This episode I'm joined by Hunter Royall from the "A Sundered World" podcast to talk about all the different relationship vectors in TTRPGs. The first being that between player and character, and how it's not always affection that's garnered - often resentment or animosity can take hold when the PC isn't effective or ends up different than what the player originally imagined. Hunter takes us through how having all the PCs related in-game affects the dynamic of a traditional adventuring party. We also encourage players to take advantage of all those unique and fantastic NPCs your GM has undoubtedly thrown at you when thinking about character creation and backstories, as this can be a fantastic way to add depth and investment to your character.
05:13 - Working with your Character
11:32 - GMs as Mentors
24:45 - Related PCs
35:12 - Leveraging Pre-Existing Relationships In-Game
50:14 - How Player Relations Affect The Game
Find Hunter on:
A Sundered World: https://asunderedworld.libsyn.com/
'Unbalanced Scales' book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Unbalanced-Scales-Hunter-C-Royall/dp/1732221103/
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'Editing' episode of Thinking Critically
Matthew Perkins @mperkinsDM: https://www.matthewperkins.net/
Matt Street @mpstreet88: https://www.virtualtimehustle.com/
Intro Music: 'Local Forecast' by Kevin MacLeod
Intermission Music: 'Chill' by Kevin MacLeod
Outro Music: 'Local Forecast - Elevator' by Kevin MacLeod
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