Back in high school, I gamed with a GM who openly encouraged us to bribe him with things (like snacks) for XP and other in-game privileges. Fifteen years on, man, that seems weird.

Or is it? Is this secretly commonplace outside of high school?

It’s got such a Knights of the Dinner Table vibe that I’m going to be pretty surprised if it’s common — but then, I was wrong about there not being a kobold name generator, too.

Edit: To clarify, I’m not talking about things like writing campaign journals, drawing maps or otherwise helping with in-game tasks in exchange for bonus XP (etc.) — that’s a good thing, and it’s not really bribery. What I’m getting at is more along the lines of “Give me a soda and I’ll give you a thousand XP.”