You have questions, we have answers regarding the White Wolf Community Portal

You have questions, we have answers regarding the White Wolf Community Portal

Hi all,

Yesterday we shared an announcement on our Facebook discussion group regarding the World of Darkness community portal moving into open beta in mid-August. Several members voiced their questions and concerns. In light of those questions and the information we received, we wanted to send out this Q&A regarding White Wolf’s community portal platform.

 

Q: What’s going on?

Answer: White Wolf has partnered with a company called Knetik to make game and club tools for worldofdarkness.com . Knetik is an established company who works Verizon, Sprint, Western Union, Level 3, and other large, mainstream companies. They provide a business logic database that can be customized to be the back-end for a number of different products, one of which will be this new worldofdarkness.com portal.

They’re currently in testing, and will be in an open beta starting August 17th. The Hidden Parlor has been fortunate enough to have had some of our members take part in the initial site testing and to provide feedback on the tools. The community portal will have tools for running a troupe game chronicle, and will be making more tools that can be used for running a club.

 


Q: What will this community portal consist of,
from a LARP perspective?

Answer: Remember the Grapevine tool from the old MET system? Take that and bring it to the modern era and add in a whole bunch of extra features. The idea is to take all of the tools that our clubs use to manage info and promote themselves and provide them with an even BIGGER toolkit for running local/national games. Character sheets. Attendance tracking. Timelines. Mass combat tracking with rounds/actions/damage/resources. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

This also means not having to worry about constantly having to recruit tech volunteers (or worrying about if/when they leave or if something happens to them).

 


Q: Is sign-up on the
WW community portal going to be required?

Answer: As part of the new agreement between WW and the various LARP clubs, the licensing will be handled *through* the use of the portal. This involves games where there is community created content (like packets) or where the club charges a membership fee.

From the club administrator side: Staying compliant with licensing requirements will become a LOT easier! By leveraging White Wolf’s community platform we will also be easily find-able by World of Darkness enthusiasts who want to get started in live action role-playing.

From the player/individual member side: This simplifies the process for those who may be part of multiple clubs so that they have a one stop shop for managing their memberships across the different clubs and accessing their content.

 


Q: What data (if any)
would be ported over to the WW portal?

Answer: We are not able to transfer over individual member accounts. Each member will have to sign up on their own on the new site, and the initial year will involve lots of data validation on who has an active club membership.

The Hidden Parlor has taken an active role in providing guidance to the development team on the types of tools and features that benefit LARP organizations, such as an event calendar, character wikis, and a volunteer tracking system. We have a rather large “wish list” 😉 – In the event that our wishes come true, we’ve asked for the ability to transfer over our event history & VIP data to their incentive tracking system. Otherwise, that’s thousands of records for us to transfer over manually!

 


Q: How will they handle privacy laws?
Will individual White Wolf employees have access to my info?

Answer: Per our contact at Knetik (the company that White Wolf partnered with) – “Knetik owns the platform that the new World of Darkness AR or Immersive World experience for the game will rest on. The ownership of the company and a number of key members on this project are all /rabid/ /lifelong/ fans of the IP. […] Your information is safe. The portal asks for User Name and Email (and password). No HIPPA because we don’t target 13 or under. We DO however fall under the EU’s privacy data laws which are very stringent.”

Once a copy of the Terms of Service for the membership portal are available, we will forward the link to the membership.

 


 

Again, all of this stuff is still in development, and subject to change through feedback to the developers. If you have concerns about what personal data will be available to WW and/or Knetik, I’d recommend sending your feedback to directors@hiddenparlor.com or to our Member Advocates at member.advocates@hiddenparlor.com if you want them to speak on your behalf.

Likewise, we understand that some of members may not be comfortable with the licensing agreement that is being implemented, and that some chapters may want to go troupe rather than deal with the licensing issue. Obviously, you must do what you’re comfortable with. In the case of chapters potentially leaving, if there’s members who want to stay associated with the club and to start their own spin-off game (assuming they have volunteers for the ST/Admin roles) we are more than willing to work with them.

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Chronicle Reset Announcement

Chronicle Reset Announcement

Thank you for your patience as the Board of Directors reviewed the recent member-wide vote. We also wanted to give the National Storyteller the opportunity to communicate directly with each Chapter Storyteller to break the news to them first and discuss next steps going forward as an organization.

Our chronicle is resetting on January 1, 2018.

