thread: 2009-07-03 : A fun interview about Dogs in the Vineyard

On 2009-07-07, Vincent wrote:

Many people create oddball Dogs - secret atheists, old men, converts with problems. The character creation rules allow this, and it's fine when it's fine, but often it's not fine, it's a dodge. The player is bringing resistance to the game into the game, embodied in her non-Dog character.

So here's Judd's suggestion: make it simple. Everybody's a teenage boy or girl who grew up in the Faith. Everybody gets the same number of dice to divvy amongst their stats. Everybody gets one relationship to a family member, one trait about shooting, one trait about riding, one trait about the Book of Life, and "I'm a Dog."

Leave character differentiation to play, starting with initiation.


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