Category: Improving Your GMing

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Getting Players to GM

As a GM, do you really get to play like everyone else at the table? Do you get to enjoy the setting and the rules of a game in the same way? Do you experience the unexpected as deeply as you would from the perspective of a single character? Do you get to feel like you’re one of the party,...

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GMs, Put Your Players First

If there’s a Treasure Tables philosophy (as longtime reader John Arcadian suggests that there is), then this is its cornerstone — number one with a bullet, a gold star and a chorus of angels playing little trumpets: Always put your players first. Don’t ignore your own fun, but...

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What XP is Really For

Continuing to steal liberally from the excellent discussion in the comments on Never Penalize Players for Bringing in a New PC, this comment about XP by TT reader Brian is the smartest thing I’ve ever heard on this topic: “XP rewards the player, not the character[.]” I’ve...

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