July 8th, 2003

GM Stage Fright

I first began playing D&D ten years ago. I've since played a variety of other games (White Wolf, Cyberpunk, Darkurthe, L5R), and I'm a pretty decent player. I'm fairly versatile, and get really into my characters once things get going.

I've yet to run a game myself, though, and I know that some of my regular GM's are really wishing they could actually PLAY in a game. I have lots of thoughts on the way I feel games should be run, what I would do slightly differently than other people have, etc. Thing is, I just come to this mental block when I try to think of ANY kind of plot. I draw a complete blank. And if pressed, I panic.

I was just wondering if anyone else has this problem, or if any of you had any advice in overcoming it? Or would I just be better off accepting that I'll always be a player, and never run a game?
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