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#14184645 Aug 03, 2019 at 11:48 AM · Edited 4 months ago
Veteran DM
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The DM-Friendly Initiative (DMFI) has traditionally been structured around its three missions, namely:

* Supporting the development and training of DMs of all skill levels.
* Developing and making available to the entire NWN community tools such as the DMFI Wands & Widgets 1.09 for NWN and the DMFI Tools for NWN2.
* Encouraging DM-friendly module design by reviewing and certifying both NWN modules and NWN2 modules on Neverwinter Vault.

During the peak of DMFI activity in the 2000s, essentially there were three teams operating in parallel, although with some overlap:

1) The formalized Design Team (for developing and publishing community scripting/mod tools).

2) DM Training - team membership as such was not formalized, but in practice contributions were organized by the DMFI Coordinator.

3) Review Team - DMFI members could volunteer to review mods at different stages of development that had been submitted by their authors. This included providing commentary on module documentation, the in-game functionality of a mod's DM/multiplayer aspects, and general observations related to the DMing experience. The DMFI Coordinator served as final quality control for the process and made sure feedback was provided constructively.

In my several years spent as a guild member and then DMFI Coordinator, I thought the structure worked well in practice and balanced the interests and skills of DMFI members. The DMFI is a volunteer NWN community organization and everyone who was a member was appreciated for their contributions, whenever they could make them, and on whatever topic.

Community members with an interest will be welcomed to any/all of the three DMFI teams to which they believe they can meaningfully contribute. Feel free to PM me on this site or post in this topic with any questions.
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