Comments on: Review of Sly Flourish’s Dungeon Master Tips by Mike Shea http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/review-of-sly-flourish-dm-tips-by-mike-shea A D&D 4e Blog Dedicated to Dungeonmasters & Players Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:51:25 -0400 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.8.4 hourly 1 By: Editor-in-Chief http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/review-of-sly-flourish-dm-tips-by-mike-shea/comment-page-1#comment-299 Editor-in-Chief Wed, 14 Jul 2010 02:12:48 +0000 http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/?p=2861#comment-299 The funny thing is that "this/my way is fine" might very well be fine and dandy. But when a book like <em>Sly Flourish's DM Tips</em> comes along, it challenges our thinking process as DMs and should make us ask ourselves if a new way might not be better. I think there is a certain ego that comes with being a long-term DM - we are, after all, all of the gods, the creator of the multiverse, and the "head referee" all bundled into one human sized package. How does one go about giving the lord and creator of a multiverse advice on anything? The funny thing is that “this/my way is fine” might very well be fine and dandy. But when a book like Sly Flourish’s DM Tips comes along, it challenges our thinking process as DMs and should make us ask ourselves if a new way might not be better. I think there is a certain ego that comes with being a long-term DM – we are, after all, all of the gods, the creator of the multiverse, and the “head referee” all bundled into one human sized package. How does one go about giving the lord and creator of a multiverse advice on anything?

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By: A. Scott Bay http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/review-of-sly-flourish-dm-tips-by-mike-shea/comment-page-1#comment-298 A. Scott Bay Tue, 13 Jul 2010 23:39:55 +0000 http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/?p=2861#comment-298 I'm also fond of epigraphs, although I was watching the HBO John Adams special again and felt somewhat personally addressed when Mrs. Adams said, "You do not need to quote great men to show you are one." So now I quote great women, ba-doom-CHING! Joking aside, it's nice to see good reviews of Dungeon Mastering advice, especially acknowledging some of the traps we fall into when approaching them (I know this/my way is fine). I’m also fond of epigraphs, although I was watching the HBO John Adams special again and felt somewhat personally addressed when Mrs. Adams said, “You do not need to quote great men to show you are one.” So now I quote great women, ba-doom-CHING!

Joking aside, it’s nice to see good reviews of Dungeon Mastering advice, especially acknowledging some of the traps we fall into when approaching them (I know this/my way is fine).

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