Sharing Dreams | ODAM Publishing Blog
This tweak is all about pacing. Pacing may not seem like a very exciting subject when talking about a new game, but it is very important. Ever play a video game that takes a ridiculous number of hours to get to a point that you actually feel is enjoyable? Yea, well just imagine playing a board game that takes too long to get to your turn or where you have to wait for a long time just to get to the fun stuff. Not a good thing.
Tabletop roleplaying games are just that - games. They should be treated as such. Is it still better for the overall experience if everyone involved takes the roleplaying aspect seriously? I would answer, yes! Granted, not everyone participating in a tabletop RPG is an academy award winning actor/actress, nor do they need to be, but “staying in character” will improve the pacing of the session (and story), allow the characters to blossom, and allow the other players to stay in the moment.