Organized Play: New Faces, New Places

Friday, February 14, 2020

Organized Play Associate

About a month ago, we put out the call for an associate to join the organized play team. Our community heard the request and many folks sent in resumes. Alas, we could only choose one person to join our team. After some deliberation, we asked Alex Speidel, the venture-agent from Cleveland, Ohio. It will take a bit for him to relocate, but we expect to have him join us in Redmond before the end of the month. When he arrives, we’ll have him introduce himself in further detail. But for now, a huge thank you to all those who applied for the position, we appreciate your interest, time and effort expended in applying, and a huge welcome to Alex.

Regional Venture-Coordinators

We also have a change coming in the Regional Venture-Coordinator (RVC) ranks. Last August, we had a few of the original RVC team, Bob Jonquet and Del Collins, step back from the role as well as a relocation. Dan Simons moved from Germany to the USA. At that time, it was determined there was a need to rearranging the borders and add several new regions to better serve the organized play community. Looking back, it looks like there wasn’t an announcement of those changes, so we thought this blog the perfect time to rectify my omissions. A fully updated list of the regions appears here and on the Organzied Play website at

  • Dominick Trascritti, VC Tampa, replaced Del as RVC Gulf.
  • Brent Bowser, lately VC Cincinnati, replaced Bob as RVC Great Lakes.
  • Nils Janson, VC Rhein Mein, replaced Dan as RVC Central Europe
  • Benôit Gros, Troy Schnack, Ian Hawthorne, Daniel Flood, and Jack Brown all stepped into RVC roles in new regions.

And now, we must say goodbye to Todd Morgan, as RVC Great Plains, as he moves into a new role organizing the Venture-Officer discord channel. O.J. Pinckert, VC Colorado Springs, agreed to step up to fill the RVC role. We wish Todd the best in his new endeavors and welcome O.J. to the RVC team!

Huge thank you to all the volunteers! Without their efforts, there would be no Society play. Three cheers for all they do!

Organized Play Regions

  • Appalachian (United States): Regional Venture-Coordinator David Shaw ( Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia
  • Asia-Pacific (Asia, United States): Regional Venture-Coordinator Stephen White ( China, Hawaii, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Okinawa, Philippines, Singapore, and Eastern Asia
  • Baltic (Europe, Asia): Regional Venture-Coordinator Auke Teeninga ( Belarus, Belgium (Flemish), Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, South Africa, and Sweden.
  • Central (Europe): Regional Venture-Coordinator Nils Janson ( Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine
  • Francia (Europe): Regional Venture Coordinator Benoit Gros ( Belgium (Wallonia), France, Quebec, and Switzerland
  • Great Lakes (United States & Canada): Regional Venture-Coordinator Brent Bowser ( Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri (St. Louis only), Ohio, Ontario
  • Great Plains (United States & Canada): Regional Venture-Coordinator O.J. Pinckert (, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, and Wyoming
  • Gulf (United States): Regional Venture-Coordinator Dominick Trascritti ( Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas
  • Isles (Europe): Regional Venture-Coordinator Ian Hawthorne ( Ireland and the United Kingdom
  • Mediterranean (Europe, Asia): Regional Venture-Coordinator Dave Harrison ( Croatia, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates
  • Northeast (United States, Canada): Regional Venture-Coordinator Dan Simons ( Atlantic Canada, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington, D.C.
  • Northwest (United States, Canada): Regional Venture-Coordinator Walter Sheppard ( Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington
  • River (United States): Regional Venture-Coordinator Troy Schnack ( Arkansas, Iowa, and Missouri (except St. Louis)
  • South Pacific (Australia): Regional Venture Coordinator Daniel Flood ( Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Rarotonga, and Vanuatu.
  • Southwest (United States, Central & South America): Regional Venture-Coordinator Eric Brittain ( Argentina, Arizona, Brazil, California, Chile, Mexico, Nevada, New Mexico, Uruguay, and Utah
  • Upper Midwest (United States & Canada): Regional Venture-Coordinator Jack Brown ( Manitoba, Minnesota, and Wisconsin

  • Non-geographical
    • Online: Regional Venture-Coordinator Jesse Davis (

Check back later today pfor the Organized Play Foundation’s call to volunteer at some major conventions around the globe.

Don’t forget to come back next week for the scenario previews!

Until next time—Explore, Report, Cooperate!

Tonya Woldridge
Organized Play Manager

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For Francia, should we add Canada in the parentheses? It's because Quebec is far from Europe.

Grand Lodge 4/5 ***** Venture-Captain, Missouri—Columbia


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The new phone book’s here! The new phone book’s here!

Liberty's Edge 3/5 5/5 *** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

Wow, times are changing... Looking forward to working with the new RVC of Great Plains!

Congrats to Alex. Good to know that one of our VOs is stepping up!

Congrats to the all other new RVCs was well.

Thank you for all that you do for us!

Just a side comment. This blog is connect to the Event forum. Shouldn't it be put up into the main Organized Play forum?

Grand Lodge 4/5 5/55/5 *** Premier Event Coordinator

Congratulations Alex! Good luck and best wishes. The community is incredibly happy that Tonya is finally getting an assistant and its especially awesome that it came from the ranks of an existing community leader. Be warned, we have high expectations for you :-D

Grand Lodge 4/5 5/55/5 *** Premier Event Coordinator

Congratulations Todd on your new role! Glad to see you'll continue to be a valuable contributor to the OP community.

1/5 ** Venture-Agent, Online—PbP

Thank you to all who have stepped into these roles. Your hard work is much appreciated.

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Congratulations to everyone. May the way ahead be relatively painless yet enlightening!

Grand Lodge 4/5 5/55/5 *** Premier Event Coordinator

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Wei Ji the Learner wrote:

Where's the fun in that?!? :-P

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Bob Jonquet wrote:
Wei Ji the Learner wrote:
Where's the fun in that?!? :-P

Found the kuthite!

Dark Archive 5/5 5/5

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Wipes away the tear from his eye... sniff sniff....

They grow up so fast.

Congratulations, Jack. I am very proud of you.

Liberty's Edge 4/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Russia—Moscow

I am now Baltic VL???
No way! Or at least give me 5-th star finally!
And I am not Moscow VL for 3 years already... ^(

Sovereign Court 5/5 5/5 ** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Great Lakes

Congrats Alex!!

4/5 *** Venture-Lieutenant, Colorado—Colorado Springs

Congratulations OJ!!!


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Congrats to the newly promoted!

Grand Lodge 4/5 * Venture-Agent, Colorado—Denver

Congrats to all!

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