Sunday, October 9, 2011

GM Styles

I found it!

I was looking for Zak Smith's post about GM styles.  Sure enough, I found the one about Jeff Rients and the one about his own style.

To summarize: Jeff is enthusiastic and seems very attentive, Zak is impartial and almost bored.

I like both, and actually think I oscillate between the two.  At first, I'm pretty reserved and just set the scene.  But then something happens, and get more enthusiastic with a voice almost giddy with murderous glee.  Likewise, I occasionally offer suggestions, which almost always imply doom — my players consider my suggestions, but rarely act on them (or at least they don't act on them without careful consideration).

Though it's difficult, I might like to try to switch my style in the future.  We'll see.

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