Your friendly metal GM here ( A title I relish and choose for myself) with a word of caution and love.
Never be a GM!
You will be ruined evermore!
Whilst the life of a GM (Games master) is a glamorous one, filled with wealth, adoration and wisdom beyond measure – not to mention the fawning of peasants at your heels !- you will not be able to be a player again, nor will you be able to relax and take a moment to reach nirvana without a stray though entering your delicious meatspace .
Ohmmmmm…mm.. but what if they had to go into the sewers for a mission.. Does this town HAVE sewers? Is it a thrown together sewer solution a-la trenches and buckets and a handy nearby river (London – Thames *cough*) or a well-thought out underground waterway capable of holding a team on 8 and their horses , what if they have Packmules??? Egads, wheres the inner peace gone?!
IF you are running an open world adventure there is little use planning. Players WILL do the one thing you haven’t chosen. Every time. So don’t plan. Know how the world works then spin lore at a record pace on the fly !
I will be playing RPGs whenever able and attempting to suppress the inner GM every time as a player, then as as a GM I shall be running RPGs wherein a single decision leads to incredible death or supreme wealth.
See you there!
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