If you have just wandered onto the site, you probably have a few questions about who we are, what we do, and why we are here. I will do my best to answer those questions for you here!
1. What is StartPlaying.Games?
StartPlaying is the largest online platform for players to find games and GMs for any game system and any virtual tabletop! We host hundreds of Game Masters on our site so that players can find the perfect GM for their group of friends, or join a brand new group and make new friends along the way.
2. How do I become a GM on StartPlaying?
If you want to list your games and join StartPlaying.Games as a Game Master, you will need to create an account, and then you will be able to apply to be a GM after that.
3. How much does it cost to use the site?
For players, it will depend on what GM and game you book with. All of our GMs set their own prices for their services. For the GMs on our site, StartPlaying takes a 10% cut of any game bookings.
4. How do you vet your Game Masters?
We allow anyone to join as a GM, but have rigorous requirements for game listings and only show verified GMs in Game Master Search. If you are a GM struggling to get listed in that GM Search, you can refer to this article for help.
5: How does payment work?
Players are charged 24 hours after a game happens, and the Game Master will see payment show up in the Payouts section of their GM Dashboard. If a customer's payment is declined, we send them an email with a link to update their payment details. All payments are handled directly through the site so no third-party apps will be needed.
If you have a question that isn't addressed in this article, feel free to send us a message and we will reply as soon as we can!