Saturday, January 19, 2013

GMs Workshop: How playing new systems made me a better GM

Come join a discussion in which the presenter explores how playing different RPG systems, including many 'independent' systems can contribute to a better command of GMing and better gaming in general.

Cortex+, FATE, Dungeon World, Fiasco, and other smaller press and Indie games have been making a lot of buzz in the hobby the past few years. Having played and GMed many of them has contributed to a new insight into my own GMing style and skills. Let's spend an hour discussing what be learned by widening your horizons, and how you can bring the many pieces together to make for better gaming.

Please leave a comment if you have any questions or suggestions in advance of the seminar. I'm looking forward to seeing you in August!

GMs Workshop: Getting players into in the Game AND the Story

Dice towers at the table - in the middle of the big scene! Why is no one interested?. Let's explore what makes people care about RPG stories and how to get your table as excited about it as you are.

We've all been there. Its a climactic moment in an epic story - or at least we thought it was. What went wrong? Where did the players excitement and interest go? This session of the GMs Workshop digs into ways of keeping everyone, player and GM alike enthusiastic and in the moment during game time.

Please leave a comment if you have any questions or suggestions in advance of the seminar. I'm looking forward to seeing you in August!

GMs Workshop: Game Mastering 101

Keeper, Dungeon Master, Game Master…there are many names for the job. Thinking about taking the reins at your game table? This seminar focuses on the issues and concerns common among new Game Masters.

We'll talk about what works and what doesn't. We'll talk about common traps to avoid, but most important, we'll get right to the heart of why its great to GM a game, and how you can have a blast doing it. The GM's Workshop series is always interactive. The wall between presenter and participants is torn down as we explore these topics together. With the speaker acting as moderator and guide through the topics, you are sure to learn, laugh, participate, and have a great time.

Please leave a comment if you have any questions or suggestions in advance of the seminar. I'm looking forward to seeing you in August!