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Saying, “No.”

In Storytelling on June 20, 2013 at 11:00 am

IMG_3337Storytellers fear saying it, Players need to hear it, and games benefit from it. How can these two letters really benefit a game, and how can Storytellers and Players learn to communicate it?

It’s hard to say “no” to people. It’s made even more complicated when a Storyteller worries about losing players because they were told they couldn’t have something they wanted. How do you say “no” and keep your attendance growing? How do you say “no” and keep your game happy?

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The Unpermissibles

In Plot, Storytelling on June 16, 2013 at 3:41 pm

IMG_3339Rape. Child Abuse. Pregnancy. Abortion. Miscarriage.

These are the Unpermissibles. Some would argue they make good story. I would argue Storytellers do not always know everything going on in their players’ lives, and these things are far too sensitive to just push into play without an OOC discussion first.

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