I’m not a fan of taking calls during gaming sessions, nor of other folks answering their phones. Call me old-fashioned, but unless the caller is on fire (or you think they might be on fire), let it go to voicemail and listen to the message at the next break — and ask your players to do the same.

I don’t expect everyone to leave their phones at home (mine’s usually on, and right next to my chair), but breaking for phone calls is just one more distraction — and if we only have four hours, I want as few distractions as possible.

Am I just being curmudgeonly, or do you feel the same way when you game?