Why GMs are like Vaudeville Comedians

A few years ago at Gen Con, I was running an adventure as part of the Pathfinder Society, Paizo’s organized play. One of the players was really into roleplaying his half-orc as the fish out water. He was a barbarian trying desperately to be civilized.

The PC was talking to a female NPC, and in the middle of the conversation there was an exchange that went a little something like this. Continue reading