Post by diannemariz18 on Dec 24, 2020 15:53:46 GMT
How did you guys get into game mastering? Did you pick the short straw of your friend group or did you want to run the game? Do you only game master or do you get to play sometimes as well? I'm mostly a game master, but sometimes I get to be a player, I think I like running games more than I do playing, too much the control freak, I guess.
Post by wheretheresawil on Jan 17, 2021 22:03:12 GMT
I started as a player, and about halfway through my DM's two-year campaign he made it clear that he did not want to always run the game. So I volunteered to run the next campaign, and another player in our group is running a campaign after I'm done sometime in 2022 at the pace we're currently going at.
Post by dmslythytoves on Jan 19, 2021 15:52:27 GMT
I've been telling stories since I was...able to talk? In the early days, I'd get lost in details. Time and practice have helped me focus in on the most important elements to a story.
Then I started listening to a DnD podcast. And then I started reading DnD memes. And then I started listening to a dozen DnD podcasts. And then I started retelling some of those memes and actual play stories to others...and something clicked.
I like telling stories. I like describing environments. And perhaps most crucially for my own personal style of running a game...I like improv. I love coming up with goofy NPCs on the fly, giving them a particular tic or posture, bringing them to life. I love getting lost in the detail of the world I'm imagining, and then playing a game of mental tennis as my players grab hold of things that strike them as important...and the game is on.
I've ran a game for a group of teenagers first, then a few one shots for some friends of mine. Then I started running a game for a group in a different country who were looking to get started in the game and turned out to be quite pleasant and friendly nerds (and their English is excellent), and now I'm running a long term campaign for friends all over the United States.