The quicker a description tempts players to act, the sooner DMs can stop talking and players can do something. Most players like their turn to talk best. https://dmdavid.com/tag/descriptions-that-dare-players-to-act-lead-to-an-brisk-tempo/ #DnD #Pathfinder #TTRPG This is exactly why boxed text is important. It's more than description. It's a series of prompts that can help your game flow more smoothly. https://t.co/va6KJy8O7e
— Shawn Merwin (@shawnmerwin) November 23, 2021
As a designer, I’ve found myself using boxed text to convey the atmosphere that I want to convey to the DM reading my adventure… it’s over to them how they then convey that to their players. (Perhaps that’s why I prefer to call it “narrative text”). Excellent boxed text does a lot of heavy lifting, and atmosphere is definitely part of that burden.
— Shawn Merwin (@shawnmerwin) November 26, 2021