Saturday, April 17, 2021

Charismatic Party Leaders Houserule

Who's in charge here?




This idea might be best introduced in session 0 or one.

The PC with the highest Charisma or Personality score is the natural leader of the group, and should be role-played  as such. Maybe even have them be the one that recruits the other PCs.

If two people are tied for highest score, let there be a friendly rivalry. Emphasis on friendly. Maybe one should get the edge for achieving a heroic character arc.

If a new PC comes along with a higher score, there can be tension there too, but eventually, the lower character should realize that the new guy or gal is alright and cede the position (their player will probably like a break from the mental exhaustion of leadership around this point as well).

This is just the musing of someone who has seen a lot of TV shows and movies.

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1 comment:

Spwack said...

An interesting thought. Having a party leader can really be good for breaking deadlocks and forcing decisions, and for a group of less than ten people, a general discussion works wayyyy better than strict democracy.