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Certified Professional Game Master III (Entertainer)

by Hawke Robinson published Dec 03, 2017 09:35 AM, last modified Dec 03, 2017 09:55 AM
The Certified Professional Game Master III (Entertainer) provides role-playing games to in public entertainment venues, and provides RPG training to professionals wishing to learn similar skills.

Run tabletop role-playing (RPG), live-action role-playing (LARP), or computer-based role-playing games at various locations for clients. Services are designed to help clients achieve specific, measurable, educational goals.

Separate certifications for each format: Tabletop, LARP, CRPG.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Run therapeutic RPG/LARP sessions for clients.
  • Typically 3-6 players per session for tabletop, many more for LARP or computer-based.
  • Sessions typically 3-6 hours for tabletop .
  • Prepare adventures in accordance with rules and guidelines, including GM Code of Conduct.
  • Customize program plans to meet client's assessed needs.
  • Complete and regularly update assessment forms.
  • Prepared character sheets for participants to use.
  • Run campaign adventures spanning several weeks or months, typically once per week per client group.
  • Insure participant compliance with Player Code of Conduct.
  • Regularly report to Entertainment staff.
  • Strongly self-motivated
  • Strong collaborative work ethic
  • Reliable schedule compliance
  • Train junior GMs
  • Train clients
  • Participate in program plan development
  • Adapt RPGs to meet specific client needs and accommodations
  • Provide therapeutic services, meeting specific, measurable, client goals, using RPGs.



  • Certified GM II
  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist or other relevant therapeutic certification/degree/license


Core Competencies

  • Strong entertainment background
  • Strong recreational background
  • 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


Working Conditions

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

  • Libraries
  • Community centers
  • Entertainment venues
  • Mobile Facilities
  • Online