On the Other Side

The Heavy Metal GM

Switching roles is something we’re supposed to learn as role players, isn’t it? But then there’s the problem: humans are creatures of habit. Jumping from being a GM to being a player can be a difficult transition, as well as vice versa. Sitting on the other side of the screen can be excruciatingly difficult. The mystery has all but dissipated, you know all the monsters and recommended DC’s. Whoever is stepping behind the screen to give you a break has to be one crafty bugger. We know how to be a good GM, but how to be go back to being a good player?

Well, easier said than done there, my friend. Have no fear, because here are some guidelines! I have been lucky enough to have been the GM on the other side of the screen and seen another GM on the other side of the screen. Having two…

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