Know your players – Assemble and formalize the team. No more than 4 players at a time plus the Tour Guide.
Three act structure – Know the beginning, middle, and end
One mic – share the spotlight of attention
Establish the conflict or dilemma
Make the stakes crystal clear
One climactic moment
Reward your players in the moment for creative ideas and good role-playing
Use your voice to set the tone
Use visuals and music to enhance the experience
Know the environment – what’s the weather and what type of encounters are a good fit for the current location?
To roll or not to roll the dice?
The rule of three