All of our GMs are generous volunteers who have chosen to invest their time and talents into the Academy community. Are you interested in joining their ranks? Review these GM guidelines to get started.
If you're an approved GM who's looking to add a new game to the calendar, head over to our scheduling page.
We view our GMs as partners in our role as community stewards. As such, we ask that every GM agrees to the following:
I recognize that the Academy's most important goal is creating community. I will be welcoming, positive, and respectful to everyone who walks through the door or sits down at my table, regardless of experience level, race, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, or ability. As a GM, I understand that I will be a leader of the community, so I will be champion of these ideals—in my actions, in the content of my games, and in guiding the behavior of the players of my table.
To schedule a campaign, review the steps here. We encourage new-to-the-Academy GMs to work with us on their first campaign submission if they need help navigating the process.
During your campaign, you'll be responsible for communicating any schedule changes or cancellations to your players. Be sure to gather their contact information and/or let them know how you'll get in touch.
Because the Academy is a public space shared by people from diverse backgrounds, it's important to remember that players may have different boundaries—and that they may have trouble voicing these boundaries at a table full of strangers. As such, we ask that our GMs adopt a few basic safety rules and tools.
More than anything, be kind. If a player isn't having fun, pause or redirect the action. Communicate with them. Take care of your players, and respect what they want (and don't want) out of the game.
Players will pay a $5/session table fee to play in your campaigns, all of which will be donated to you as store credit. After the first session fee (which we will collect at sign-up), you will be responsible for reminding your players to purchase their ticket at the start of each session. Credit given for each session will be based on tickets sold.
Thank you for your interest in GMing at the Academy. We couldn't do it without you! If you have questions about any of these guidelines, an Academy staff member is always available to help.