Role and Responsibilites
Overview of the Role
The ADL Owners and Staff firmly believe that the Non Player Character (NPC) volunteer members are without a doubt the backbone of the community. They provide the numbers that populate the game world and help turn fantasy encounters and conflicts into reality for our community. They remain the unsung heroes of the game. In short: We need you! Let us know if you are interested in joining the NPC Guild. Send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre and Post Event Assistance
NPC Guild Members are expected to be among the first boots on the ground at site on game days. Their assistance with setting up everything that is required to host the LARP event prior to the event beginning, as well as breaking it all down once the event is over, is essential to a successfully run ADL event. It is just too large an endeavor to organize and execute with just a few staff members. The NPC Guild Members will be responsible for helping setting ADL up for success before our events begin.
Portraying NPCs During Events
The NPC Guild Member becomes any one of millions of different inhabitants for our game world. They are responsible for breathing life into all of the other aspects of our fantasy shard world that are NOT the player characters (PCs). They provide our community with the antagonists that stand in the way of our PCs. They are quite often used by the ADL Campaign and Personal Plot Team as the device to introduce new story elements, world mysteries, and moral dilemmas that the PCs struggle against! It is the responsibility of the NPC Guild Member to take full advantage of our well stocked NPC Camp to dress the part and as fully as possible become those inhabitants of the game world that the PCs need to interact with each and every event.
There are a vast amount of logistical hoops that we as event organizers have to navigate in order to complete a successful ADL event. Part of that job is resource management and being able to rely on a certain percentage of our NPC staff pre-event is one of the largest boons we can provide this team. So, to that end, the NPC Guild Member must commit to attending a minimum of 75% of the scheduled ADL events for a season with the understanding that they will be overly compensated for providing that commitment and reliability to ADL.
The Owners of ADL, as well as the community that the NPC Guild Member serves, will endeavor to continuously award their NPC staff with abundant gratitude for their volunteered time and service. Without these vast and varied roles, we would find the integration into our Alliance world much more difficult. We remain so grateful for all of your efforts in breathing life into the whole shard for us to enjoy each and every month. We truly cannot thank you enough!
The NPC Guild Member will be awarded 100 Goblin Points per month for their continued willingness to volunteer their time and effort.
The NPC Guild Member will be awarded 500 Goblin Points per month for attendance at an ADL event where they provide NPC support the ADL community. The sizable award will be for service during the event as being among the first boots on the ground, setting up and running modules and town combats during the weekend, and then packing up and securing all of NPC Camp before departing site.
The NPC Guild Member may be awarded Dragon Stamps based on performance reviews of the event by the Owners of ADL.
The NPC Guild Member will receive one future event attendance credit for each ADL event staffed as an NPC, and additionally will enjoy free meals at all ADL sponsored events that they volunteer.
The NPC Guild Member will be able to custom order [a magic item somehow that we are still trying to figure out].
The NPC Guild Member will be awarded one NPC Blanket for any one character per month for their continued willingness to volunteer their time and effort. It is worth noting a couple of provisions regarding this NPC Blanket award. A player can receive multiple NPC Blankets each month from different chapters but no more than one NPC Blanket can be applied to the same character each month. NPC Blankets may not be rolled over into subsequent months but may be used up to three months retroactively. Players may receive NPC Blankets in any chapter and apply the blanket to any of their characters. You must NPC the entire event, meaning you cannot play your PC at all. NPC Blankets cannot be purchased through any means, they are only rewards for players who NPC. This NPC Blanket is received in addition to any other blankets from events, goblin stamps, dragon stamps, or alternative XP.
The ADL Owners host an annual end of the season party to say thank you to its staff for everything that they do all year long to make all the magic happen! As an ADL NPC Guild Member, you would become part of that staff of folks that the owners would want to acknowledge and give back to with a celebration.
The ADL Guild Member will be given a recurring NPC for only them to portray in the primary campaign that season. This will be that ADL Guild Member’s Player NPC, or P-NPC, that no one else will play. Ever. You will own this NPC, and while the ADL Plot Team will direct the NPC in broad strokes, it will be you that charts the course of action that gets that P-NPC where we need him or her to be.
The ADL Guild Member will be assigned their own personal NPC Guild Bin in NPC Camp that will be clearly marked with their name. In that bin, will be costuming, makeup, makeup applicators, and prop that is used exclusively by that NPC Guild Member. Once they are finished being used at an event by that NPC Guild Member, those pieces will be returned to their bin for use again in the future. At the conclusion of an event, the contents of this bin will be washed, cleaned, and then returned to this bin for use at future events.
The ADL Guild Member will also receive an invitation to the Annual ADL Staff Summer Retreat, which will be equal parts staff meeting to plan for the upcoming season and social event to just once again say thank you for everything that you do to help ADL become the amazing success that it is!