Three for Thursday: Examining the Game Master from Other Angles

You can run a tabletop RPG pretty much anywhere, even on a city sidewalk.A good game master welcomes the challenges that come with the role. A really good game master can even make money at it. Then there are game masters whose impact transcends the game entirely. This Three for Thursday examines game mastering as a craft, a vocation, and as a means of lifting spirits.

How to Become a Better Game Master According to Science — You’ve likely read more than a few articles about how to be a better game master. But veteran game developer Katrina Ostrander looks at it through a behavioral science lens in this piece, which I found quite helpful.

Meet a Professional Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Master from New York City — Believe it or not, paid dungeon masters are a thing. This story describes how Timm Woods became one, and how he keeps hordes of paying players pleased.

O’ dungeon master, my dungeon master! — This one you just have to read.

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The dungeon master wants you by Jonathan Moore under CC BY-NC 2.0 license.

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