Today, on my daily commute, I listened to episode 1 of the new “Dungeon Master Guys” podcast. In this episode the three hosts, ChattyDM, DaveTheGame, and NewbieDM talk about how they prepare their games, about creating a cast-of-heroes to allow players to switch characters and how to make failures more interesting.
I initially feared the show might be pretty D&D-centric, I soon realized that the advice they were giving applies to almost every game. ChattyDM’s talk about making failure more interesting was based on his experiences with the Mouse Guard RPG. When I remember correctly we actually talked about this on Skype before, which later inspired me to write about failure and complications myself.
If you are a gamemaster, or if you want to become one, listening to this podcast is highly recommended. The advice given was good and I am sure even some DM veterans can learn a thing or two from the DM guys. Keep up the good work, Dungeon Master Guys!
For more details on the podcast (including show notes, etc.) check out the official website.