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Are you primarily a GM or Player for Star Wars D6?
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GM or Player? Which best describes you?
GM and prefer to be the GM
29%
 29%  [ 8 ]
GM but happy to be either
37%
 37%  [ 10 ]
GM but prefer to be a player
7%
 7%  [ 2 ]
Player but prefer to be the GM
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Player but happy to be either
3%
 3%  [ 1 ]
Player and prefer to be a player
3%
 3%  [ 1 ]
Neither but want to be a GM
3%
 3%  [ 1 ]
Neither but happy to be either
3%
 3%  [ 1 ]
Neither but want to be a player
3%
 3%  [ 1 ]
Both GM and player in one or multiple groups
7%
 7%  [ 2 ]
Total Votes : 27

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Whill
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 12:27 pm    Post subject: Are you primarily a GM or Player for Star Wars D6? Reply with quote

Are you primarily a GM or Player for Star Wars D6? Please read all the poll options and select the one that best describes you as a gamer of this game.
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Naaman
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will GM once in a while, but I feel too much like I'm constantly metagaming and it gets boring for me because of that.
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say i GM 70% play 30%..
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naaman wrote:
I will GM once in a while, but I feel too much like I'm constantly metagaming and it gets boring for me because of that.

The feeling of constantly metagaming is from the player in you. GMs are the gods of their game universe. They can't technically metagame because they are supposed to have knowledge of things that each individual NPC they play wouldn't all have. But I can see how players who just want to totally immerse themselves in the role of a single PC they are playing might be bored with GMing and all the extra stuff you have to know. I might want to be a player if the GM was a lot like me, otherwise I love being the GM and doing my parts towards making a good story.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm primarily a GM, and prefer to be GM. I actually feel rather bored when I'm a player.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think about the game.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grimace wrote:
I'm primarily a GM, and prefer to be GM.

Me too.

Grimace wrote:
I actually feel rather bored when I'm a player.

Unless it is really good GM, I'm usually bored as a player too.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I prefer to be a player, but for the most part i am GM and happy in either role.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last post from January... so kinda resurrecting a topic here but I wanted to open a similar thread and found this one which is perfect!

I am mainly a GM. I have been mastering a Star Wars game (1st Ed.) for about 1 year and from time to time I run one shots of Call of Cthulhu and Honey Heist.

I had always wanted to play rpgs but nobody that I know did so had to start my own thing. Problem is that I have always approached rpgs from a GM perspective, from the very beginning.

So there's been a couple of times that some of my players wanted to GM and to be honest it has always been a disappointment.
I could tell that my friend was making stuff up on the go so badly nothing made sense within the story. My character had no reason to be in the adventure and the master didn't even know the rules.

He has this weird attitude of... ' I don't need a book or rules to run an adventure for you guys'... which kinda annoys me a bit. It's not that he knows the rules and doesn't want to go in detail... it's that he doesn't even know the basic rules. So in comparison with them... as a player I look like a rules obsessed weirdo... when he didn't even know that in Call of Cthulhu to pass a check you need to roll below your percentage. As in the basic mechanics. To me that's the equivalent of turning up to a game of chess without knowing how the pieces move.

I recommended him Cthulhu Dark and said I wouldn't make it to the next game he runs. Massive waste of time....


So I would love to meet GMs and experience a good game as a player but... so far no luck.
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