Hello, everyone! I've had ideas for forum based roleplays in the past, but I've never been a GM before, and I worry that maybe I don't have a grasp on how to be a proper GM. I've had a look around the internet but I still feel a little lost. Here are some questions for you guys - thanks for taking a look. 1.) When you're a GM, and you have a character in the roleplay, is it better to move the plot along through your character, or are non-character "narrator" posts acceptable? Say for instance, there was an earthquake. Would it be better to make a post like "Billy-bob felt the ground rumble beneath his feet." vs a narrator post that describes the earthquake as it happens, and then allows the players to react to it? 2.) I get the feeling most GMs have a definite plot in mind when they start an RP. How do they keep the RP moving in the direction of the plot without stepping on players' toes? Is it acceptable to have "chapters" and to end and close chapters at a place where everyone agrees? I'm sure I have other questions but I can't think of how to put them into words right now. Again, thanks for taking a look, any advice is appreciated. G.