Q: Who is "Monty Haul"?
A: Who really knows? I believe he was the host of the television game show, "Let's Make A Deal".
Q: What does he have to do with RPGs?
A: Again. Who really knows? Possibly the fact that great things were practically given away daily for nothing.
Q: Who can be a "Monty Haul"player?
A: Anyone can. Good and bad players alike (though usually more younger or bad players).
Q: Who is a "Monty Haul" gamer?
A: If you can identify with any one of these statements, "You may be a "Monty Haul" gamer":
Q: Can't DMs be "Monty Haul", too?
A: Yes they can. Some were originally "Monty Haul" players that finally wanted "real" power and some are DMs that have just lost control over their campaigns.
Q: Are you saying all high power/high
level campaigns are "Monty Haul"?
A: Er.. um.. I would never say that. Though the line is very fine.
Q: I am getting the feeling that being
a "Monty Haul" player or DM is bad. Is that right?
A: No, not at all. (I say laughing and wiping a tear from my eye.) But, seriously, "Monty Haul" can be fun too, though they are typically short lived and grow boring quickly.
The sad thting about "Monty Haulism" is that the offender is quite often in denial, refusing or unable to face the facts. A still sadder thing is that the other 80-90 percent of the gaming world is laughing at them behind their backs.