Cliches and tropes in roleplaying games, are they a tiresome plot devices or are they just good old fun?
Episode 40 Show Agenda
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Topic of Discussion
Cliches and Tropes – why they’re fun, and why comfortable is just fine sometimes
- What cliches and tropes do we use?
- Why are we using them?
- Predictable is sometimes good – can help with new players
- Setup for the twist
- Is there a reason to avoid them?
- does using them make you a “bad” GM or player?
- does using them who a lack of creativity?
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