Articles for Game Masters

by Neal F. Litherland

I’ve sat at many game tables over the years, attended more than a few LARPs, and run my share of games. Throughout that experience I have noticed that whenever a game master talks about how the rules “just get in the way of their story” it sends up a big, fat, red flag that tells me to get going while the getting is good.

If you are a game master who feels that rules are nothing more than an impediment for the story that you’re telling, take a moment to step over to the other side and try to see things from your players’ perspective.