Venture-Officers Ranks

Regional Venture-Coordinator (RVC)

Services

  • Act as the top authority regarding community building, responsible for oversight of all Venture-Coordinators in the region. 
  • Responsible for the promotion/demotion of all Venture-Captains and any Venture-Lieutenants/Venture-Agents that may report directly to them. 
  • Maintain a current roster of Venture-Officers (VOs) in the region. 
  • Identify potential VOs and consider them for positions within the Venture-Officer organization. 
  • Be an active participant in the Regional Venture-Coordinator Council, responsible for community development and advising the Organized Play Manager (OPM). 
  • Be familiar with regional Organized Play customs such as table variations and player travel patterns and identify them to the OPM. 
  • Acknowledge different styles of role-play and their presence in the Organized Play Foundation (OPF). Schedule games catering to a variety of play styles, based on the needs and desires of the community. 
  • Schedule games catering to a variety of play styles, based on the needs and desires of the community. 
  • Act as the third step in the conflict-resolution process, working with VCs to resolve community issues utilizing established guidelines. Communicate any issue that cannot be resolved to the OPM up channel. 
  • Attend teleconferences with the OPM as requested. 
  • Meet with VCs on an as-needed basis, at least quarterly, to provide mentoring in running Organized Play activities, discuss local issues, and identify growth areas. Online/telephone meetings count for this requirement. 
  • Compile information from VC reports and submit this information to the OPM on a quarterly basis due the last Thursday of April/July/October/January. 
  • Find conventions within the region which would benefit from a Paizo staff presence and submit this information to the OPM by June to facilitate travel schedule planning. 
  • Ensure every Venture-Captain maintains a searchable online presence for their area. 
  • Attend one OPF-designated convention a year (any of the PaizoCons, Origins, Gen Con, UK Games Expo, or PAX Unplugged). The OPM may waive this requirement on a case-by-case basis upon receipt of emailed waiver request. 
  • Coordinate Organized Play activities at regional premier and premier plus conventions. This can be in person or by mentoring area Venture-Officers through the planning and organizational processes. 
  • Assist GMs in achieving recognition requirements, including adjudication game(s) and evaluations. Ensure GMs receive feedback after the game and report the results to the OPM via applicable forms. 
  • Provide historical context of the Organized Play campaign to the OPM. 

Benefits

  • Free PDFs of Paizo products added to user account downloads on paizo.com. 
  • Credit of $50 on paizo.com per qualifying convention run, maximum of $100 per calendar year. 
  • A status bonus toward qualifying for tier rewards at PaizoCon and Gen Con (bonus does not apply to convention housing benefits, if applicable). 
  • Invitation to a regional coordinators’ dinner at PaizoCon and Gen Con. 
  • Treated as 2 stars higher for qualification to run Exclusive events. 
  • Regional Venture-Coordinator + region tag that displays when posting in the paizo.com forums. 
  • Access to the Venture-Officer communication tools. 
  • Custom paizo.com avatar image. 

Venture-Captain (VC)

Services

  • Oversight authority of Venture-Lieutenants (VLs) as delegated by the Regional Venture-Coordinator to whom they report.
  • Responsible for the promotion/demotion of any Venture-Lieutenants and any Venture-Agents that report directly to them. 
  • Maintain a current roster of volunteer GMs, organizers, and store/community contacts in the assigned region. 
  • Identify potential VOs and consider them for positions within the Venture-Officer organization. 
  • Be familiar with local game stores or community organizations where Organized Play activities are conducted. Work with them to register as retailers on paizo.com/retailers. 
  • Acknowledge different styles of role-play and their presence in the Organized Play Foundation. Schedule games catering to a variety of play styles, based on the needs and desires of the community. 
  • Schedule games catering to a variety of play styles based on the needs and desires of the community. 
  • Act as the second step in the conflict-resolution process, working with Venture-Lieutenants to resolve community issues utilizing established guidelines.
  • Communicate any issue that cannot be resolved to the RVC up channel. 
  • Attend teleconferences with Regional Venture-Coordinator as requested. 
  • Meet with VLs on an as needed basis, at least quarterly, to provide mentoring in running Organized Play activities, discuss local issues, and identify growth areas. Online/telephone meetings count for this requirement. 
  • Compile information from VL/VA reports and submit this information to RVC on a quarterly basis in the manner requested by the RVC. These reports are due the third Thursday of April/July/October/January. 
  • Compile a list of all conventions with Organized Play activities in the community. Provide this list to RVC on a quarterly basis to aid in planning. 
  • Maintain a searchable online presence for the area This can be forums, social media, websites, or scheduling apps. 
  • Work with event organizers in the geographical area to submit support requests within established time frames using online forms. Follow up with event organizers to ensure filing of after-action reports within one week of convention end. 
  • Attend one OPF designated convention a year (any of the PaizoCons, Origins, Gen Con, UK Games Expo, or PAX Unplugged). The OPM may waive this requirement on a case-by-case basis upon receipt of emailed waiver request. 
  • GM one or more blocks of Organized Play events at two different conventions a year. These conventions do not need to be in the home region of the Venture-Officer. 
  • Assist GMs in achieving recognition requirements, including adjudication game(s) and evaluations. Ensure GMs get feedback after the game and report the results to the OPM via applicable forms. 
  • Choose an activity path and complete the associated tasks:
    • Take the lead organizing Organized Play activities at two or more conventions a year. Conventions must qualify for event support based on established criteria. These conventions do not need to be in the local community. 
    • Actively participate in a Task Force as created by the OPM. Activity requirements are set by the Task Force Chair /OPM and will be clearly communicated to Task Force members. 
    • Run an additional 6 games per quarter in the local community. 
    • Coordinate a Special Project with the OPM. 
    • Translate Organized Play documents if translations are not already provided by Paizo-licensed translators. 
  • Coordinate one session a month at a public venue where any may attend. This may include running the sessions if no other GMs are available. 
  • Ensure games run at conventions are reported on paizo.com. 

