With all the discussion about what we dislike about house requirements, essays, etc., I thought it would be appropriate to discuss the things that do
What things do YOU do to make a difference (that seem to work) in the Novice / House / City experience? I'm especially interested in hearing about missions, and the sort. Particularly from @Tvistor
just to force him to write more productive posts and make his head explode.
I am still -very- young in game and extremely new to mentoring / house leadership, so share your tips!
- Since I'm in a forestal house, I try to have engaging discussions about what Nature means, and ask probing questions to help them look at things from different perspectives so that when they go to write their novice piece (ESSAY YUCK) about Nature, they've already had the time to really contemplate it without realizing they have.
- I try to trick them into completing tasks without realizing it. If I could feed the requirements to them one at a time, I would.
- I get them ready for "exams" by playing related games with them ahead of time. Firedrills, for example, to help them feel comfortable about referencing certain scrolls, so rather than just having them read them, I make them USE them.