In our review of the bylaws vs national charter verbiage, we discovered that the national charter’s wording regarding voting rights (limiting votes to those who attended a game within the last 2 months) did not jibe with what our bylaws state regarding membership rights (members having a right to vote on club issues). Therefore, regardless of attendee status, the paid members who opted to vote had the right to do so.

The second issue was that of the majority requirement, which was interpreted as a majority of eligible voters. We looked at a couple of different options for determining this number while remaining as close to our national charter and bylaws as possible.
The Board of Directors determined this calculation to be a combination of the # of members who voted, regardless of attendee status (157) plus those who attended game within the last 2 months but opted not to vote (20), equaling 177. This meant that the number of votes needed to suspend the chronicle reset needed to be 50% or higher than 177, or 89 votes, not the the total number of paid members at the time of the vote. As of end of day July 23rd there were 79 votes in favor of suspending the chronicle reset, which was insufficient to meet the requirement.

We thank our membership for their patience in this, and we thank Adam for taking the time and effort to work with the Board of Directors to discuss how to move going forward, as well as him reaching out to the individual Chapter staffs.

We do want to let everyone know that the past few months have opened up our eyes to a variety of issues:

First – There’s a sizable number of our paid members who are not actively participating in their local chapter (or at minimum have not played in the last 2 months). We plan to work with the local games to explore solutions on how to re-engage those members.

Second – We need to further update our membership handbook, charter, and bylaws. We are appreciative of the volunteer efforts of Anastasia Mars, Bryan Barletta, and others that went into getting our handbook to the point of “done” last August. In going through the past year we have learned what works and can be improved upon. For the past few months, the Board of Directors have been in the process of identifying sections of these documents that need to be cleaned up, simplified, or expounded upon. (We’re finding how much “track changes” word processor is our friend 😉 ) We look forward to presenting the proposed changes to our membership, along with the rationale on why we feel such changes to our club documents should be considered. If you, as a member, feel there is a section of these documents that are worded poorly, or have other issues, please email the Board directly at directors at hiddenparlor.com and CC your Chapter Admin as well.

Third – Our volunteer incentive system is in need of review, both in how volunteer points can be earned and how they can be spent. Our goal is to continue building a community that focuses on creating immersive LARP experiences and developing a healthier World of Darkness community, and volunteers are our lifeblood in that. We want to provide “thank you’s” to those who support our club either through their skilled work or through financial/material contributions, as through those contributions our club will thrive. A chronicle reset creates the opportunity for us to overhaul the system without members being concerned that those who utilized the system earlier have an unfair advantage. Additionally, for those members that have spent Volunteer Points for one of their current characters in the month of July and feel they would like a refund of those points, please email the Board at the above email and CC your Chapter Storyteller. Refunding of Volunteer Points will be on a case by case basis. Please note that any Volunteer Points spent after this announcement will not be eligible for refunds.

Fourth – While we are sure there will be many questions asked both online and among the members of each Chapter, please provide the Board the opportunity to reply to questions that may occur. We will do our best to reply in a timely fashion and will make sure to note when our replies on this thread are as the Board or as a general member ourselves.

The past two years have been insightful as we worked to establish ourselves as an Organization, and distinguish ourselves within the World of Darkness fan community. We thank you for your patience and understanding so far, and look forward to you joining us as our club continues its journey.

The Board of Directors for The Hidden Parlor

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Board of Director Response: Results for Vote on Suspension of Chronicle Reset

Board of Director Response: Results for Vote on Suspension of Chronicle Reset

The following is what was read through during the Facebook Live announcement (seen here).

 

Greetings and salutations members, friends, and fellow community members of The Hidden Parlor,

First of, I’d like to apologize for jumping the gun in the announcement of the outcome of the vote on whether or not to suspend the bi-annual chronicle reset that is outlined in our National Charter. Given the high participation rate on the vote, I wanted to get the results out. At the same time, I was dealing with crunch time as I also needed to be out the door super early to attend a rather intensive tech conference. In doing so I did not double check the provisions that were outlined in the member-adopted National Charter – which stated that to suspend the chronicle reset there needed to be a majority based on the total number of eligible votes, not the actual votes tallied. Again – I was in a rush on a Saturday morning and did not have my coffee. This also goes to show that sometimes even the President of the Club makes mistakes.

We have had several individuals reach out to the Board of Directors regarding concerns and legalities, some of whom seemed to try to sway the Board to making one decision or another. Therefore, prior to sharing the course of action that the Board of Directors has decided upon, I wanted to share with you the path that led us to making that decision.

