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Ian Panth
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2 years on StartPlaying


249 games hosted


Highly rated for: Creativity, Teacher, Storytelling


Average response time: 13 hours


Response rate: 100%

About me

As a fan of OG Star Wars, the MCU, Harry Potter, and Monty Python (tis the rabbit), I enjoy playing in and curating fantasy adventures that combine genuine peril with a lighthearted atmosphere. As an educator, I am delighted to introduce new players to the world of Role-Playing Games.

GM style

Both as a player and as a Game Master, I enjoy the surprising and unexpected that are hallmarks of Dungeons and Dragons. As a GM, I aspire to be player focused, to create memorable encounters and challenges, and foster an overall atmosphere of friendly fun. I am on the players' side even if the monsters are trying to kill them. I prefer a low to medium magic setting where magic is like the elements -- controllable but potentially wild. A campfire can become a raging forest fire. I like to keep things PG or PG-13. I grew up on Star Wars and am a big fan of the MCU and that represents the tone I try to set in most of my games. However, they may occasionally veer into a Walking Dead or Classic Monster Movie vibe. New Players are welcome at my table. I enjoy introducing people to this hobby. As an educator, I am a patient teacher and encourage patience and kindness at the table. While I do have some drama experience, I am working on transferring this skill into RPG social encounters. I define Role Play minimally as having your character do what your character would do. Players are free to ham it up as much as they want or simply describe what their PC does. At present, I employ a combination of theatre of mind and tactical map play using DND Beyond, AboveVTT, Discord and Spotify. In addition to the maps from the module, I create maps using Dungeon Alchemist (an incredible tool).


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