I later heard that Judges Guild uses the term "judge", for their products.
I think I've heard people using something like "keeper".
What other alternative names have you seen used for people who run RPGs?
Is this all about companies wanting to claim terms as trademarks, or are there actually some games where people run the game in a different enough way that one of these alternative terms to "GM" actually makes more sense?
TERMS GIVE TO PEOPLE WHO RUN TABLETOP RPGS:
- Administrator - used in Top Secret/ Top Secret SI.
- Animator - used in TOON.
- Arbiter - used by Blood & Bone.
- Bartender - used in Tales of the Floating Vagapond.
- Castle Keeper - used in Castles & Crusades products.
- Director - used in Cinematic Unisystem (Angel, Buffy, Ghosts of Albion), High Plains Samurai, and Night's Black Agents
- Dragonmaster (DM) - used in Epyllion.
- Dungeon Master (DM) - claimed by TSR/WotC as a Dungeons & Dragons trademark.
- Gamekeeper - used in OneDice.
- Gamesmaster or Games Master (GM) - generic term used by many RPG publishers.
- Game Moderator (GM) - used in Over the Edge.
- Guide - used in No Thank You, Evil!
- Hollyhock God - used in Nobilis products.
- Judge - used by Judges Guild and Dungeon Crawl Classics.
- Keeper - used in Call of Cthulhu.
- Narrator - used in Dragonlance SAGA, Blue Rose (both editions), True20, Faery's Tale, and Lone Wolf Adventure Game
- Mutant Lord - used in Mutant Future.
- Mythguide - used in Aria: Canticle of the Monomyth.
- Referee - used in World of Calidar and Traveller.
- Storyteller - used in the Storyteller System/World of Darkness.
- Watcher - used in Marvel Heroic Roleplaying.
- Zero Meister (ZM) - used in Spaceship Zero.