Friday, March 2, 2012

Birth of Baby Gamers

Yesterday I spoke to a few of the newb group and it looks like our sessions have come to an end.  With new jobs, surgeries, moves and scheduling I decided to end it.  A couple of the goers, younger guys, were disappointed, but understood.  I told them I would print out a couple copies of the rules for them (probably S&W core or complete I'm not sure) so they can run their own old school game with a group of their friends.  They already have the dice.  I told them all they really need is a set of the rules and some paper and pens. 

Now my duty has changed to Dungeon Master Counselor.  Which I think is pretty cool.  I'm trying to teach them both how to be a good DMs.  One of the first lessons I had to teach them is its not a DM vs. the players game.  Gave them examples of a scene, how a good GM would run it and how a bad one would. 

I'm very curious as to how this will work.  The next step is to see if they keep playing and creating their own adventures.  I'll give them a lesson on how to run one and give them a few free adventures to start with.  I've never been present at the birth of a couple baby gamers.


13 comments:

  1. Very cool! I shall smoke a cigar this weekend to celebrate the "birth."

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  2. Good luck! BTW, I also wanted to say thanks for publishing your whole posts to the feed - it's much easier to keep up with the Manor now.

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  3. It's a good thing you've done, midwifing new gamers into the world. ;)

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  4. Cool! Although I'm honestly missing the "playing with newbs" series. It was really inspiring and kinda fun.

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  5. Echoing what everyone else is already saying. I'd love to know how it all works out for them.

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  6. Tim, I find myself in a similar situation. We've not broken up the gaming group, but the group is becoming more of a seminar on how to DM for Old School. These guys are in their late 20's and played 3e but now are interested in becoming DMs for old school groups. In fact, one is writing an adventure that he is going to submit to Expeditious Retreat Press. Pretty cool ;)!

    Good luck being a counselor. It can be very rewarding!

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  7. Baby-making I suppose is the ultimate "Game", with DNA being like a twisted-together pair of zillion-sided dice.

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  8. Congrats.

    In these situations, I like to make sure that at least one person in the new group is comfortable DMing, to the point where I'll sit down with them at some point and teach them.

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  9. Congrats....Please let us know how the training sessions go, and the growing pains.

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  10. That is too bad the group split. I was enjoying the posts about them as well..

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  11. Sorry to hear the game had to end. As a newbie myself I was looking forward to following it.

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