Have you thought about GMing—maybe always wanted to give it a shot—but haven’t quite taken the plunge? What if we told you that by the first week in February, you could be an honest-to-goodness GM—and it’ll be easy!
This month is New Gamemaster Month, and we've joined our friends at Monte Cook Games, Evil Hat, Pelgrane Press, Arc Dream, and Atlas Games in providing a step-by-step hands-on process that guides prospective GMs up to and through their first game, with plenty of inspiration and advice along the way.
RuneQuest is Chaosium's featured game for New Gamemaster Month. Download the RuneQuest Quickstart Rules and Adventure for free, or order a Print or POD copy with a 25% discount this month (you also get the PDF free).
Chaosium vice president Michael O'Brien told EN World: “We've enjoyed taking part in New Gamemaster Month for several years now. For this time round we're featuring our fantasy roleplaying game RuneQuest. In addition, we appreciate that now more than ever, it can be difficult for people to get together in the same place to play. So in our New Gamemaster Month materials we've included some helpful information for first-time GMs who are going to do this online (on Zoom, Roll20, Fantasy Grounds, etc.) We want to make a new GM's first online experience running a game as easy and as fun as it would be at regular tabletop gaming, around a table!”
New Gamemaster Month has officially kicked off:
- go to the first session!
- find out more about Getting Started with RuneQuest
- download the free RuneQuest Quickstart Rules and Adventure
- join the New Gamemaster Month Facebook group or Discord channel
- follow New Gamemaster Month on Twitter @NewGmMonth.
So take a New Year’s resolution to join us, and finally make that leap into GMing!