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Josh the GM
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3 years on StartPlaying

91 games hosted

Highly rated for: Storytelling, Creativity, Teacher

About me

Hi everyone! My name is Josh, and I've been running games for decades, thinking about games for decades, talking about games for decades, and writing about games for decades. I love just about any science fiction and fantasy setting, and especially love players who get deeply invested in their role play. Here's a short list of what we can do when we play together: ✔️ Big, plot driven stories ✔️ Small, character driven slices of life ✔️ Mix and match game mechanics to provide unique experiences during a campaign ✔️ Science Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fantasy ✔️ Curated music, art, and original story lines ✔️ Ridiculous voice acting Above all, I will make sure that YOU have the most fun and rewarding experience possible. Currently, I'm a friend on the podcast Gaming with Gage and Friends, former host of the Sandbox Between Stoplights podcast. I've helped develop multiple RPGs, settings, and campaigns. I have helped organize and put on gaming conventions, and I've been professional GMing for about 6 years. I also wrote a setting book:

GM style

I am a roleplay focused GM who has a deep love for moving stories, dynamic characters, and impactful decisions. I love crunchy systems with lots of tactics, one-page rpgs with basically no rules, and everything in between. I often enjoy putting your characters into positions where there is no "Good" or "Right" choice. A system book is more like a guideline for me, than actual rules. I am always on the player's side, and I often ask questions like "What is your character feeling or thinking in this moment?" For me, the story is always about you and the party.


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