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The Enigma of Meta Discussion

This doesn’t fit into my other storylines, but it’s a funny anecdote that I might as well get out.

For those of you who have never participated in a D&D game, sessions conduct themselves in the following way, generally. The Dungeon Master (DM) or Game Master (GM) prepares the world and the general direction that they’d like the game to naturally flow into, either by taking down sometimes exhaustive notes, or by simply thinking about plot points and non-player characters (NPC). He or she then calls the game, rounding up the players and their charactersheets around a table or living room, and proceeds to desperately try to control discussion for the next several hours by telling a story in which every player’s character shares a role.

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