I’m currently running an irregular Wheel of Time game and to be honest it reminds me how much I actually love to GM (apparently thats not the fashionable term at the moment for it – could I give a rats arse?). I’m only running WoT because then my ex-Warder gets to play in one, the system annoys me and I sometimes get to thinking ‘if I’m running this shouldn’t I know more about the system than all of my players instead of…uh one of them’ (and thats only because I’m guessing Nordic Lady knows less about how d20 works than me – other players are Darius, my ex-Warder and my Gentleman Friend).
I really enjoyed running a Call of Cthulhu game over in Japan for the Trekkie, Gamer Girl and Nesuphyn C(before Nesuphyn C turned out to be someone I’d rather not associate with) but due to crap happening I never got to finish the plot. I’m seriously thinking of running it next term since no one in this country has played in it (though I have ranted about it to various people) and I’d like to see how I’ve improved as a GM since I ran my last game over here, I tend to feel like WoT almost doesn’t count since I’m telling the story and my ex-Warder et al occaisionally say ‘we should roll this here right?’…uh yeah sure, if you feel like it. At least I know how CoC works.
Maybe I’m just enjoying GMing over here more than last time since I think that was the Lace & Steel game with a million players. Though that was fun and all since it was only the second game I’d ever run I think the million (ok uh…actually maybe there were only 5 or 6 people…it seemed like loads) were a bit much. Actually I enjoyed making all the stuff up for Lace & Steel… proper swashbuckling fantasy is fun… I actually have a couple of plot ideas for that one, mmm maybe if there are some oneshots coming up at LURPS I might try something a little less complex with all the maps and cards and things.
I think its mainly the idea that I can tell other people the story and get them immersed somewhere I know whats round all the next bends that I really like. I don’t know, take them on a journey round the inside of my brain I suppose is what I mean.
I am amused to note that Rabbit Girl, on announcing she has stolen my house for New Years has not announced her rental fee… all fully paid up as of my Yule Party.