DMing 101 – Etiquette

Joel’s new DMing tips, all about the etiquette!

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DMing101

In DMing 101 I’ll be giving generalized advice on how to run a tabletop role-playing game. The articles will not presume any knowledge, except being able to read. And maybe knowing what dice are. And paper. And a computer. Maybe some other stuff. I’ll also presume that you can remember that DM means Dungeon Master. Some people call it a Game Master or GM, but I don’t. Suck it up.

There are a few quick start guides on how to DM out there, but DMing 101 will offer a fairly easy set of tips that a novice can follow to make his/her games something truly memorable.

Etiquette

There are a lot of rules about being a DM that go unwritten. I have written quite a few of them, but there’s some fundamentals that need to be addressed, just a few good habits to get into, and a few techniques that…

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