Well met all!
I would like to petition for the RPGA to set a practice of encouraging convention distribution of Player Reward Cards for attendance at seminars having to deal with becoming a better Dungeon Master.
One thing that we can all agree on in the RPGA is that DM'ing is something that requires a lot of work. It is also something that we can always improve upon.
As an organization we give away these reward cards at conventions already. Some ways I have seen include rewarding DM's for running games, playing in a dungeon delve, or simply attending the con. Each of these ways has merits, however none of them truely help us as an organization to foster better play experience to the extent that education seminars would. The more tools that a DM acquires allows for a different kind of learning experience and seminars are one good place to pick up those tools.
When I look around at DM seminars I see similar people. I see individuals that have already been DMing and are trying to be a better DM. They are their because they like to DM and feel it is important and are willing to sacrafice play time at a con to become better. I think the RPGA should reward those members for their continued interest in being a better DM for the RPGA. I also think this is makes a good avenue to attract newer DM's to these seminars where the tools they learn help the RPGA to be a more fun experience.
For each member that learns something new on how to better DM, many times more RPGA players get to benefit from a more fun play experience when that person DMs for them. I think this is something the RPGA should suggest to be directly rewarded among the membership.
Well met all!