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Can’t wave a sheet around…

Recovered from the Wayback Machine.

Dorothea, while writing about gaming characters, wrote the following today:

Do not wave a character sheet around yelling “But my character’s a sweet, easy-going chap!” when he’s just instigated an unnecessary catfight with the rest of the group. That dog so won’t hunt.

Your character has to take responsibility for his/her actions just as you do. A character sheet isn’t a shield or a get-out-of-doghouse-free card.

Sometimes Dorothea’s writings about gaming come all to uncomfortably close to real life. People will perceive you based on your actions, not how you perceive yourself.

And you can’t yell “Fire!” in real life and then bitch when you get hit in the face with a bucket of water.

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