Never Unprepared: The Complete Game Master's Guide to Session Prep

Never Unprepared The Complete Game Master s Guide to Session Prep Featuring a foreword by RPG industry veteran Sean Patrick Fannon Never Unprepared will help you prepare for games faster avoid common pitfalls and have fun in the process To our knowledge this is

  • Title: Never Unprepared: The Complete Game Master's Guide to Session Prep
  • Author: Phil Vecchione
  • ISBN: 9780983613329
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Paperback
  • Featuring a foreword by RPG industry veteran Sean Patrick Fannon, Never Unprepared will help you prepare for games faster, avoid common pitfalls, and have fun in the process To our knowledge, this is the first book entirely devoted to the process of prepping for tabletop RPGs.Never Unprepared breaks game prep down into its component phases Brainstorming, Selection, CFeaturing a foreword by RPG industry veteran Sean Patrick Fannon, Never Unprepared will help you prepare for games faster, avoid common pitfalls, and have fun in the process To our knowledge, this is the first book entirely devoted to the process of prepping for tabletop RPGs.Never Unprepared breaks game prep down into its component phases Brainstorming, Selection, Conceptualization, Documentation, and Review and provides the tools you need to make the most of each phase If you hate prep, you ll find ways to make it enjoyable If you already have a great system for doing your prep, you ll learn how to make it even better Ten years in the making, Never Unprepared is award winning author Phil Vecchione s epic rock ballad to game prep.

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    1. A very good book for GMs who simply don't have tons of free time to design their scenarios/campaigns.The author covers making free time and using it efficiently.Overall, a very good read with some good ideas. OVERALL GRADE: B plus.

    2. after reading only half of this book (more on creativity and inspiration, the later chapters are on separating wheat from chaff and organizing your notes) I was inspired to put together a sandbox for my players that I think would have run great. Unfortunately we had to move away and I only got to run one session using Everway and Mythic for very off the cuff creative play. I thought what little we played worked well.Anything by the Gnome Stew guys is great, so if you know you like them, pick thi [...]

    3. Very interesting read. Gaming prep tips from a true pro. Project Developer. Some of this was very familiar from Lean/SMART but I never considering applying it to gaming. I will be doing up a full review but really want to put some of it to practice before writing it up full and see if my games really do improve.

    4. May have to revisit this book eventually. It's filled with lots of good material. I may even check out some of the books he referenced. Already read one of them and it is among my favorites (The War of Art).

    5. Not bad. A quick read, as you might expect. Also it contains a number of URLs to the author's online posts, which gives it a very short shelf life. But it's a useful elucidation of the preparation process I might turn this concept into a prewriting guide for my students.

    6. נושא שכל כך ממעטים לדבר עליו. ספר חובה לכל מנחה, ובמיוחד כאלה שלחוצים בזמן. גם אחרי 25 שנות הנחיה, היה לו מה לחדש לי.

    7. I love this book. I've been doing my game prep in an unorganized, stressful way. Now I'm an organized DM. HIGHLY recommended.

    8. I picked up this book in anticipation of becoming better prepared as a GM so that I can run pick-up games/can cram more adventure into a given game session. I also want to cheat at writing and preparing session notes seems like an excellent backdoor into writing fantastic paperback adventure novels with lurid copies that will sell 200 copies exclusively in suburban Ohio, which would put me one step closer to my goal of being on a panel at a comic-book convention with an actor that plsyed a C-str [...]

    9. I'm a low-prep gamemaster. Both my style and inclination is to wing things rather than to plan them out ahead of time. This has been reinforced by my tendency to gravitate towards games designed for little or no prep. Thus, I didn't expect to get a lot out of this book about session prep despite it coming recommended by a friend.It turned out that shortly after starting this book I did start running some games that required a bit more prep than was normal for me, and some of the ideas presented [...]

    10. I didn't find this book particularly helpful. The author shares his method for creating adventures that basically boils down to a few key principles: brainstorming, selection, conceptualisation, documentation and review. Every part of his process is explained in detail in the book and I don't doubt that a great adventure can come out after all that work. However, in my opinion, it's a very clunky method that requires a lot of personal organisation skill and good tools. There are some good bits o [...]

    11. For me, this book was required reading. A lot of the advice is common sense, but it's presented in such a way that it becomes immensely useful to anyone who dreads the "homework" that comes along with running any sort of tabletop RPG. A lot of very good advice for making your process more efficient and less like the chore it doesn't really need to be.

    12. A well done book and maybe the only one of it's kind. Yeah, I'm a game master and the funny thing is I just started getting good at session prep which prompted buying this book. It's well done and I like the concepts. I plan on using the concepts and I can see where they would be helpful. Maybe I'll write a follow up review in the future.

    13. This is a great book for gms. It is about using your time efficiently and managing your tools well, which doesn't really sound like an interesting read. However, this was one of the best books on being a gamemaster that I have read. I will be using many of the author's techniques and I also foresee myself re-reading this book many times.

    14. A great primer on how to prepare your sessions as a Game Master, as well as good questions about what you are doing and how you can improve. As someone who's ran dozens of campaigns over 12 years, my style of GM has changed, and I've gained new roles and obligations, I can clearly see how thinking about my prep will let me keep gaming.

    15. A manual on how to prepare role-playing game adventures, applicable to any sort of interactive presentation. A way to find the joy and the time to enjoy the storytelling endeavor of tabletop role-playing games as you grow more responsible and have less free time.

    16. I guess the proof will be in the pudding when I actually run a game. As a player for 25 years about to pop his GM cherry with Apocalypse World I found this, conceptually, very useful.

    17. Very good book for anyone who is or wants to run a RPG or Miniatures campaign. I plan on using a number of the ideas.

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