Monday, October 18, 2010

Are DM's Really That Hard To Find?

My good friend Matt had his birthday party on Saturday and when we were outside smoking cigars, a few of us began chatting up D&D. I realized that though each campaign were sharing a bunch of the same players from the pool, there were six or more different campaigns represented there.

A lot of these offshoots are the result of players wanting to take a shot at DMing and one player is part of a group that cycles through a different DM every session in some sort of rotation. I had seen the videos below just before I started DMing as I was looking for tips on the subject and am now wondering, among your local circles, are DM's/GM's such a rarity and are so many people that reluctant to take up the position when all you really want to do is play D&D?

I love DMing more than being a PC in most cases. Why? Because every turn feels like it's still partially my turn. How about you?


  1. I don't really want to GM unless it's under a very specific set of circumstances. I know my ideas are longwinded and likely to take an inordinately long time to get through.

    Most of my friends, while they like my style and premises, are not that patient.

    I'm lucky in that most of my friends are way better at GMing and I have no loss of games to play.

  2. Fair enough. I love DMing for the immersion factor. And yes, I learned quickly that the party will very rarely do things like you had planned in your head.