Let’s talk about why it’s important to have a PC change as the campaign happens. The idea of “My character wouldn’t do that” is, IMO, often built on the idea that the character will not learn or change or adjust based on the things they encounter in the world.  So, let’s dig into this.


Random Encounter

Cory Winn emails us on episode 197 – Con Game vs Campaign

Mike Beschta emails us on Surrender or Run Away!

Carl Davis emails us about Prepping for Con Games

Crimfan comments on Player Skill from a previous Random Encounter from Matt Seiberlich in episode 197

DM Cojo offers makes a request

Adam makes a request

Die Roll



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