The Bear Tavern Guild - For Fame, Glory and Beer!

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    Your Tavern needs you!

    The Bear Tavern is a growing community, focused on providing a fun, relaxed home-from-home for all in SOTA. Designed to offer a range of services to the community, while operating a core guild (which is neutral of politics and bias), The Bear Tavern offers a everyone a chance to get involved with organised events and activities.

    We're looking for both new prospective guild members and future customers to form an active gaming community while SOTA takes shape. In the future we'll be running a fully functioning Tavern from a choice location, however until that happy day arrives we intend to be on the build.

    We offer the following to all who would like to get involved and be a part of our community:-
    • A fully functioning forums, with an active, mature admin staff. A functioning Discord server for use by all.
    • Scheduled events and gaming nights to keep you occupied (and the opportunity to pitch in and run your own!).
      • We operate a regular event night every Sunday at 2pm CST
    • A place to discuss Tavern-related... stuff, which will be fed into SOTA's development process (we hope).
    • A relaxed and informal group to chat with, outside of the usual guild politics.
    Fancy joining us and having a new home? We're keen to highlight the following:-
    • We're one of the very few guilds to embrace a drinking culture.
    • We have a mature membership, so not adolescent crying to deal with.
    • We're an active and friendly bunch (except for Keldon, however we keep him under lock and key).
    • We have a very active leadership, with clear direction where required.
    • Good opportunities for work when SOTA launches.
    • An opportunity to make a name for yourself by contributing to the community, in a role that suits you.
    • A chance to work behind the bar!
    If you'd like to come visit us and prop up the bar, feel free to visit us at www.thebeartavern.org.

    If you'd like to join us, you are welcome to pop in an application via our recruitment station here.

    So there you have it! Plenty to do, a place to loiter and chat with your fellow locals and help if you need it. On behalf of the rest of the staff at The Bear Tavern we look forward to seeing you in the future!

    Vallas
     
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  2. Duke Vallas [BEAR]

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    Please be gentle, this is all a little new but we'll get there. :)
     
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    I love this idea... you have made me smile!
     
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    You're very welcome. :)
     
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    This is an excerpt from our forums at http://tavern.enjn.com, which is part of our initial plan on how the Tavern will be run. more information in due course and everyone is welcome to get involved! stop by for a pint of beer at your leisure. :)

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    Well, nothing quite like a challenge and this looks like it's going to be a biggie!

    This thread is intended to provide a starting resource for those who are interested in the Bear Tavern and what it can offer. Setting up a community is always a big job, especially when it centers around something that doesn't exist yet, however we'll try and tackle the bigger questions now and leave time for further development down the line. This will probably form the basis for a FAQ page in the very near future, so bear with the style.

    > So what are we actually looking to do?

    We are going to build a fully functioning, living, breathing Tavern that will exist within the world of Shroud of the Avatar. Within the boundaries of SOTA's crafting system, we're going to build the best tavern possible, which we hope will provide a memorable experience for those wishing to visit. This will provide a good grounding for players to meet and interact while adding a venue for larger entertainment to be held and run. Our ultimate aspiration is to create a bit of a landmark which will make SOTA that little bit more interesting, however we have a long way to go yet.

    > Who will it be open to?

    In short, everyone. No inn, pub or tavern stays open for very long with only a selective clientelle, and so the Bear will be no exception. We intend to make it a bit of a home away from home for everyone, so the doors will be kept wide open!

    > Will the Tavern be off-limits to anyone?

    Initially no. We do however want to look after the interests of our customers and honoured guests, and so the tavern staff will take a very dim view of troublemakers, beggars and thieves who may wish to upset the ambience of the establishment. To that end the staff will be hiring doorkeepers who will be on-hand during the evening rush.

    > What services will likely be provided?

    The foremost service provided by the Tavern will be of course, serving the various types of 'liquid refreshment' that will be available. We have further plans to also serve food from the Tavern kitchens, as well as basic supplies for those adventurers looking for a quick pint before beating up some poor, defenceless orc/lizardman/ettin/troll/were-badger. We REALLY want to also cater for scheduled events including music, acts, market days and other social activities. We even might cater to weddings (if we can clean the place up enough).

    > How can I get involved?

    A few ways really. We don't know what the SOTA will allow us to do, however we intend to have 3 major groups within the Bear.

    The first and most important group are the customers. Effectively everyone that turns up that isn't paid, this will be by far the largest group and ultimately the reason why it will exist. Just visiting every so often, buying a pint of ale and chatting to the other customers is as good a way as any. We'll see about doing our bit to catering to customer requirements with a bit of warning.

