January 17th, 2005


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I don't want to take up anyone's space, but if you want to read a recap of a really AWESOME Exalted episode that I just played in, the synopsis is here. There may be more descriptions of past games earlier in my journal, but I'm too lazy to link to them right now.

For a crash course in the basic characters:
Lena is a Dawn Caste mercenary/soldier that hates the Imperials with a short temper from the Scavenger Lands.
Tavis is a Twilight Caste who is the Exalted version of an eco-terrorist that abhors cities and everything they stand for.
Danielle is an ex-Imperial courtesan/prostitute for house Cynis, who was smuggled off the Blessed Isle by her Dragon-Blooded lover. She loves the fine things in life.

Yes, we're a happy little party, except when Tavis does dumb things. You wouldn't THINK that a harmless Twilighter could cause so much trouble...

(Actually, Lena and Danielle get along pretty well, now. We may be a while forgiving Tavis, though. *grin*)
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Painted Redhead

Significant Others in the Games We Play

Good Morning --

Having landed a job where I can spend more time than I really need to on the computer and in LJ communities, and generally having nothing to do on what is for many a holiday Stateside, I am hoping to spark a discussion on the following subject, that I'm certain has been discussed and debated into the ground: Significant Others and the Gaming Enviornment.

I have noted upon multiple occasions that Significant Others (SO) being introduced into a game can significantly impact that game, how it is run, and the attitudes of the players and GM towards the SO, dependent on the relationships involved.

This has been a pet peeve of mine for sometime. It annoys me to see GM's cater to their SO's in games. I hate seeing the SO take advantage of the fact that they happen to be sleeping with the GM (if I ever hear the words "If you kill my character, you will never get sex again" ever again, I may be forced to strangle the person in question).

In general, this behavior is more common with girlfriends who get introduced into the boyfriend's gaming group, however I am willing to concede that the behavior can be and has been exhibited in reversed gender roles.

I am really curious to know what experiences my fellow gamers have had in this arena - SOs introduced to your games or gaming in general, how this has impacted the games you've played, etc.
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