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Highly rated for: Creativity, Teacher, Inclusive


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About me

Born and raised in the Bay Area. Ever since he was a kid (still is at heart) he has enjoyed imaginative worlds and any medium that offers a sense of escapism. From his first years of development, playing on his father's Nintendo Entertainment System, to reading books in his adolescence about wonderful wizarding worlds, to exploring the fantastic tabletop gaming scene, Jarvin has endeavored to engage in multiple genres and different avenues for creating fun and engaging experiences. Check out some of his stuff:

GM style

I feel that my GM style caters very much to what the players want. Having GM'd for home games, as well as time sensitive sessions for Pathfinder Society, I can meet all the ranges. Time permitting, I will milk out the roleplay and character voices. One of the things I endeavor to do is help my players be immersed in the narrative of the game. Descriptions to help paint the world that we're playing in are what I also try to build upon. I feel I enjoy combat and am fairly skilled at running games that include combats. Making sure that there's narrative to help put meanings behind the numbers are things I like to do to emphasize that you rolled good damage. "The staff cracks against the bandit's skull, then explodes with lightning, momentarily causing his body to spasm." But I also know that players may not care too much about it, and I am skilled at summarizing combats and outcomes when it needs to happen. As a teacher, I'm always open to feedback, and learning from my players. If they express certain things they like and dislike, I will find ways to implement it as seamlessly as possible. Sometimes I will ask my players if they're interested in trying something slightly different to see if they actually like something they've never done before. "Hey, mind if I do some secret checks to really help you play your character?" And making sure there's always an open dialogue. Communication is key in everything! I hope I've communicated what type of GM I am.

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