RPG Etiquette Reviews RPG & Card Board
I think this is an Etiquette issue so I will post it here. If the moderators think it needs its own thread I can do that.
But another rule I try to abide by, both around the table and in play by email/post games, is to learn the basic rules. And the rules for the class/type of character I am playing. Now obviously, especially when starting in a new game, everyone makes mistakes, and the GM is there to correct misinterpretations of the rules. But especially in post/email games, it can slow things down even more.
I certainly ask my Game Masters/Dungeon Masters about how things work, even in games whose rules I feel fairly comfortable that I know. And I still make my share of mistakes, but too often I see people who have been in a game for a fair bit and they still make mistakes that totally ignore the rules. It tends to drive me nuts. I frequently want to do more than the rules allow, but the rules exist for reasons, one of which is to balance things so everyone can contribute…