How Can You Be the Best Dungeon Master in Dungeons and Dragons 4e? | Quora

February 19, 2015 6:37 PM

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Dungeons & Dragons is a social contract, everyone comes to the table with certain expectations and when they don't meet is when you run into problems. Some people expect the DM to dominate the narrative, some people expect to have a lot of agency in where the plot goes, conflicts arise when everyone's expectations don't match up.

There's also setting and genre expectations as D&D can be anything from going down dungeons to stab orcs to negotiating with the high council on trade regulations and everything in between. This is not an issue of rules but of the social contract, so just work that out with everyone before the game ...

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