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Difficult RPG players and how to deal with them

Updated: Feb 9

Difficult role play gamers are an occupational hazard of being a games master. At some point in your career as a GM, you will encounter one.

Just as in every day life, we don't get along with everyone and find the behaviours of others challenging or sometimes unacceptable, the gaming group is no different and the game itself can bring out sides to people that we need to navigate or deal with. The question is how to do this without wrecking the game.

This blog is a handy guide to dealing with behaviour that isn't conducive to the group having a good time.

Establishing Group Norms

Often, by the time you have a problem in a group, it's already too late.