The theme of these play sessions was friends and followers. In the spirit of the Circles of Character Conflict, I tried to think about his place in society and what his relationships might be with others given his strange upbringing.
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The theme of this play session seemed to be discovery and curiosity. As the player, I was discovering who Raydien is and as a character I think he was doing the same thing by searching for his father. I chose to make the pursuit of his an immediate thing rather than saving it for later. Quite often the idea of finding a long lost relative is used as a momentous long play goal. Many role players doing including myself, however I decided to hand it differently with this character.
My first play session of Raydien's story was all about getting into the characters head and taking a close look around me through the lens of his experience. This is the root of all role play for me. Working from the psychology of the character outward is my idea of the ideal role play methodology when combined with a dash of mystery and a liberal helping of open mindedness.