Saturday, August 27, 2016

#RPGaDay 2016 Day 27: Alternate Question Time - Why You Should GM

The topic for today is the most unusual circumstance or location in which you’ve gamed. All of my gaming sessions have been fairly vanilla. We either play at a table, over Google+, or at the occasional comic book convention. So I am going to discuss an alternate topic.

Why should someone GM a roleplaying game?

1. The majority of roleplaying games require a gamemaster. People could not play if there were no dungeon masters, storytellers, referees, etc. When you GM you take over a sacred role that is critical to the hobby.

2. Being a GM helps you learn empathy for all of the GMs who have come before you.

3. It is a great way to be creative. What I enjoy best about being a GM is making up interesting situations for the PCs and improvising off of their decisions.

4. If you are lucky you can take part in a total party kill!

5. Your players will be grateful that they have had to chance to play in a game.