RPG (Role-Playing Game) Research - Does Back Story Matter in Role-Playing Games for Player Characters?
Does Back Story Matter in Role-Playing Games for Player Characters? (an idea stub for discussion)
Backstory matters for helping players know the motivations of their character. This may not have anything to do with the adventure's story itself. But it impacts HOW a character will react to situations that come up in the game.
When you physically removed your microphone to show the book, you could not be heard at all.
Bah! Checkov! 😛 too formulaic 😛
Yes, in longitudinal campaigns, backstory is very important for long-term buy in for the players.
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