I’m into it. Although it may be a discussion about recording yourself rather a discussion about gaming. It’s hard to distinguish those 2 things at the moment
What is disappointing about the recording is that this tick, saying ‘do you know what I mean’ as punctuation, was known to me and something that I’d thought that I’d cut way down on 10 years ago.
With regard to my various bad habits, I have quit by forcing the decision to perform the action to be a conscious decision.
My pack of smokes was kept on a table across the room from me, so that I had to decide to get up, walk over to the pack… This have me the time to decide if this cigarette was ‘necessary’ or just habit.
I had cut down on the verbal tick by concentrating on, or running a filter over, everything I said. No stray words means no verbal tick. It is clear to me that I have become less vigilant. It’s a lot of effort.
To turn this back to GM’ing, I’m sure this is the same as using the same house rules again and again. The first time any house ruling comes up it suits the situation and the having group. It is now ok to use this house rule with this same group as they all have that context and that precedent.
If the GM reuses the house rule outside of this group, there is no such precedent.
If a player tries to rely on the house rule outside on this group, he may be disappointed.
Obviously the correct answer is that the DM does whatever he wants and is always right.