After getting the basics out of the way during the Session Zero, it’s time to move to character generation. If you have time, I would suggest doing character generation during the Session Zero. Everyone is there, thinking about the type of game that is about to be played.
I’ve got to say that holding a session zero is something that is recent thing for me. Back when I first started playing, it wasn’t really a thing. Whoever was DMing would dictate the background and style for what was going to go on. Maybe there would be a character creation session with all the players so the party didn’t have all fighters or all wizards.
I’ve been playing some form of D&D for more than 30 years. I’ve split time as a player and as a DM. I’ve played in just about every edition from both sides of the screens. Through the years my style of DMing has changed, just as the style of DMing presented in the game has changed.
I spend a lot of time thinking about, reading about, and listening to things related to the hobby, especially related to Dungeons & Dragons. I know a shocker as this is The Evolving DM and all. There are some good podcasts out there that revolve around all aspects of the game, from how to get into being a DM to recordings of actual play sessions.
Tasran, Imperial Prince, Grand Duke of Elmsfjord, Prince of Trevalion, remained standing in the receiving chambers of the Crown Council. Normally he would be in the chamber, but today he was being presented as the Emperor’s choice for an heir.
They say there are three types of writers in the world, those with problems with beginnings, those with problems with endings, and those with problems with the middle. For Dungeon Masters, I don’t think this usually applies.
The DM Wins! Happy Halloween.
The challenges of a workplace campaign is schedules and turn over. And ultimately that’s what ended this campaign prematurely.
Dungeon Master As Jazz Musician
Few or many, it’s all about how you role with it.