Expert Long Rester
Sure thing, especially as that DM has already posted in this thread!I realise this is a bit of a tangent to the thread topic, but would you care to elaborate on this.
@iserith posted transcripts of his Summer at the Lake play by post campaign on the old WotC forums (may they rest in peace).
I quickly noticed that when he would present a scenario he would ask one player "What do you do?" after resolving that players approach he would sum up the consequences, re-frame the scenario, and ask another player "What do you do?"
I immediately noticed the difference to my gaming style which was present the scenario then look around hoping player 1 would get of their phone and players 2 and 3 would quick having a side conversation and player 4 would stop just waiting for combat to interact, etc.
The pbp campaign just seemed so smooth by comparison.
So I decided to give it a shot. Within just a couple sessions player engagement shot through the roof. Everyone knew I was going to ask them individually "What do you do?" so they started to spend the other character's turns (and I don't mean combat turns, just their turn in the spotlight) coming up with something to do.
In addition spotlight was now being evenly spread across all players, no longer could the one with the biggest personality hog most of the time. I didn't even know that would happen, so bonus.
I've kept it up ever since then.