Monday, April 22, 2019

As Long As It Is Fun For You & Your Group

Any time someone posts a story about their game, there is invariably one response in the mix. That response is different in wording, but carries the same message about a rule done wrong or a correction for the game. In some threads this can go on and in a depth to a troubling degree. Why troubling? Because the implication is that you're running your game wrong.

Now there are other responses, and I doubt everyone posting with a rules clarification is trying to say you're game is wrong, but it is easy to come to that conclusion. And when you see it so often, and everyone has opinions on how games should go, it can be very pervasive. Then there are sites and blogs like mine that give advice on how to run the game, and you may continue to think that way.

So let's lay it out straight: If you and your players are having fun, you are playing your game right and fine.

I don't care if you ignore or break every rule. I don't care if you don't use dice. I don't care if you 'railroad' every encounter. If everyone at the table is having fun, you're doing your game right.

Remember that whenever you doubt, whenever you're not sure, and whenever you're stuck. As long as the game is fun, it is a good game.

And some sessions will be less fun than others. And some moments may be a bother. But just aim to have the game be fun as possible, and you'll be alright.

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