20In the Line of Fire

This chapter is included to give a complete picture of the professional experience. This story is based on one SM’s experiences, but also includes a compilation of experiences from other shows. The details may be unique to this story and this SM, but the experiences can happen to any SM. Names of the people have been changed, and in most cases, things are described in general terms to keep this tale from sounding like tabloid journalism. As you travel through this adventure, take note not only of the things this SM goes through, but what things he may have contributed to the conflict.


Unlike in the Dickens tale—“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”—for me, it was only the best of times. For five ...

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