Role and Responsibilites
Overview of the Role
The Owners of the Alliance Denver LARP (ADL) Chapter, Will Broderick and Suzanne Bastien, are responsible for shaping the overall working environment of Alliance Denver LARP. There are three key elements to how ADL defines what that working environment means;
- Development of the performance standards that set the pace and quality of effort within the ADL community.
- Identification and creation of the policies that define what the ADL community is and how it operates.
- Establishment and nurturing of the concepts and values that the ADL community holds in highest esteem.
The Owners of ADL are responsible for developing the legacy of how the chapter will officially respond to both problems and opportunities. If we use the analogy of ADL as a person, then think of this element as the mind of ADL. These performance standards are like the thoughts that inform the actions taken by the ADL community. Defining what those observable behaviors and actions look like explain to everyone exactly what is and is not satisfactory. Effectively communicating what those expectations are puts everyone on even footing and provides stability, or a base from which to build a stronger community.
The creation and implementation of ADL policies and procedures are an essential component of the chapters’ success. To continue the analogy of ADL as a person, this element could be compared to the body. These are the bones and muscles that provide the frame on which all other successful elements build. These foundational policies are important not only because they address and outline pertinent issues for the community, but they also serve as guide during decision making processes by staff.
Concepts and Values
Our values are important because they help us to grow and develop. The decisions we make are a reflection of our values and beliefs. They direct us toward a specific purpose. That purpose being the satisfaction of our individual and collective (community) needs. There are many concepts and core values that ADL tries to grow not only in its staff but in all of its community members. Attributes like kindness, selflessness, and inclusiveness are important aspects to incorporate into our interaction with each other and to make effort to extend and grow in other members of our community. To complete the analogy of ADL as a body, this remains the soul of ADL, and is at the same time the most fragile element and the part that requires the most time and effort on all of our parts. Values underpin behaviors and if we want to collectively adopt better behaviors in ourselves and toward each other, then that process begins at this core level.
The Owners of ADL will be awarded 250 Goblin Points per month upon submission of a Chapter Status Report simply outlining what activities were done during the course of that month to earn the award. The report can be a bulleted list (we are not requiring a dissertation here) but needs to clearly show that effort has been made to advance ADL in the areas outlined above.
The Owners of ADL will be awarded 500 Goblin Points per month that an ADL event is held and hosted on site by the Owners. The sizable award will be for service during the event as first boots on the ground, partaking in organizational elements during the event, and being one of the last to leave the game site, after securing assurances by the site that all obligations on the part of ADL have been satisfactorily met.
The Owners of ADL will have all Alliance event attendance fees waived for any event attended in any capacity (i.e. as staff, as a player character, or non-player character).
Annually, the Owners of ADL will be able to custom order one, five-effect magic item, with a duration lasting five years from the date of creation. On that anniversary date, and with every continuous year of service in the position, the Owners of ADL will be able to custom order one additional item with one additional effect (to the maximum allowed by Alliance Magic Item Creation Rules System). So, in way of example, at two continuous years of service, the Owner would be able to create and define one, six-effect magic item.