100: Fundamentals of Storytelling

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Office Administration
Name Description
101: Setting Up Office Course covers the essentials required for an incoming ST to take over the storytelling office of his/her predecessor.
102: Working With Coordinator Staff Ways in which the Storytelling Staff interacts and assists the Coordinator Staff.
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103: Storyteller Meetings How to conduct a useful and informative Storytelling Staff Meeting.
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105: The Approval Process Will give an introduction to the approval process and how to use the approval database.
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106: Your Monthly Report Course will cover what a monthly report should cover, and will provide templates for all levels of the ST chain.
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107: Office Transition Course will cover what a monthly report should cover, and will provide templates for all levels of the ST chain.
Running the Game
Name Description
111: Pre-Game Preparation Things to do before each game to make sure the Storyteller is prepared and ready for “game on!”
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112: Integrating Plot into your Game How to take a plot and use it in your local game.
113: Downtimes Handling and managing downtimes, including a sample downtime template for Storytellers to use.
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Venue Style Sheets
Name Description
121: Creating a Venue Style Sheet This course is a step by step walkthrough for the creation of a VSS for any venue within the MES.
Players and Characters
Name Description
131: Helping Players with Character Creation How to help players create characters that will fit your VSS.
Creating Compelling Stories
Name Description
151: What is “Story?” Introduction to the concepts of Story and Storyteller.
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Effective Communication
Name Description
161: Game Expectations – The Social Contract How to begin to build a good relationship with your players, and how to work with them to craft expectations for both the Storyteller as well as the players.
162: Professionalism What this means in the context of being a member of the Storytelling officer chain.
Ethics
Name Description
171: Responsible Storytelling Basic concepts of good, ethical storytelling.
172: Conflicts of Interest Definition of Conflict of Interest and what it means in the context of the MES.
Troubleshooting
Name Description
191: Recognizing and Correcting Problems Guidelines and advice on spotting possible problem players or situations and how to deal with them before they become a bigger issue.
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192: Introduction to the Appeals Process What is an appeal, and how to handle them.
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