Becoming a Story Teller
Becoming a StoryTeller is a pretty easy thing--you just need to become familiar with our games and then start taking on StoryTeller tasks yourself. Here's the route that we suggest for becoming a highly-acclaimed StoryTeller.
Play in Our Games
The first thing to do is to learn about how our games work. Clearly, you'll want to play in some Stages. Since they started appearing in the early 1980s as Live Action Roleplaying Games, Stages have evolved a lot, and StoryTellers have learned numerous effective ways to get people involved and to keep stories moving. By playing in Skotos' Stages you'll learn some of the techniques for running effective and fun Stages.
Skotos' first Grand Theatre, Castle Marrach, will become available for beta-testing in Fall 2000. The first Stages will be available to StoryPlayers later in 2000 and will be announced on the Skotos StoryPlayer web page.
Help Host Games
Taking on a full Stage is a pretty daunting prospect. In addition, they won't be available for StoryTellers until January 2001, and you may want to get your feet wet first. To do so, we suggest offering to act as a Host in a Stage.
Skotos will begin accepting applications for roles in Castle Marrach in late 2000. Skotos may also be looking for Hosts for its early Stages, also scheduled for late 2000. Watch the StoryTeller web page for more information.
Run a Story in a Stage
Now that you have a basic understanding of Skotos StoryTelling and StoryPlaying you'll be ready to run your own Story in a Stage. When Stages go online in January, 2001, there may initially be some limits on who can run them--the most acclaimed StoryPlayers and StoryTellers. However, you'll have a head-start on that, since you'll already have played in a number of stories and helped to Host others.
The capability to run Stages will become available in January, 2001.