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    Is the DM the most important person at the table

    Eh, for the most part the argument has been framed in terms of DM workload vs. Player workload.
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    Is the DM the most important person at the table

    I probably don't have the time to write up an entire session but if you had specific questions or aspects you want insight into how they played out at my table I'd be happy to provide them... though not sure this specific thread would be the best place to discuss.
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    Is the DM the most important person at the table

    Not irrelevant but certainly being overly stressed as a solution to the problem of difficulty GM'ing in a traditional playstyle when it's instead a preference for a different playstyle. In other words improv as opposed to planning sessions out isn't a solution to making running a game easier...
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    Is the DM the most important person at the table

    Yep stand by that statement that the largest piece is the most relevant and I agree that it should LARGELY... not EXCLUSIVELY revolve around the most popular game/modes of GM'ing and playing.
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    Is the DM the most important person at the table

    Good thing no one in this thread has said this.
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    Is the DM the most important person at the table

    Nope as I stated earlier I'm playing BitD right now but if someone asked me to explain or give an example of how a roleplaying game works... I'm going to lean on more popular fare for my explanation because it makes more sense.... In other words I just realize we've been going in circles because...
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    Is the DM the most important person at the table

    Those are niche games... I feel like those beating this drum are akin to someone claiming that everything we know and use to classify a mammal is only a slice of the possibilities because... platypus. There has to be a baseline in any discussion and sorry but D&D is the baseline for the hobby...
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    Is the DM the most important person at the table

    I'm not talking about prep or information control/mastery. I'm speaking to numbers I don't know how useful it is framing this discussion and roles in terms of games the vast majority of those in the hobby have never and will never play. BitD may be easier to run compared to D&D and yet D&D...
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    Is the DM the most important person at the table

    The numbers can definitely influence and inform importance. If my game cannot be played absent a GM but can be played absent a player (even if the reason is numbers) the GM role is of greater significance or importance than the role of player. If it's easier to find players than it is to find...
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    Is the DM the most important person at the table

    I don't think any of this was that big a deal for my players... they've been introducing elements into D&D through backstory, goals, etc for years it's just a step less removed to throw the stuff into play also since we've played D&D with the "any ability score + skill" variant, picking your...
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    Is the DM the most important person at the table

    What are these techniques? And would they do that universally for anyone who leveraged them?
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    Is the DM the most important person at the table

    Not sure I agree with the unlearning part as my players had no issues with BiTD... It's pretty traditional in it's player side mechanics... of course we are speaking to whether the GM has a higher cognitive, mental, etc. workload than the players In BitD (After running it I still believe they...
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    Is the DM the most important person at the table

    Let's also not forget in D&D the DM is responsible for also declaring and adjudicating the actions of numerous NPC's and monsters...
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    Is the DM the most important person at the table

    Why not? Because I would assume there is a purpose or goal to GM'ing... which let's one know whether they did it successfully or not... something like having a game that your players want to play... do you agree? If not, well driving isn't hard without any sort of training because any 12 or...
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    Is the DM the most important person at the table

    I think this is a gigantic piece that gets overlooked in these discussions... No amount of making it hard or easy is going to get someone who doesn't want to DM to DM. And really I find it hard to believe that there are hordes of DM's who think they would enjoy it but are just not giving it a...
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