I think I’m losing it. My campaign, that is. I play online. We use Roll20, like you. My players are constantly distracted though, cracking jokes at every chance, taking forever to get one round of combat… I get that jokes will be made, it’s a game, but it’s constant. No one takes the game seriously, they’re on Facebook, they’re playing other games. I don’t know if it’s just me, the campaign, or what. I’ve run campaigns for other groups, but this is the first time I’ve really run into a lot of trouble with “table talk” and distractions.
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Hey Vex, I’m currently running my first campaign ever. I have four of my friends playing in it. They’ve played Dungeons and Dragons before, but only in the form of video games. Baulder’s Gate, Neverwinter Nights, you know… I’ve found out that they must have just clicked through the dialog of the games because they are just pure hack and slash players. Each and every one of them just brute forces their way through my carefully laid plans. I’ve followed your past advice and stopped planning so much in advance. But, I LOVE ROLEPLAYING… They don’t. I really want to incorporate it more in the game, but I don’t want to force feed my players dialog and role playing opportunities when they just don’t want it. Can you please help me find a way to let them see just how fun it is?
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“My players are complaining more and more now. We’re level 17 mythic 7 in my Pathfinder game. Almost every week we run into a rules question that turns into a debate. They are focused on their numbers more than they are on the story. The one role playing player I have is ready to leave the group and come back when I start a new game. I don’t know, I love making adventures and all, but it feels like a job now. –Pat
PS: Good luck with the blog.”
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