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The Best Break from GMing: Playing
Posted By Martin Ralya On August 12, 2008 @ 1:32 am In GMing Advice | 8 Comments
When you need a break from GMing, whether it’s a short one or a long one — or even due to burnout — nothing recharges your batteries and stirs up your creative juices like spending time on the other side of the screen as a player.
Every GM is different, and every break is different. Right now my group is alternating two ongoing games: Sam runs D&D 3.5e two weeks in a row, then I run Mage two weeks in a row. I love my two weeks on, but I love my two weeks off, too. I’m not burning out, so the kind of break I need is pretty simple.
Here’s why playing is the best break from game mastering:
I’m lucky enough to be part of a group with multiple GMs, though that hasn’t always been the case. Even if you don’t have that luxury, though, there are always conventions, FLGS game nights and other ways to put this simple technique for recharging your GMing batteries into practice.
What’s your favorite break from GMing?
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