College commandment #2: All work and no play makes Leif a dull boy. Maybe that's part of what inspired this week's article on DM burnout? I'm always seeking ways to optimize my game preparation: spreadsheets for character and monster creation, recycled character personalities and extra creature stats. Once that distraction is out of the way though sometimes game sessions just don't add up to how much prep was put into them. This article is for both you and me, fellow gamers.
Coping With Dungeon Master Burnout
Surely every DM has felt game-haltingly bored at some time or other. When this happens it is like a big warning sign to your group saying "this is a chore." How do you manage it? Will it always be like this? Here's some advice on how to bring fun back to your games.
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