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One of the hallmarks of a good Gamemaster is to learn to say Yes as often as you can to your players. If you say "yes," they get to do things that they want, and they have fun. If you learn to say "Yes, but" that's when games get really fun. Is it possible to take this too far? Maybe. Gamemastering is hard, but everyone should give it a shot. I think if you've run a game at least once, it makes you a better player.

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  • Panel 01 - In Rick McSteele's basement, JEN LOVELY, GUY GAXMON, P. BURNS, RICK McSTEELE, and DAVEY AGNESS.
  • Rick
  • Alright? Characters?
  • Jen
  • I want pirates.
  • P.
  • I want Cowboys.
  • Guy
  • I want Ponies.
  • Davey
  • I Want Magic.
  • Panel 02 - The gang in Rick's basement.
  • Rick
  • OK, now settings...
  • Jen
  • I want old west.
  • P.
  • I want cyber-punk.
  • Guy
  • Sword & Sorcery.
  • Davey
  • I want magic.
  • Panel 03 - The gang in Rick's basement.
  • Rick
  • Aand campaign type.
  • Jen
  • Horror!
  • P.
  • Dungeon crawl.
  • Guy
  • I want emotional character development.
  • Panel 04 - Guy and Davey, Davey is giving Guy a look of confused surprise.
  • Davey
  • I want...Really?
  • Guy
  • Yep.
  • Davey
  • ...Ok? I want magic.
  • Panel 05 - Davey as a Blue Skinned Magical man with a mystical symbol glowing on his head. Jen as a Western Pirate with an Eye Patch. P. as a Cyber-punk Cyborg. Guy as a Barbarian Half man Half Pony.
  • Rick
  • (Guys...I'm not sure I can make this work.)

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