Building Rapport With Your Players
Some tips to help you break the ice
It can be difficult to break the ice! Here’s some neutral questions to get conversations going with someone new to your community.
About the game:
What is your experience with this TTRPG?
What are you looking for in a game?
What is your favorite thing about this TTRPG?
If you’ve played a campaign before - what did you like about it?
Is your schedule regular for this time?
About the player:
How has your week been?
How did you get your start playing TTRPGs?
What do you do for work?
Where are you from?
Once you’ve asked a question, you need to focus on listening to them. Your next question or follow-on comment will stem from any of the questions you might ask. If they answer “I have played Storm King’s Thunder”, then guess what: You talk about Storm King’s Thunder, even if only briefly.
You can pivot to another topic as it feels natural. That’s just how you get the ball rolling. Good luck!
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