DR:SOCAL Game Runner application form
There are many roles that are required in running a game. From Marketing to Customer Service, there are individuals that work behind the scenes to make the game run. If you are reading this, most likely you want information about these faceted roles. We would also like to take the opportunity to list some basic obligations to the role of one of these positions.
For all intents and purposes, the role you serve at game is still that of a Guide - you have no specific title, but are referred to when a question regarding an aspect of the role you are responsible for. You will be working with a tight-knit group of others that have other roles. We are specialists working together - which makes us greater than the sum of our parts. It is critical that you have mutual respect and can work well with the other people that help run the game.
You should always represent what is best about the Community. Our Community is comprised of all kinds of different people, from all walks of life. Race, religion, ethnicity, political affiliation are irrelevant - in our Community, everyone is equal. We show respect to one another, and make sure that we insure a safe play space for all. Your actions reflect the totality of the game, as players will look to you as an example of the Team producing the event.
Lastly, you should consider the amount of stress that comes with the position. It would be unfair to say that this is an easy job. It can be very rewarding, and that is why many do it. But it can have a profound impact on your out of game life, and sometimes that can be negative. While we allow players to be able to apply after a year (12 games) with us, we encourage those that have been here for some time to apply - as they best know the stresses that can occur at one of our events. Your particular role may only take a few hours for you to accomplish between events, but at other times it’s a full time job.
“Game must be safe, and it is my responsibility to act to ensure the safety of my game. I will act instead of watch, I will say instead of being silent to ensure the safety of all.
Game must be fun, and it is my responsibility to ensure that people are having fun. If people are not having fun, it is my responsibility to find out why they are not having fun. If it is within my power to help make game fun, I will do so. If it is not within my power to make game fun for them, I will communicate to other staff members what I have witness. Making game more fun begins with me.
I will understand the rules, work to know them, and understand the genre that the rules are trying to enforce.
I will respect my fellow staff members regardless of my opinions of who they are or what they are doing. When I disagree with what I see or have concerns I will voice these concerns, however, I will voice them
in private to the person that they concern. If resolution cannot be found, I will then speak to someone up the chain from me to ensure the issue is taken care of.
Game is a fun hobby, and I will do what I can to make sure that it stays fun for me as well. While I have accepted responsibilities to my friends and my game, I will NOT become over focused on game so that it ***encompasses all of my life***.
If I say I am going to do something, I will do it. If I find myself in a unique situation where I cannot do what it is that I have said I will do, I will let others know so that I am not hindering the experience of others.
I will not abuse my position.
I will not act in a way that will unfairly help myself or my friends, nor will I ever take real world perks for abuse of my game authority.
Details of what is discussed as a team member will remain within the team and I will not share these details outside of it.”
If, after reading and understanding the importance of the above criteria, you are interested in helping run our events and our Chapter, please read and fill out the application below. Answer the questions with care and thought.
This application is based on many other Chapters' own criteria across the Dystopia Rising network, and we are looking for thought and effort to be put into answering our queries. Once this application is completed it will be reviewed by the owners. If your application is accepted we’ll reach out to you with further information.