What is LFGM?
LookingForGM.com is a matchmaking and game management tool for Game Masters that handles payments and game management across all the sites that you play games on, making it easy for players to find you and join your games!
The platform aims to help solve many of the current problems in gaming such as a reduced availability of games at odd times or on short notice, cancellations and attendance issues, and many more.
What is our mission?
In addition to solving existing problems in the table top gaming industry, we also are looking to the future. We want to expand the realm of Professional Game Masters not only in table top role-playing games, but also into story-telling, LARP, virtual reality, and other activities that fall into the category of role-play gaming.
We hope to empower our users to innovate and create new avenues to extend RPGs and transcend them to new levels.
Our Core Values
From a functional standpoint, the platform is designed to be easy to use, reliable to work as intended, and remain responsive and agile. Equally as important, we hope to nurture a strong and vibrant community that is focused on both individual and communal success to help drive the industry and grow the potential for Professional Game Mastering and Storytelling.
Our success lies in the success of our community.
How does this platform work?
After you create your free account, you can (1) browse the listings on the site for a game to join, (2) create your own free or paid listing as a GM to find players, (3) create a listing for a game you want to play to find a GM and other players, (4) list yourself as a GM in the directory for players to find you and request a game, or use any other features of the site.
Joining a Paid Game
When a player joins a paid game, they will see a box appear to make a payment with their credit card. After payment is completed, the player will have their place saved in a game. All refunds and disputes are handled directly with each Game Master.
Public: Open to all. First come first serve. No admin controls.
Curated: Players are able to join a wait-list and then are selected by the Game Master. Once selected, the player can finalize their entry into the game by paying for their seat.
Private: These listings act as Curated listings, however they are not posted in the listings page. These are perfect for closed groups or if you have specific players you want to join. Anyone with the link can view the details and join the wait-list of this listing.
"Starting" a Game Listing (Game Masters Only)
Game Masters: Listings stay active until the you press "Start." When the GM begins the game, he or she shall press the Start button on the listing. This closes down any editing or addition of new players and opens the ratings for players and GMs to be able to provide each other with meaningful feedback. Your listing will also be removed from the main listings page as it is no longer seeking new players.
Managing Your Listing
The author (creator of the listing) is the only one able to delete the listing. The roster must be empty to delete it. Players must remove themselves from the roster to empty it.
We keep it simple. All listings are subject to a 15% fee that is collected at the time that a players pays and joins the listing. There are no additional fees.
Refunds are performed by each individual Game Master and not by the LookingForGM.com platform. If you must cancel or withdraw, please reach out to your Game Master. If a Game Master provides a refund, you will receive the amount that the GM has authorized minus the Stripe fees that are taken when you join a game listing. You can view Stripe fees on their website at www.Stripe.com.