 

First, we reviewed the verbiage of the National Charter, which states:

“This vote will be open for two weeks and will require a majority of all active members of Hidden Parlor to vote against the reset, as the default action will be to reset. Majority will be defined by any Hidden Parlor member who has attended any Hidden Parlor game within the last two months and has an active full membership in good standing.”

 

We recognized that several of our Chapters have had staff turnover and challenges with bookkeeping. Other Chapters have struggled with game site issues. Thus to expedite the initial process, we focused on paid members only rather than narrowing the eligible voters down to paid members who attended game within the last two months.

The verbiage in the National Charter – which was voted in by the membership last August – set the requirement at more than half of the eligible voters needing to vote to in favor of suspending the chronicle reset in order for that to happen. If we look at paid club members as of July 1st – of which there were 295, that means 148 would need to vote in favor of suspending the reset for that to happen.

Given that we’ve averaged 30-45% voter turnout on past member-based votes, setting the threshold at 50% + 1 of the eligible voters means that extending the chronicle would be extremely difficult.

 

Second, we examined whether those who did not vote didn’t understand that “not voting” equaled voting against the suspension.

While the initial Google Group and Facebook Group announcements included the specific verbiage from the National Charter regarding the requirements to suspend the chronicle reset, we have no way to determine whether those who did not vote on this issue were aware of the consequences of such.

Thus, the Board of Directors dug into the data.

The Hidden Parlor uses an email distribution tool that tracks opens and link clicks for our mass mailings, like member votes, to ensure receipt.  Of the 152 members who had not voted on this ballot, 86 of them had opened either the initial announcement email or the reminder. This means that they were aware of the vote in process. While the announcement email went through the various options, it did not explicitly state the “majority vote” conditions set in the National Charter.  At most, we can assume that they were aware of the vote, not that they knew that not voting equaled a “no” vote.

 

We then cross-checked the list of those who did not vote on the current initiative against those who did vote on the adoption of the National Charter that included the provision. Of the 152 members who had not voted on suspending the chronicle reset, only 20 of them had voted on the National Charter that created said procedure.  That is a small percentage, and it is also likely that of those individuals, some may have voted without reading the full document, or may have forgotten the verbiage between last August and now.

Thus, we could not find conclusive data that the members who did not vote on the suspension of the chronicle reset did so with the understanding that by not voting, they were acting in support of the reset.

 

Third, we examined to what extent the Board of Directors could intervene and override the verbiage in the National Charter.

This is a catch-22 for us. While the Board of Directors is empowered to intervene in situations that are in the best interest of the organization, we must exercise caution extreme caution in doing so. We do not want to violate the trust of our members and create the image of “the Board will change the rules to whatever they want”.

Our club documents are living documents, and should be adjusted in order to reflect our experiences of what works and what doesn’t. As previously announced, the Board is reviewing each of our club-level documents to determine what needs to be clarified and how. At the same we must go with whatever policies are in place, rather than make decisions on the policies that we want to be in place.

 

Thus, The Board of Directors approved the following course of action:

We will extend the vote for one more week, ending end of day on Sunday July 23rd. The next Board of Directors meeting is on the evening of the 24th, which means that we will review the results one last time before making a formal announcement.

Second, we are going with the verbiage as listed in the member-ratified National Charter, majority based on eligible voters rather than actual votes.

Third, we are sending out a reminder email to each member who had not voted, specifically outlining the National Charter provision so that they are aware of the importance of participating if they are among those who wanted to suspend the chronicle reset, but were not aware of the necessity to vote. This will be done shortly after I am done with this announcement.

Fourth, we are emailing the Administrator and Storyteller of each chapter with a list of members in their chapter who were eligible to vote but did not do so. While we sent out reminders to our Chapter Storytellers & Administrators several times through the past 2 weeks, the information they received was a consolidated list of all eligible members, with a column indicating chapter. It is our hope that by giving them a list specific to their chapter, that they will proactively reach out to those members in the upcoming week. This will be done shortly after this announcement, as I have the files saved on my hard drive, and the list of Chapter Admins and Storytellers as indicated on our membership portal.

 

We, the Board of Directors, thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we navigate through this issue.  Our club is going through growing pains – we have adopted policies that appeared good on paper, where there have been hiccups when those policies were implemented.  We thank you for your patience as we took times out of our busy schedules to deliberate on this issue and determined a fair solution.

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Vote on Chronicle Reset/Extension ends July 14th

Vote on Chronicle Reset/Extension ends July 14th

Greetings community members!

