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Old 04-21-2017, 10:20 AM
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The GMing best practices in Blades in the Dark are great. A lot of them express ideas I've almost- or unknowingly arrived at.

Apocalypse World made me look at RPGs in a completely different way, but Blades digests those same ideas and pushes them into a shape that fits my preferences very well.

Be a curious explorer of the game in play. Ask the players questions to feed your own interest in the ongoing fiction in which the PCs are protagonists. Your game series is a cool TV show and you're its biggest fan. When youre curious about something that a PC says or does, ask them about it! Im curious, though, when you tell him youd do anything to help, do you really mean that? Anything? Are you that kind of person? Or are you just manipulating him? These questions will often lead to goals, approaches, and rolls.
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