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Certified Professional Game Master I

by Hawke Robinson published Dec 03, 2017 01:16 AM, last modified Dec 03, 2017 01:16 AM
The Certified Level 1 Professional Game Master (GM) runs single and recurring regular sessions with various participants, at various locations, and provides training for players to learn how to play the applicable role-playing game.

The Certified Professional Game Master runs tabletop role-playing (RPG), live-action role-playing (LARP), or computer-based role-playing games at various locations and/or events. Provide training to new players, including understanding the game system rules and gaming etiquette.

The certification  is for each type of format. One certification for tabletop RPG, another for LARP, etc.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Run tabletop RPG sessions for participants.
  • Typically 1-6 players per session for tabletop RPG, much broader range of participants for LARP and Computer-based RPGs.
  • Prepare adventures in accordance with  rules and guidelines, including GM Code of Conduct.
  • Complete assessment forms.
  • Prepare character sheets for participants to choose from.
  • Run adventures ranging from "one shots" to ongoing mid-length and long-term lengthy campaigns.
  • Address any group interpersonal issues, and maintain players compliance with Player Code of Conduct.


Core Competencies

  • Exceptional GM organization skills
  • Exceptional RPG player group dynamics conflict resolution skills
  • Exceptional storytelling skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organization skills.
  • Enthusiastic communication style that excites others with your passion about the topics discussed.
  • "Can do" attitude, and an eye for seeing where people need help before they have to ask.
  • Outgoing presence.
  • Well organized approach to preparing for game sessions and tracking participant progress
  • Passionate supportive energy



  • RPG Advocate or RPG Facilitator certification.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of role-playing game system rules for at least one published game system
  • Assertive (not aggressive) presence with confident but warm, friendly, empathetic, and compassionate communication style.


Working Conditions

Game Master will frequently work at RPG Therapeutics offices or other locations including but not limited to:

  • Conventions
  • Libraries
  • Community centers
  • Educational institutions
  • Care facilities
  • Mobile Facilities
  • Online
  • Parks
  • Gyms