Wednesday, July 13, 2016
On Being A Game Master: I Am Recovering From Gaming ADD
I just realized I've been Role Playing for 25 Years and I've been a Game Master for at least 23 of those. A Game Master, by thew way, with terrible Gaming ADD. It was always, "lets see how these rules work and then oh, let's see how these rules work." It began to affect my enjoyment of the hobby completely. I reached a point where I couldn't even decide WHAT game to run.
So I took a much needed sabbatical. But even when I came back, while I mostly focused on DnD 5th Edition, the games didn't necessarily last more than a few months, overall.
But I'm happy to report that I have one game that went from Levels 1 through 20 with DnD 5E one session away from being over and I'm running another DnD 5E game that just finished Princes of the Apocalypse and is now been hurled to Magic: the Gathering's Innistrad. My plan is to take this game to Level 20, as well.
If there is a secret, its great players, a better attitude toward gaming (I discovered no gaming was better than bad gaming, and in my case, shorter sessions. That's right, my average session is 2-3 hours.
If you feel overwhelmed with Gaming ADD, your not alone, take a break, take some time for yourself, figure out if you need a new group and just take it one session at a time.