    Second are the Tavern Staff. The engine that keeps the Tavern running, the staff will fill the normal duties that you would expect. The staff are divided into:-

    *The Helpers, which keep the building standing and the stock room full. This group will include apprentices, artisans and tradesman, the Tavern's barrel men the tavern Quatermaster.

    *The Cooks, which keep the fires burning, customers fed and the larder stocked for big occasions.

    *The Barmen, which will probably spend their time idly chatting, only occasionally finding the time to do some honest work. Lazy sods.

    *The Doorkeepers, door staff that will ensure that the customers are not disturbed, or else.

    Finally, we plan to maintain a Tavern Militia, made up from volunteers from both within and outside of the tavern who will typically go off on excursions to particularly dangerous and exotic places. Less of a modern army and more of a pub crawl crossed with vaguely organised riot. More on the Militia as we get to it!

    Overall, we plan for ANYONE to join one, two or even all three groups should that be something they would like to do. We're looking at exactly how we allocate slots on the roster and what number we need, however rest assured we'll provide information as quickly as we can.

    > How will it be run?

    We plan to operate a Tavern Council that will be represented by the proprietor, the heads of each of the staff groups, the head of the militia, a customer representative (who is sober) and a representative of whatever town or village the Bear ends up in. The proprietor has the final say in Tavern affairs (in order to limit un-necessary politics), however it is intended that everyone be given a fair say. This is a community venture, and so it would be unfair otherwise.

    > What sort of building will the tavern be based in? Do we have one?

    It's very early days at the moment, so at present we don't have a building. However, as the community expands we intend to do a bit of fundraising in order to raise enough to upgrade an existing kickstarter pledge. We're looking at a number of different ways for people to be able to chip in and help out, ranging from buying the Tavern a pint, to packages and 'perks' for steadfast future customers. If all else fails, I could always sell a leg. We'd dearly love any input from the community and a post will be going up shortly.

    > Where will it be placed?

    In truth? Not a clue. This may be dictated to a degree by the amount we can raise and the class of building we can get our hands on, however beyond that the short answer is practically anywhere. Perhaps in a far-flung village? Perhaps a major cross-roads? Perhaps a busy player town or a bustling city? We'll cross that proverbial bridge in the coming months.

    > What time zones will it operate on?

    Ideally, we'd love to have a presence on all the major time zones. A presence on both the US and European time zones is almost a certainty.

    That's it for now, more information coming shortly.

    V
     
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    Look no further for Bards! <a href="http://poetscircle.net">Poets' Circle</a> has your back! Hope to see this sort of thing in the game -- keep working on it and we'll cover entertainment, rumours and other such bardly things.
     
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    Much appreciated! If you can hold a tune and don't mind the odd bit of heckling from the crowd, we'll toss you the odd beer, on the house for your trouble. :)
     
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    Entertainers! The Bear Tavern has a new forum area for acts to introduce themselves, give your pitch now at http://tavern.enjin.com
     
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    Loads of positions available for the eager and hardworking. This bear will need feeding when the time comes. Don't be shy and chuck us some ideas to an efficient establishment!
     
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    We're getting bigger and better every day! Visit The Bear Tavern at http://tavern.enjin.com .
     
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    How can one become a formal customer?
     
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    Just join the website and get involved with with active discussions. We value everyone's comments and opinions so don't be shy! We are all on equal ground here and enjoy a good banter over a drink :)
     
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    Want to get actively involved in creating something new? The Bear Tavern has a number of discussions running on important issues that will affect how the Tavern is run. We welcome ANYONE together involved and have their say, feel free to visits us at http://tavern.enjin.com and have your say.

    The more the merrier! :D
     
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    A busy tavern with some live music always gets my interest :) A mug full of beer, some solid bar food, and everything's set! I'll probably be a frequent guest.
     
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    You're always welcome to stop over. :)
     
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    Well I certainly have the name for it. I will drop in, probably often.
     
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    You're more than welcome, just create an account and join the website and you'll be added to the guest roster. We're working on events at the moment so well worth doing so, if only to stay updated. :)
     
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    Wth a slowly increasing member and guest count, with a fairly unique outlook on the world, The Bear Tavern is very much open for business! Visit us at http://thebeartavern.org today.
     
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    And what about to create a taverns circle? Its something that I was thinking about, and can be awesome!
     
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