by, 07-05-2011 at 11:13 PM (1458 Views)
I gave my players an opportunity to earn rewards - action points in the system we use - for blogging about their adventures in their characters voice. More if done from a literacy view limited by appropriate level of literacy. A couple people clamored for it, but it turns out in several months not one player did it. I'm not sure what point this proves, or why i'm even bringing up the point, and i wont say i'm not disappointed... but i'm not surprised either.
I guess i was hoping in some weird way to get some feedback as a GM. The players give me some pretty heavily filtered feedback in offhanded comments, but i was hoping to get some better ideas on character directions coming straight from the "characters" themselves. It could help me tailor the campaign more to the group as well... so now i just go back to keeping things told mostly as i feel they need to be told. Maybe i just have a lazy group. Everyone's got a life - including me (more so than most), but a few moments of expressing myself seems like its pretty easy.. oh well. I think i have a pretty good group of players - some are power/meta, one more MMO and "points" driven, but most are very story-centric and go along with the epics i tell. I wish i would get them involved more somehow. Sometimes i wonder if its because i do so much that they do not feel like they have to. One player is taking over GMing, and here i am writing materials for him to test running... I need to stop obviously and enjoy my short break.