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How to deal with a PC being played as homophobic?

Explain it to them just as you explained it to us: "It makes me uncomfortable and I believe it will make the other players uncomfortable." is a perfectly valid reason to veto a character. It also ...
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How to deal with a PC being played as homophobic?

Talk to the Player-- Privately, Politely, Firmly, and Pre-Emptively This is not something I've faced directly, in the sense of a homophobic character, but I have faced it with misogynistic players/...
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How to deal with a PC being played as homophobic?

Consider for a minute that role playing games are largely based on the concept of allowing players to act out dangerous, scary, and/or heroic situations in a safe environment. RPGs are often filled ...
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How to deal with a PC being played as homophobic?

You do what you should always do in a situation where there is potential conflict between the participants (including the GM): you get the group together and you talk about the issue and the ...
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How to deal with a PC being played as homophobic?

The already-posted answers are great, but there hasn't been much focus on what actual play with the PC would be like. I see three very broad categories to consider, and if the answers you and your ...
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Should I allow a PC's spells to affect a very large space vehicle?

The Esper Genesis Basic Rules state: Starship defenses include fortified frames, polarized plating, and energy shields, all of which make them fairly resistant to attacks from handheld weapons. If ...
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What, if any, balance problems do the Ultramodern5 & Apex rulesets have?

I've played Ultramodern. They have a strong emphasis on classes being the main source of power, which reduces some balance issues - items are rarely OP or balance-shifting. They have some "roll on ...
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How to deal with a PC being played as homophobic?

Start with Session 0 There are a ton of good resources about Session 0, and new ones keep being created. Session 0 Basically, before you play your first game everyone gets together and talks ...
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How to deal with a PC being played as homophobic?

Now I’ve known this player for a long time and I know he isn’t the type to throw out offensive slurs, but even then, as a bisexual this makes me uncomfortable. To be honest, if you're certain that ...
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How to deal with a PC being played as homophobic?

Don’t talk to us - talk to him It’s your (as in all of you) role-playing game and no one outside your group has a justifiable reason for telling you that this or that area of human experience is off-...
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How to deal with a PC being played as homophobic?

Another thing to consider is the story arc the character is trying to achieve. Is the character arc a homophobic PC being challenged and having their views changed or just a homophobe with no ...
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