Survey If You Were the DM, What Would You Do? 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? Male FemaleSelect an age range Under 19 20-29 30-39 40-49 Over 50In what country do you currently reside?What RPG franchise do you identify with the most? D&D Pathfinder Vampire and/or World of Darkness Star Wars Call of Cthulhu FATE OtherHow long have you been playing/running RPGs? Under a year 1-5 years 6-10 years 11-15 years 16 years or moreSection A: Preparation When prepping for a new campaign, I usually take ___________. Less than 10 hours. 10 to 20 hours. 20 to 30 hours. 30 hours plus.I normally prep my games for _________ number of players. One or two. Three or four. Five or six. Seven or more.I often plan my campaigns to play for __________. Less than 30 hours. 30 to 60 hours. 60 to 90 hours. 90 hours plus.When planning storylines, I borrow from books, stories, movies, television, or other sources _______ of the time. less than 25% 25% to 50% 51% to 75% 76% to 100%By the time of the first session, I have usually _______________ the plot/story. Barely started Half finished Mostly finished Completely finishedSection B: In Game When one of my players rolls very badly for their stats I ___________. Make them keep them. Let them re-roll. Add a few points on. Make them work for some improvements. We don't roll stats.When it comes to my sessions, combat usually takes up about _________ of the game time. less than 25% 25% to 50% 51% to 75% more than 75%When I see characters struggling to win a battle I usually __________. Make no changes. If they die, they die. Lower some hit points or other stats on the foes. Offer the PCs a chance to retreat/surrender. Let them win no matter what.When I see that one or two characters are much more powerful than the rest I _________. Try to improve the other characters to match them. Nerf them so they match the other characters. Do nothing. Kill them off and ask them to roll new characters.I would say that five characters should have a total of __________ magical/advanced items by the mid-point of my campaign. 3 or less. 4, 5, or 6. 7, 8, or 9. 10 plus.Section C: Out of Game If I ever caught one of my players deliberately cheating I would __________. Ask them to leave the game and never come back. Ask them to leave the game this week and come back next week with a better attitude. Confront them about it after the game in private. Do nothing unless the other players complain.If one of my players wanted to remake their character mid-campaign I would ___________. Let them do it with no consequences. Let them do it with a few strings attached. Make them keep the character as is rather they like it or not. Make them keep the character but allow some changes to happen.If one of my players starts to miss more games than they play, I would __________. Ignore it and keep going. Request that they improve their attendance or be cut out. Cut them out without any warning. Kill/retire their character and make them re-roll a new one if they come back.If I have a great idea for a story pop into my head I usually ________. Write it down and come back to it when I have the time. Work it into my current game somehow. Start prepping it for the next campaign. Just keep it in my head.If a large group of players (10) signed up to play my five person campaign, I would _________. Just take the first five and apologize to the others. Take all of them and try to make it work. Expand to include one or two more and then cut it off there. Split the group (5 & 5) and run two separate games.Be sure to click Submit Survey to submit your responses.