When I first wrote down a note to write this article, it was going to be about party creation — creating characters in a group to ensure a balanced party; however, further thought and a dash of unexpected inspiration have pushed me toward a different, more important approach.
If you have a regular group, your fellow players and DM are more than just your cleric, rogue, and endless supply of terrifying monsters–they’re your friends. The important part is keeping things this way! Bad blood can rip a gaming group apart worse than any dragon, and it takes a much longer time to heal.
This article provides some quick tricks for keeping your friends happy at the game table.