What’s one of a successful player’s key abilities? (Once you’ve thought of an answer, hit “Continue Reading” to see if you are right!
Of course, rolling a 20 (a lot) is a marvellous ability. Beyond that, the ability to get on with fellow players (rather handy), a good grasp of the rules (handy), good role-playing skills (handy) and many other things are all excellent qualities for a player to possess.
I’ve pondered the conundrum of a player’s most important ability for some time and so I was delighted to find a rather nice quote from Gary on this very subject.
So what did Gary have to say?
Whatever the ruleset of D&D you prefer, the ability to think around problems and come up with cunning plans to succeed is key.
What’s interesting about this quote to me is that it appears in the Keep on the Borderlands, a product designed specifically for novice players and GMs. Actually, the more I read this adventure, the more really cool advice I find within that’s still just as relevant today as it was in 1980.
I’m going to be taking a closer look at Keep on the Borderlands over the next few weeks and see what other forgotten treasures lie within. I’ve run the module many, many times, but strangely I haven’t spent a lot of time reading the various advice sections within. I’ll be rectifying that in the next few weeks!
Was Gary Right?
Was Gary right? Was he wrong? What do you think a player’s most important ability is? Let me know in the comments below.