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Written by Boblin the CX Goblin, Dougbear the Bugbear, and Sergio Solorzano

What Is Instant Book?

What the Instant Book function is for games and how it can help you get more players.
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Early Bird Discount

How to offer a discount for the first two seats of your adventure.
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How Taxes Work For Pro Game Masters

As a GM on StartPlaying, you are a 1099 contractor. Here's what that means for payouts and tax documents.
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Written by Sergio Solorzano
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How To Request A Refund For A Game That Didn't Happen (As A GM)

If a session needed to be canceled at the last minute but payment went through, follow these steps to confirm a refund for your players.
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How to view your GM Profile

Where to see your public GM profile
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How GM Search Works

Reviews, upcoming games, and how you handle player requests all factor into where you show up on GM Search–here's how it works.
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Written by Sergio Solorzano
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How To Remove A Player From Your Game

How to remove a player from your adventure, campaign or one-shot
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Why should you join StartPlaying.Games as a Game Master

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Written by Dougbear the Bugbear
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How to Sign Up as a GM on StartPlaying.Games

How to become a Game Master on StartPlaying.Games
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How to create and schedule an Adventure.

After making a game template, you can list your game by creating an Adventure.
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How to Create a Game Template

Step-by-step guide for creating a Game Template on StartPlaying, from picking the right picture to Safety Tools.
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Canceling or Rescheduling a Game as a GM

How Game Masters can cancel or reschedule an upcoming session.
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Getting listed on Game Master Search

Getting listed as a GM on StartPlaying
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How does payment work as a Game Master?

How to get paid, and set up your PayOut account. When will your deposit show up? What to do if a player's payment fails, and more.
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How to Add Users to Games for Free

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Everywhere Pro GMs Can Promote Their Games

How to promote your games on social media and TTRPG message boards.
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Setting up your GM Profile

Step one of GM Onboarding. Setting up your GM Profile
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Your Player Missed a Session

What to do if a player missed a session
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How to join the GM Discord Channel

A guide to joining the GM Discord
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Best Practices for Game Masters

Tips for making your GM profile the best it can be
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How to edit the price per player in your game

A guide on how to update the price of your individual players, to allow GMs to change the players fee, price and booking rate.
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Getting reviews on StartPlaying as a Game Master

A step by step guide on how to give or receive reviews on StartPlaying.Games
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How to Delete Your Account.

How to delete your account and data.
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