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Pop the champagne... 
10th-May-2004 07:17 am
Disney-Mermaid MythandMagic
Well, here we go. Last night, I DMed for the first time. We were supposed to start our campaign on Wednesday, but the group wanted to do a little roleplay and combat, so I humored them.

A lot of it was experimentation for me. Figuring out how to take care of things at a relative speed. Remembering all the little details. And still giving them plot-fu (which I managed to do). I also wasn't too sure I could pick out a random encounter okay for 4 first level players, and I ended up with 1 medium, 2 small and 3 tiny monstrous spiders. I also added in a mysterious benefactor, a random NPC fighter (the plot fu). Part of it was a little too easy (none of the players took damage) but it was a little hard, too (the smaller the spiders, the more insane their AC). So, I'm not really sure how it worked. Ah, well. I think everyone had fun.
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10th-May-2004 04:20 am (UTC)
Good going! It gets easier to GM with practise but you always have to think hard to keep the excitement and entertainment levels up. You'll do well, I can feel it. :)
10th-May-2004 05:25 am (UTC) - A beautiful day in the neighborhood
Fun is all that matters. I think you're off to a perfect start. (I've been DMing for 23 years now. Ghod! I'm so old!)
10th-May-2004 08:09 am (UTC)
If peopel had fun, you did your "job"
10th-May-2004 01:12 pm (UTC)
if everybody had fun then it was a success. :) Having fun and wanting to do it again, that's the goal. :)
10th-May-2004 07:02 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! Welcome to the 'behind the screen'. Make sure YOU have fun, too and don't worry so much about every niggling rule or game mechanic.Enjoy!
12th-May-2004 10:07 am (UTC)
Ah, well. I think everyone had fun.

And isn't that the most important thing? :)
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