So my DM has been texting with me today about a new plot arc he’d like to pursue in our Pathfinder campaign. Basically he wants my character to get kidnapped and mentally dominated by the enemy faction, becoming evil (though possibly redeemable). I’d play as my character’s cohort in the meantime while also occasionally making key decisions for my primary character behind the scenes.
Anyway, I thought his ideas were pretty cool, but I mostly super appreciate how he’s checking with me first about this. In his words, he wants to make sure he doesn’t “kill the mood for the game” for me.
I think it’s always a good idea to have this conversation with a player before you do anything that could fundamentally alter the nature of their character like this. I, for example, do not enjoy playing evil characters, so I would not like it if I was made to roleplay someone with a forced alignment switch. But playing through a storyline as a different character while the party attempts to save my primary? Totally excited to see how this goes.
Communication is key! Make sure you understand what kind of game your players are interested in. :) Especially when trying new things.