

Just say: “Sorry, that character is taken. Here's the ones that are still available.” Having played various games online or in person this is all that really needs to be said. It's fine and polite ...
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I keep rolling terribly. How can I keep playing this character and have fun, despite my luck?

There are some things you can do to improve your experience (but first, check your dice rolling program) A minor note, but one that deserves to come first. Your rolls were extremely low, but they did ...
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Can you play pen & paper roleplaying games over the Internet?

Yes the technology is called a Virtual Tabletop or VTT. It combines the following A whiteboard that everybody can draw on or use to display image. Also used as a battleboard with token instead of ...
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What information should I give the players for them to draw their map?

This is up to you but I recommend option 3 What I can tell you is that your concern about the third approach making things too easy on the players is misplaced. There are many beloved and successful ...
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Are there any challenges during an in-person game that aren’t a factor online?

Handling IC / OOC conversations and meta-communication I've played in-person for more than forty years and online for nearly six. The biggest difference I have noticed is in terms of handling in ...
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