104 West 14th Street, New York, NY, 10011
Dungeon Monitors are responsible for monitoring play to ensure that all event rules are followed and manage the event space to facilitate safe, fun scenes. They are not required to be experts in all types of play, nor do they need to be any specific size or gender. All are welcome, whether you plan to volunteer with TES or not.
Do you know a thing or two about dungeon safety? Have you had a less than perfect experience with a DM at a party and thought, “I can do better”? Maybe you just have a fetish for neon-yellow traffic vests? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please join us for our live training workshops!
These workshops are intended to supplement our newly updated online training found (coming soon) and are free to anyone who has successfully completed the unit “DM 101”. All others are welcome to join us at our standard class rates. Please note that, due to time constraints, we will not be able to more than a quick review of the materials covered online.
In combination with our online training, these workshops are designed as a comprehensive introduction to DMing, and will cover everything you need to know to get started DMing at TES events and TES Fest. Experienced DMs are invited to attend as a refresher and to share their wisdom with others.
Our DM Training Workshop will consist of two parts:
Play Safety Knowledge Share Circle – Tuesday, June 4th
In this knowledge share session, we will discuss safety considerations for various types of play you are likely to encounter as a DM. Attendees are invited to bring their personal experience and expertise as we analyze what to look for in different types of scenes, what to prioritize, and how best to ensure scenes are in harmony with event rules.
Scenario Roleplay and Discussion Lab – Wednesday, June 5th
In this section, we will roleplay various situations you may encounter as a DM, many derived for real-life incidents. Attendees will take turns acting out different scenarios, each followed by a brief discussion and constructive critique to determine the best course of action for similar situations in the future.
Please attend both if you are able, but everyone is welcome regardless.
Doors open at 7, class begins at 7:30. If you will require the elevator, please call ahead: (212) 675-1390.
Accepted TES Fest DM Team volunteers free; TES Members $5 Students & Military with ID $10 Reciprocal Groups $10 Non-Members $20 Cash Only