We see lots advice for new DMs, but what’s your advice for veteran DMs?


My advice for veteran #dnd DMs: Pay more attention to your players. See who’s engaged and excited during the session. Find out why. Tailor your prep to the things that engage your players, and minimize or even cut the things that don’t. Focus on what’s fun to play. — Jeffrey Gerretse (@gerretse) August 6, 2021…

We see lots advice for new DMs, but what’s your advice for veteran DMs?

One Reply to “We see lots advice for new DMs, but what’s your advice for veteran DMs?”

  1. First SHOULD be obvious, but remember you’re a storyteller; you’re there to entertain the players, not compete against them. I saw it too often though.

    Second; find that balance between being a killer DM and a Monty Haul campaign.

    As a spin on the first comment (which was brilliant BTW 🙂 ), anticipate what your players are likely to do as you’re creating an adventure. Make the rogues and bards work for those sneaky solutions. Again, I’m advocating balancing difficulty in the story,

    Lastly, a piece of advice that goes against everything Hollywoood stands for anymore: Use thinking villains instead of the next biggest monster in the Manual each time.

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