Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Ed., Shadow Run 4th Ed., Warhammer40k
Preferred Playing Style:
50% Roleplaying / 50% Combat
Ideal Group Size:
Medium Groups (Between 4 and 6 players)
What are you looking for?:
As a player, I yearn for a GM that puts as much into creating his campaign as most players put in creating their character.I have a hard time playing when a GM spends 30 minutes before each session creating that nights events. I want to be able to look back at my characters deaths or accomplishments later on and say "I remember a few years ago when we played this campaign and...man, that was great" or "Remember when your...oh yeah, when he ...man, those were good times". Tactical challenges, puzzles, teamwork. And, if you ask us to write a character background and I hand you 3 pages, please read it and don't plop it on a counter somewhere.
As a GM. I start by getting to know you the player and your motivations(in game). From there I'll incorporate your background into the campaign, that way there's always something your character can be involved in. I spent time throughout the week designing encounters that can be easily overcome by utilizing your teams/parties abilities together. Not everything needs to end in death, nor is combat always the answer. I look forward to seeing people I've GM'ed for say" Hey, do you still GM...I remember that one campaign a few years ago...", thats my reward.
I started out playing AD&D in 1996 with a group of friends of friends.One day the DM asked who wants to DM the next adventure and I said I'd like to give it a try. I've been a player in less games than I have fingers, but i've DM more games then I can remember. Something about "telling the story" that makes it so great. Still to this day I join forces once a week with the same group of friends, this time we also have their spouses involved too. I tried Shadow Run 4th Ed. and enjoyed it up to the point the GM said the setting is in a remote desert location that technology has passed by. Huh? wait a minute, is there anything my Hacker can hack into? "Not for a 100 miles" he said." We are playing Shadow Run 4th Ed, right?" was my reply. "You should have ask me what the setting was before you made your character" 0.o