Reverb Gamers List #15

People often talk about the divide between what happens “in game” and “in real life.” Do you maintain that divide in your own play, or do you tend to take what happens to your character personally? Why?

A game is in a fantasy world, not the real world.  There is no reason to take something personally.  If circumstances are such that a bad series of rolls kills your character, well, sorry.  In superhero games, death is merely another side plot.  In other games, you’ll just have to see.

There is one exception that does bother me: guest GM’s.  GM B runs a session in GM A’s campaign and does things that break characters that GM A would not do, this bugs me and I’ve had it happen twice by the same GM guest-running.  Not that it’s likely to happen again, circumstances being what they are, but if B were to ever run in someone elsess campaign, I would definitely run a character from B’s game.

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