I only just stumbled across an online book by Tobiah Panshin called The Game Master. I know, I know, I should know all about it by now, but the fact is that I'm really not up on the "popular" D&D material that's out there and online. I don't go looking for it.
As you know, I'm just in the preliminary phase of my own DMing book ... and having gotten through the first thirty pages of Panshin's book, I want to say: I can do better than this.
Before I go any further, I have a question. Panshin keeps making statements like, "The second goal is for each character to conform to the trappings of the setting, as well as its themes." Then he goes on to explain what a setting is, what a character is, what trappings are and what a theme is, but he never seems to actually explain how to achieve the goal he's just identified.
Does he ever change this pattern? Because, like I say, I'm 30 pages in and that's all I see.