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Friday, October 7, 2011

Time in the World (GM Tip)

Keep time. Never leave all avenues open.  Marrying players to a time table provides a sense of reality that helps underlie your game and help them suspend their belief.  With a time table, you can inject holidays, festivals, seasons, and other events in a sensible and believable way.

This can lead to a mile of adventures, plot hooks and machinations that players can latch on.  It really hits home the disparity between the long-lived/immortals and the rest of the worlds.  

If you are interested in running "legacy" games, where the child of one character is played and so on, you'll need a time table to show

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