What Type of Gamemaster Are You
Episode 44 Wednesday July 7, 2021
John Alan Large
The Positive Material Plane
Going to play some OSR- Swords and Wizardry running one of the Classic Adventures reincarnated as a starting point tomorrow.
Main Topic: GM Types
Do GMs GM different games differently? I.E., do you GM Deadlands differently than 3.5 DnD?
Do you fit into one or more of these types? Creator, Director, Fanatic, Manager, Opponent, Player, and Romantic: https://gnomestew.com/what-type-of-gm-are-you/
On a scale of 1 (low) to 10 (high) how important is the following characteristics for a GM
Builds or Buys scenario and/or setting
Prepares the adventure
Upkeep on campaign elements for consistency
Considers the players preferences and their character types
Sets appropriate challenges for the players
Ability to Improvise
Ability to read the room
Ability to pace the game
Knowing when to fudge rules or dice rolls
Understanding that it is about the players
Notify ahead of time of house rules
Well-read within the game rules
Well-read within the genre/setting/fluff
Like it, Love it or Leave it
Back in My Day
The Dungeons and Dragons Cartoon (1983-85) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dungeons_%26_Dragons_(TV_series)
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