ABOUT THE TEAM

HISTORY

In response to an increasing call for updates to V8, two separate independent projects formed in 2018 to explore the next edition of the Rules of Play. At Gathering of the Clans 2019, the Circle of Monarchs formally combined the two independent teams into a single official V9 Team and the overall size was reduced to streamline the development process. In 2020, the Circle of Monarchs officially reaffirmed the V9 Team, this time with Wunjo (Tyler Salvador) at the helm. 

The official V9 team will be expanding as development progresses – via external support staff , rules reps, and focus group participants. As surveys are released, we will allow Amtgarders to sign up for open-discussion focus groups related to the topics contained therein. See FAQ for more information. 

As for new core team members, we will be looking to promote those within the focus groups who show passion, drive, and other key qualities that we feel would be a direct boon to the development process. 




AMTGARD V9 CORE TEAM MEMBERS

Last Updated: August 4, 2020

Director / Team Lead – Wunjo (Tyler Salvador) 

Wunjo (Tyler Salvador) is a Master Smith from the Kingdom of the Nine Blades. He is the creator of the Phoenix League, as well as a prominent voice of support for the class, reeving, and teamwork aspects of the game. Wunjo is also an experienced Game Designer and Event Planner, both in-and-out of Amtgard. He joined Amtgard in 2002. 

Rules Rep Organizer (RRO) – Manama (Craig Plazony)

Manama (Craig Plazony) is a Serpent Knight of the Rising Winds and is heavily involved with the competitive, full-class aspects of Amtgard like Phoenix League. He was the creator of one of the original independent V9 teams and is now the current RRO for Amtgard V8 as well as an active member of the Rules Revision Community prior to his elevation. Manama joined Amtgard in 1999.

Survey Admin & Data Curator – Gorovan (Jason Katzner)

Gorovan (Jason Katzner) is the Rules Representative from the Kingdom of Goldenvale. He has served in various capacities at the kingdom and interkingdom level despite his relatively short time in Amtgard. He is a member of the Rules Clarification Team and brings a purely V8 perspective to the team. Gorovan joined Amtgard in 2015. 

Representation and Accessibility Coordinator – Kord (Kent Patten)

Kord (Kent Patten) is a crown and flame knight from the Iron Mountains. Kord has been an avid participant in interkingdom Amtgard for many years. He was a member of the V8 committee, and was a founding member and former President of the Amtgard International Board of Directors. Kord joined Amtgard in 1995. 

Data Auditor – Wat (Daniel Caskey)

Wat (Daniel Caskey) is a crown and flame knight from the Kingdom of the Rising Winds with a Master Rose, Master Lion, Master Smith and Master Crown. He is an ORK admin and Rules Clarification Team member, with a background in Desktop Support and IT Security. Wat joined Amtgard in 2010. 





RULES REPRESENTATIVES

Every Rules Representative (RR) of Amtgard has been invited to join the V9 development process in an advisory role beneath the core team. While the Rules Rep Organizer (RRO) sits on the core V9 team itself, the individual RRs will be engaged directly through their own focus group channel where they can provide the opinions and insight of their own Kingdom for consideration. 

Below is a list of all Rules Representatives who have accepted the invitation to join the V9 development process.


REPRESENTED KINGDOMS

If your Rules Representative has changed, please notify your Kingdom Monarch and/or current Rules Representative so that we can make sure the proper individuals are added. The V9 Team can be reached through v9@amtgard.com or the Amtgard V9 Facebook Page.

Rules Rep Organizer (RRO) – Manama (Craig Plazony) 

Blackspire – Galinmorn Maldranthe
Burning Lands – Muse (Michael Weise)
Celestial Kingdom – Thaddigren (Trevor Hendricks)
Crystal Groves – Soup (Alexandra Grace)
Desert Winds – Mesreth (Jared Robert)
Dragonspine – Xantcha (Alice McWhirter)
Emerald Hills – Rowan (Cora Holiman)
Golden Plains – Tako (Korey Diltz)
Goldenvale – Gorovan (Jason Katzner)
Iron Mountains – Kord (Kent Patten)
Neverwinter – Cookie Monster (Josh Khadoo)
Nine Blades – Eliah (Nathan Omardeen)
Northern Lights – Chiba (James Woods)
Northreach – Deli (Austin Laber)
Polaris – Mhotep (Nick Bray)
Rising Winds – Varl (Austin Bailey)
Rivermoor (Exikio – Matthew Exikio)
Tal Dagore – Bighead (Tim Fletcher)
Viridian Outlands – Dassureth (Paul Raymond)
Westmarch – Etah (Paul Wilkins)
Wetlands – Wilhelm (Leo Collier)
Winter’s Edge – Aldric (Marc Bernard II)





EXTERNAL SUPPORT STAFF

The following individuals have been added to the V9 Discord server to assist with various external necessities such a website and social media support. Individuals listed here are not directly involved with the design process but their contributions are integral to the overall project and we would like to acknowledge them here. Additional individuals will be added over time as required. 

Amtgard Technical Coordinator – Pahyum Asgari
Amtgard Social Media Manager – Eronim (Charles Weston Fitzgerald)
Amtgard Diversity and Inclusion Team – Sefton (Dallen Delgado)
 




FOCUS GROUPS

Focus groups are used as sounding boards, testing grounds, and think tanks for the development process in addition to the surveys and input from Rules Representatives. As a third layer of representation from the various kingdoms, we are striving to invite at least two (2) knowledgeable players per Kingdom to each of our focus groups, for a total of 44 players per topic.

The applications for each topic can be found at the end of it’s respective survey and members are generally selected ~1 month after the survey was initially released. When selecting individuals for participation, our primary factors will be diversity, knowledge, and experience. Involvement in the V9 project is privilege granted at the discretion of the core V9 team and disruptive members will be removed if necessary.

Below is a list of each topic and an indicator of whether or not we have chosen and invited the members yet.

FOCUS GROUP TOPICS
Survey #4 – Reeving: Applications Still Open (complete Survey #4 to apply)
Survey #4 – Scenarios Rules & Design: Applications Still Open (complete Survey #4 to apply)
Survey #3 – Expanded Combat Rules: Email Invitations Sent
Survey #2 – Armor Construction: Email Invitations Sent
Survey #1 – Core Combat Rules: Email Invitations Sent
Survey #1 – Weapon Construction: Email Invitations Sent