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Old 04-06-2015, 06:43 PM
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New Player Solo Games - DM Recruitment Thread

Greetings all, I'm zev, one of the New Player Solo Games (NPSG) moderators. This is the information in regards to the possibility of joining the ranks of the NPSG DMs.

Currently we have 3.5e, 4e, 5e, Pathfinder, and 13th Age versions of the games up and running. We are interested in would be DMs of all these versions.
All the current game runners will be asked to review and discuss all the applicants, so you know.

***What is the NPSG?***

It's a stand alone adventure designed for new players, aka "Newbies" to get accustomed to how play-by-post is done on site, and learn the basics of DnD (and similar systems) playing. It includes character sheet creation, PC-NPC parlay, combat, on-site coding/tool usage, and all the usual trappings one would expect in a quick game.

If you were to volunteer to serve as DM, you'd just be asked to pick up a couple players at a time, and you'd be assisting new players in the aforementioned basics.

The module, aka The Tower, is mostly pre-planned and pre-written, which will make for efficient posting for you.

***What are the benefits of being a DM?***
  • Gratitude from the current DMs for taking some of load off of their shoulders
  • Thankfulness and development of a reputation with both the moderator staff and the new players that this site represents.
  • DMing skills practice. Some basic writing/role-playing development and a heightened general understanding of the rules and how to explain them.
  • Satisfaction from knowing that you are contributing and giving back to the community.

***What are the requirements for being a DM?***
  • To have been active on this site for a year or more.
  • 1000+ posts. Note: we mean posts that involve In or Out of Character dealings as player or DM, or significant conversations and musings that pertain to gaming in general. (Games such as Tug of War do not count.)
  • A solid time commitment of approximately 5 minutes per game (10-20 minutes daily duty).
  • Be trustworthy, responsible, dependable, and dedicated. And be able to demonstrate knowledge of the system you wish to run games under.
  • Patience when it comes to running games for players of varying experience with pbp and DnD. Some "newbies" are veteran players new to play by post, some are new to DnD but have played by post before. Some are first timers in regards to everything.
  • The ability to NOT just up and vanish - At least give us some advance warning if you can't continue.

***How does one apply to be a DM?***

PM me AND Chocoladevla with the following:
  • Your member name
  • When you joined the site
  • Current post count
  • Posting availability
  • Brief description of your DMing and playing experience with various game systems, as well as which you'd be willing to run (more than one is okay). 3.5e, 4e, 5e, Pathfinder. Also, if you have experience with GURPS, Cypher, or other games you've seen on site, feel free to mention it.
  • If you can provide a link to any game you're currently involved in, a link to a post that shows you know your stuff, that would be fantastic.
  • A short blurb about why you wish to be a NPSG DM.

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Alternately you can post your application in here. Note - new DMs are brought in a few times each year. It may take some weeks before your app is approved.

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Special thanks to Grogg Tree, from whom I readily admit I borrowed a good chunk of his previous recruitment post in order to create this one.

And thanks to all of you who read all of this and are still interested. Looking forward to your applications, and can answer any questions you have via this thread or PMs.

Looking forward to your apps.
-zev
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Last edited by zevonian; 01-01-2019 at 06:53 PM. Reason: Update
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Old 12-09-2018, 01:14 PM
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Old apps have been removed. This may affect post counts of applicants and responders.

To review, we currently support 3.5e, 4e, and 5e DnD, Pathfinder (1.0) and 13th Age. If you might be interested in being a GM or DM next year, feel free to work up an application. If there is a system that interests you that is not listed, just send a PM.
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Old 01-01-2019, 06:55 PM
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For 2019 apps we are allowing posts in here as well as PMs containing applications. The best people to contact as of Summer 2019 are chocoladevla or Wynamoinen. Note the first post in this thread has been edited many times. If there's any questions about it, just ask.

There is, as of early July, a backlog of applicants. We take all applications seriously, and will respond to all inquiries as soon as we can. But we may not be able to incorporate the efforts of new GMs for a few months.


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