Monday, January 30, 2017

The Art of GMing (1/5)

A GM, or "game master," is the person who runs a role-playing game session for other players. In Solar Echoes, we call the GM an MC, or "Mission Controller." The role of a GM in any RPG is to tell a story, make sure game rules are followed, act out any of the characters that players encounter during the game, and manage all game challenges, such as combat or hacking. Being a GM can be a very demanding challenge, but if you like telling stories and presenting exciting encounters to players, it can be more fun than being a player, in my opinion. If you've ever wondered what it might be like to be a movie director, GMing an RPG is a similar experience (I've directed several short films, and there are a lot of parallels.) But what does it take to be a good GM?...

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