I've noticed that the same page tool is promoted a lot by people here. I'm in no way shape or form saying that this is a bad thing; I personally find it very useful myself and I have never had a game where I've run a successful session 0 fall apart due to disputes among the party. However, that said, I've noticed that the one website is promoted a lot here, and I would like to know whether it's just that everyone really finds it useful or if there's any official endorsement by the staff here thus leading to this level of popularity.


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There is no official endorsement or relationship going on.

The Same Page Tool's author was formerly a member of this community. They shared it here, several members found it quite useful and also shared it in other contexts, and it's frequently relevant to a certain type of social issue (expectation mismatch) which we run into a lot.

Members promoting it are doing so for their own reasons (such as because they feel it's useful); there's no ulterior motive there. If you see it promoted here more than elsewhere, that's just because there's been some powerful hearsay about it here.

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    \$\begingroup\$ formerly? :( that is sad \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jun 4, 2017 at 19:38
  • \$\begingroup\$ I found it before I found this site, but I've referenced it a couple times myself. It's just a good expression of a good idea, and a good concept to have when prepping a game. \$\endgroup\$
    – Longspeak
    Commented Jun 4, 2017 at 22:42

Speaking as one of the people who mentions it fairly frequently, I have no formal relationship with bankuei - it was just an epiphany moment when I first saw it and contextualized some previous RPG-related issues I'd had through that lens, and I'm guessing the same is true for others.

Note that the Same Page Tool itself is not actually a great answer for most questions; it covers a limited set of variables. It's more the idea that people should agree in advance on what game they're playing if at all possible.

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    \$\begingroup\$ +1 many answers that say "Same Page Tool!" are actually wrong and don't know what the SPT is, and insert a mental image of "complete getting everyone on the same page as to game tone" into its conceptual space; it's much more modest than that. \$\endgroup\$
    – mxyzplk
    Commented May 31, 2017 at 21:58

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