Benefits

  • Free PDFs of Paizo products added to user account downloads on paizo.com. 
  • Credit of $50 on paizo.com per qualifying convention ran, maximum of $100 per calendar year. 
  • A status bonus toward qualifying for tier rewards at PaizoCon and Gen Con (bonus does not apply to convention housing benefits, if applicable). 
  • Invitation to a regional coordinators dinner at PaizoCon and Gen Con. 
  • Treated as 2 stars higher for qualification to run Exclusive events. 
  • Venture-Captain + region tag that displays when posting in the Organized Play forums. 
  • Access to the Venture-Officer communication tools. 

Venture-Lieutenants (VL)

Services

  • Oversight authority of Venture-Agents as delegated by the Venture-Captain to whom they report. 
  • Responsible for the promotion/demotion of all Venture-Agents that report directly to them. 
  • Maintain a current roster of volunteer GMs, organizers, and store/community contacts and supply this to the reporting VC. 
  • Identify potential VOs and consider them for positions within the Venture-Officer organization. 
  • In cases where you are a location liaison, build a positive rapport with the location group leadership. 
  • Acknowledge different styles of role-play and their presence in the Organized Play Foundation. Schedule games catering to a variety of play styles, based on the needs and desires of the community. 
  • Schedule games catering to a variety of play styles, based on the needs and desires of the community. 
  • Act as the first step in the conflict-resolution process, working with Venture-Agents and Location Operators to resolve community issues utilizing established guidelines. Communicate any issue that cannot be resolved to the area VC up channel . 
  • Meet with the regional VC on an as needed basis, at least quarterly. Online/telephone meetings count for this requirement. 
  • Meet with VAs on an as needed basis, at least quarterly, to provide mentoring in running Organized Play activities, discuss local issues, and identify growth areas. Online/telephone meetings count for this requirement. 
  • Compile information from VA reports and submit this information to regional VC on a quarterly in the manner requested by the VC. These reports are due the second Thursday of April/July/October/January. 
  • Support the regional VC in maintaining a searchable online presence for the local area. 
  • GM one or more blocks of Organized Play events at two different conventions a year. These conventions do not need to be in the home region of the Venture-Officer. 
  • Choose an activity path and complete the associated tasks: •
    • Take the lead organizing Organized Play activities at two or more conventions a year. Conventions must qualify for event support based on established criteria. These conventions do not need to be in the local community. 
    • Actively participate in a Task Force as created by the OPM. Activity requirements are set by the Task Force Chair/OPM and will be clearly communicated to task force members. 
    • Run an additional 6 games per quarter in the local community. 
  • Coordinate two sessions a month at a public venue where any may attend. This may include running the sessions, if no other GMs are available. 
  • Ensure organizers report games run at supervised locations on paizo.com. 

Benefits

  • Free PDFs of Paizo Organized Play products added to user account downloads on paizo.com. 
  • Credit of $50 on paizo.com per qualifying convention ran, maximum of $50 per calendar year. 
  • Treated as 1 star higher for qualification to run Exclusive events. 
  • Venture-Lieutenant + region tag that displays when posting in the Organized Play forums. 
  • Access to the Venture-Officer communication tools. 

Venture-Agents (VA)

Services

  • Ensure contact information registered the reporting Venture-Lieutenant is current. Maintain a current roster of volunteer GMs, organizers, and store/community contacts and supply this to the regional VC. 
  • Maintain a current roster of volunteer GMs and location contacts and supply this to the reporting VL. 
  • Build a positive rapport with the location group leadership. 
  • Encourage stores to register as retailers on paizo.com/retailers. 
  • Acknowledge different styles of role-play and their presence in the Organized Play Foundation. Schedule games catering to a variety of play styles, based on the needs and desires of the local community. 
  • Schedule games catering to a variety of play styles, based on the needs and desires of the community. 
  • Identify any issues to regional VL, so that they may begin the conflict resolution process. • Meet with the regional VL on an as needed basis, at least quarterly. Online/telephone meetings count for this requirement. 
  • Submit monthly status reports to the regional VL including the number/type of sessions ran, current numbers of players/GMs, and other requested metrics. These reports are due the first Thursday of April/July/October/January. 
  • Support the regional VC in maintaining a searchable online presence for the local area with current game information.
  • Coordinate two sessions a month at the location where you coordinate games. Run one of the sessions, but the other can be ran by any area GM. 
  • Ensure organizers report games run at supervised locations on paizo.com. 

Benefits

  • Free PDFs of Paizo Organized Play products added to user account downloads on paizo.com. 
  • Venture-Agent + region tag that displays when posting in the Organized Play forums. 
  • Access to the Venture-Officer communication tools. 

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