Sunday, February 8, 2009

Looking For GMs For Gen Con Panel!

Going to be at Gen Con? Have about 90 minutes you can contribute? Are you a Game Master, and a damned good one at that?

No matter what system folks utilize, some Game Master/Dungeon Master/Referee problems are the same all over--player distractions, prop ideas, rules arguments, what to add to our games, and how to give the players the gaming experience possible. This year, I plan on doing a GM's Corner seminar at Gen Con Indy, likely 90 minutes in length, where a panel of experienced GMs lead a general idea sharing, brainstorming, problem-solving session where Game Masters can find answers to problems, and give solutions of their own to other common GM issues.

I've done this before on the "GM-Fu" panel, and it was a lot of fun. I would like 2-3 experienced GMs out there to be on the panel to help me sort of direct the flow of discussion and to help get things moving. If you're a RPG Blogger who's dialed a lot of the discussion out there, so much the better! I have learned something every year I've done this, and I hope plenty of folks take the time to stop by. If you're interested, please drop me a line at mail(dot)rpgblog@gmail.com. Even if you don't want to be on the panel, please stay tuned here for an event announcement on the seminar itself!

3 comments:

Tim Jensen said...

You're not going to be able to cover much ground in 90 minutes (Less if a moderator is late, which is quite common). I suggest you focus on one game system or one GM topic to discuss per 90-minute time block.

Zachary The First said...

@Tim: I've done this before, and we've been able to hit 5-6 topics in the time frame. Perhaps not as in-depth as if we made it more focused, but I think enough to light some fires. Thanks for the comment, and thanks to the volunteers via email!

Tony Law said...

Doh! Can't believe I missed this. Sent the e-mail but I'm sure the panel will be full by now. :(