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ScaryMuffin

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I'll begin to write and collect event templates. If you have or know of any, please provide the link and I'll add it to this thread.


What are Event Templates?
Event Templates are a sort of "how-to" manual that guides a new or developing event runner step-by-step through a specific kind of event, for example, a sloop race. Event templates explain the standard rules, variations, and potential problems associated with the events. Event templates usually will also give an idea on how to organize the event, by either making pointed suggestions or (preferably) providing a check list for new event runners to follow. Event templates may also suggest prizes and other details while the rest of the thread is used for questions and discussions, with notable points being added to the first post.

The purpose of event templates is to give new event runners an idea on how an event should be done from pre-planning and brainstorming to the post-event debrief. Even if there isn't a template for the event that a new runner is planning, they can still see the basic train of thought on how an event should be organized and hopefully follow that. Event templates is also for those that want to run events but do not have an event in mind (such as those wishing to run a flag celebration meta-event).
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Duh. Sorry, Scarymuffin ate my brain.

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As in Teeg's post there are now EventShells on the wiki.
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Noted, but as teeg replied to me in that thread, there is a subtle difference between the two. Eventshells are for events already done and are meant to be set in stone. Event templates are guides for general types of events that we see replicated a lot and a lot. Variations in rules and organization are included and on occassion, event templates may even have a complete "how-to" for a simple event that no one has ever ran before (I'm thinking about a few of mine)

To sum it up: eventshells is sort of like a report/filing system while event templates is a "do-it-yourself" kit that is constantly revised by peers.
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Noted, but as teeg replied to me in that thread, there is a subtle difference between the two. Eventshells are for events already done and are meant to be set in stone. Event templates are guides for general types of events that we see replicated a lot and a lot. Variations in rules and organization are included and on occassion, event templates may even have a complete "how-to" for a simple event that no one has ever ran before (I'm thinking about a few of mine)

To sum it up: eventshells is sort of like a report/filing system while event templates is a "do-it-yourself" kit that is constantly revised by peers.


Yup, just cross-reference. :)
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