As many people do, I used the new year as a chance to look back on the previous year and think about what did and didn’t work. That way I can make this year’s gaming even more awesome!
I like to keep things simple. I’m a huge fan of KISS. Thus, I’ve boiled my plotting down to four gaming resolutions:
- Show, don’t tell. When it comes to my character’s actions, I want to describe more and tell less. “I cast magic missile” is boring. I hurl three bottles of sizzling, pale blue energy” is far better. (However, quail in fear—my current character is a bard!)
- Help everyone have fun. This is perhaps my most ambitious resolution. I’ve posted a bit about this before, but I think we have a responsibility to make sure everyone at the table has as much fun as possible. Gaming is a cooperative experience, be we often we get distracted by our own fun.
- Help the GM more. Most of the time, I GM and don’t play so I suspect this is closer to my heart than many. As a player, I should aim to help the GM as much as possible run a good session. This might entail cleaning the battle mats between encounters, making drinks, not talking over him and so on.
- Try to keep my character alive. Tricky—I’m playing a bard…still three out of four isn’t bad!
What are your gaming resolutions for 2018?