When the membership developed and voted in our National Charter last year, one of the items that was approved by the membership was for our club to have bi-annual chronicle resets. There is a provision within the charter that allows for the membership – by majority vote – to suspend the reset (and thus extend the current chronicle). This empowers our player base to extend the chronicle indefinitely, if they wish, or for them to decide whether we should start anew at the beginning of the upcoming year.

The current vote started on July 1st and wraps up on July 14th, with results to be announced on July 15th. As of 11pm Central on July 12th, 44.8% of our paid members who belong to active Chapters have voted.

Final email reminders have gone out to eligible members who have not voted. If you were a paid member as of July 1st have not received your ballot, check your spam folder for emails from media@hiddenparlor.com.  If you cannot find your ballot, please email media@hiddenparlor.com by 12pm Central on Friday, July 14th to ensure that we have time to follow up.

 

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Community Roadmap Project

Community Roadmap Project

Greetings community,

I’m excited to announce a new project that our member advocates will focus on during the coming months – a community roadmap.

LARP organizations are unique creatures in function and business model. Regardless of whether they are for-profit or not-for-profit, LARP clubs straddle the line between providing a service and shepherding a community.  In addition to fostering a collective game of make believe, LARP organizations must also tackle difficult social topics: inclusion, the creation of safer spaces, and navigating situations where out-of-game traumas bleed into the gaming community.

This becomes especially challenging given the subject matter that can come up in World of Darkness LARPs, where the setting explores the darker sides of society and the human psyche.  These are issues that our real-world leaders often struggle with handling, yet we place expectations on the organizers of our LARP groups – who often lack professional training – to navigate these topics. This is further compounded by the reality that there are those who are heavily invested in our hobby who may have not developed the communication skills necessary to provide actionable feedback about emotionally charged situations in ways that come across as assertive rather than aggressive.

I’m inspired by the work that has been done so far by the Dystopia Rising LARP organizers and members in putting together protocols for creating a safer LARP space and dealing with issues of conflict and harassment within the community. I feel that we can learn a lot from what they have done, and tap that experience in further developing our own community framework.

I’ve asked our Member Advocates – Doug, Jordan, and Rachael – to work with me in developing a community roadmap for our organization. The idea behind a roadmap is that it serves as a guide to get from where you are now to where you want to be in the future. Much like a roadmap used in travel, this can include places (behaviors) to focus on, and ones to avoid.  Here are the topics that I feel are necessary for a community roadmap:

  • How we as a club define “community”, and what each member’s role and responsibility is in building that community. This includes responding to incidents where we witness others acting in ways that are detrimental to the spirit of community.
  • How we as a club define a “safer space”, and what each member’s role and responsibility is in creating such.
  • How we express and acknowledge consent within a LARP environment, and handle incidents of breeches of consent at community events.
  • How we define and respond to incidents of harassment and assault (building upon our current processes).

Thank you to our Member Advocate Team for being willing and eager to take on this project. If you would like to proactively reach out to them to offer assistance, please email member.advocates@hiddenparlor.com

Jessica Karels
President, The Hidden Parlor

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Upcoming Member-Wide Vote

Upcoming Member-Wide Vote

Greetings community members!

When the membership developed and voted in our National Charter last year, one of the items that was approved by the membership was for our club to have bi-annual chronicle resets. There is a provision within the charter that allows for the membership - by majority vote - to suspend the reset. This empowers our player base to extend the chronicle indefinitely, if they wish, or for them to decide whether we should start anew at the beginning of the upcoming year.

In order to give our Chapter & National officers enough time to either wrap up on existing story arcs or prepare for upcoming ones, the Board of Directors approved to modify the voting time frames for the National Officer Elections & Vote to Suspend Chronicle Reset.

The Vote to Suspend Chronicle Reset will happen in July on odd-numbered years (2017, 2019, 2021...)

National Officer Elections will happen in August on odd-numbered years (2017, 2019, 2021...) and will occur even if the membership votes in favor of suspending the Chronicle reset.

