I haven't rolled dice behind a screen in 7 years.
Learn how to deal with unexpected results. Great DMs come up with imaginative and interesting consequences that fit the fiction.
Also, most players can tell when you're fudging and that sucks a lot of suspense out of the game. https://t.co/qx98IK4qza
— Six Hit Points (@sixhitpoints) July 31, 2021
In my experience, too many DMs overestimate their own ability to “sell” the moment where they fudge a roll.
Players rarely have an incentive to call them out on it – a fudge is usually in their best interests and there’s heavy social pressure to avoid embarrassing the DM. Here's all I can say: Making my rolls out in the open in front of my players changed the way I DM.
I think it makes me a better DM and reinforces the shared trust at my table.
I suggest everyone tries it at least once and see how their game changes.
— Six Hit Points (@sixhitpoints) August 1, 2021