Hello everyone, my name is Nathan Hirsh and I've been a Game Master since 2012. My roots are in 3.5/Pathfinder and the Fate system, but my earliest RPG experiences were marathon labor day weekend sessions through college and playtest games for homebrew systems that had me hooked on RPG's from day 1. My personal favorite system is 5e DND because it gives me so many tools to say yes to players and all the absolute shenanigans they want to pull off. It is by far the RPG I have the most experience with. However, I am currently up to date on Pathfinder 2E, Fate, Powered by the Apocalypse, Lancer, and Tales From the Loop, and can dust off my manuals for countless other systems. I am most comfortable DM'ing in person and willing to hold in person games in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and surrounding region, but am very comfortable using Roll 20, Fantasy Grounds, Foundry VTT, and Talespire to run games anywhere and everywhere. I have full memberships on all of those platforms and can host with all features and access to a huge library of tools and toys to enhance your play experience. As a Full Time GM, your story is my job from day 1 to campaigns end. I hold session 0's before any game to help understand the tales you want to tell and get everyone on the same page as far as what kinds of characters they want to play. That will include discussions about what platform we play on and expectations about everything from in game short rests to real life scheduling expectations. Doing this helps to ensure your investment in your characters doesnt go to waste when one players life gets hectic and keeps the story moving in a direction that is exciting and comfortable for everyone involved. Feel free to contact me through Start Playing with requests for everything from Session 0's and one shots to full campaigns or marathon multi day sessions. If you're here through one of my posted campaigns, I currently have open availability to schedule one of those campaigns or something from scratch at a time that might be more convenient for you. Don't hesitate to reach out, with questions or requests, and to everyone I wish your crits be confirmed and your calendars always aligned to be at the table.
My job is to be flexible to what is the most fun for you, but I stick to my strengths. I have a background in public speaking, theater, and an English degree gathering dust somewhere. All of that experience allows me to be flexible to the story we're telling together. Sometimes that means crunch and battle maps, dice and violence. Other times that means a whole session without a single roll but for the mother of all persuasion checks after 3 hours of rp. I try to inject games with a wide variety of characters and put time into the ones that catch your parties eye. I like to reward effort put into long backstories, but see a character with little to no backstory as an opportunity to shape and grow with someone in real time at the table.
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