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3rd May 2016, 6:00 AM
The Eyes Haven't
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Newbiespud 3rd May 2016, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Some fears and anxieties are still effective in a fantasy roleplaying situation. I suspect that some aren't.

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Pablo360 3rd May 2016, 6:10 AM edit delete reply
Pablo360
What's more interesting are the fears that are effective in a fantasy roleplaying situation, but not outside one.

For instance, having the souls of everyone you love harvested to power a superweapon that will destroy the entire world and make the BBEG a god.

Specifically, for many parties, the fear that one of the other party members will use it before you can.
Digo Dragon 3rd May 2016, 6:11 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
The dice can still betray you, Fluttershy! ;)

I find it common that players don't have anywhere near the fear that real-world people would have in given situations. Dealing with the law when you're on the wrong side of it, getting into a lethal fight with some otherworldly creature, facing down a unicorn that is dual-wielding MP5s and spraying bullets at you in a parking garage and your only armor is that cheap Fiat you're hiding behind...

Okay, that last one was an npc, but still.

My highest applause goes to those few players that can roleplay fear. When their character is facing down death or uncertainty and they cannot walk away or risk allowing evil to triumph. Players who connect with their character not just bravery and determination, but doubt and misgivings. Those are the roleplayers I love the most at my table. Those can can give me a performance of their character showing the full range of emotion, not just the classical heroic ones.

To those, I salute and give cookies.
Ted the saiyanwolf 3rd May 2016, 9:20 AM edit delete reply
Ted the saiyanwolf
what about roleplaying accidently killing your best friends because of s***ty rolls?
Digo Dragon 3rd May 2016, 9:52 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Roleplay the drama? Sure, that is much better than just shrugging like it's no big deal ("acceptable collateral" is a phrase that often makes me cringe when a player says it).
Darkside 3rd May 2016, 7:58 AM edit delete reply
I had a character who was so full of fear and anxiety, that when he was left to his own devices he had no idea what to do with himself, so he'd just fall back on cleaning things.

At first, anyways. As he travelled with the party, he eventually found himself becoming more and more confident, but he still like to clean whenever he got the chance.

(I basically made him a mix of Bleach's Hanatarou and Soul Eater's Crona.)
Ted the saiyanwolf 3rd May 2016, 9:15 AM edit delete reply
Ted the saiyanwolf
if she gets the rolls I had from my first game of D&D, this will end badly