A Guide is a trusted player that aids their fellow players on the field and helps employees and owners coordinate and organize events.
Like all other players, you will have a Casting Shift in which you will be a Guide instead of an Extra. During your Guide shift, you might help write out item cards, coordinate Extras, or help facilitate IG events and watch to make sure everything goes smoothly.
Outside of your Guide block, you handle rules questions, address safety concerns, check cards, and mediate theft or CVC actions.
There are five kinds of Guides:
Settings Guides deal with costuming, make-up, and helping other players with genre questions.
Coordination Guides help with checking in and out players to the game, fulfilling crafting requests, and other questions as well as handling safety concerns.
Rules Guides help facilitate the modules of the ST on their block, organizes, and manages Extras during play.
New Player Guides aid our new players in becoming familiar with the game world, rules system, and any help they might need.
Ops Guides are in charge of executing and assigning Rules Guide to specific modules and running Gravemind scenes. They're like the stage manager for their shift.
The things we look for in a guide are:
A calm, can-do attitude. You'll be a guide for many players, often in chaotic situations. You'll need to be able to stay in control and be willing to solve problems with an attitude that keeps things positive.
An orientation toward customer service. You may be an expert in LARP, but others aren't. You'll need to help make a welcoming, opening space that doesn't feel like a club house.
Willingness to learn. People will come to you for rules questions, and you need to be up-to-date on policies as they happen and be ready to seek answers when you don't know them. A Guide can never reply with "I don't know," it's "let's find out together."
Passion for the game. Our Guides are often the first person a player will encounter when they come to DR. You are our ambassadors and first impressions. Show them how much you love the community and game, and they'll share your love too.
If you think that sounds like you, fill out the application below and we'll be in touch if we need more guides!