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Saturday, January 11 • 11:30am - 12:45pm
Charlatanry and Chicanery: Gamemastering on the Fly

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Deep wells of research, reams of notes, and mountains of game statistics--these are all good Game Mastering tools, but there's one skill that can't be prepared: improvisation. The best GMs can create memorable experiences for players out of nearly any challenge, whether the players' decisions have entirely derailed their plans or the players just aren't picking up the hints they're dropping. In short, being a good GM is about being a consummate BSer. Join the best BSers in the business for tips, tricks, and philosophies, plus answers to your questions about how to handle the most challenging scenarios players might throw your way.

Moderators
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Amanda Hamon

Managing Developer, Paizo
The managing developer for the Starfinder RPG at Paizo Inc., Amanda Hamon is an award-winning tabletop game designer, developer, and editor. Her game design, adventure writing, and narrative work have appeared in dozens of releases and titles across many rulesets, including as Starfinder’s... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Graeme Barber

Graeme Barber

Directing Manager/Writer, POCGamer.com
I'm a long time gamer, newer writer and designer, and I'm all about world building. Talk to me about D&D, Forgotten Realms, Rifts, Mage: the Ascension, or any number of other games, about world building, representation in gaming, or just say hi!
avatar for Lynne Hardy

Lynne Hardy

Cogs, Cakes & Swordsticks
Although I trained as a biomedical research scientist and spent many years as a lecturer at a local further education college, I am now a full time freelance writer, editor, games designer & educator. Over the years I've worked on many games, including SLA Industries, Dying Earth... Read More →
avatar for Carmen Marin

Carmen Marin

Narrative Script Writer


Saturday January 11, 2020 11:30am - 12:45pm
Vancouver

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