Love fantasy games, like Dungeons & Dragons and Call of Cthulhu? Sign up with online gaming giant StartPlaying and you can get paid to manage games.


Game Masters determine what sort of game to offer — choosing the genre, number of players, schedule and rules. They also decide how much to charge for each seat. The way you get paid to manage games is by selling those seats.

StartPlaying provides a variety of tips to boost your chance of success. You should, for instance, note whether your games are combat-heavy or light-hearted. Are you a stickler for the rules and accomplishing a mission, or are you likely to let the game morph based on player responses? The more detailed your descriptions, the more likely you’ll find players who suit your style.

StartPlaying takes a 10% commission from game master’s revenue for connecting them with players and collecting payment. Payments are made into game master accounts within a day of completing a session. To learn more, read our full review of StartPlaying here.