Graham Walmsley writes:
The first time I met Simon Rogers, he ran a Dungeons and Dragons game. He’d recently played Dogs In The Vineyard and wanted to try it with D&D rules. It was fun, but afterwards, I didn’t see him for a year.
After that year, I joined his gaming group. There, I saw the silver-tongued cleverness and quick-witted invention that defines Simon Rogers’ GM style.
His adventures are meticulously planned: indeed, he inspires our group’s other GMs to dedicate equal effort to preparation. Not only that, but his acting is superb.
I remember Simon GMing Ashen Stars. When he played an alien, he became strangely alien himself, frowning and speaking in a stilted manner. When he played a starship commander, he was commanding himself.
Not only that, but his master of accents is legendary. His Northern accent is instantly recognisable to anyone who has ventured north of Milton Keynes. His American accent is a joy to hear.
Finally, he cooks. While we play, there is the delicious smell of meat roasting. Often, he will switch between GMing and cooking, doing both with equal skill.
As you may know, English people are not allowed to give effusive compliments. Hence, I’m content to call Simon the Second Best GM In Britain.