Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Badges? We don't need no stinking badges!

Someone had to say it.
So, many of you have likely seen the DM Merit Badges over on Stuart's blog Strange Magic.  If you haven't, go take a look.  They're designed to be a visual shorthand to show players how a GM likes to run their games.

I've been told my DMing style is like a Mel Brooks movie, so the picture and quote above are rather appropriate.  But what the heck, here are my DMing badges:

Gonzo, with a map but improvisation is important.  I tinker with the rules rather than by the book, and don't always make every encounter "appropriate."  I make most rolls in the open, and don't fudge them.  PCs can die, and players need to use their brains to keep them alive.  And if the players come up with a good idea, I'll be sure to use it.

Hey, and I get to use my "Mel Brooks" tag again!

1 comment:

  1. other than roles in the open, sounds like me.