For the first 3 months or so of playing SD I didn’t even know thought bubbles even existed, until it was brought to my attention that GMs pay close attention to them to understand a character’s thoughts, motivations and feelings. So I started to use them, more and more as part of my RP.
However later I found out that thought bubbles can also be seen by other players and there doesn’t seem to be a way to prevent this, besides not using them at all.
Anyhow I kept using thought bubbles for a while but eventually I realized that about 80% of the time other players either consciously or unconsciously act Meta using thought bubbles information. So after a few bad and bluntly obvious Meta RP situations, I decided to stop using them altogether.
The thing is, I still like thought bubbles as another channel to RP my character internally and for GMs to be able to have a better outlook of how my character thinks but I am greatly discouraged of using them because of the high risk of metagame while using them around other players.
So I would like to suggest that there be an opinion to set thought bubbles to be private.
What do you guys think?