This month is New Gamemaster Month, and we’ve joined our friends at Monte Cook Games, Evil Hat, Pelgrane Press, Arc Dream, and Atlas Games in providing a step-by-step hands-on process that guides prospective GMs up to and through their first game, with plenty of inspiration and advice along the way.
Chaosium vice president Michael O’Brien told EN World:
“We’ve enjoyed taking part in New Gamemaster Month for several years now. For this time round we’re featuring our fantasy roleplaying game RuneQuest. In addition, we appreciate that now more than ever, it can be difficult for people to get together in the same place to play.
So in our New Gamemaster Month materials we’ve included some helpful information for first-time GMs who are going to do this online (on Zoom, Roll20, Fantasy Grounds, etc.) We want to make a new GM’s first online experience running a game as easy and as fun as it would be at regular tabletop gaming, around a table!”
The New Gamemaster Month pitch to prospective first-time GMs is:
“Have you thought about GMing—maybe always wanted to give it a shot—but haven’t quite taken the plunge? What if we told you that by the first week in February, you could be an honest-to-goodness GM—and it’ll be easy!”New Gamemaster Month has officially kicked off:
Egg Embry wrote comic book short stories, edited comic book series, wrote and drew a webcomic, and contributed to comic book journalism across the 2000s. Now, he buys the opportunity to write for a variety of tabletop role-playing games in the tradition of vanity press.
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