Mythras GM’s Creed

It seems that I am slowly approaching post #200 in this blog.

Here is something in a little bit of lighter vein inspired by a discussion in the forums and the movie Full Metal Jacket I saw many years ago. It was written after a particularly long day and meant to be harmless diversion telling about fictitious GM…

The creed, all names, characters, and incidents portrayed in this post are fictitious. No identification with actual persons (living or deceased), events, things, places, buildings, products or feelings and beliefs of any particular person is intended or should be inferred. No particular GM style is meant to be promoted by this. No animals, no monsters, intelligent or non intelligent species nor NPCs nor anything else were harmed in the making up of this post.

Mythras GM’s creed
This is my game system.

There are many like it, but this one is mine.

My game system is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.

Without me, my game system is useless. Without my game system, I am useless. I must use my game system true. I must play wiser than my players who are trying to kill my villains. I must hit them before they hit me. I will…

My game system and I know that what counts in game is not the rounds we fight, the noise of our battle shout, nor the fumbles we make. We know that it is the hits that count. We will hit…

My game system is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its nuances.

I will keep my game system clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will…

Before the secret masters of RPG, I swear this creed. My game system and I are the defenders of my game. We are the masters of our world. We are the saviors of my life.So be it, until victory is ours and there is no enemy, until another campaign!

A bit later interaction with GM and the players
And the way I see it ladies, you owe me for ONE JELLY DOUGHNUT! NOW GET ON YOUR FACES!”

and the whole troop is doing pushups and chanting:

1-2-3-4 I love Mythras Core

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Name Hannu Kokko Profession a software development leader, currently working at Elisa as Head of Software Product Development, Smart Energy Solutions. As a secondary occupation a Principal Consultant at Kohilleen Consulting - RD leadership consultancy business. In working life Working in large scale agile software development and architecture are close to my heart and practiced daily. Large scale here is anything involving dozens of teams working for the same release. Continuous integration as a cornerstone of making agile development feasible and to help keep the rhythm has been in my focus for quite a bit. In private life I enjoy photography and seeing new places and cultures.

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