Application for Dragon Legion's Game Director Event Estonia 2019 (Estonia)

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Event Description

Right beside a small lake in the picturesque countryside of South-Estonia, a centuries-old and castle-like manor house will welcome you in its peaceful setting and hot sauna. Right there we will explore the Estonian mythology and create a setting that has grown from the very same environment. Participating in series of our famous GD workshops you will learn how to create interesting challenges and engaging storylines, keep players immersed in a story, prepare to improvise, play with problem players and many other useful aspects that teach the arts of running a successful game.

Do I need to have any role-playing experience?

Although some experience will help you for the workshops, you definitely don’t need any experience. We even run a beginner’s workshop to get you started. All you need is the right attitude and the willingness to try something new. If you are an experienced role-player we will ask you to be flexible enough to step away from your "normal" game routine and try something different with us. We believe that the creative sessions will be fun and that the workshop will offer enough input to inspire new gamers and experienced gamers alike.

Who can apply?

Currently we can only accept participants from the following countries:

Estonia, Germany, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece und Spain

All applications will be reviewed and evaluated by the coordination team. The best applications will be chosen and the participants will be notified. The deadline for the applications is 30th of January. If there are still slots to fill up, there will be another round of applications closing end of February. We will select good participants early on and until all slots are filled. This means your chances are higher if you write a good application and if you submit it early.

Date of the event

The event will take place from:

August 6th - 14th 2019

(Please remember that depending on your location you might need one or even two additional travel days before and after the event, so keep those days free!)

What about accommodation and food?

We are going to stay in Rogosi Manor, one of the picturesque Baltic German manor houses in Estonia. Proper meals and soft drinks are provided during the event.

What about sightseeing and resting?

As part of the event we will explore the Estonian nature and historical farmhouses that have inspired the mythological stories and creatures.

We will also have enough time between the workshops for you to rest and it is also possible to enjoy sauna every evening.

Included in the event are:

  • Flights from your home country and an airport in your area (might not be the closest one since we need to take cheap flights for everyone to stay within the budget)
  • Accommodation in Estonia
  • Food and soft drinks
  • Entry fees for places we visit together
  • Travels within Estonia

Event Fee:

  • 40 Euro for Dragon Legion Members
  • 50 Euro for non-members

Funding

The event is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union that supports intercultural exchange of young people. This allows us to cover most parts of the travel costs and accommodation costs for the participants.

Why does the event has a fee if it gets funding?

We have a very tight budget and we would love to pay for everyone but we simply can’t. With the fees of 40 € / 50 € we can pay for the budget overrun so that we don’t end up paying extra for the event. We think this is a good price for a week of role-playing experience, including food, accommodation and travel.

If you cannot afford the fee but still want to participate please give a statement about it in your application. We know there are bad situations in some countries right now and we want to make sure that everyone has the chance to be part of this event, so we decided to have 1-2 slots for free for those who really need them. Please don’t abuse this.

We cover the travel costs for the flight, the travel from the airport to our location, lodging, food and drinks and any group activities. You just need to take care of your travel to the airport in your home country.

Who is organizing the event?

The people behind this event are active members of the Dragon Legion, young people who are interested in cultural exchange, creating innovative events, and role-playing games. We are all volunteers who organize this in our free time.

Will there be more events of this type?

We certainly hope so. We already held several one-week events, such as an event in Iceland in 2014, in Greece in 2015 and 2016, and in Sweden in 2016 and in England 2018. We are currently working on different plans. If you are from a country that is not eligible at the moment you could get in touch with us and help us open up the next event for your country as well. Contact email: info [at] dragon-legion.com

Need more information?

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Just send us an email: info [at] dragon-legion.com or use the contact form.

Once we received and checked your application you will get a confirmation email.

You can submit your application below.



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