As a GM, There are lots of reasons you might want to spend time on prep. I’ve sketched out below what I think are the major ones.
Prep as support for play
I.e. your motivation is to prep so that your game is good when you run it
This is the healthiest relationship, both psychologically and for the health of any game community who sees you at work. It’s the one that best matches the ostensible goal, so least likely to be distorted by motivations that aren’t obvious.
Prep as pure leisure
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As James V West noted some time ago, the BX thief is unreasonably weak as-written. To complement West’s suggestions for fixes, here’s a Reddit thread with a few more good ones.
On this site I have previously referenced articles by Zak Smith, and I’ve engaged with him in the comments section. I’ve not done this for a while, in the light of his past behaviour (see Patrick Stuart’s summary of Zak’s online conduct). In the light of his more recent behaviour, I have now gone through the site and deleted all such references and comment threads.
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