I know this question is difficult due to differences between various game systems. Some games simply require more work to create NPCs or monsters for the encounters. I pride myself on my preparation efforts and I know that preparation pays off in a better experience for my players. I know this because I ran games without my usual preparation to mixed results. I am curious to know if others need the same amount of preparation as I do for a good gaming experience. I usually spend about one hour of preparation time for four hours of gaming. Does this seem like what my readers require or am I at the low/high end of the spectrum?
Trask, The Last Tyromancer