Here at DeeTwenty we can't say enough good things about GMs and DMs.
While everyone around the table at a roleplaying session is there for the fun of it, the GM is the one who's put most of the effort in: Interpreting the rules and preparing the content, essentially crafting the world the rest of us get to play in.
For the players, when the session is over, the work is done. We get to go home and boast of our fantasy exploits to anyone who'll listen. We get to arrive at the club next week without having given anything another thought, plop ourselves down at the table, and have this week's adventure presented to us.
But for the GM, the end of the session just means it's time to start working on the next one: Preparing the encounters, writing up NPC sheets, trying to figure out what possible crazy permutations the unpredictable players will steer towards during the next session, and plan for them.
We think that GMs deserve more gratitude from the rest of us.
For some time now, we've had a policy at DeeTwenty that GMs don't pay cover charge. It was the least we could do by way of thanks. But we think we can do better.
So, starting today, we're introducing a new, second tier to our GMs' Reward Program.
The free Day Pass thing will continue to apply to all casual GMs who pop in to use our facility for the occasional game. But for those GMs who host their sessions with us regularly, we're adding some extra rewards:
- Free Day Pass (as before)
- 1x Free sandwich (or equivalent) from the Power-Up Bar
- 1x Free snack item or cooldrink from the Power-Up Bar
- R10 in store credit or cash per player in the group.
To qualify for as a Tier 2 GM, you just need to make sure of the following:
- You have a minimum of 3 players (other than you) in your group
- You host your session regularly (weekly or fortnightly) at the club
And that's about it!
We're not unreasonable, of course. We don't want to make GMing into a job... we're not going to strip you of your Tier 2 status if you need to take a week or two off for whatever reason. As long as you keep us in the loop about your plans, we'll do whatever we can to accommodate you.
If you're already one of our regular GMs, you'll see this stuff come into effect with your next session. If you're not already running your group out of DeeTwenty, drop us an email and we'll find an open table for you and your players.
See you around the club!