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  1. Patou's Avatar
    Well i hope that my post didn't give you all the impression that I was gloating. I just wanted to share with other DM's the cool feedback you can get from long time players. Also something I always remiond my players is that it is the party group in a whole that makes the difference. A DM is nothing without the players

    Pat
  2. dulux-oz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by GuardianLurker
    To your points I'd add one more - from the internal GM side.

    Always Learning To Be Better
    This ties into a couple of your points, but isn't quite the same as any of them. The Master GM is always learning something to help make themselves better; maybe its playing a new game system to examine new mechanics or story-telling techniques. Maybe its taking a creative writing course to help them write better stories. Or reading something in sociology or history to add that layer of versimilitude to the game. Or acting courses. Or reading RPG blogs. They're always striving to be better. It's why they're humble - so much more to learn.
    I agree - Very nicely put!
  3. GuardianLurker's Avatar
    To your points I'd add one more - from the internal GM side.

    Always Learning To Be Better
    This ties into a couple of your points, but isn't quite the same as any of them. The Master GM is always learning something to help make themselves better; maybe its playing a new game system to examine new mechanics or story-telling techniques. Maybe its taking a creative writing course to help them write better stories. Or reading something in sociology or history to add that layer of versimilitude to the game. Or acting courses. Or reading RPG blogs. They're always striving to be better. It's why they're humble - so much more to learn.
  4. Szabtom's Avatar
    I am from continental Europe, but this made me laugh really hard.
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  6. Patou's Avatar
    This is a pretty cool blog. I'd like to share something I received from one of my players.
    https://hprbpw.dm2301.livefilestore....&cropmode=none
  7. damned's Avatar
    Everyone is looking for different things from their role playing experience and often everyone in teh group will want for slightly (or more than slightly) different things from their gaming. Some love the crunch, some love the opera and others love the system. I reckon youve captured all of that above.
  8. Zacchaeus's Avatar
    This is brilliant!
  9. Chuvak's Avatar
    Dulux-oz, you're a kindred spirit.
  10. dulux-oz's Avatar
    Actually its from a Fantasy Author who wrote a piece for White Dwarf Magazine (where this is from) back in the mid-80's when White Dwarf was a serious contender against Dragon Magazine for the best (general) RPG-based hobby mag.

    Alas, those were the days - DnD was only 1E, WFRP was just released, RuneQuest3 was out, Middle Earth Role-Play had hit the shelves, Traveler was the top SF RPG with Star Frontiers and Gamma World nipping at its heals, Star Wars was d6 from West End Games, Twilight 2000/Merc 2000 was blowing us out of our minds for our Modern RPG, Call of Cthulhu was sending us happily insane, Paranoia was happily chewing through our 6-paks (of clones), and Shadowrun had just knocked Cyberpunk off the top spot for most popular cyberpunk RPG - and White Dwarf (& Dragon) covered them all, along with movie and book reviews (Terry Pratchett's 2nd Discworld novel The Light Fantastic was the first book I ever bought from a review, and now I've got the whole Discworld set) and a whole lot more. <sigh />

    You should read the rest of my blog posts - you'll enjoy them as well
  11. Andrepartthree's Avatar
    dulox-oz I'm thinking that whoever wrote this is a player either in your FG campaign or in some sort of forum play-by-post game you are moderating? Either way I envy you, this is a player I would LOVE to have around as a GM ! :P

    (got curious about Niles after he sent me a very nice PM so started checking his posts - I know I know, total stalker :P .. and came across this gem )
  12. dulux-oz's Avatar
    Cake! Cake has layers!

    Or parfait - I like parfait too - and WAFFLES!

    (God, I am such a Geek!)

    I'm glad you like the blog post, but I can't take credit for it: as I said at the end of part 2, its something that was written by someone else - still, I liked it enough to share with people here.
    Updated July 6th, 2015 at 02:43 by dulux-oz
  13. Niles's Avatar
    Dulux-oz, you're a kindred spirit. I chronicled all of my groups adventures in narrative form when we went through the Dragonlance campaign. My players enjoyed them very much. D&D can inspire so much more too. I made some video slideshows set to Dragonforce music (a melodic speed metal band), also made a soundtrack for the campaign, picking out songs that were relevant to each of my players. Yeah, geeky I know, but I like my campaigns very epic with grand storylines. I want to make my campaigns very "cinematic" for my players. I think in terms of the DM being the director of the story while the players are your actors, helping the DM tell his story. I unashamedly used elements of all the wonderful stories that influenced me growing up in my campaigns...Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia, Star Wars, Edgar Allen Poe, ect...the soundtrack mentioned above was music from Led Zeppelin, Queen and Meat Loaf. These are artists trying to do the same thing...tell a story through music. So yeah, D&D is so much more than just rolling dice. So much more than just "get quest, kill monsters, get treasure and level up" like many of the MMO's have turned into. D&D is, like Shrek said, " like onions." It has layers. You just have to peel them back.
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