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I Want To Try! Tips on becoming a better player


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Be A Better Player!

There is tons of helpful information out there about how to be a better DM. Books, websites, blogs, Youtube video series, you name it. I've noticed, however, that there is precious little about how to be a better D&D player. This monograph seeks to address that lack, if only slightly, and in a more-than-slightly opinionated way.

It is based on more than 30 years of experience playing D&D and other tabletop roleplaying games, as well as observations about basic human nature and inspiration from such luminaries as Kenneth Hite, Robin Laws, Dawnforgedcast, Matthew Mercer, Geek & Sundry, Matt Colville, “DnD” and “RPG” on Reddit, con panels, and many more I can't possibly remember. 

R P Davis is the author of the best-selling e-book You Can Try: Tips on Becoming a Better DM.

He's a freelance writer, editor, and adventure designer. He's been a tabletop gamer the entire time he's been sentient, and a role-playing addict for more than 30 years. In that time he's written countless things, from simple spell effects to D&D campaign worlds to complete role-playing games. Most of it sucked, but he likes to think he learned from the process. You can find him at The DM's Guild, his website, and on Facebook.

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Steve M July 03, 2018 4:32 am UTC
This guide brings into focus specific qualities on how to be a Better Player. I wish I had this to share at my table when one of the players would always forget to ask himself "Is this good only for me, or for all of us?"

This guide has great table etiquette for new players and excellent reminders for veterans.

Thank you for this!
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robert D July 03, 2018 2:53 pm UTC
I'm happy you find it useful, Steve!
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Jayme A June 03, 2018 1:15 am UTC
Thanks for this, there isn't nearly enough material about how to be a better player.

Would you please consider adding a Print Friendly version?
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robert D June 03, 2018 9:48 pm UTC
I will definitely do that. Thanks for the tip!
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robert D June 03, 2018 9:53 pm UTC
The print-friendly version is live now. You'll be able to access it through your Library. =)
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Jayme A June 05, 2018 12:50 am UTC
Thank you!
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