Role-Playing: Gig or Game? / Rants / Role-Playing: Gig or Game?

"So, now, all the experienced players pretend not know what a troll is or how to kill it while some newbie makes a proficiency roll to find out if they know! If he fails his proficiency check, watch out because players now make dumb decisions so they can role-play not knowing!"

I'm on the fence on this issue. I like the role-playing and authentic acting bit of RPGs just as much as I like the advantage of being an experienced player and playing with savvy.

Everything in moderation. Or is that machinations?

Written on July 8, 2002