Impractical Applications: Not So Mutual

I talked earlier this week about characters with mutually dependent characterization. They show up a lot in my gaming, to the point where it’s almost disconcerting to me to have a PC whose characterization hasn’t been influenced by someone two months into any given game (PC, NPC, I’m not picky), and if I were to [...]

Impractical Applications (Lamora Tempted)

Temptation plots, as you might have gathered from Sunday and Monday nights’ posts, are some of my favorite plots as a player. Taking that into account, it came as a bit of a surprise to me that aside from skirting about the edges in a few Generic Villain posts, I’d never actually gotten around to [...]

Impractical Applications (The Backstory of Ormand and Lamora)

The last cross-backstorying I did was last week, for a three-person D&D game: the GM, my boyfriend, and me. We’d planned on playing characters who knew each other anyway, and then, two weeks before game started, the GM made a point of telling us how we’d be rewarded for good backstory.
Things to note on this: [...]