Tim’s posted on the Harrogate Roleplayers Facebook page, asking for any sources of information on how to be a good DM / referee. If anyone has any links, please post them either here, or on the Facebook page.
I also thought it would be useful to compile a list of hints and tips that might be useful for everyone, not just new and novice referees. So, with that in mind, if you have any hints and tips on being a referee, comment on this post. I’ll get the ball rolling by repeating here what I posted in my reply to Tim:
Never railroad your players. What I mean by that is: never force them to do something that they don’t want to do, or make them feel as though their choices in the game don’t matter.