Basic tips for new
The GM – This person is likely a friend who has put in
a lot of time and research to run the game you will be playing so be respectful. Try to cooperate with them,
they are not the enemy even though they may control the enemies.
2) Choosing your character –
Understand why your GM doesn’t want you to play as an 8ft lizard man in his WWII game! Pick a character that is
suitable for the setting and most importantly is one that you really want to play.
3) Know your character – Get
familiar with all of your stats and skills. You need to know what your abilities do and what you may have to roll
4) Understand you character
– Try and come up with a backstory and an explanation as to why you have all of your skills and abilities, discuss
this with the GM as he will then be able to intergrate your character into his story and world.
5) The rules – Although it
is ultimately the GMs job to apply the rules the game can run a lot smoother when the players know the rules
6) Playing in character –
Don’t be shy, use your voice to give the character a unique personality. Try and put yourself in their shoes and
imagine what they would do. When you describe what you are doing say it as though it is your character who is
7) Play as the character –
Would your honourable knight stab an unarmed man in the back? Don’t take the easy route through a problem if your
character wouldn’t do the same. Would your ordinary street cop know how to kill a werewolf with silver? Try not to
bring your out of game knowledge into the game. Just because you can wire a plug doesn’t mean your character
8) Be fair – Earn glory for
your character don’t cheat a few XP here or add an extra healing potion there. Play your character 100% by the book
and I promise you a much more enjoyable game.
9) There is no I in TEAM! –
That’s right chances are you will be playing in a group. Try to work well with everyone else. Let the other players
enjoy their time in the spot light.. Know your friends characters and look for new and unique ways to combine your
10) Be kind – Do not try to
de-rail your GMs game. If you don’t like a game you are playing do not ruin the game for the other