Available courses

This 6 hour program, is one of several that provide training toward reaching level 1 certification as a Role-Playing Game Facilitator.

Total Training Hours: 5 to 8 Hours depending on RPG format.

RPG Formats Included: One of 4 Formats (TRPG, LARP, CRPG, SRPG)

Total Rate (local): $720 (max 6 trainees)

Local Rate / Remote Training: $720 (max 6 trainees per course)

Rate (on-site distant): Negotiable / RPG Trailer

Prerequisite Training: None

Post-training test: Yes (multiple-choice, fill in the blank, matching). Require 90%+ test score to receive certificate. Testing is immediately after course completion or can be scheduled later.

Training Certification Received: Role-Playing Gaming Facilitator Level 1 (RPGF-1). Certificate is valid for 5 years, or can be renewed with CEUs.

Number of Trainees: 1 to 6 trainees per session.

Details: This program is available to both laypersons and established professionals.

This program includes:

  • Overview Presentation (2 hours)
  • Interactive participation as a player and assistant to a GME or GMT (2 to 5 hours depending on RPG format).
  • Processing of play experience in the session(s) (1 hour).

 

Training includes introductory interactive participation in one of 4 RPG formats

  • Tabletop (TRPG)
  • Live-action (LARP)
  • Solo and group computer-based (CRPG)
  • Solo adventure books and modules (SRPG).

 

Note: Training can be delivered either as one 6 hour day-long program, 2 half day (3 hour) programs. All training must take place in the same week.


The introductory course to the Player Archetype.

This is an entry-level position. The player archetype is responsible for filling the role of various role-playing gamer "types". The participant takes on various Player Archetype roles to help training Game Masters learn how to address such situations more effectively. Types include: Munchkin, Rules Lawyer, Murder-hobo, etc. This is an excellent means of gaining experience toward other RPG certifications.


General Purpose: The Certified Player Archetype I is responsible for filling the role of various role-playing gamer "types" at game sessions/events and/or for training new Game Masters going through GM training. Types include: Munchkin, Rules Lawyer, Murder-hobo, etc. This is an excellent means of gaining experience toward other professional RPG certifications and positions.

 

Key Tasks, Responsibilities, and Characteristics

  • Take on various Player Archetype roles to help training Game Masters learn how to address such situations more effectively.
  • Attend regular RPG Therapeutics Staff Training & Meetings.
  • Document participation observations for review by supervisor.
  • Create player characters.

  • Work with trainers to help challenge GM trainees.

  • Assist Game Masters and other Facilitators as needed, to optimize participants' experience.

  • Act as "go-fer" for various related and miscellaneous tasks ("earn your stripes/XP").
  • Availability for at least 1 weekly group session per week (game sessions are typically 3-5 hours), and for those with the availability can attend up to 5 sessions per week.
  • Strongly self-motivated.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Acting skills.
  • Voice skills.
  • Reasonable written communication skills.
  • Strong collaborative work ethic.
  • Passionate supportive energy.
  • Absolutely enthusiastic about RPGs.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Enthusiastic communication style that excites others with your passion about the topics discussed.
  • "Can do" attitude, and an eye for seeing where people need help before they have to ask.
  • Outgoing presence.
  • Reliable schedule compliance. Being able to count on your consistently is critical for this role.

Working Conditions

Archetypes will frequently work at gaming offices or other locations including but not limited to:

  • Conventions

  • Libraries

  • Community centers

  • Educational institutions

  • Care facilities

  • Mobile Facility, the Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer and/or RPG Bus, at various locations