>paying for a GM

>paying for a GM
You don't actually do this, do you?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm the DM who's getting paid.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Slut

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >getting paid to DM
      kinda cringe ngl

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Hows that cringe, if a bunch of normies want to pay him? Why shouldn't he make a bit of cash on the side?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Get out of my father's house.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The same people demanding that DMs have to be free all the time, are the same ones that have a netflix and amazon prime subscription.
          Shit, maybe I'll start online DM'ing. If I can make a buck, why not. I'll even make a behavior contract and keep people from playing as furries or pedohpiles to gatekeep the groomers. I'll probably get on the pedo's blacklist immediately. I'll have to word it very carefully, lol.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    People who pay for a DM are actually sociopaths

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What about being a DM for hire?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        whores

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Whores are gods' gift to mankind though. They distribute love (also STDs).

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm planning on charging people for games, though I'd never do it myself.
    Just like any other task when money's involved, there's competition, so I'm making assets and planning sessions and such to be more professional.
    Honestly, the hardest thing for me is to watch my language. I'll need to make a pc GM persona.

    The way I figure it, if there's people who would pay me for something I do for free, I may as well take their money.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The way I figure it, if there's people who would pay me for something I do for free, I may as well take their money.
      You thimk this. But accepting money changes the dynamic and telationship between GM and player. It's not fun. It becomes work, and players can feel that they have a financial investment in their characters' success or your story's direction that conflicts with rules or your vision.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Your mindset is justified. The concept is foul, yes. But, there's still an audience for paid GMs. I know it'll not be as fun as with friends, but there is still money to be had. I've always been told "if you're good at what you enjoy, you may as well make money off it". Sure, yeah, I'm worried about losing interest by having to make it a job, but It's still something I excel at. I can work out compromises.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Your mindset is justified. The concept is foul, yes. But, there's still an audience for paid GMs. I know it'll not be as fun as with friends, but there is still money to be had. I've always been told "if you're good at what you enjoy, you may as well make money off it". Sure, yeah, I'm worried about losing interest by having to make it a job, but It's still something I excel at. I can work out compromises.

      You'll turn your hobby into a burden where you have to play with the absolute dregs who have to pay someone for what should be fun for everyone involved, and it's exactly what you deserve for being a greedy piece of shit.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >every FLGS owner ever
        Yeah nah, I already deal with the dregs simply because I like making those peeps happy. No reason not to make some cash too.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For some people RPGs (D&D, let's be real here) is like going to movies. They pay to be entertained. Needless to say these "players" are always obnoxious and shit.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ive been running ttrpgs since 2004 and started with Ebberron. I've seen 4 different flgs in my area open and shut down. Everyone plays for free at my table. I run Runequest, OSR,Dungeon Crawl Classics, Mutant Crawl Classics, Dark Heresy 1e, and WHRP2E. I will never accept payment for running games because I enjoy it. I'll provide pencils and graph paper. I only ask that you bring your own dice set and are willing to learn the system we play.. even then I'll teach you as we go along. I'm the only gm at my flgs to do so. The only other option is you pay $5 a session to go play a game IF you're a special rank on their autistic cliquey discord cancer AND it has to be filmed and put up on YouTube AND tiktok. I shit you not there are 4 fucking 5e games like this where I'm at all played by the absolute worst big bang theory theater and wannabe voice actor types. My players refuse to leave my table because I will never take their money for doing something we all enjoy doing. Also probably because don't want to interact with the others. Also I bring air fried pizza rolls and a cooler full of ice cold drinks. Sometimes we go out for tacos and beer afterwards. No snacks and dinner for paygays.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >That philosophy of playing and teaching
      >That taste in game systems
      >That rejection of money and trends
      >That sincerity in wanting your players to have a good time
      Your players are lucky to have you.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I hope your regulars realize how lucky they are you came into their lives. You're a saint, man.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >t.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why would I do that when I can use /qst/?

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >friend one time told me I could get payed for my DMing
    Was an odd feeling.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I worked as a paid GM at a FLG for a while. It was pretty good pay per hour. Most of the players were either super new and needed a lot of help understanding some basic mechanics, or power gamers who were obsessed with the next biggest monster.
    The new players generally figured out how to play and moved onto a real playgroup. It was satisfying to see them kind of grow up into real players.
    The power gamers kept coming back week after week, each session leaving feeling like they were a badass for making big numbers happen and killing the 'impossible' boss. The boss was never impossible, the fights were all pretty simple stuff, but the job was to make sure they had fun. They were never in any danger because if they were they might fuck up and get salty, and nobody wanted that, so I just kept giving baby their bottle.
    Interesting times.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've been DMing for like 10 years at this point, so I've been wanting to jump into being paid for it. But it doesn't seem like the economics make all that much sense for it unless I charge a lot for it, and I'm not really comfortable doing that

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'll never pay for a GM, not least because I don't have to, but I can understand the appeal of getting paid.
    It's something I'm good at (or so my players say, at least), I could run the same shit for multiple groups to reduce overall prep time, I have a reasonably high tolerance for idiocy, I'm more than able to teach players who are willing to learn, plus it's not like I haven't been paid for babysitting before - if the players just want their number to go up this would be essentially similar.
    Maybe I'd be turning my hobby into work but I've done that, temporarily, with other hobbies and it didn't kill them for me.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    #1 barrier for playing tabletop RPGs is the need for a competent GM. That filters a shit ton of potential players.
    So paying for a professional GM for your group/friends isn't that dumb of an idea.
    If people had good imagination and narrative skills, then nobody would play adventure board games.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I am a straight white male, of course I don't.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Of course no, the scourge of paid dm phenomenon is one of the leading factors that caused the recent wotc moneygrab ogl fuckery but apparently a lot of retards didn't manage to figure out that comodifing the hobby even more would inevitably lead to more problems for it.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Either one of my Friends GM or I GM
    it's really that simple, just like have friends I don't get the problem

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I still can't believe this is a thing. My GM does it for free and I love him, he's fucking awesome.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I bring snacks and drinks to game night. Does that count?

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I started playing in paid games last year and so far they've actually all held together and the quality of games is much higher than nearly all the games I've played in the past.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How is that different from watching a muppet playing vide games on a livestream and donating to them? That’s just the culture, it’s fucked.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It makes the person paying feel special

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a paid gm as a side gig, I charge between 15-25 dollars/session/player. Currently running mostly pf2 with some dnd5e on the side with around 30 regular players in different campaigns.

    One thing no one ever talks about when discussing paid gm stuff is that the quality of the PLAYERS is a lot higher in paid games. Paywall filters most of the problem players away. So I get to run nice games for nice players and getting paid to do it.

    Transactionary nature does jack shit to the dynamic around the table, I run them just the same as I run my home games, if anything I run them better than my home games since I have a good motivator to keep the quality of the games high.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You do you fen, you're still a whore though

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