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Same Page Tool Update

September 5, 2012

I added 3 new questions, did some minor editing and formatting to make it a little easier to read.

This is coming out of all this playing with non-roleplayers and really thinking about the sorts of hurdles you have to make to “learn roleplaying” which isn’t so much difficult, as much as it is not discussed.

Anyway, as useful as The Same Page Tool is, it stands as sort of a testament to the massive failure in our hobby to understand, describe, and communicate core processes of gameplay. If nothing else, at least, I can look to the Same Page Tool as a checklist of important ideas that any game I design needs to address on some level to get the group from “I have a game book” to “We’re playing the game” without making people take up the role of game designer after having paid me to do just that.

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