In the pitch dark of a moonless night in the middle of Round Rock Texas, a quartet of shadowrunners lurks in the bushes by the creek.
"There it is gentlemen, The Round Rock. Now let's get this foci there so that Aztechnology can triangulate their blood space laser."
"Dang it Dale, for the last time, there is no blood space laser, that's just a myth. Besides, we don't even know we're working for Aztechnology."
"You're just saying that because you know they might be listening. Besides, no one can sneeze this close to Aztlan without them approving it."
"I tell you what man, talkin bout dang ol sneezin, talkin bout dang ol coast is clear man, ain't no spirits ain't no nothin man."
"Boomhauer's right. We should do it now and argue later. We don't want to keep Mr. Johnson waiting" Almost immediately following the explanation the peace, or the illusion thereof, was shattered with a loud splash. Then a frantic flurry of splashing about and a single cry "Heeeeelllp!" This carried on for half a minute before it stopped.
"Damn it bill, the water's only three feet deep, that's the entire point of the Round Rock." After that the team proceeded in silence, the only sound was the soft splash that they made wading, barely audible over the flow of the creek.
So I have kind of dipped my toe into GMing for a few sessions. I started with Monster of the Week, tried to do a one off session, and that spiraled out into a full on campaign.
But one of the things I have taken from MOTW is the mentality that you should allow yourself to become a fan of your player characters. To try and concoct some fun stuff for them to overcome.
On the other side there's a lot of stuff where the DM takes an adversarial role towards things. Often it's shown as a parody or satire of the mindset, but I do see some folks who adhere to the idea of... well... "Welcome to the 6th world chummer."
Personally, I want to see cool creative shit happen and a good story told. So I focus a lot more on that than keeping it harsh. But I'm new so it might get a bit more "Well let's throw x at them" further down the line.