Department Heads

Overview

On this MUSH, Staff accords Department Heads (DH) more responsibility than regular player bits. They are legitimately different from the other billets in that they possess additional OOC duties, and players with DH positions deserve fair warning before they apply.

Current Department Heads

Staff has made the conscious decision to make Battlestar Cerberus' CO a non-player character. The XO slot is also currently occupied by an NPC, though this may change in the future.

Important Note: We currently are accepting applications for Chief Medical Officer. Please +mail or page a member of Staff in game for more information!

Expectations for DHs

1. DHs should be regularly available to the players in their department. This doesn't mean that they must be on for some insane number of hours each week, but they must be able to log in on a regular basis, read and answer +mails, and keep up with IC plots. We totally understand that DH players will have to take time off for various RL reasons (both expected and unexpected), and we are more than fine with DHs taking time off from the game when RL becomes too much of a burden. In those circumstances, however, DHs should delegate their authority to a designated second-in-command so plots that depend on them can continue unaffected.

2. DHs should be able to take charge OOCly during department-related events. They are expected to help Staff get their department's players organized, particularly during large scenes, and to help new folks get acclimated to our combat system.

3. DHs should act as conduits of RP for their players, delegating plot-related jobs to their PCs in order to keep them engaged with the overall story of the MUSH. They should also take information they receive from Staff (or other departments) and pass it on to their PCs, whether through +bbposts, IC scenes, or some other means. Our Staffers are more than happy to work with DHs to help them disseminate information, but ultimate responsibility for this lies with the DH in question.

4. DHs are highly encouraged to run scenes for players on the MUSH — particularly scenes that allow for some degree of cross-department cooperation. To that end, DHs are expected to have some ability to GM, especially because Staff will occasionally ask them to run scenes for their PCs in response to +requests or in the course of the IC plot.

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