Friday, November 8, 2019

Playing vs Game Mastering

I'm pretty lucky in the fact that, at the moment, I'm playin in three very good games, two DnD 5 and one Vampire: the Masquerade 5.

Something occurred to me while playing last night. I'm not used to all the free time at the table as a player.

I've been primarily the Game Master for close to 27 years, and obviously that means that I was 100% involved with someone the whole session.

Depending on my mood, I'll draw while the spotlight is off of me and I've tinkered a bit with my phone, but I find that the former still keeps me focused on what's happening while the latter causes me to miss things.

What's funny is that I've always been a bit annoyed when players who aren't in the spotlight seem disinterested and it's taken me this long to sympathize with them.

I guess an old dog can learn some new tricks.


Venger Satanis said...

That's an amusing observation. Yeah, I think that's true. As GMs maybe we could be doing a little more to engage those who aren't currently in the spotlight?

Cross Planes said...

Maybe, it wasn't really a complaint, just an observation. I wonder if that is one of the reasons I wanted GM in the first place? It's been too many years to know for sure.

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