How much money have you made from tabletop gaming?

How much money have you made from tabletop gaming?

The shit I've put on DM's Guild has sold for total of about $110.

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You can get into gaming pretty cheap. A full copy of Basic Fantasy RPG will set you back just a couple quid.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nono. How much have you MADE, not spent.

      I know I'm not the only person on this board that dreams of making a living of something related to tabletop gaming, so I wanted to gauge if there are actually people around for whom this hobby is a source of income.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wrote a book vaguely based off a tabletop game I ran but that hardly counts. The writing was way more effort than the actual campaign was to run.

    I've made some money from tournaments, but mostly in the form of free merch and not cash prizes.

    Trying to make a living off of something you do for fun has a tendency to destroy your enjoyment of that very thing, because all your actions now have to be assessed by the earning potential instead of your own enjoyment of them.
    Not saying it can't be done, just that people have hobbies separate from their jobs for a reason. Even streamers that market themselves being themselves eventually come to resent the caricature of themselves they have to wear every time they get on camera.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Still, if you're NOT trying to make a living off a thing, your earnings can be a very satisfying quantifier of your effort. It's a wonderful ego-stroking thing to think, "you know, I could totally go pro if I wanted to," and actually have evidence backing that self-aggrandizement.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If you're retarded and ignorant enough you can just skip the accomplishment step. Eat paint chips and you'll love a happier simple life.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Trying to make a living off of something you do for fun has a tendency to destroy your enjoyment of that very thing
      Making a living off of something that I don't enjoy is currently slowly killing me mentally and physically. I'd rather try my luck in something I enjoy and fail at it, than forever regret not trying.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Post the name of the book/link to place to buy it.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I would be more worried about getting fucked in the ass by the govt than making any money selling gaming stuff online. Have a "good year" of breaking $1000 and end up getting audited or some other horseshit.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >reporting your income
      Why would you do this? Gman can't take what "isn't" there.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you do something like sell PDFs through drive thru they'll deduct taxes for you.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Some of my dice could be considered an investment I guess, the price of them went up because the glitter in them is illegal to own so I know some of them are now considered rare and even worth at least a hundred dollars individually.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I know a guy who does Warhammer army paint job commissions and makes like $3000 a job. Which sounds like a lot until you realize that it's like 30 hours of work to do that, plus material costs. So it ends up being worse for hourly rate than something like bartending. He likes it though.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's roughly $100 an hour then you dumb/lying cunt.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Less material expenses.
        Paint ain't cheap.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Then buy it in bulk if you're trying to make it into a job. It's just paint, you don't have to get the overpriced shit in tiny individual bottles.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Wut

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >$3000 a job
      >$100 for an army painter kit
      >$20 for a pack of brushes

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Less material expenses.
        Paint ain't cheap.

        Then buy it in bulk if you're trying to make it into a job. It's just paint, you don't have to get the overpriced shit in tiny individual bottles.

        That's roughly $100 an hour then you dumb/lying cunt.

        I should have clarified. He buys the models too. And assembled them. If other people were paying for the models it would be a pretty sweet deal.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >The shit I've put on DM's Guild
    What kind of stuff has made the most? Adventures? Player options? Monsters?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I've only really written subclasses and some item stuff.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I met my wife thanks to one of the girls in my uni gaming group.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Same, finding a good woman into tabletop is worth their weight in gold. Finding a wifeable one is worth the unwifeable fat one's weight in gold.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >wifeable
        Lmao, this and "gf/bf material" always made me laugh. As if you're high quality enough to be worthy of that. It's one thing if you're a hot girl and say someone don't boyfriend material. But if you're a fat ugly guy saying a woman isn't wife material, then end up jacking off alone in your basement, then you sound like a retard. "Bro she didn't meet your minimum standards" bro your minimum standards are delusional, get a clue.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Funnily enough my wife wasn't into tabletop at all when we started dating. Her best friend (one of the other players in my group) however was and had been trying to convince her to give it a go since they'd been in primary school together, it was only when I added my voice to the chorus that she finally gave in and she was hooked from session 1. Now she's gone from teasing her friend for being into "all that nerd shit" to being one of our group's two foreverGMs.

        >wifeable
        Lmao, this and "gf/bf material" always made me laugh. As if you're high quality enough to be worthy of that. It's one thing if you're a hot girl and say someone don't boyfriend material. But if you're a fat ugly guy saying a woman isn't wife material, then end up jacking off alone in your basement, then you sound like a retard. "Bro she didn't meet your minimum standards" bro your minimum standards are delusional, get a clue.

        Work on your self-esteem bro. That's some serious projection.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >That's some serious projection.
          No, that's some serious observation from the people I've seen at FLGS the past 15 years of my life. If they had girlfriends at all, they were trash tier. The idea that these other guys are holding out for their wife material or whatever is frankly laughable. Bro, you work at subway or whatever and you're 280lbs and not in a good way. Take what you can get. Oh but I forgot that this is Ganker and everyone is a gigachad cryptobro developer making 800k/hour with a white wife and Asian side chick and 10,000 sq ft house. Yeah those people definitely exist and play games but a vast majority do not and a good number of them are pathetic and those are the people my statement is directed toward, because I hear some real delusional retards talking about their "standards" for women, as if they have a right to even have any.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Projection, the post.
            And I'm not even the anon you were responding to.
            Please, and I'm serious here: go out and meet a girl. Out in the street, or in a coffee shop - somewhere out in the real world. Say hello, introduce yourself, and ask her name. Then, just keep talking pleasantly.
            Do it, and save yourself before it's too late.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Smaugchad

    Six figures, said no one. Ever

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Post a link. I want to see what /tg/ publishes there.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I won't, because the point wasn't to advertise myself.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've sold spaceship miniatures through Shapeways for a total of maybe $50

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    $0.00
    Because I actually care about the hobby.
    Because I'm not a grifter.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I earned like 30 grand cashing out my MtG collection recently.
    But that's just 20 grand after subtracting the purchase costs.
    And closer to 10 grand after adjusting for inflation.
    Not great, not terrible.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How much have you put up there?

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Running games has allowed me to steal close to $1000 worth of food, drink, loose change and gaming paraphernalia over the last 5 years.
    My group also robbed a 7/11 but that's only tangentially related to tabletop itself.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    About 300 EUR in two months a few years back. Not a lot, but enough to buy myself some nice stuff. Luckily here any money earned through online sales that is less than 600 a month is tax free. Anything more and it's a 50% tax for some stupid reason like "it's not a real job". So you'd have to earn well over 2500 a month to live off online sales. It's good for a side gig, but nothing major.

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