Game Master Tips

Podcast

123 – How to GM the Environment

The Mythcreant Podcast

NPCs and monsters are one thing, but what about a game’s environment, how should a GM handle that? Should dust storms and floods be confined to flavor, or should they inflict serious penalties. What about hunger and thirst? Join us this week for a discussion … read more »

Roleplaying

Six Bad Behaviors GMs Must Prevent

The assassination of Julius Caesar.

Most GMs understand their responsibility to facilitate a fun story for their players, but there’s another side of the job that isn’t so obvious. In addition to planning a great speech for the main villain, the GM must ensure that their players do not abuse … read more »

Podcast

113 – Pros and Cons of Oneshots

The Mythcreant Podcast

Grab the dice and print out some character sheets – it’s time for an evening of roleplaying, or at least a podcast about an evening of roleplaying. This week we’re talking about oneshots and how they compare to longer games. We discuss everything you’ll ever … read more »

Roleplaying

Six Tips for Running a Ship-Based Campaign

Have you ever considered running your campaign upon the deck of a ship, with the players taking on the roles of officers most noble? If so, you’ve probably realized that running a game set on a ship presents both unique opportunities and unique challenges. Read more »

Podcast

90 – GMing for Beginners

The Mythcreant Podcast

The game master has a lot of responsibilities. They choose the system, they stay up late planning the story, they help the players come up with character concepts. It’s intimidating to the inexperienced, but it doesn’t have to be. Join us this week as Mike … read more »

Roleplaying

Why the Game Master Should Be In Charge

A mini stands atop a large D20, speaking to a crowd

Honestly, this is not a topic I ever expected to discuss. For most of my GMing career, the discussion has been about how to prevent game masters from abusing their power and how to encourage players to be more active participants in this grand bit of … read more »

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