With the recent Kickstarter from Monte Cook Games where Monte talks about addressing absentee members of the game group yet still facilitate a method of play. We figured we’d want to elaborate on this. Be it a forum where you discuss what your player character does during down-time, or it’s a real life letter from one player character to another, there’s ways to make this happen, but is it something we prefer?
Imprisoning player characters can take away agency from the players, no question. Game masters can certainly present this to the players, but should be careful not to take it too far. Take it too far and players will get frustrated and ruin a game. Just getting the player characters into a prison situation may be a challenge. How about running an rpg set inside a prison? Well, that’s just madness that might present a great game.