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Sunday, January 13 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Charlatanry and Chicanery: Gamemastering on the Fly

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Deep wells of research, reams of notes, and mountains of game statistics--these are all good Game Mastering tools, but there's one skill that can't be prepared: improvisation. The best GMs can create memorable experiences for players out of nearly any challenge, whether the players' decisions have entirely derailed their plans or the players just aren't picking up the hints they're dropping. In short, being a good GM is about being a consummate BSer. Join the best BSers in the business for tips, tricks, and philosophies, plus answers to your questions about how to handle the most challenging scenarios players might throw your way.

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avatar for Liz Courts

Liz Courts

Mastermind, DarkMoon Gallery
Creative-at-large, Liz is fond of all-purpose geekery, gaming, fandom, art, food, and coping with mental illness. She probably won't shut up about them if you get her started talking about it.
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Tanya DePass

Programming and Diversity, OrcaCon
Tanya is the Founder and Director of I Need Diverse Games, a not-for-profit foundation based in Chicago. She’s part of the Rivals of Waterdeep live play stream on twitch.tv/dnd, a GM on Roll20 for a new Star Trek RPG, a partnered variety broadcaster; and often speaks on issues of... Read More →
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Lynne Hardy

Cogs, Cakes & Swordsticks
Although I trained as a biomedical research scientist and spent many years as a lecturer at a local further education college, I am now a full time freelance writer, editor, games designer & educator. Over the years I've worked on many games, including SLA Industries, Dying Earth... Read More →


Sunday January 13, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Vancouver Room

Attendees (35)