Hello! I’m new to the DW community and playing DW but so far I am having a blast! This system has been like a light summer rain, refreshing and I could stand in it all day despite becoming wrinkled like a prune.
So far the game I am running has been completely within the realm of “Theater of the Mind”. While I enjoy this style of gaming, this is my first foray into a completely figure-less and mat-less style and I am having a few issues.
I am being pushed to describe, in more detail, every room, area or scene that the PC’s enter into. Sometimes I miss important aspects but I try to at least give the PC’s directions they can go at the end of each description.
However, I have noticed some players having problems determining where they are; I’m sure it is due to my lack of description and players being distracted.
While a map would be helpful I have tried to avoid it but I’m wondering what does everyone prefer as a mix between imagination and using visual aids?
How do you as a GM or Player prefer to play DW?
Do you prefer visual aids to help orient yourself or for other reasons? Do visual aids detract from your experience?
As a GM, do you encourage your players to ask about specific details? How much detail do you give?
As a Player, what do you require as the “bare minimum” description to visualize a room?