Invisible Sun: Games as a Group Purchase

Tabletop RPG groups of all stripes always have a “thought leader.” You know the one—the person who learns about new games, buys all the games, brings them to the table, and teaches the rules. (And often, hosts the game as well.) Now, 99 times out of 100, this person will also be the GM.

Games like Invisible Sun, however, are expensive. While we expect the thought leader to buy the game, it’s really the whole group that gets the fun experience.

So consider this. What if a game group recognized all the hard work a GM put into prepping a game, teaching the rules, and all the rest, and chipped in to help pay for the games? Or, in some cases what if the non-GMs did some legwork, found a cool new game they wanted to play, bought it together, and presented it as a gift to the GM. Imagine—just imagine—the incentive to plan and run a great game a GM would have if their group did such a thing? And imagine the message that sends. “You’re a great GM, and always provide a lot of fun for us. We bought what looks like a cool game. Will you run it for us?” Most GMs would consider it a real honor if a game group did such a thing for them.

Now, this can go for adventures, sourcebooks, and accessories—or even pizza and soda. But honestly, there’s no better way to make a meaningful gesture of appreciation to a great GM than to buy (or help pay for) the games and materials that help the whole group have fun. And why not a groundbreaking, deluxe game like Invisible Sun?

It’s a group activity, so why not make it a group expense? Our Invisible Sun preorder page has an option for the Group Purchase Bundle—you get a Vislae Kit for yourself and a $40 MCG Shop gift certificate to give to your GM to help share the cost of the Black Cube.

Your GM is worth it.

(Preorders are open for Invisible Sun! Want to know more? Take a look at What Has Been Revealed So Far!)

Charles Ryan
Charles Ryan

Charles M. Ryan has written or contributed to titles in nearly every class of tabletop game—board games, card games, trading card games, miniature games, and roleplaying games—over a 25-year career in the game industry. He has also served as the global brand manager for Dungeons & Dragons and headed up the marketing department at the UK’s Esdevium Games, one of the world’s largest game distributors. He is the Chief Operating Officer at Monte Cook Games.