Vincent Baker gets a ton of love for the games he designs, as well he should. The thing to remember, though, is that the same philosophies and core ideas that make him one of the best game designers I know are what makes him an amazing GM. Even when he is screwing the characters, giving them untenable choices and filling their lives with nervousness and adventure, he is actively advocating for them.
Vincent trusts his players to do great things, and he goes hard on the characters because he’s their biggest fan—he wants to see what they do, how they get out of this one.
Life isn’t easy when Vincent’s GMing, but it is a hell of a lot more interesting.