The Chronicles of a Dead Empire
Handy Hints and Tips
- Fill out your Character Sheet as fully as possible. Key to really enjoying a RPG is to cut down as many distractions as possible and maximize play time. One major distraction is looking up character information in the rulebooks. One way everyone could save a lot of time is to make sure all your needed information is on your character sheet. This way, you’re only looking up information on the front or back of a sheet of paper.
- Be daring and describe it. This is a game of fantasy, so be daring and take risks. When you do so, describe what you’re doing and don’t depend on the GM to do it for you. If you’re doing a complex action, ask first, but don’t be afraid to do so. The worst you’ll get is a no.
- Give your character a background that supports your character’s desire to adventure. Many times I hear the refrain “I don’t know why my character would be on this adventure.” If that is the case, then your expectation as a player does match the expectation of the GM for the game. The reason for the campaign will always be spelled out – its your job to get your character from their humble beginnings to the present.
- Because you’re unique doesn’t mean you’re useful. Be careful you don’t have a concept, while creative and unique, that won’t last a handful of games. Look at the long game when creating a background and character concept.