I saw this article online - The DM's Screen: Benefit or Burden and thought that it might be a nice jumping off point for a conversation.
I know a lot of you play online these days and that kind of removes the whole need for a screen but when you play at the table do you (or does your GM) play with a screen or not? What do you think are the good and bad things about using a screen?
Personally, even though I have one the most amazing GM screens on the face of the earth, I don't like to use a screen. I feel that it disconnects me too much from the players. Also - I tend to roll on the open rather than hiding things and fudge rolls in the calculation when necessary
I tend to keep my notes in a book in front of me and everything else off the side on a side table and access it as I need it.
Go forth and discus...