So Im wondering: what is your DM "style"?
A DM has many paths to success at his/her disposal when deciding how best to paint a picture of the world the players live out their fantasies in. There are many tools a DM can choose from to accent a game like, colorful maps, background music, or even a website like OP, yet not all DMs use all these tools. However, the one tool we all use, is our voice. How best then to tell the story? Do you embellish every dungeon with descriptive text? Do you ramble on about the unique details and history of every culture the party encounters? Do you change inflection and add accent to even impersonate the voice of your NPCs? Do you yell out battle crys? Do you get out of your seat and swing your imaginary sword?
Id like to know what works for you. Where do the seasoned DMs of OP find themselves most comfortable. Share with us your story telling style and maybe some of your most memorable gaming moments in doing so.
If possible, Id also like to hear a bit from our players out there. How do you prefer your DM tell the story? What aspects of story telling draw you in at the table and keep you coming back for more?
Dont forget to check out "part 2":http://forums.obsidianportal.com/comments.php?DiscussionID=1273 to this topic: the RPG formula