Part of the power of this type of experience is the opportunity to explore concepts in a "risk free" way. There are no right or wrong decisions. Similar to the real world, each player must judge the results of their choices for themselves. Desired outcomes may not always occur even if everyone tries their best. Making the best of a difficult situation is as important as avoiding those situations. As players make choices for their characters, they determine the direction of the story and its tone. In this way every game is unique and every story special.
Our goal is to create an environment where our members feel safe exploring various ideas and scenarios as part of a larger collaborative work. This work, which is called roleplaying, is built through member interactions. Each individual, a player, is an agent of their own fortune and an actor in their own story. Together, the players create goals, develop plans, and make decisions with each other in an imaginative environment called the game world. Managing this environment and providing arbitration or feedback is the sole responsibility of a neutral party referred to as the game master or GM (That's us!) The players work with the game master to choose a direction for their story and navigate the many possible results of their own choices. This type of collaboration has a memory built within its fabric. Decisions made during one event, a session, will carry over to the next one. This kind of memory is reflected in the environment and the way the character grows. Characters represent the way a player wants to be involved in the story and what type of solutions the player prefers when faced with challenges. As part of a group characters must negotiate the challenges together. Players must learn how to work with each other as people as well as each other's character.
Some of the most important factors for a roleplaying experience are player autonomy, character vulnerability, comprehensive results, logical outcomes, and group synergy. When the story turns and twists all participants experience a dynamic response from the game world as it reacts to the same events. The results must be reasonable and explainable.
The imagination is a place to refine and experiment with ideas. Interested in getting started?
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination."
"Logic will get you from A to Z. Imagination will take you everywhere." - Albert Einstein
"Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will." - George Bernard Shaw.