Kingmaker and the Non-Leader


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Hello all,

I'm trying to decide if the Kingmaker AP is right for the group I am GMing. I have one player who LOVES the role-playing aspect of the game, and the other who is mostly into the hack and slash part.

Kingmaker seems like a great AP for the first player. He loves getting into the details, and kingdom building would be right up his alley. The other player has no real desire to be any type of leader, and prefers the 'story driven/linear' style play.

Is there a place for a person who plays non-leader, hack and slash style characters in the Kingmaker AP? Has anyone else had any experience with this type of player/character in this Adventure Path?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated! I don't want to buy the entire AP just to find out one of my players would be bored to tears. :)

Thanks!

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

It sure can, just relegate Kingdom Building to between sessions, or leave half an hour at the end of the game. The player who doesn't want to play kingdom builder can leave early. He can still take a leadership role (Marshall, assassin or general make good positions) just don't make him do much RP stuff. He can still enjoy the exploration monster fighting elements with the table, and everyone else can enjoy Kingdom building stuff without detracting from adventure time.

That said, your hack/slasher does need to make some compromises, as much of the fun of Kingmaker is lost if the PCs just kill their way through every encounter. He needs to allow his fellow players to enjoy RP just as he gets to enjoy combat.


DM_aka_Dudemeister wrote:

It sure can, just relegate Kingdom Building to between sessions, or leave half an hour at the end of the game. The player who doesn't want to play kingdom builder can leave early. He can still take a leadership role (Marshall, assassin or general make good positions) just don't make him do much RP stuff. He can still enjoy the exploration monster fighting elements with the table, and everyone else can enjoy Kingdom building stuff without detracting from adventure time.

That said, your hack/slasher does need to make some compromises, as much of the fun of Kingmaker is lost if the PCs just kill their way through every encounter. He needs to allow his fellow players to enjoy RP just as he gets to enjoy combat.

Great! Thanks for the advice and info!

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