Monday, August 24, 2015

RPGaDay 24: Favorite House Rule

Not really a house rule, but one that gets used in every gaming session (including now in the youth game being run by a former player, so it lives on).

At the end of each session, I hand out index cards and ask people to write down three things.

  1. The coolest thing that happened in the game.
  2. The coolest thing another player did in the game.
  3. If the game were a TV or movie, whom would you cast for the role of [major NPC of that session]
Having the players ask this question is a nice way to provide closure to each session and get some feedback as a GM about what the players enjoy in a game.  It is also fun to see how people's imagination work when it comes to visualizing the action.

The final thing it does is forces me to make sure I have at least one interesting NPC with which the players interact each session.

1 comment:

  1. That's a nice touch WQR. I've never managed to have a consistent "end of session" routine. I've tried something similar that was tied to XP awards briefly but people get twitchy when it affects the game directly like that. I'll have to think about these.