As a GM, it's never a good idea to leave your players alone for any length of time and have them continue player interaction. You might wind up coming back to a game of Call of Cthulu.
Player interactions are fun. There's almost always a time where one player can exact revenge against another.
The comic for tomorrow is ready to go. Regular updates for the foreseeable future. Thanks my loyal two readers, cookies will be mailed shortly.
Looking at starting posts again next week.
You know, sometimes things just don't go your way. The semester is over and I was planning on taking a week off to do absolutely nothing and regroup. Then work gets crazy busy and the system drive on my computer fails. Massively. For a guy who preaches (if preach is a strong enough word) about the virtues of backups, I don't seem to take my own advice very well. I hadn't created a backup since I switched to Win7 back in August. Oops. Fortunately most of the information that I created or changed was on one of the other hard drives in my rig. Unfortunately that doesn't include the comic. I've lost (the drive failure was catastrophic, the only data I could pull off of it using some fairly sophisticated software and about 10 hours time was information off of a virtual machine I had. Go figure) all of the raw comic data that I've created since August. While that's not a lot, it does include a significant amount of screenshots that I had taken.
The comics will return, and I will finish, even if it kills me. It's just going to be a little longer since I have to reinstall a bunch of software and do screen-grabs again.
Edit: While I'm at it, I will be upgrading Comic Press, too. So if the site is broken every one in a while, please bear with me.
Yeah, I’ve missed a few posts. I’m out of buffer and super busy but I’m going to work on that this weekend. There should be regular posts again starting thus week.
Sometimes the role of GM is more like being a conductor than anything else. Keeping things on the rails is hard, hard work. Threats of bombs going off is sometimes required to keep the train rolling.
Sometimes the most frustrating thing about being a GM is not knowing if your players are making a joke, or if they really are clueless.
Sorry, things got busy this week and I’m out of buffer. I’ll try and have something posted by later tonight, but if not, I will have something on Tuesday and be back on schedule.
The main function as a GM is to describe the world to the players interacting with it. This includes describing things happening to the players, including any pain associated with that action. Sometimes GMs take great pleasure in this aspect of the job…