GM Merit Badges

22 August, 2011

A wonderful idea from Strange Magic, GM merit badges to help you fame your GMing style.  I think mine would run:

Beer and PretzelsUsually, My games are more of the Social, Fun and “Beer & Pretzels” style.  After all, we game to have fun, yes?


Improv My games rely on a lot of Improvisation rather than pre scripted content.  I work best with minimal scripting.


Story My games will tell an interesting Story, at least in retrospect.



Mirror I will Mirror back player ideas I think are interesting in the game.  After all, they usually come up with wonderful ideas too.


Fate Characters in my games are Destined for greatness, not random death.  Though being stupid will still get you killed.


Depending on the game, genre and players, my games can be:

GonzoMy games are Gonzo and can include a lot of strangeness.



ScaryMy games can be Scary.


But usually not both at once.

A fun exercise.  Go visit Strange Magic and see what fits your style.


  1. […] August 23, 2011 by pointyman2000 in Articles, Roleplaying Games 0 Thanks to Sean Holland of Sea of Stars, I came across Strange Magic, a blog which put up a bunch of interesting GM Badges that help […]

  2. […] the same lines, why not have GM Merit Badges? Apparently Strange Magic started it, but Sean Holland has listed his own badges over at Sea of Stars. And Jay at Life and Times of a Philippine Gamer did his… For those GMs who frequent the […]

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