Now thats a good Idea

In order to succeed in their adventure characters are going to have to work together. Players know this and usually will have their characters help each other out in order to accomplish a task, but assistance often arises from a conversation between players and not characters. Greywulf has a great idea here that will help get players to stay in character while determining who is best at diplomacy and who is second best and equipped to aid another.

The idea is this: each player should have in addition to their own character sheet a sheet that has some basic information about the other characters in the party. For my group this might look something like this:

Kyras Human Barbarian, Strong, Bastard Sword, Trained: Climb, Jump, Perception, Survival
Alessia Human Cleric, Wise, Morningstar, Trained: Heal, Knowledge Religion, Knowledge Arcana, Profession Clergy
Arandiel Human Paladin, Dexterous, Scimitar, Trained: Deception, Craft Tailoring, Intimidate, Stealth, Etiquette

This should eliminate or at least minimize instances of “hey whats your guy’s name again” and “who’s got craft: basket weaving again,” allowing your players to spent more time in character and increase immersion in the game world.

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~ by katallos on January 25, 2010.

One Response to “Now thats a good Idea”

  1. I might have to try that…

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