Game Volunteers Needed!

February 26, 2021

Are you a game lover? We are looking for 25 volunteers to run a card-based role-playing game during the course of USITT21 Virtually Anywhere from March 8-12.

Production is an original deck-based game designed for USITT's Virtually Anywhere Conference where two to four players take on a production role to solve the tasks of getting shows up on their feet. A moderator, or Production Manager, hands out tasks to be accomplished and the team solves them using a variety of skills based on their specialties.  Build your shows in the allotted time to accomplish the game's goal.

Play time: 20-25 minutes
Skill level: Easy

Volunteers will be mailed a deck of cards to use to moderate the game. To participate you will need a webcam that can show the deck of cards you use to the players in your room. Volunteers will be required to attend a two-hour training session prior to the Conference on how to play the game, and then moderate the game for a three-hour session four different times throughout the conference.

The game is fast paced, fun, and serves as an intro into the world of technical theatre, or as the chance for seasoned professionals to jump into an accessible game with others in the industry. Chance and strategy are combined to create a unique, engaging, collaborative experience!

Zoom Game times are as follows:

March 9: 7:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. EST - Role Playing Game
March 10: 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. EST Gamification Team – RPG
March 11: 7:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. EST Gamification Team – RPG
March 12: 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST Gamification Team – RPG 

In each one of the above time slots a Zoom room will be available. Each Zoom Room will have four to five breakout rooms where YOU are moderating the game. In the main room someone associated with the game's development will be around for solving disputes and answering questions as they come up!

The rules, explanations, and a VIP round of gameplay will be accessible to volunteers by March 1. Once these are available, we will have a two hour session to reinforce the rules and how to play the game with a bit of game play.

Interested? Click here to volunteer!