Demand.... meet Supply!
That time zone difference could be ideal for some. One could live in Australia and host evening games for Americans during regular Australian office hours, and then have your leisure time at the same time as your mates who work normal jobs.In Australia we don't have the medical insurance issue and can run as a Sole Trader, so no double tax. But the challenge here would be finding enough of an audience in the time zone, or doing weird hours to work with US/UK time zones.
And sadly in the big cities here USD45K is quite tough to live on.
I would never kill your character.Exactly! So why on earth would I want to pay for it?
Come to think of it, I should start charging for the privilege...go ahead, kill my character, but it'll cost you a beer!
Honestly, because of this article, I shouldn’t be surprised, but I am. At least a couple years ago people at my local FLGS were crying about paying $2 for a spot at a game table. Attitudes certainly have changed and I’m not quite comfortable yet with idea of paying/charging for the game I do currently.Uhm, sure? $10 sounds kinda cheap, honestly.
Where I live, the norm is ~$40.
Oh! Thank you!I DM professionally, both in person and online, and also act as an agent for a pool of 8 other pro DMs, hooking up paying players with pro DMs for a small commission, matching their scheduling needs, play style, adventure requests, etc. with the DM who will be the best fit for them. I started the "agent" side when I had more requests for games than I could take on myself. About 1/3rd of our business is running games for kids, incidentally, for which there is a big demand.
We also regularly run free games online. Our biggest source of paying players are people who played in our free games and enjoyed them, and we also want to always make at least some games available for people who can't afford to pay.
I would be happy to answer any questions about it: cast-party.com
Oh! Thank you!
What software do you use? Do intend to do mor in person gaming after the pandemic? How do you recruit DMs? How do you keep track of thier quality?