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Posted By Kurt "Telas" Schneider On February 25, 2009 @ 4:26 pm In GMing Advice,Tools for GMs | 5 Comments
Whether or not you’re using a table, or what kind of table you’re using, you should definitely pay attention to who sits where. Do you have a pair of wisecrackers sitting next to each other, making jokes while the game is going on? Does your Alpha Player sit right next to the GM, cutting off all conversation whenever possible? Does the Wallflower sit at the far end, nose buried in a book or laptop?
The following guidelines might be helpful:
I make it very clear early on that seating may be assigned for these reasons. In the few times that I’ve actually had to assign seating, the results and the feedback have both been overwhelmingly positive. If your group has any of the above issues, try mixing up the seating; you might be surprised at the results.
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