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DM Tips from the Astral Plane

by Angelo Bertolli

Concentrate on role-playing monsters, think less of numbers
Create characters with different personalities
Create strong villains who fight intelligently
Don't let all monsters always fight to the death
Don't tell the players everything
Don't give the players suggestions
Don't let the players be in control, be fair, and don't go ahead until you're ready
Keep game rhythm in mind and have encounters as necessary
Keep monster menu, not a chart, and choose from this
KISMIF (keep it simple, make it fun)
Action is more fun than architecture
People are more interesting than buildings
Don't create lengthy battles with unworthy adversaries