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A Guide to Game Management

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The methodology laid out in this book can be applied to any game, regardless of system, style, or duration. It doesn’t matter if it’s a highly tactical series of encounters using maps and miniatures with no continuity, or if it’s a diceless game with shared narrative authority. The principles we outline are the same…

Having watched too many games start with promise only to come to a bitter-salted short end, we’ve put our games under the microscope and come up with a methodology to finally head off these persistent game-killers. Rather than give you negative labels and blanket statements to apply to players, however, we give you this book, based on the following two assumptions:

  1. Role-playing is a hobby and a pastime with the goal of fun. However, it is one that carries with it more responsibility than many other group activities. Counterintuitive as it sounds, if everyone involved approaches the game a little more professionally, the fun factor can jump dramatically.
  2. If your games suffer from the same problems time after time, they will continue to do so until you change the way you run your table; things won’t magically get better next time. If you want to change the way your table works, you need to change the way you run your table.

So keep an open mind as you read these pages, and give the methods you’re about to read a shot. After all, something about what you’ve been doing isn’t giving you everything you want, otherwise you wouldn’t have bought a book on game management in the first place, now would you?

 
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March 18th, 2013
Unlike "Play Unsafe", and "X-treme DM'ing", this booklet (only 31 pages long), is about more formal topics: how to invite players to your game (putting together a simple advertisement); how to organize your long-term, campaign story arch; working with [...]
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September 3rd, 2012
I gave this a quick look. It is very simple and can easily be converted to any game system. I would recommend this to any serious GM that is looking for a quick list for his/her game. [...]
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