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VDDW DM Details

The following terms apply to ALL Virtual D&D Weekend DMs with no exceptions. Other terms may apply to DMs for other BMG events:

  • DMs are paid based on the number of paid players at their table. You’ll get 70% of the ticket price after processing fees.
  • Regular Four-hour games are priced at $20 (for a 6-player table), while two-hour games are $10 (for a 6-player table).
  • DMs who want to charge a higher price for their games may work with the organizers to do so, and still get the same cut of 70%. 
  • Learn-to-Play and One D&D playtest sessions are subsidized by WotC, so ticket prices are lower, but DMs will still get paid based on the standard rate above. The same goes for “Buddy Tickets”, and other games with reduced prices.
  • Special events like epics, opens, and other multi-table games have a surcharge to cover admin cost. The DMs’ cut still comes from the base price but a $5 surcharge goes to cover the epic admins. Lead admins will be paid more than the assistant admins.
  • DM payouts are sent exclusively via PayPal 10-14 days after the show. A valid PayPal address/account is required. 
  • DMs residing in the United States and earn more than $600 during the fiscal year will need to fill out and submit a W-9 form a will be issued a 1099-NEC in January of the following year, as is required by Federal Law.
  • DMs living outside the United States must live in a country that has a Tax-Treaty with the United States and fill out a and submit a W-8ben form OR have a valid US TIN and will out and sibmit a W-9 form.
  • BMG cannot provide tax advice, so please consult a tax advisor if you have any questions regarding a 1099, deductible expenses, foreign Tax Treaties, and other options.
  • All DMs are considered CONTRACTORS, not employees of Baldman Games, and are subject to the laws as they apply in the State of Ohio, as well as any relevant local laws.
  • All DMs must also complete and submit a copy of the Baldman Games DM Contract.