Ballots for the vote on whether or not to suspend the chronicle reset will be emailed to our members on July 1st, with a voting period of 2 weeks.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the Board of Directors at directors@hiddenparlor.com

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The Hidden Parlor BOD Meeting Notes – 2017-04-06

The Hidden Parlor BOD Meeting Notes – 2017-04-06

The Hidden Parlor BOD Meeting Notes – 2017 4 6

 

Date 2017 4 6 Start 1811 PST End 2000 PST
Location Virtual Facilitator Jessica Karels Scribe Mike Mack

 

Invitees Board Members: Jessica Karels, Casey Corbin, Jim Lucky, Mike Mack, Rob Bennett

Member Advocates: Doug Fitzgerald

Absent Board Members:

Member Advocates: Jordan Fenty, (Optional, Member Advocate)

 

Meeting Administrativa
Topic Details
Approving Minutes 4 Aye 0 Na 0 Abstain

 

Membership Feedback / Action Plan
Item # / Date Feedback Suggested Solution Action Plan Next Steps

 

Special Assignments / Old Business
Assignment Leading Update Due Date
VIP for Access Codes/ Other Incentives Jessica Karels Jessica will be research the technical side. Talking about possible other incentives like Rewrites, Extra Character slots or Minor changes to sheets. 4/13
Animal Succulence Consumption Casey Corbin Going to wait to see what BNS says on the subject. Casey will contact the ST and see if this issue can wait until then. 4/13
MailChimp/Marketing Jessica Karels Possibly using new graphic Marketing Tool for flyers and other Advertising for each chapter or events. Vote on “Monthly Marketing Program: 4 aye 0 Naw
Membership Engagement Survey Mike Mack Mike has not finished the revisions put forth from Jessica at this time, should be done and completed by this weekend. More questions have been submitted lately on people, currently working on a rough draft. 4/13 for onboarding

TBD on BNS Rules

Chapter Requirements Casey Corbin He is going to be working on them this week.
Handbook Cleanup Jim Lucky Still working on it. 4/13
Census of Chapters/Players Casey Corbin Questions for NST. Working on round 2 of people to reach out.
Basic Reports Casey Corbin Tabled for next meeting
True Independant SSD Casey Corbin Going to continue to discuss during the moving
Fill positions of NST and Member Advocate Mike Mack Putting together questions for the NST canidates
Global Continuity NST Tabled till we have an NST.

 

New Business
Item # Presenter Topic Details Next Steps
1

 

Motion to Adjourn:  5 Ayes, 0 Nays, 0 Abstain

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The Hidden Parlor BOD Meeting Notes – 2017-03-31

The Hidden Parlor BOD Meeting Notes – 2017-03-31

The Hidden Parlor BOD Meeting Notes – 2017 3 30

 

Date 2017 3 30 Start 1810 PST End 1941 PST
Location Virtual Facilitator Jessica Karels Scribe Mike Mack

 

Invitees Board Members: Jessica Karels, Casey Corbin, Jim Lucky, Mike Mack, Rob Bennett, Doug Fitzgerald

Member Advocates:

Absent Board Members:

Member Advocates: Jordan Fenty, (Optional, Member Advocate)

 

Meeting Administrativa
Topic Details
Approving Minutes Aye 4 Na 0 Abstain

 

Membership Feedback / Action Plan
Item # / Date Feedback Suggested Solution Action Plan Next Steps

 

Special Assignments / Old Business
Assignment Leading Update Due Date
Zero Tolerance Mike Mack Additional Actions have been taken. Emails will be sent out to the parties involved. 5 aye 0 Naw 0 Abstain 4/6
Membership Engagement Survey Mike Mack Still need additional review of Onboarding, Questions are being put in a format. 4/6
Chapter Requirements Casey Corbin Casey is continuing to move forward on the Chapter Requirements.
Handbook Cleanup Jim Lucky Also looking at the Bi-Laws then moving on to the Handbook to make sure both of the work in tangent.
Werewolf SSD Jessica Karels Being added to the Documentation
Fill positions of NST and Member Advocate Mike Mack Announcements have gone out. Member Advocate has not had any issues come up at this time. Talked about possible candidates for NST.
Census of Chapters/Players Casey Corbin About possible NST duties. Maybe adding more duties for the Admins
Basic Reports Casey Corbin Still holding off till be can gather more on other subjects.
True Independant SSD Casey Corbin Will be working on that on his next day off, maybe adding certain Merits for them only.
Global Continuity NST Waiting to go forward for NST

 

New Business
Item # Presenter Topic Details Next Steps
1 Jessica Karels VIP for Access Codes/ Other incentives Moved to beginning of next meeting
2 Casey Corbin Animal Succulence+ Consumption Moved to beginning of next meeting
3 Jessica Karels MailChimp/Marketing Moved to beginning of next meeting

 

