RPG-a-Day 2018
RPG-a-Day 2018 Day 30: Share something you learned about playing your character…

I’ve had a good long think about this question as it’s easy to interpret it in a number of ways. I read it as as question about what I’ve learned to do in order to “play my character” better over the years. For me it’s finding the voice of the character, in the early days when I was playing thick barbarian characters it was quite easy as I’d lower my voice and mispronounce things, but as I stepped away from that type of character I found other things to differentiate the character’s voice from my own. When I played Matthew in The Watch House I found I tended to stutter or trip over my words when talking to more confident characters which fitted with the nerdy bookworm character. I tend to give dwarven characters a thick Scottish brogue and call people lad and lass, gnomes are high pitched, quick talking and scatterbrained. I find having that different voice, cadence, mannerisms whatever I do, helps me get more into the character and is also useful for seperating in character and out of character comments. I know voices aren’t an obligatory thing for roleplaying, but sometimes it’s fun to add that extra layer to your game to futher immerse yourself in the game.

Tomorrow marks the final day of RPG-a-Day 2018 and for day 31 I’ll be talking about why I take part in RPG-a-Day…

Until then, if you have something you’ve learned about playing your characters please share in the comments below. As ever, you can find all the previous RPG-a-Day articles here, you can follow me @bargtheogre on Twitter, or check out the Inside the Ogre’s Cavern podcast at @itocpodcast