Pro's and Con's of having Readers?
I've recently started a game and I have several people apply as readers to my game. I'm flattered that they are interested and I'm happy to have people read along on our adventures but there are a few reasons that I am hesitating a little. Please tell me if my concerns are valid or if I'm being over sensitive. First and foremost, I have a private thread that is for my own GM planning. It is a place where I spill the contents of my mind and it is often a jumbled mess. I feel really exposed having that available for open viewing to readers. Not that there is anything inappropriate in there, I'm just not interested in having other people read my brainstorming and incomplete ideas. The other thing is having those people as potential replacement player. The reader applicants are mainly people who had applied to my game to play and I'd like to have the option to invite them at some point but I wouldn't feel good about turning readers into players given the info that they've had access to.
So I'm curious about other people's experiences with having readers, good, bad, neutral?