|Seb Mullins Venture-Agent, Australia—NSW—Sydney aka lastblacknight|
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Education Professional - chipping in here!
Hilary (quoting Belafon) is on the right track, but we need to go back to the start. What do the Stars, Nova's & Glyph's represent?
Are they achievements to be unlocked, or are we testing competence? or both?
I have 5 Stars, I worked hard for them and in earning them is wasn't simply a count of how many games I had run. I only got the 5th Star when I showed myself to be capable and skilled at the table, hopefully embodying the most desirable traits that you look for in a player. We are meant to be positive examples of gaming.
Your new system needs to reflect this. the other side of this is leading to what we in the industry call RPL. Recognised Prior Learning.
Do I need to go through a full review of VC's every time I get a star?
Do I have a yearly 360, peer review system to maintain my "skilled" qualification now?
I am not sure if these questions have been asked, but from the direction of the thread that's what I am seeing presented here.
You also need to consider that not everywhere is the US. I don't know how many VC's are local to an area, but given the distances in Australia (in particular), you'll have to fly VC's around to actually meet face to face. You are talking driving anywhere to 4-9 hours, one-way to judge a game and driving back, I mean if one VC vetting quality isn't enough, we need to be honest and dealing with whatever issues have come out of PFS experience over the years.
Without GM's and actual motivated people, this hobby ends.