Party Criticism

Everyone is allowed to play their character in whatever way they want. Your job, as players, is to play your characters as if they were real people, and to roleplay through their actions, and motivations, to the best of your ability. As we’re all experienced roleplayers, we can all trust the other people at the table to play their characters in pursuit of this goal. This is not a game of minmaxing, and players are encouraged to make story-decisions for how they build and play their character, rather than number-crunched decisions.

This being said, if you want to critique how someone plays their character, bring it up in-game. If it would make sense for your character to call someone out for something, by all means do it. But do save these conversations for in-game. Please refrain from out-of-game critiques or frustrations at the actions by other characters. Chances are there is a character-motivation behind these actions. If someone does something that’s a terrible idea rules-wise, there’s a good chance they’re not “playing wrong” — rather, they’re “playing their character”.

Out of game, we should all be supportive of each other, and trying to enjoy the game as a whole, not worrying too much about what other characters are going to do on their turns. If you bring your concerns up in-game, it may afford you an explanation of why what happened happened, which can turn into a revealing or interesting character-development/revealing conversation. By all means, feel free to offer advice if someone’s looking for help as to how to move correctly, or what to do, but don’t shoot down what someone decides to do. There may be in-game reasons behind it.

Party Criticism

Edge of Empire: From Crime to Consequence Misamore