Non-Gaming Special Events at Winter Fantasy 2017

Non-Gaming Special Events at Winter Fantasy 2017

Hello gamers. Winter Fantasy starts in less than two weeks and for those who are going to be attending there are some interesting, educational, and fun events going on outside of the gaming you can do. Every one of these events will be held in the seminar area in the main hall.

Thursday

Maze Arcana logoMaze Arcana Live Gamecast (5pm-9pm): Join the creators of Maze Arcana, Ruty Rutenberg & Satine Phoenix, and the launch of their new livestream alongside their “Peanut Gallery” cohorts — Bill Benham, Chris Lindsay, and Travis Woodall — as they set off on an epic adventure around Eberron en route to uncover the rampant reemergence of the aberrant Dragonmarks, its prophetic nature, and a new source of arcane magic that many would kill to learn and some want only to destroy. With the moniker of “Peanut Gallery” they might not even make it to the storyline…

Friday

Hearlds Guild logoHeralds Guild of DM’s Member Meeting (5pm-6pm): Come join us for what exciting plans the Heralds Guild has in store for 2017 and beyond. We will also be announcing our DM’s that have been voted into Level 4 status by their peers, our DM of the Year award, and more. Finish your afternoon game, grab some food, and bring it back for a fun hour of watching Dave can company squirm up on stage.

Saturday

Phlan logoElection in Phlan (5:30pm – 6:30pm): Come listen to those characters vying for election to the position of Chancellor of Phlan and cast your vote for the NPC you think will be the best new leader of Phlan. Those with the proper certificate from the Phlan Trilogy need to register their intentions to run for Chancellor of Phlan. You will need to do this at HQ no later than Noon on Saturday. The first 30 minutes of this event will be opening statements from candidates vying for election. After this anyone is free to speak for any of the three candidates for the leader of Phlan. An open vote will follow with all present. There are two ways to vote.

  • If you have played in the PHLAN 1-1 to 1-3 trilogy with any character you may cast a vote directly.
  • If you have not played but are physically present you may cast your vote via someone who has by standing with them when the vote is called.

Slot 6, 8 & 10

Charity Raffle (Slot 6, 8 & 10): We will also be holding a charity raffle onsite only for exclusive DDAO tickets in Slot 6, 8, and 10. Basically you buy a raffle ticket, and at the start of each slot we draw one and that person’s normal ticket magically becomes a ticket to one of the DDAO events.

All proceeds benefit The American Cancer Society in honor of Jamie Tachiyama.

If you’d like to stay in touch you can register for our mailing list & news letter here. We’ll see you in less that two weeks at Winter Fantasy for all kinds of great games, gatherings of old friends and new, and as much fun as we pack into a long weekend.

Winter Fantasy XLI logo

Announcing the Baldman Games Fave Four

I want to thank all of those who applied for our open positions we posted in October. We had a lot of great applicants to go through but after careful thought and consideration we have made our choices.

Social Media Manager:    Dustin Snyder

Herald’s Guild DM Manager:  Krishna Simonse

Herald’s Guild HQ Manager:  Willi Burger

Future Programs Manager:  Shawn Merwin

We have lots of exciting things planned for 2016 and we hope to start unveiling them at Winter Fantasy in February. So stay tuned, stay excited, and join us for a fun ride.

Positions available at Baldman Games

Hail and well met,

Baldman Games, those purveyors of fine gaming though-out the lands (or maybe just the Midwest), are looking for some help on various projects this fall within our realm. If you are a warrior of the highest order and think you might qualify for one of these positions then please fill out the application below. When applying please pick only one job. I want you to apply for what you think you best fit not scattershot across the board. We hope to make our decisions in October and put you to work shortly after that. If you have any questions please use the ‘Contact Us’ form on the BMG website and we will get back to you shortly.

Thanks
Dave C
Baldman Games

HG = Herald’s Guild
BMG = Baldman Games

Positions:


 

Social Media Manager:

  • Manage BMG/HG Social Media Accounts (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
  • Manage Weekly BMG/HQ Website Updates
    o Included writing of some Updates and editing of all of them
  • Social Media Presence at shows (updates, contests, questions, etc.)
Expected Weekly Workload: 2-3 hours
Skills needed:
  • Familiar with social media tools
  • Ability to attend most, if not all, BMG Events (Currently WF, Origins, and Gen Con)
  • Ability to schedule Website Updates and keep to that schedule (including managing contributors)
  • Communication Zen Master
Compensation: TBD (we have a basic package built around the value of a free hotel room just for you at a show but will tweak for your needs – this could include airfare, cash, etc.)

 

Herald’s Guild DM Manager:

  • HG DM Team Lead (Level 7)
    o HG DM consists of DM’s and staff focused on running games at tables
  • Supervising of HG DM Level 5 and 6 members
  • Manage once a month (minimum) HG DM Team Meetings
  • Review and approval of HG DM Materials (seminars, code of conduct, etc.)
  • Coordinate with HG HQ Manager as needed
Expected Weekly Workload: 2-3 hours
Skills needed:
  • Current Level 4 or higher Herald’s Guild DM
  • Ability to attend most, if not all, BMG Events (Currently WF, Origins, and Gen Con)
  • Ability to manage others in a timely fashion and lead by example
  • Communication Zen Master

Compensation: TBD (we have a basic package built around the value of a free hotel room just for you at a show but will tweak for your needs – this could include airfare, cash, etc.)


 

Herald’s Guild HQ Manager:

  • HG HQ Team Lead (Level 7)
    o HG HQ consists of HQ and Convention Staff focused on running of the actual event itself.
  • Supervising of HG HQ Level 5 and 6 members
  • Manage once a month (minimum) HG HQ Team Meetings
  • Review and approval of HG HQ Materials (training, code of conduct, etc.)
  • Coordinate with HG DM Manager as needed

Expected Weekly Workload: 2-3 hours

Skills needed:

  • Current Level 4 or higher Herald’s Guild HQ
  • Ability to attend most, if not all, BMG Events (Currently WF, Origins, and Gen Con)
  • Ability to manage others in a timely fashion and lead by example
  • Communication Zen Master

Compensation: TBD (we have a basic package built around the value of a free hotel room just for you at a show but will tweak for your needs – this could include airfare, cash, etc.)


 

Future Programs Manager:

  • Manage the game plan for cool things going forward
  • Review and revamp existing programs as needed
  • Cool Secret Stuff!!!!

Expected Weekly Workload: 2-3 hours to start (could ramp up to 8-10 hours a week at times in future – compensation will match workload).

Skills needed:

  • Familiar with the inner-workings of Organized Play systems
  • Ability to attend most, if not all, BMG Events (Currently WF, Origins, and Gen Con)
  • Ability to create and manage Projects
  • Familiarity with publishing standards a plus

Compensation: TBD (we have a basic package built around the value of a free hotel room just for you at a show but will tweak for your needs – this could include airfare, cash, etc.)


Applications are closed and the positions have been filled. Thanks.