Hi there! I’m new to the forums, having only purchased Burning Empires earlier this year, and having only just finished reading the thing. However, from what I’ve read, I think it looks fantastic, so fantastic I’ve started a PbP on rpgnet. However, we’ve got to the World Burning and I’m a little concerned that I may be importing too many of my traditional GMing ways to the game. Simply put, so far (I’m hopeful this will change) I’ve sort of dominated the brainstorming and discussion, but I’m not sure if I should be playing so active a role.
The book says that “yes, the GM is a player too, in case that wasn’t clear” (or words to that effect), so I’ve been joining in with the discussion and even the voting, but I’m worried that my enthusiasm may have led me astray. You see, on looking at the example of world burning at the end of the chapter, it looks like Luke is just prompting the players to justify and expand upon their choices, rather than getting a vote himself. He challenges a couple of calls and expresses his dissatisfaction with some of the decisions, but he never actually votes. Am I doing things wrong? Should I be sitting back, letting the players create the world with only minimal input from me? And if they take factions, do I get to pick a faction that interests me?
For reference, here’s a link to the relevant thread, though as you can see, we haven’t gotten too far as yet.
Thanks in advance.