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1 year on StartPlaying


62 games hosted


Highly rated for: Creativity, Teacher, Storytelling

About me

Hello. My name is Shane. I was introduced to RPGs when I was 12 years old and was hooked after playing my very first session. I have played many different games and genres, but my favorite is fantasy RPGs, and specifically D&D. My specialty is running short, fast-paced, high action games. My GM strengths are involving players, improvising scenes, and story pacing. I have run games for a wide variety of people over the years, to include complete beginners, BIPOC players, children, LGBTQ+ players, neurodivergent players, and veterans. By my count, I have gamed with about 350-400 people over the past 40 years and would be honored to be your GM.

GM style

I run fast, fun, and light-hearted games with a casual, relaxed, and welcoming table vibe. My games feature an even mix of combat, exploration, and roleplay, with slightly more emphasis on action and active exploration than on deep first-person roleplay. I put a lot of effort into the games I run. I use high-quality battle maps and tokens to help players visualize scenes. You can expect me to lean into the rule of cool, while mostly sticking to rules as written. When it comes to roleplay, I focus on creating realistic NPCs with believable motivations. Finally, I provide a lot of custom handouts, NPC portraits, images, maps, and ambient music to enhance player experience. But the main thing for you to know about my GM style is that I focus on ensuring players have their moment to shine and leave the table excited for the next session. People play RPGs to escape the ordinary and do cool stuff--I ensure that happens, in every game.

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