The Gamer Assembly Philosophy

The Gamer Assembly brings together role-playing gamers of all stripes to talk about the games that they love. These discussions lead to forging new ideas and ultimately creating new content for those games. We talk about games from both sides of the screen and try to make the experience more rewarding for everybody involved.

To that end, we…

  1. Create: “Get excited and make stuff!” Follow your ideas to their logical conclusions. Assemble new systems and new ways to approach role playing. Take your rough notes and polish them enough to…
  2. Collaborate: Share what you’ve created. Playtest with others and listen to their feedback. Get input from The Gamer Assembly, whether that means pimping an encounter or taking suggestions for what to take for a character’s next feat. Take what you hear from the people around you and…
  3. Listen: Honor other people’s experiences. Take words at face value and find things to agree on. If someone else hates your favorite game, that’s OK, since without other opinions you can never…
  4. Learn: Using someone else’s viewpoint, try to look at your creation from a different angle. Nobody has the same assumptions you do, especially when it comes to role playing. Cultivate this vision and find breakthroughs to…
  5. Refine: Clarify your rules. Polish your prose. Organize your thoughts. Improve your approach. And when you have perfected what you put your mind to, be gracious and remember to show…
  6. Respect: Thank the people you play with. Credit the people who talked over your ideas with you. Let troll bait fall to the ground, untaken. When you know that you don’t know everything, we can all…
  7. Coexist: Accept differences. Remain civil. Move past the disagreeable parts and into the magic of playing the game, whatever game that may be. Avoid absolute language and attacking others with words. Everyone should feel welcome at the game table, and it's up to each one of us to make everyone comfortable. When you work in harmony with your community, you will truly…

Play What You Love, Love What You Play.


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