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[DNDBeyond] Group Background introduced in Eberron

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtzcL9uG8OM

Is this something you think you would want to incorporate into your campaigns?

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Yes, we have. Rather, our group's Innistrad/Ravenloft DM has adopted Group Backgrounds.

I don't have the Eberron book, so I can't state the exact details in the book, but I know the purpose why we are using this.

Too many times over the last few years, new characters by existing players, or players new to our group have always been more chaotic and individually focused, rather than ever attempting to meld with the group or the reason why we go on adventures. They all too quickly adopt the mannerisms of escaped convicts and tag along with the group as long as it suits them. This attitude has permeated every action by some players and their recurring characters (not to mention new characters by some long-time players!), pitting one against the goals of the rest of the party.

Two of the new rules we have adopted for our group, before getting the Eberron book are:
1. You all know each other from past encounters, carousing, or shared history, backgrounds, family, hometown, etc.
2. Your secrets suck and no one cares, so don't bother keeping any. :roll:

We don't have 12 hours a weekend to role-play out every minute detail you have in mind for your character, and we don't care why you hate the Paladin as soon as you met her. Get along. Work together. Move forward. Play the Campaign together. Period. :mrgreen:

Like I said above, I don't have the Eberron book, but I can come up with several Group Backgrounds that do away with disruptive loner attitudes of role-hogging players, and puts everyone on the same page. Yes, you can still play 'the edgy loner', but don't be surprised when the rest of the party collectively rolls their eyes when you do anything 'edgy' or 'lone woof'. You work for the party, and the party works for you. Get over yourself. :twisted:

You all belong to, or are members of the same:

Mercenary Company.
Crewmembers of a Ship.
Local Militia.
Government Tax Collectors.
Secret Society/Faction.
Religious Sect or Cooperating Sects.
Adventurer's Guild or Consortium of Cooperative Guilds.
Everyone Grew Up Together in the Same Village/Town/City.
You Are All Escaped Captives From the Evil Empire/Slavers/BBEG.
Alignment That Promotes Sticking Together Through Thick and Thin.
Castaways; Stranded on this Plane or Planet, Continent or Geographical Region.

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OT: Oh, by the way, I wanted to ask why this topic is tagged as [DND Beyond]?
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Dread Delgath wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:43 am
OT: Oh, by the way, I wanted to ask why this topic is tagged as [DND Beyond]?
The video I linked to in the OP which describes Group Backgrounds was produced by the DND Beyond Channel. But I don't know if this tagging serves much purpose? :)

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Re: [DNDBeyond] Group Background introduced in Eberron

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Havard wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:54 pm
Dread Delgath wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:43 am
OT: Oh, by the way, I wanted to ask why this topic is tagged as [DND Beyond]?
The video I linked to in the OP which describes Group Backgrounds was produced by the DND Beyond Channel. But I don't know if this tagging serves much purpose? :)

-Havard
LOL. There was a link?

There was a link! I didn't follow the link because our group had already broached the subject of group backgrounds, so I felt qualified in answering without clicking said link. ;)

Interesting that Group Backgrounds was produced on D&D Beyond! :?
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Re: [DNDBeyond] Group Background introduced in Eberron

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Dread Delgath wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:34 pm
Interesting that Group Backgrounds was produced on D&D Beyond! :?
Group Backgrounds were not produced on D&D Beyond. D&D Beyond makes videos released on Youtube which sometimes discuss the content of upcoming D&D books :)

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