The Jesus Rodriguez GM process

A selection of game master screensSome people have asked me how I GM games. I have a few steps for any future GM’s who wish to partake of the Jesus Rodriguez school of Game Mastering.

The Jesus Rodriguez GM process

1)Decide which game to play.

2) Spend days learning the system so you don’t get caught with your pants down.

3) Have some idea of where you want your game to go.

4) Set up your place to have the proper roleplaying ambiance.

5) Get your core group of friends together.

6) Watch in horror as you realize as whatever plans you had are destroyed in the first five minutes.

7)  Try to make stuff up on the fly while assuring the role-players think you had planned it all along.

8) End the session with explosions and or some type of character revelation.

9) Whisky! More than 3 shots may required.

Next game on the docket:

Billy brings his GMing skills to the fore as he brings us all to NYC in the middle of a Zombie Apocalypse using the New World of Darkness ruleset. Expect laughs, tears, and the odd disembowelment.

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About the Author
Jesus “Arvandus” Rodriguez is the founder and website tweaker of the Fandible podcast. When he isn't out creating imaginary worlds for his players, he also runs a youtube channel where he writes short fiction in various fictional worlds.

2 comments on “The Jesus Rodriguez GM process

  1. crawlkill says:

    my favorite style! you pull it off well. keep it up, kids, you’re a lot of fun.

  2. 3rik says:

    So, do you skip player character creation?

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