So I GM’d my first game of DW last weekend, and it went quite well. We ran the Slave Pits of Drazhu as a primer, just to learn the system, before I intro my setting next session. There’s one thing that I was definitely confused about though, regarding combat. The notes for the baddies in that area all say things like D4, D6, D8, etc. I remember reading that the GM never rolls for damage for monsters, but I assumed that these numbers referred to the monster’s damage dice. Did I have this wrong? Does the Orc Whipmaster for example, just hit for 8 damage by default when he lands a hit? If so, then I made the monsters WAAAY too easy, because I was rolling terribly, and it felt the whole time like the PC’s weren’t ever in any real danger.
So I GM’d my first game of DW last weekend, and it went quite well.