Motion to Adjourn:  4 Ayes, 0 Nays, 0 Abstain

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The Hidden Parlor BOD Meeting Notes – 2017-03-23

The Hidden Parlor BOD Meeting Notes – 2017-03-23

 

Date 2017 3 23 Start 1800 PST End 1930 PST
Location Virtual Facilitator Jessica Karels Scribe Mike Mack

 

Invitees Board Members: Jessica Karels, Casey Corbin, Jim Lucky, Mike Mack

Member Advocates:

Absent Board Members: Rob Bennett

Member Advocates: Doug Fitzgerald, Jordan Fenty, (Optional, Member Advocate)

 

Meeting Administrativa
Topic Details
Approving Minutes Aye 3 Na 0 Abstain

 

Membership Feedback / Action Plan
Item # / Date Feedback Suggested Solution Action Plan Next Steps

 

Special Assignments / Old Business
Assignment Leading Update Due Date
Ad for Midwinter Jessica Karels Reiterated plan for Midwinter 2018

  • Volunteer in room to help answer questions and promote the club
  • Chapter creation materials (

Vote on Room for Midwinter 4 aye

Zero Tolerance Mike Mack Waiting for the Response from the parties involved 3/23/17
Membership Engagement Survey Mike Mack Onboarding Mike will look over revisions set forth by Jessica and will vote on next week, Questions are still coming in 3/23/17
Chapter Requirements Casey Corbin Starting to do it will Fresno as a test run
Handbook Cleanup Jim Lucky Working on it at this time
Werewolf SSD Jessica Karels Tabled
Fill positions of NST and Member Advocate Mike Mack Tabled
Census of Chapters/Players Casey Corbin Tabled
Basic Reports Casey Corbin Tabled
True Independant SSD Casey Corbin Tabled
Global Continuity NST Tabled

 

New Business
Item # Presenter Topic Details Next Steps
1 Casey Corbin Conspicuous Consumption + Animal Succulence Email from a storyteller asking if feeding from animals using Conspicuous Consumption would cause Beast Traits
Discussion started by email on 3/21
Table to next meeting
2

 

Motion to Adjourn:  3 Ayes, 0 Nays, 0 Abstain

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Elections: National Storyteller & Member Advocate – Application Period Opens Today

Elections: National Storyteller & Member Advocate – Application Period Opens Today

Over the past few weeks, we have heard from our membership regarding what they would like to see from the NST office going forward. The Board of Directors is in the process of reviewing that feedback in order to update the duties and responsibilities of the National Storyteller. While those changes are still being finalized, here are some items of note (in case that may influence anyone’s decision to apply for the role):

Plot Kits/Metaplot: In order to support our Chapter level storytellers and build cohesive story elements across our chapters, members wanted to see the National ST team create plot kits that can be run in the local games.

Event Games: We also received feedback that Chapters are interested in event game support. This includes help with plot hooks that can be used in other Chapters as lead-ins to the special event.

World-Building:  Based on feedback, the National Storyteller will be responsible for the development of a living document that details the history of our chronicle. Information about publicly known events will be available to the general membership, while more “behind the scenes” information will be made available to the storytelling staff. In addition, the NST team will be responsible for tracking and overseeing Cannon and National-level created NPC’s.

Today begins the application period for our National Storyteller (NST) position. Interested candidates can email directors@hiddenparlor.com with the following:

  • Name + preferred email address
  • Home Chapter
  • Relevant experience (related to storytelling on a multi-chronicle level)
  • Goals

If you are interested in running for the National Storyteller role, please submit your application by end of day on April 7th.

 

The goal of the Member Advocates (MA’s) is to provide our community with individuals outside of the officer structure who can advocate for their needs. Member Advocates serve as a neutral third party for gathering feedback and providing mediation that doesn’t explicitly in the scope of disciplinary investigation.  A more detailed description of the Member Advocate role and responsibilities can be found in our membership handbook. Our current Membership Advocacy Team is listed on our website as well.

Application period for 2 Member Advocates opens today!

Member Advocates serve for 18-month terms. Since we have 3 MA’s, we space out their elections every 6 months (April and October). One seat is open for possible re-election, and another has opened up because Casey Corbin (a former Member Advocate) was elected to the Board of Directors.

Interested candidates can email directors@hiddenparlor.com with the following:

  • Name + preferred email address
  • Home Chapter
  • Relevant experience (related to community management and mediation)
  • Goals

If you are interested in running for the National Storyteller role, please submit your application by end of day on April 7th.

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