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Judge or something else

Post by catseye yellow » Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:33 am

i am totally into DCC except for one little thing: i am still calling myself Dungeon Master and not Judge. simply i am always like i am mastering this and that and also dungeon master has such a good ring to it. anyone else has this "problem"?

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Re: Judge or something else

Post by Raven_Crowking » Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:51 am

I use both.
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Re: Judge or something else

Post by Jim Skach » Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:11 am

It totally depends on the conversation. But for DCC, I'm try really hard to use Judge.

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Re: Judge or something else

Post by Deadhorse » Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:13 am

A good Dungeon Master is the Judge of their game.

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Re: Judge or something else

Post by baophrat » Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:41 am

Mestr ar c'hoari ne heuilh ket ar reolennoù, hemañ eo zo mestr warno !
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Re: Judge or something else

Post by catseye yellow » Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:48 am

baophrat wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:41 am
Mestr ar c'hoari ne heuilh ket ar reolennoù, hemañ eo zo mestr warno !
it has very lord of the rings feel to it but i don't understand a word :D

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Re: Judge or something else

Post by catseye yellow » Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:52 am

is there more at play than just a simple naming convention? judge is someone bound to higher law and ruling according to it while master is obviously someone who is sovereign in his will.

bear with me :D i am in isolation.

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Re: Judge or something else

Post by GnomeBoy » Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:38 pm

catseye yellow wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:52 am
...judge is someone bound to higher law and ruling according to it...
I'll be the judge of that! :mrgreen:

You're the Judge, because you adjudicate how things should be done. We aren't bound by anything but our sensibility on how the game should flow. Not even the rulebook has higher authority.

It's not judge as in a court of law.
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Re: Judge or something else

Post by catseye yellow » Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:07 pm

GnomeBoy wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:38 pm
catseye yellow wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:52 am
...judge is someone bound to higher law and ruling according to it...
I'll be the judge of that! :mrgreen:

You're the Judge, because you adjudicate how things should be done. We aren't bound by anything but our sensibility on how the game should flow. Not even the rulebook has higher authority.

It's not judge as in a court of law.
It has 2000AD comics feel anyway!

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Re: Judge or something else

Post by baophrat » Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:24 am

I'm going to try translate from breton langage :

" The Dungeon Master does not follow the rules, it is he who fixes them "

!!!
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Re: Judge or something else

Post by catseye yellow » Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:57 pm

baophrat wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:24 am
I'm going to try translate from breton langage :

" The Dungeon Master does not follow the rules, it is he who fixes them "

!!!
thanks, heir to cormac mac art!

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Re: Judge or something else

Post by baophrat » Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:47 pm

catseye yellow wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:57 pm
baophrat wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:24 am
I'm going to try translate from breton langage :

" The Dungeon Master does not follow the rules, it is he who fixes them "

!!!
thanks, heir to cormac mac art!
"you are welcome" = " netra / mann ebet " in brezhoneg !
Gwelloc'h ijin evit nerzh

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Re: Judge or something else

Post by Bobjester » Mon May 04, 2020 8:35 am

I like the term Judge, "because you adjudicate how things should be done." as it seems to settle my mind in middle ground between the megalomaniacal aspersions that Dungeon Master connotates with jaded players, and the perception of same of abject boredom by simply refereeing the game in a truly gamist fashion for points.
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Re: Judge or something else

Post by Deadhorse » Thu May 07, 2020 1:04 pm

When I learned to game DM, or Dungeon Master was the term. Judges guild used judge, i still prefer DM or Dungeon Master. But Ref Judge GM Administrator adjunct Game Operations Director or any term if presented by polite players works with me.
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Re: Judge or something else

Post by catseye yellow » Thu May 07, 2020 10:59 pm

good calls! are there some other terms that i am not aware in d20 type games? what is the name for DM in pathfinder? do they use DM still?

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Re: Judge or something else

Post by Deadhorse » Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:33 am

Pathfinder uses Game Master or GM. my nephew plays had to find out from him.

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