The Blade of the Raven Queen
Ideally, players come to the gaming table with the same goal: to have a fun time together. This section gives recommendations for table rules you can establish to help meet that goal. Here are some fundamentals:
Foster respect. Don’t bring personal conflicts to the table or let disagreements escalate into bad feelings. Don’t touch others’ dice if they’re sensitive about it.
Avoid distractions. Turn off the television and video games. If you have young children, hire a babysitter. Reducing distractions helps players stay in character and enjoy the story. It might be fine to have players wandering away from the table and back, but some players prefer planned breaks.
Have snacks. Decide before a session who will bring food and drink. This is often something the players can handle.
Dice Rolling. Rolling in full view of everyone. Cocked Dice are to be re-rolled. Dice on the Floor do not Count.
Rolling Attacks and Damage. Players are accustomed to rolling an attack roll first and then a damage roll. If players make attack rolls and damage rolls at the same time, the action moves a little faster around the table.
Rules Discussions. I don’t Mind putting the game on hold while we hash out a rules interpretation. I also don’t mind making a call and then coming back to it later.
Metagame Thinking. It should never be "What YOU think’, it should be What YOUR Character thinks.