Hey-Howdy Everybody! I am Dave, the DM from Leaders N Legacies, a 5e D&D podcast. I returned to D&D in 2018 after 20 years of performing and instructing improvisation with a troop here in the DC area. I came back to roleplay because it's a performance stage open to all and it is just plain amazing to see how different people respond to the same scenarios. As a DM I like to focus on FUN. Combat, Roleplay and Exploration merge together to create narratives/stories we can all enjoy. At the end of the day if we aren't having fun something is going very wrong. We will do this together by creating a space where everyone is comfortable and safe to explore. We will do this using source books of existing adventures (Wizards of the Coast, Kobold Press, GMsGuild, etc.). For now I use Roll20 and DNDBeyond (and Discord) to bring my games together. For examples of my DM style you can check out leadersnlegacies.com/episodes/ or find us on your favorite podcast platform (Apple, Anchor, Stitcher, etc.)
As a GM I waffle between RAW (Rules as Written) and ROC (Rule of Cool). I will always choose the fun choice rather than being the rules police about most things (am strict about AC being hit on what your AC is at). I try to be fun and fair. I will correct mistakes in favor of game play. I love to get folks to "tell me more about..". We will focus on keepinging the story moving but will have some sessions were combat rules the day.
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