This post is a part of the #RPGaDAY series for 2017 by David F. Chapman and RPGBrigade. For more information, see this post at AUTOCRATIK. I'm modifying per suggestions from S. John Ross as well as applying my own interpretations. Comment with your answers or links to your own posts!
Day 25 - What is the best way to thank your GM?
Honestly, nothing has ever occurred to me as either a player or a GM beyond just a verbal thanks. I've seen a lot of other answers along the theme of "offer to run a game and give them a chance to play," which is pretty nice, but everyone's got their preferences, and some people just plain like GMing more. I certainly understand the need for a break now and then, though, so maybe generalizing that idea and seeing if the GM wants a break would be pretty good. Another answer that caught my eye was not leaving it up to the GM to also do the game organizing, which I also think is a valid point, but I also think that demands a pretty significant culture shift. Not that it isn't a worthwhile one! I just don't expect it. So, yeah, for me personally, no special thanks are required. I do it for love of the hobby and enjoyment of the work, and I hope that's why other GMs do it, too!