Either we talk about it all the time, or we are afraid to talk about it because we don’t want to appear greedy. I know that money was often a subject when students/other young people talked to me about V.A.L.U.E games (afraid if this was a sustainable hobby).
There are also people that said they’d want to support us with a bit of coffee money. We are not a club, so individuals typically carry the costs for things. So allow me to point out some things that are currently costing individuals money and how you can perhaps support them if you have the means to do so.
@Neil runs the website for RPG Vienna, which costs him about 30€ a month. He also has set up a Patreon back in 2023 however he has not advertised it at all! I don’t have the current numbers on how many people are subscribed to the Patreon, but from my knowledge, it isn’t enough to cover costs. I personally have been subscribed ever since I found out.
WoWkeepers are super nice and offered us the “club” privilege. Aka that certain members of RPG Vienna can come in at a reduced price. However there is a personal cost for me: WoW Keeper members with a key have to pay the yearly membership of 60€ and let’s be real, not every Friday game ends at 11pm when the usual WoW keepers leave.
I used that opportunity to create an incentive for Dungeon Masters → People that regularly DM pay the reduced rate, which I’d like to believe is working pretty well.
Either way, my costs are very low compared to Neil, and they are lower than what we would pay in a Café like Zehnsiebzig. Though, some people have suggested a shared model, so let me know what you’d think of that.
Perhaps the most difficult thing to pin down @xaosseed will probably be able to correct me on this, but so far I think the rolling dice events have always broken even in terms of cost.
The biggest investment here is the time Dungeon masters spend organizing and DMing for completely new players in this pretty big event of around 60 people. (Though I hear they got a shirt out of it)
I think if you want to support that project, helping out with anything in terms of organization is the biggest thing here.
Don’t feel pressured to donate if you don’t want to. Most of you are already doing a great job by being there and helping DM and or organize games. As a matter of fact, you are too many to count! Hah got you! This is an appreciation post now!
And if you do I think it is best spent on Neil
Anyway, let me know if I have missed anything. I will make liberal use of the EDIT button.