MES – Southwest RST All Call

All,

This is very important, so please read all the information within.

Regional Storyteller is one of the most difficult jobs within our
organization, and I would like to thank *Mike Day* for his dedicated
service as RST.

At this time, I am making an all call for the position of *South West*
Regional Storyteller.  Please email your applications to the US ANST Admin
(myself), the US NST, both included on this email.  Applications will be
accepted for the position for the next week, until *6/11/2018* at midnight.
(to avoid confusion, that means midnight Sunday, going into monday)

*The RST possesses the following duties, responsibilities, and authority to
the region’s members and to other storytellers:*

-Establish chronicle continuity and history within the parameters defined
by supervising storytellers
-Act as mentor to, and assist members with, character creation, learning
game rules and addenda, and becoming familiar with the chronicle setting
-Sanction characters for participation in the global sanctioned chronicle
-Enact immediate corrective action as described in Chapter 7 of the
Membership Handbook when necessary
-Recommend prestige from prestige budget to members assisting with officer
duties
-Maintain the official record of character sheets, including complete
experience point logs, for all characters for which they are the Direct
Storyteller
-Create and implement suitable plotlines
-Create and introduce appropriate NPCs
-The Storyteller may portray these characters or assign members to portray
them.
-Run games, downtime scenes, and proxies within the parameters defined by
supervising storytellers
-Award experience points/traits to characters
-Conduct investigations for game-related issues and enact Storyteller-based
disciplinary actions (See Disciplinary Action).
-Conduct pre-game player and character sheet check-in for both local and
visiting characters for venues, games, and special events under their
direct jurisdiction to ensure the characters conform to the VSS and are
suitable for the game
-File a monthly status report to their supervising Storyteller (See Reports
and Reporting)
-Facilitate conflict resolution between players for in-game issues (See
Conflict Resolution)
-Create and/or conduct regular reviews of Venue Style Sheets (VSS) for
venues, games and special events under their direct jurisdiction
Clarify or adjust the storytelling jurisdiction of any Storyteller below
them in their chain, whether as an assistant or elected, to prevent
conflicts of jurisdiction between Storytellers
-Modify or veto plotlines within their jurisdiction
-Require a player to provide full character sheet, experience trait log,
and character background
-Interpret rules for scenes and make other necessary storytelling decisions
-Freeze a scene or characters within their jurisdiction
-Assume storytelling jurisdiction for a character, plotline, NPC, item, or
investigation
Specific authority – May deliver disciplinary actions up to a severe
offense after conducting an investigation, recommend prestige for DSTs, and
review open items pending High approval according to sanctioned rules.
-Required responsibilities – File an on-time monthly report in the format
determined by the NST, review open items pending High approval according to
sanctioned rules, run any plot kits and/or settings changes required by the
storyteller chain, hold at least one ST meeting or regional education
session in the month, manage cross-venue out-of-game character actions
within jurisdiction, and recommend prestige for the DSTs.
-Prestige budget – Prestige budgets are confirmed by the NC
0-200 members – 200
200-400 members – 250
400+ members – 300

*Per the Membership Handbook, the minimum qualifications for RST are:*
– Completed Membership and Storyteller Standard (Ordeal/Test), or a stated
intention to complete within thirty days.
– Membership in the club for the previous calendar year.
– One year storytelling experience as a primary officer or a titled
assistant.
– Demonstrated experience in an administrative role for one year.

*Per the Membership Handbook, applications will require the following
information to be included:*

– Identification: Name, Membership Number
– Contact Information: Email, Phone Number – (Phone number will be redacted
when distributed to the electorate)
– Objective: A sentence or two describing what your goals during your term
of office.
– Plan of Action: A paragraph or two detailing how you intend to accomplish
the goals stated in your objective.
– Experience: A resume of positions held within Mind’s Eye Society as well
as any relevant Non-Club Experience. Applicants must describe how they meet
the minimum criteria for the position as described in the chart below.
– Disciplinary Actions: Please see the Full Disclosure Policy below and the
Disciplinary Action Section of the Membership Handbook for more information.
– A statement asserting that the applicant is a paid member of MES

*Election Timeline:*

Please – ALL MEMBERS over the next week you will be able to send a request
to join the RST Election List Here
< https://groups.google.com/a/mindseyesociety.org/d/forum/sw-rst-election-2018>

If you are not added by *Monday the 11th*, I need you to contact me, so I
can have you added.  If you do not contact me, you will not be added and
therefore cannot ask questions of the candidates, review the questions and
answers from the other members and candidates, and therefore vote for the
candidates of your choice.  The Q&A portion of this process will begin
on *Monday,June 11th* and run for 1 week, completing on *Monday, June 18th, *at
midnight(again, Sunday going into Monday). This first portion of the
process is solely for members to post their questions, and the candidates
will be unable to answer at this time.  After that question period, we will
have the answer period, which will last 1 week, ending at midnight,* Monday,
June 25th. *During this period *no* questions may be asked, and the
candidates will answer all questions posted to the list. After that, the
voting process will begin and last for 1 week ending *Monday, July 2nd* at
midnight   – I will release the results within 48 hours of the vote
completion.


Thank you, and good luck!

==
Amanda Humble
US ANST Admin
US2003031380

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