Champions of the Nentir Vale
Ionath's Guide to Good Gaming
- Be dependable in game and out of game. Be on time. Bring stuff for the group when it’s your turn. Bring your personal supplies so others don’t have to scrounge things up for you.
- Always have the other characters’ backs. Your characters may not get along, but they are adventuring together for a reason. Each character may have different motives, but they need each other to succeed.
- Consider what you and your character can do to make the adventure more fun for everyone involved.
- Everyone in your gaming group is your friend to some degree. Treat them as such.
- Be considerate. Keep out-of-turn conversations down to a low volume level. The current player and DM might be saying something that you need to know.
- Be generous. Your Halfling Mage can’t use +infinity magic chainmail worth 500gp. Give it to the Human Barbarian. He will probably use it to keep you alive longer.
- Don’t waste game time arguing over the DM’s rulings. We could spend all night looking up rules and debating semantics, or we could just move on and continue the adventure. I prefer the latter.
- Keep it fun. This is a form of amusement. We are not trying to rival Alexander the Great with our strategic and tactical prowess.
- Make sure everyone gets their fair share. Divide treasure and healing fairly and for the best benefit of the party.
- Your character is a hero. Don’t be a chicken. Take a chance. Be heroic!
- Don’t make a mess or gross out the other players. Clean up after yourself, and don’t clutter the game table unnecessarily.
- Be respectful of other players and their characters motivations and beliefs. Each player has the right to play his character as he chooses. Don’t bully him into doing what you would do. You already have a character of your own.