Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Elminster's Law, or, The Law of DMPCs

Jeff Rients may have just given a name to a well-known roleplaying phenomenon. I don't know if he actually invented it or heard it from someone else, but I only care that I can now refer to it by name:

Elminster's Law:

The PCs' desire to kill an NPC is directly proportional to the DM's love of the character.

2 comments:

JM said...

Ain't that the truth!

:D

Jeff Rients said...

I might have heard that somewhere else, but if so I can't recall the source. Until someone calls me on it I will gladly take credit.