Behind the Scenes – after the session has ended
Once we have said our goodbyes and the stream has been stopped, we quickly congratulate each other or have a quick chat on Zoom while everyone is there but, depending on the time, the ‘End Meeting’ button is clicked and the game world is put on pause until the next session when the players venture forth into the campaign world. But just because the players are not actually in the game world anymore it doesn’t mean that everything stops. Indeed I probably spend, as the GM, a lot longer in the world than anyone else. So, continuing the ‘Behind the Scenes’ series I thought I would give you a bit of an insight into what I do between the gaming sessions.
Every game is different and so I am going to keep this waffle quite generic although I might make specific reference to each game I GM. Although I am hopefully going get to play in some games soon, I’m not to sure what players do in between sessions, relating to the campaign world of course, so if you are a player then please do add your in between activities in the comments below. With that said – onwards with my workflow after a gaming session.
Now that I have actually written everything down, it doesn’t look like I do much in between gaming sessions but it seems like I have lots to do. Coupled with this is the uploading the videos of the sessions and ensuring everyone is available for the next sessions, the week goes very quickly and before long it is nearly time to play again. Which of course provides me with a whole load of new things to engage with. When I was growing up I was always bored. I don’t think it was because I had nothing to do, there was always my bedroom to tidy, it was more that my over active brain had nothing to think about. I must admit I am never bored now! There is always something to sort, create or think about. And, if I suddenly find myself with nothing to do, I automatically think I have forgotten about something…
As always, I am really interested to know which systems you use and why and whether you have any hints or tips for me, so please feel free to add them in the comments below.
So, until next time, remember to be who you are and say what you feel because the people who mind don’t matter and the people who matter don’t mind. Have fun and I’ll catch you all later and, until then, consider yourself waffled!