As the GM, are you the gamer in your group who is most up on new and upcoming releases, errata, web forums, blogs and news sites related to your game(s) of choice?

And if so, is there any connection between being your group’s most dialed-in gamer and being the GM?

In my case, I’d say no: I definitely don’t fill this role in my group. When it comes to D&D and White Wolf, I’m way behind Sam on all of the above. When it comes to industry news, I lag behind Don in most cases.

With indie games and a couple of other niches, I’m usually out front. Of the four of us, Jaben is the least interested in this kind of stuff, so all three of us are usually more dialed-in in this sense than he is.

How about you?