Hello, Fellow Players: Welcome to the Other Side of the Table.
I thought, an introduction to the blog is needed so you know where I am going. Anyone who reads roleplaying blogs or listen to podcasts, or view video blogs, knows many cover how to be the best game master, while only a few cover how to be the best player. This strikes me as odd, considering everyone knows there are more players than game masters. You would think the hobby would focus on players and playing. That’s why we are here. I thought about the title for a while. One of the most interesting GM blogs is the Angry GM. You should read it when you get the chance. I thought about calling the blog the Happy Player but let’s face it we are not always that happy. GM’s always consider their side of the table as the most important part of the game but what about the other side--the players. It is for this reason I name the blog Other Side of the Table. The Other Side of the Table blog and possible podcast or even video blog will cover four categories of common player issues.
With the setting mapped out I should establish the rules for the blog. First and foremost, keep in mind we will be working to help the player have the best experiences, regardless of their demography. In simplest terms we do this by following Wheaton’s law “Don’t be a dick”. If I see this behavior you will be removed from the community.