If You Were the DM, What Would You Do?

In case you missed it, here is my DM survey that I’m running all summer long. Results to be posted in September!

I’m leaving this poll up on the site all summer long and it is my intention to post the results, and my conclusions based on those results, in early September. In the meantime, I’d like to wish a happy and safe summer to everyone.

What is your Gender?
Select an age range
In what country do you currently reside?
What RPG franchise do you identify with the most?
How long have you been playing/running RPGs?

Section A: Preparation

When prepping for a new campaign, I usually take ___________.
I normally prep my games for _________ number of players.
I often plan my campaigns to play for __________.
When planning storylines, I borrow from books, stories, movies, television, or other sources _______ of the time.
By the time of the first session, I have usually _______________ the plot/story.

Section B: In Game

When one of my players rolls very badly for their stats I ___________.
When it comes to my sessions, combat usually takes up about _________ of the game time.
When I see characters struggling to win a battle I usually __________.
When I see that one or two characters are much more powerful than the rest I _________.
I would say that five characters should have a total of __________ magical/advanced items by the mid-point of my campaign.

Section C: Out of Game

If I ever caught one of my players deliberately cheating I would __________.
If one of my players wanted to remake their character mid-campaign I would ___________.
If one of my players starts to miss more games than they play, I would __________.
If I have a great idea for a story pop into my head I usually ________.
If a large group of players (10) signed up to play my five person campaign, I would _________.

Be sure to click Submit Survey to submit your responses.


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A. A. Amirault has been involved with D&D for 19 years as both a player and a DM. A graduate of Dalhousie University, he holds a double major with honors in History and Theatre. He currently lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. In addition to this page, you can check out the Role Initiative Podcast at http://roleinitiative.podbean.com/