Shared Backgrounds?

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Steve the Black
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Shared Backgrounds?

Post by Steve the Black » Mon May 16, 2016 11:04 pm

In the past, this has gone back and forth on if it's acceptable, so I just wanted some clarrification. What's the current staff's policy on shared backgrounds between characters played by different people?

My friend saw me playing Avendar and asked me to show her how to play. She's got experience with pen and paper RPGs and she was in my Pathfinder group, but has never played (or heard of) a MUD before. Given the game's steep learning curve, I told her I would make a new character with her and we could play together. (I don't see this as being problematic with power gaming. I expect she will actually get me killed a lot.)

Basically, I want to know do the current rules allow us to make backgrounds in which we already know each other? Or do we have to make individual histories and then "bump into" each other in the game world?
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Re: Shared Backgrounds?

Post by neongrey » Mon May 16, 2016 11:39 pm

So long as you play within the spirit of the rules (ie, don't use any connection to gain advantage over other players), go for it.
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Re: Shared Backgrounds?

Post by Steve the Black » Tue May 17, 2016 12:46 am

Thanks for the info, will do.
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