Not a lot to tell. I’ve been DMing the past few years and still have so much to learn. It seems so simple when you are the player, but it’s an entirely different matter to be the one running the show.
I do my plots in simple formats – brief, medium, & long. Brief plots are basically jobs that are quick and can be done in the same session. Medium plots are ones that generally take one or two sessions to complete. Long ones are the actual campaigns and they definitely take a while to complete.
I’m kind of neurotic about the rules. I follow the rules as best I understand them and enforce them at my gaming table. The idea is that it keeps everyone playing fair, myself included. I don’t cheat behind the DM screen and my players don’t cheat. I hate when DM’s have different rules for the NPCs than the players, making NPCs more powerful than PCs. I don’t see how that’s fun for the players.
I also make every attempt to make sure my players are having a good time. I try to make sure each of their PCs gets a chance to shine in game. They also have a good time socializing both in and out of character.
Hopefully, in time, I will learn to be more lenient about things as I learn to shoot from the hip on rulings and become more comfortable with being “in charge”. I am not naive enough to think I know it all. I know I have a lot more to learn. For now, happy campaigning!
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