Last night, I DMed for seven at my local game store’s Adventure League night. And honestly? It wasn’t bad. Things went pretty smoothly, to the point where one of the players (a fellow DM) commented afterward on how well it went.
The main thing to remember when you’ve got a lot of players is to keep up the pace. The longer players sit without anything happening to them, the more bored they get.
So whether it’s referring back to other people’s actions in combat, letting folks know the next couple people who are “on deck” or even simple reminders to pick up the pace and be ready on your turn, keeping a good pace will make sure your game is still exciting and fun.
Now get out there and tell a story!
(P.S. My apologies for yesterday’s silence – my 6-week-old daughter is sick and we spent much of the day in the hospital. No bueno.)