Some folks see prune juice as a “warrior’s drink,” but I put it to you that coffee beats some dried-up plum juice any day hands down. And yes, that’s how I occasionally take my coffee. So now the secret has been revealed! π
I tried an experiment last week. DMs that I’ve gamed with in the past, both at cons and in private gaming groups, have been able to improvise an adventure from whole cloth, making everything up on the spur of the moment. I thought I’d give it a shot. I can improvise to a certain degree – you have to if you’re a DM because players will often (read: always) come up with solutions that you hadn’t thought of; one of these days I’ll tell you all about the land boat. Anyway, I tried it with my group (without informing them, naturally) and hoo-boy, did it not go well! I won’t go into all the bloody details, but I think a lack of preparedness and low blood sugar on my part does not a good game session make. I did learn one thing, though: I’m just one of those DMs that needs at least a rough outline to work from. So, we live and we learn (usually).
Anyone else have an embarrassing game story they’d feel comfortable sharing? Misery loves company and all that. π