-Start with characters, plot/setting last. Use character material for world.
-Don’t get involved with people’s character creation--NO GODMOD
-Adjust to the players
-Determine who needs heavy hand or light hand
-Keep things interesting
--How do you handle power-gamers?--
~~TEAMWORK for party
-Who likes combat, RP, magic, etc. Accommodate.
-Remember to take notes about others
~~Don’t do random encounters. Get plot moving
-Let players influence story
-Long campaigns ---- Episodic TV
-Dramatic beats-- Happy, despair, funny, aggressive, evil. Vary it.
----Use music (Two Steps From Hell/LotR)