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Supporting the DM Team is your primary responsibility. You keep track of the day-to-day activities of the DM Team, and ensure that player questions are answered. You make decisions and recommendations to Orleron on all DM team applications and all Watchlist threads. This position reports to the Lead Producer.


  • Hire, promote and task DMs.
  • Ensure DM coverage for peak server times.
  • Make final decisions on player vault jails and banning.
  • Ensure all player emails and posts are answered by a Team Member within 24 hours.
  • Ensure that all new player applications are approved within 48 hours.


  • Knowledge of the Avlis game world.
  • Minimum 3 months of Avlis DMing experience.
  • Ability to manage people and delegate tasks as necessary.
  • Preferred PnP DMing experience.
  • Preferred knowledge of D&D 3.0 and 3.5 PnP rules.
  • Preferred knowledge of the Avlis PnP setting.

Job Description

It is your responsibility to monitor the team mailing list for DM applications and post them in the Team Application forum for review. Once a majority of the team has chimed in, you must make a final decision and send this recommendation to Lead Producer for approval. It is then your responsibility to ensure an acceptance or rejection email is sent to the applicant as appropriate. Applicants should expect to get a final response within two weeks of submitting their application.

When new apprentice and minor DMs are hired, it is your responsibility to assign an avatar and mentor to that DM and make sure they get the training and resources they need. After a DM has been trained, you are responsible for placing that DM on a particular server, based on need and best fit. You will be responsible for ensuring all DMs have all the tools necessary to do their jobs.

You will be responsible for approving guild sponsorships and ensuring guilds have active DMs. You will also ensure that the Team lists for sponsorships and server assignments are up-to-date. You will also update the list of DM avatars in the Ask the Team Forum.

It will be the Head DM's job to be aware of DM activity and make sure that we're not neglecting our players. This may entail shifting DM resources to match the playerbase. If we get a group of Australians showing up on Ferrell every night, but our Australian DM is primarily on Visi, it might be a good idea to shift their focus to the people playing in their timezone. As DMs gain experience, showing talent and increased knowledge of the Avlis world, you will make promotion recommendations to Orleron.

You will also be responsible for the Watchlist thread. You will moderate Watchlist discussions and make decisions on vault jailing and banning. In the case of banning, you will make recommendations to Lead Producer who will make final decisions. Once a decision has been made, you will indicate the decision made and ensure that the punishment (if necessary) is enacted.

You will monitor the Team mailing list and ensure that all issues are responded to within 24 hours. If an issue requires Team discussion, you will post a topic for discussion in the appropriate Team forum and let the sender of the mail know that we are discussing the issue. Team applications will be posted in the Team Applications forum and handled as noted above. Unsolicited subcontractor applications will be sent to the Lead Builder for consideration.

It will be your responsibility to make sure that all new player applications are answered within 48 hours.

You will be authorized to ask for Team volunteers and/or hire additional Team members (with approval) to delegate responsibilities assigned to you as needed.


Avlis Boards Name:

First Name:

Last Name:


Timezone are you in? (GMT +/-)

How long have you been playing on Avlis?

How long have you been an Avlis DM?

Have you DMed on any other CoPaP servers? If so, how long and do you still currently DM there?

Have you ever been a DM/Game Master for a pen and paper game? ___ Yes ___ No

If yes, how many years/months experience with DMing/GMing do you have?

How familiar are you with 3rd Edition D&D rules? What about 3.5?

Do you have any experience managing people?

How do you delegate responsibility?

What would make you a good Head DM?

What do you like about Avlis?

What do you think needs to improve on Avlis?

How well do you think our system for handling grief players works?

How do you feel about make vault jail and banning decisions? Are you able to stand by your banning decisions even if they prove later to have been made in error?

What has been your favorite Avlis DMing session to date that you have run? Why is it your favorite?

How do you propose to make sure new DMs have the tools and training they need to do their jobs?

Do you have anything else to add?