How Long Do You Spend Preparing for an Role-Playing Game Session as a DM?

September 28, 2009 | | Comments 8

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

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About the Author: Trask is a long-time gamer, world traveler and history buff. He hopes that his scribblings will both inform and advance gaming as a hobby.