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Genre Police: Parallel Play

As much as a GM presents a believable world, the players’ stories quickly become the Axis Mundi around which the story revolves. This isn’t too much of a problem, but it can shatter the feeling of reality in the game when players make all the big world-changing decisions; their dramas are the core of every event.

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Canon, Your Homegrown Setting, and You

Our lives change constantly, as do our views and levels of creativity. For those of us who construct vast Dungeons & Dragons settings and worlds for our players to place their characters in and explore, this brings a dilemma. How do we stay true to all the wild escapades, heart-racing adventures, and ground-breaking campaigns that occur in our world? We all have an opinion on the role of canon in works of fiction—and we should carve one out for our own worlds as well.