010 Game Master Mistakes in RPGs

Getting impatient with players? Not ‘yes, and’ing? B & S Divulge some of their GM mistakes in roleplaying games. It’s all learning, right?

Episode 10 Show Outline


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Random Encounter

  • Happy post Canadian Thanksgiving to Moe and others! (it was Nov 13th)
  • Happy soon to be Thanksgiving to the US listeners!
  • Wayne Humfleet posting to his stream of 7200 people and G+ Tabletop RPG General Discussion community w/13000+ members! Thank you Wayne!  https://plus.google.com/+WayneHumfleet/posts If you’re a rpg gamer, veteran, Star Wars buff, consumer of fine beers…follow Wayne. He’s also @lumrunner on Twitter.

Topics of Discussion 

  1. Sean and Brett’s Biggest Mistakes
    1. Our screw ups as GMs:
      1. Brett –
        1. GM angry
        2. over explain
        3. Letting players make whatever they want
        4. Not dealing with a problem player because I didn’t to hurt their feelings
      2. Sean – Sean makes no mistakes, but if he did
        1. Getting impatient with players
        2. Ensuring things are communicated properly, “you said you were going into the room.” “no i didn’t”
        3. Not allowing the ‘yes, and’ scenario
        4. Not asking the players exactly what they want to get out of the game.
    2. Our screw ups as Players:
      1. Brett –
        1. PC that doesn’t fit the story
        2. Put up with problem players and expect the GM to fix it
      2. Sean –
        1. Giving nothing to the GM to work with/entertain me
  2. How They Got Better

Die Roll


  1. Back to the woods – heading back to the UP to hunt, bringing my oldest son with me this time.
  2. Does 3 = a collection?  My buddy Henry gave me a sword.


  1. Dreamworks and Hasbro to merge? http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/30189.html  http://deadline.com/2014/11/dreamworks-animation-hasbro-merger-negotiations-in-works-1201282751/
  2. Philae Lander touchdowns on comet 67p https://plus.google.com/+YonatanZunger/posts/GxZRN3tbLHn

Closing/outtro  – final goodbye of episode

About the Author
The 'S' of Gaming and BS podcast. Besides producing and hosting the show, Sean enjoys long walks on the beach, running rpg's, and killing player...characters.