Quick Survey about Dealing with Players

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I’m currently writing a book about dealing with players. To that end, I’ve set up a survey to find out your concerns about working with players. Please take a few minutes to answer it:

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I’ll post the collective results of the survey in a separate post (don’t worry–it’s completely anonymous so you don’t have to worry about your players finding out what you’ve said about them 😉 ).

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2 responses to “Quick Survey about Dealing with Players

  1. Console drones is a player type I hadn’t heard of before. Is that people who expect tabletop to be like videogames, or people who you can’t tear away from Angry Birds for more than the space of a combat round?

    • @Swordgleam — They’re people who expect tabletop games to act like console rpgs, as you guessed. Usually they’re a problem because they expect to be spoon fed through the entire adventure. I had one guy at a convention who’s player needed to get some information from an NPC. When I asked him what he was going to say, he looked at me in all seriousness and said “How am I supposed to know if you don’t give me a list of choices!?”

      They also tend to get very indignant when you tell them they can’t fit 20 swords (or worse, suits of armor) in their backpacks. At another point, the same guy above started walking into random houses in town and taking their stuff and was very angry at me when the occupants of the houses ran for the town constables and he ended up with his butt in jail for the night, was told to return all the items he stole, and to compensate the victims.

      I don’t know if he ever played another tabletop RPG, but he never again played at my table, thank goodness.

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