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Backgrounds – Ep231

Wait... how is this guy first level?
Wait… how is this guy first level?

We are divided. Some feel that character backgrounds are essential to integrating characters into the story, and as a result increase the player’s immersion level. Others, do not.

Cast – Shannon, Dan, Eric, Jayson and Mike

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4 Comments

  1. Scott
    Scott September 15, 2015

    First, I will say I haven’t listened to the pod cast. I will when I get home from work tonight. Backgrounds can be helpful to get a feel for you character, but they can also be misused…the whole “this is my father’s sword” I believe is a misuse you guys like to quote. One of the reasons I like Savage Worlds is the Interlude mechanic that allows you to build character backgrounds as the game progresses making everyone stay on track.

    • Gamerstable
      Gamerstable September 16, 2015

      We do mention the Interlude mechanic. It is a wonderful way to build character (and group) history.

  2. Scott
    Scott September 16, 2015

    Yep. Another entertaining episode.

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