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The One Ring GM: Andy  Andrew W  Graham W Jo F Kat  Will L Traveller  GM: Richard T  Callum   Chris J  Freddie M Helen H Neil  Hard to be the Bard  GM: Mark  David H Lucas M Matt  Richard C  William P  Star Trek Adventures  GM: Liam  Daniel  George  Jon Kasama  Mareen  Simon Hibbs  Star Wars Edge of the Empire  GM: Shaun  Benjamin C Em  Jason  Saif

An Interview with a GM - Richard T

When did you first start playing RPGs and what were they?

Probably when i was around 10 with a friend whose father had the old Traveller little black books and Warhammer fantasy roleplay. Also a bit of D&D 4E at university.

What was the most memorable part of those sessions?

It’s a long time ago now but i think it was a combination of it just being the two of us and the extreme lethality of Warhammer!

Why did you start GMing?

Lots of reasons! I wanted to play some of the 2D6 games that others weren’t GMing, I love the rules for building sectors and worlds in Traveller (especially combined with some of the Stars Without Number ideas), and because i’ve been at the club for a couple of years now so it felt like it was time to give it a go!

How long have you been GMing?

This will be my first time other than running a small D&D one shot for a couple of friends.

What systems have you GMed?

Only D&D 5e before, but i’m looking forward to running some 2D6 systems.

What are the pleasures and pitfalls of GMing?

Ask again in April!

What was the most memorable part of the sessions you GMed?

In the one-shot i ran, the adventure planned for the players to find and kill a waterdrake. However, when they met it and i took another look at the stats i realised the waterdrake was intelligent enough to speak and one of the players spoke Draconic. What was going to be a quick fight quickly swung into a rescue operation to repatriate the waterdrake to its home in a distant swamp!

What is your current game about?

I don’t want to give too much away but i can say that it will see the players starting in ancient Rhodes in mythological Greece before starting on a series of adventures.
It’s using the Sword of Cepheus system which uses a minigame for character creation where you roll up their lives up to the start of the game. We then work together to integrate these backstories. It’s a really exciting way to organically develop characters and backstories that work together.

What do you get out of GMing?

Ask again in April!

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