How it works:
Staff from one of our live event chapters can run up to 12 tabletop events a year, over a period of 6 months (we encourage two events a month, every other month or so).
These tabletop events are registered events for the month of attendance for the chapter that is running the event for "character attendance".
If you do a live event, a tabletop event, or multiple events during the same month you don't get extra "character attendance".
These events are primarily run online, pre-register only, and are for 3-5 attendees. Most use the Roll20 online tabletop system in combination with Discord.
These events are $25-$50 and are on average 5-10 hours long with an assumed 20+ hours of prep work done.
The funds gathered from these events are used to pay for site, game costs, and to purchase new equipment.
After an event a event submission form is filled out by the event runner and given to the Director of their chapter (assuming it's not the same person).
Within 48 hours your event attendance is recorded for the character that participated in the event.
Any resources gained at the event need to be collected at the next live event. In the instance you can't make the next live event, you will be able to dedicate these resources to different NPC groups or story causes.
Tabletop in character zones:
Every chapter starts with a location that is the focus of their live events, and a number of smaller real world locations for their social events.
Every chapter defines a small number of virtual locations that players can engage each other for limited RP online.
Every chapter chooses a single (one) location that is the focus of their tabletop events.
In the instance that one company owns multiple chapters, they can have different team members run events and allow players the option of choosing which of the owned chapters the "character attendance" is for. Example - NE Utopia Descending owns multiple chapters. We will run tabletop events that will either be for a specific chapter so that if your character is from that chapter you get character growth or we will run events where the player can choose their home chapter from CT, NJ, or MA. The difference being that events specific to a certain chapter are designed to encourage local player related stories (characters from that game) while choice events encourage a mix of characters from different chapters.