Last week, I managed to catch a snippet of a Geek & Sundry show with a bunch of DMs, including Satine Phoenix and Matt Mercer, talking together.
And one of them sitting there mentioned something powerful:
Everyone gets nervous.
Even the professionals we all look up to.
Our job as DMs is to channel that energy into an awesome experience for our players.
It’s like Gandalf said to Frodo: All we have to do is decide what to do with the nervousness that’s given to us. Or the old “everybody poops” song. (Look it up)
So as you prepare your game and sit down behind the screen at your next session, remember: Everyone gets nervous.
What will you do with it?
Create Ties That Bind – Roleplaying Tips
Beef Up Boring Descriptions: “Hey, What’s Happening Over There?” – Roleplaying Tips
Creators: Style Guide is now on DMsGuild! – Sage Advice
The Legend of Vox Machina: Animatic Sneak Peek! – Sage Advice
Encounter of the Week: April Fool’s Gold – DnDBeyond
Some Virtual Reinvention: The potential of RPGSmith – Campaign Mastery
Building for the Three Pillars – Sly Flourish
Accounting for Magical Items – The Angry GM
Antonia Lúpri’s Ravenloft Cookbook – DMsGuild – $2.00
The Fantasy Shopping Table – DMsGuild – $2.99
Now get out there and tell a story!