• How to start and run a section

    Here is a step-by-step process to starting and running a game section

    1. Create a Topic in Other Games for a roster of interested users
    2. Create recruitment posts on forums where you can obtain members
    3. Send a message to the appropriate leader
      • Fraejix for Shooters and Strategy Games
      • Trojan404 for MOBAs and MMOs
      • Roughknite for Other Games
    4. Gain approval from said leader
      • Based upon your activity
      • Based upon your commitment
      • Based upon number of interested user
      • Based upon your training
      • Have you had GM training?
      • Have you had GO training?
      • Have you had Recruitment training?
    5. Upon approval, a sub-forum will be created under Other Games
    6. Upon having 10 active members in your roster you will gain the following
      • Promoted to GM
      • Start adding GOs into your ranks
      • The game forum will be moved into Games as its own forum
      • Ability to add sub-forums
      • Calendar, TS, Forum, and Mention groups created
    7. Divvy up work between GMs and GOs
    8. Create a monthly report for the Leaders
      • Will contain information about active members
      • What each of the GMs and GOs are in charge of

     

     

    Roles

    This is a list of the different roles within a gaming section

    There can be multiple roles per person

    • Head of Recruitment
      • There will be one of these to help facilitate the recruiters towards their respectiv
    • Recruiter
      • Someone who is willing to bump posts on recruitment forums, and recruit people through game
      • Will report to the DM of Recruitment if there is no Head of Recruitment
    • Game Night Host
      • There can be multiple of these dependent upon the number of game nights
      • Will report to the DM of Clan Events
    • EU/NA/Other GM
      • These will be based upon need and will be based upon need
      • Requires Leader Approval
      • There should not be multiple GMs for a region unless the other regions already have a GM.
      • Will report to their Leader (based off genre of game)
    • Outfit Coordinator
      • Someone who promotes the creation of outfits within the Marauders
      • Hosts a monthly meeting over the outfits for the section
      • Will report to the DM of Outfits
    • Head of Coaching
      • There will be one of these to help facilitate the coaches towards the best practices for your section
      • Will report to the DM of Coaching
    • Coach
      • Someone who is skilled in the game and willing to teach others
      • Will report to the DM of Coaching if there is no Head of Coaching
    • Practice Host
      • There can be multiple of these dependent upon the number of practices nights
      • Will report to both the DM of Coaching and the DM of Clan Events
    • Tournament Host
      • There can be multiple of these dependent upon the number of tournaments
      • Will report to the DM of Clan Events

    Additional Content

    Any of this content is optional, but comes highly recommended for running a successful section

     

    Game Nights - There should be a GM or GO assigned to running a weekly game night. This is the most important way to keep an active section. This is your fun time for everyone to play the game together.

     

    Practice Nights - There should be a GM, GO, or Coach assigned to running a weekly practice night. This will allow members to improve in their game. This is not meant to be a fun thing for everyone.

     

    Coaching sub-forum - There should be a GM or GO assigned to Head of Coaching for this to assist them with the training of new players in an effort to increase the section’s overall skill level.

     

    Elite Awards set – GM has to submit a list of award qualifiers and a Leader needs to approve them before they can be submitted to the Department of Graphics for creation. A section may create 3 awards or 5 awards (odd numbers only, as earning 2/3 or 3/5 Elite Awards grants the Master Elite Award). Elite Award sets should have:

    1. 1 award that anyone can earn over time so that everyone has a chance to display it on their profile
    2. 1 or more hard skill requirements that can also involve a bit of luck
    3. 1 very hard skill requirement. No Elite Award set should have more than 2 “over time” awards.

     

    Tournaments - There should be a GM or GO assigned to running a monthly tournament. This is a way for players to compete against each other and prove their skill. There are clan awards to these tournaments that players can receive for winning tournaments.

     

    Senior Awards - GM has to submit a list of award qualifiers and a Leader needs to approve them before they can be submitted to the Department of Graphics for creation. These awards will be numbered 1-3 and are strictly awards with “over time” criteria, or unique and fun achievements in the game.