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Picky Eaters – Dealing with players who are unwilling to try new things – Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast Ep 95

Episode 95 of the Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast, recorded June 17th, 2020. Join us as we stream live every week on Wednesdays at 9:00 PM Eastern on Twitch. If you like some video with your audio, you can also watch/listen to individual segments from this show on YouTube.


Dealing With Picky Eaters – How to handle a gamer who is stuck in their ways and isn’t willing to try new things. In addition a review of the stock market game Exchange, as well as plays of Unlabeled, Shadow Kingdoms of Valeria, The Fox in the Forest, GIPF and Quodd Heroes.

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Today we have two different questions that both deal with a similar game night problem, so we’ve decided to group them together for tonight’s topic.

Ranch B writes:
What to do when you have a steady weekly group and as time goes by you’ve got one player who is getting less willing to play other games? After 4 players all say “Oooooo.. Lets play that” and player 5 is the only one often doing the “I don’t think I’d like that. Let’s play something else”

David Wood writes:
Do you have any solution for the RPG “picky eater?”
I’m defining “picky eater” as the sort of player who only ever plays one type of character or plays one type of game, and doesn’t handle the paradigm shift to a different system or setting at all well.
Mine in this case is a power-gamer, who prefers superhero systems and only suffers [sic] the minimal amount of story required to get into fights and gain enough experience to buy new powers.

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—The Game Room—

A look at Exchange, a light strategy game with a stock market theme.

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—The Bellhop’s Tabletop—

A look at what games hit our tabletops over the last week.

Unlabeled
Shadow Kingdoms of Valeria
The Fox in the Forest
GIPF
Quodd Heroes
Exchange


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