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Mon, Mar 4, 2024

International GM’s Day

International GM’s Day is an international holiday dedicated to game masters. This term is familiar to fans of games with a bias towards multiplayer modes. The holiday is celebrated annually on March 4.


The history of International GM’s Day is connected with the name of one of the developers of the cult game “Dungeons & Dragon” – Gary Gygax. The project was an online tabletop role-playing game. The so-called game master is the game organizer, whose tasks are to control the observance of the rules of the game and maintain the general etiquette of the players during the game session. He played a big role in a project like this. A great connoisseur of games Spunkrat contributed to the appearance of the holiday – he established a corresponding holiday in 2002. The date chosen as the date of death of the great man in the world of gaming – G. Gygax.

The Game Master is a very responsible role. Various role-playing tabletop multiplayer games and similar projects can not exist properly without this man. Thanks to the work of the gamemaster, players can count on a fair game in which only their skill level will be important. This person must be thoroughly versed in all the intricacies of the game and know 100% of the rules to make informed and correct decisions.

Interesting facts

  • “Dungeons & Dragon” is a legendary game that has been associated with positive and negative events. So, the developers of the game got into a scandal when a University of Michigan student decided to commit suicide when he lost the game.
  • The closest and most common gaming analogue of the word Game Master is Administrator.

How to celebrate

If you know any gamemasters, congratulate them on this holiday. Play a variety of multiplayer board games on International GM’s Day to get a better understanding of how GMs work in practice.

Spread the word on social media. Ask other users if they have had any experience as a game master.

When is International GM’s Day in 2024?

International GM’s Day is observed on March 4 each year.


Monday march 4 2024
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