GMing is hard… >3<;;;;
I came across a very cool book on Amazon a few days back by Brian Jamison called Gamemastering. Being a GMing/DMing noob myself, I was interested and did something I rarely do: I used Amazon’s preview feature to read a bit of it. Sweet Jesus I’m glad I did because even reading bits of the first few pages was immensely helpful to me in designing the game I’m working on now (an SM game, hee). GMing involves a substantial time commitment if you want to do it right, and I in particular feel varying levels of anxiety at what my players will think of my game when we start in mid-September. Reading some snippets of Gamemastering has helped alleviate some of it and also helped my game, I think. Even if running games is old hat for you, I think Mr. Jamison definitely provides us with a lot to think about. I totally recommend checking it out, and I kind of really want to buy it.