Hello all. I’m looking to introduce some new players to The Burning Wheel. I decided it would be best to run ‘The Sword’ for them to give them an overview of the mechanics. I haven’t run this scenario before, however, so I have a couple questions.
I’m running the session with two new players. I’m looking for a 3rd and maybe a 4th, but I’m going into this assuming that I’ll have just the two.
The question I have is about the pc’s beliefs. Some of the characters have beliefs specific to another PC. Specifically, Robard has a belief about the dwarf: “That dwarf cannot be trusted…”
In the hypothetical situation where one player picks Robard to be their PC, and the other doesn’t pick the dwarf, what should I do?
The way I see it, I can do a few things: I can change Robard’s belief before play, or I could run the dwarf as an npc. I’m kindof leaning towards the latter, since running the unselected pc’s as npc’s gives me some more levers to push and pull. I just want to make sure this is kosher, since I don’t know if this was the intended way to run this scenerio.
Thank you for your time.