We refer to the fictional persons of the Fifth World who inhabit our stories as characters. The game’s rules distinguish between main characters and supporting characters, in that our story focuses on the main characters, and thus prioritizes what they say and do. But one of our principles, “Acknowledge everyone’s personhood,” reminds us that this just comes from the particular focus of this particular story, and that in some other story those roles could reverse. Someone might play the role of a supporting character in this story, but that doesn’t mean that hen doesn’t star as the main character in hens own.

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