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Flies With Honey, Flies With Vinegar


Rating: G

Setting: Modern AU

Word Count: 4,574


When Arthur meets Merlin after several years, he discovers that while he thought his teasing was friendly, Merlin does not feel the same.

Comments: This fic is just great. I loved how Arthur realized how much of an ass he was to Merlin and tried to make up for it. And just the fact that Arthur didn’t realize they were dating was great too. A sweet fic!

estesa  asked:

What's the "same page tool"? Sounds useful

Okay, for long-time followers, feel free to tune out because you’ve heard this rant before.

For the rest of you, the Same Page Tool is an amazing way to help GMs and players gset their expectations as far as railroading, inter-character conflict, the importance of the rulebook, and other unspoken aspects of RPGs.

Example excerpt:

As one of my friends said, it’s basically a Social Contract.  If we had gone through it at the beginning of the campaign, it likely would not have changed the course of the campaign itself, but it would have helped change my expectations so I’m not feeling quite so disappointed here, several sessions in.

I think it’s especially important for players who have frequently gamed before, as everyone has a different perspectives of what an RPG “should” be.  This helps people with different backgrounds and assumptions verbalize their expectations and adjust their mindset when necessary.  New players don’t generally have any baggage coming into a new campaign, and can more easily adapt to however the game operates.  Long-time players need to have their expectations challenged so they can adjust to however this particular campaign is going to operate.

Original Idea from bankuei

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