Prepping for games and running them go hand in hand — both are key ingredients of GMing most RPGs — but they seem to draw from completely different skill sets. It’s like English and Math: People who excel in one subject often aren’t so hot at the other one.

I hate Math, and I often dislike prep; I excel at English, and I’m good at running games. Is there a connection there?

Or do you disagree — are prep and at-the-table GMing more compatible than that?

If they are different skillsets, can anything be done to make the one you don’t enjoy more like the one that you do enjoy?