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Episode 353 – immersion-breaking rolls


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Fear the Boot

St. Louis, Missouri

Description: Fear the Boot is an irreverent, roundtable discussion of tabletop roleplaying games. In this weekly show we debate game-related issues, offer advice for improving your game, and poke fun at the hobby

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Episode 353 – immersion-breaking rolls

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* (0:29) Work clothes.  Being mistaken for employees of various places.

* (4:57) The 1950s milkshake machine.  The other Mixmaster.

* (11:30) Giving the players rolls they deserve without breaking immersion — or giving out meta-game information — by the very act of requesting the rolls.

* (15:35) Solution 1: Noting the relevant character skills and writing down some rolls in advance.

* (17:09) Solution 2: Giving clues and waiting for player requests.

* (23:24) Solution 3: Asking players for rolls but not telling them why.

* (25:51) The importance of GMs trusting their players to roleplay in the face of some meta-game knowledge.

* (28:49) Solution 4: Having another player make the roll and not telling them why.

Hosts: Chad, Dan, Pat, Wayne

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