Mikel wrote:I've seen some danger in people playing "too dumb". This is something I've encountered a few times in RPGs and all the time when teaching people improv.
When someone plays their character so cartoonishly stupid that there's no way anyone would work with them or they wouldn't be any good at what they do---it's a problem unless that's the tone. These characters very quickly stop being characters and instead become annoying. There's an old saying in acting--"The person who plays a fool can't be one."
I think a character who is incurious or who won't take the time to consider multiple options can work well.
That is so true. When I have played low wisdom characters I always make sure they know their limitations. They may make poor choices but they also know that those in the group with higher wisdom are people they need to take advice from. I am always worried about going too far though.