Sweating the (really) small stuff – over-prepping for a game
"There are DMs who are like, ‘F**k it, this is imagination-land; I will wing all of this.’ But I am not one of those people."
"We did not go into this fight with the right strategy at all. We were all about defeating our enemies in the usual way, by killing them."
"My character learned that his entire religion was a Ponzi scheme by extra-planar tentacle-monsters, so it was a stressful session for him."
We have different approaches. You're very much a ‘I will put in hours of work’ type DM; I’m a bit more like, ‘There’s a sheet, off you go.'
"I think, ‘Oh, they’ve got no way of taking these guys on’, and then the party does something I don’t anticipate and crush it."
"All characters need at least one weakness so that they can get mad when the DM uses it against them. It helps the party bond."