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First of all: Don't worry. Having one player that prefers roleplaying over combat is, at least to me, pretty much the default. I think I literally have never DM'd to a table that didn't have that one Bard or Rogue that wants to sleep during combat and gets all excited when they get to a town and they can talk to people. That's normal and usually everyone can ...


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Play for one or more sessions. It is too early to start worrying about that. It is quite possible that he didn't enjoy the fight because he didn't understood his class as well or the combat wasn't stimulating enough. I had a player that didn't like combat that much until I started to sent at them intelligent enemies that used strategy. It was, at least for ...


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Combat can have Roleplaying Just because swords are drawn does not mean that roleplaying has to stop. On the contrary roleplaying is a vital part of keeping combat encounters from being purely mechanical. There are strategies you can use to keep roleplaying in combat: Engage the characters in the stakes of the encounter Combat is one of the ways that he can ...


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MikeQ linked an excellent and relevant related question. The accepted answer for that has some similar advice. My own experience trying to get new players to participate more has led me to use the following techniques and principles. Ask the "Experts": Each character is made with a particular set of skills. When a relevant situation arises, ask ...


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There are several options you could use for it. Harem world. You run the session as normal, but whenever there's a major cost or problem with the world, it can be overcome with flirting. This one is popular when you want lots of excuses for flirting. For example, you might fight a group of goblins, lose, and then you can bypass the goblins by having flirty ...


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Focus on one pair of characters A lot of text-based roleplay with romantic or erotic content focuses on each player running one character at a time, even when each player has a whole stable of characters they play intermittently. Likewise, such roleplay often focuses on one-on-one scenes, even in a game with numerous players. It sounds like the two of you ...


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