Free free to close down this topic if it’s redundant or just wishful thinking. So we’ll start with a 2 part question (with various sub-clauses and sub-questions)
Question 1: What would be the best method for opening lines of communication with FFG OP about recognizing and rewarding Community Organizers? Does contacting FFG Op on twitter actually do anything–I see people tweet to them a good bit, but only seldom see them respond.
My friend (CatOwl on JNet) wondered if FFG OP would ever be willing to do more to support the local community. As we all know, the lifeblood of the In Real Life Communities are the folks who take the time to run the events. Oh and cards. Having new cards shipped out on time keep folks excited.
In my experience, the stores are happy to host events, however, in my area, no one working in the store is familiar enough with the game to run the GNK events. Everything (often) comes down to a veteran player carrying that load.
As it appears that we are seeing a new wave of newer players show some interest, I think this is a good opportunity to fire off even more GNKs, Open Play Nights, New Player Events, etc. and it would be nice to see FFG recognize/incentivize folks for taking charge in doing so.
Which Leads to Question 2: If such a thing were possible, what would be an appropriate incentive? And if such a thing were possible, how would FFG verify that the Community Organizer wasn’t just trying to get some free swag? What would qualify as “enough” done for FFG to consider someone a CO?
I’d love to see something as cheesey/awesome as a Community Organizer pin/patch or as cool as an Alt-Art Card. Whatever it might be, it would be great to see some support to the folks who are stepping up and helping maintain/care-take/grow their local groups.