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You know how sometimes you’re just like “hey I found this person that isn’t quite our enemy and just misunderstood and we should all hug and fight/commit crime together” and then they just start shooting at each other and it’s like C’MON GUYS. CARE BEARS DON’T SHOOT EACH OTHER.
Somehow this is going to end up being my fault, isn’t it.
This sounds like a scenario I can definitely relate to.
"The paladin notices everyone else is confused at the concept of ‘family’."
"Oh right, I’m among player characters."
Sometimes I worry that I haven’t prepped nearly enough for my players to last the whole session and panic a little.
Then I remember that they spent 45 minutes buying and naming a donkey that they immediately forgot about afterwards.
Player: I don't like my character.
Player: I don't know what I'm doing with him.
Player: All of my stats are wrong.
Player: I took all the wrong skills.
Player: I have no motivations.
Player: My backstory makes no sense.
Player: My character sheet is a swirling vortex of entropy.
Me: Do you want to roll a new character?
Player: Hell no. What are you thinking?
When a new player joins your campaign, and his character meets the other characters for the first time…