The purpose of this page is to outline our policies on training sessions and what to expect. Hopefully, this will help you better decide if becoming a training tier patron is worth it for you, and we hope it will be!
The Council will email the trainee with an eligible time frame for their next session.
The trainee will respond with at least 3 options during eligible times (4 p.m. Central and after on weekdays, or Saturdays after 10 a.m.). These must be submitted at least 7 days prior to the times suggested.
The trainee will also include the deck he would like to practice, and which decks (if any) he would specifically like to test against.
The Council will respond with their chosen time (at least 4 days prior) and the TTS room name and password to be used.
The Council will create the room with predetermined name and PW and will enter a voice channel in the Discord.
The trainee will join the room and Discord channel, and the session will begin.
If there is only a single Council member available, you will play versus him and they will give training and feedback throughout the match.
If at all possible, we will seek to have 2 members available. In this case, one of them will be spectating and able to see the trainees hand and offer more direct action by action coaching.
Should a game end before the 1.5 hour mark, another game may start. If a game ends after or on the 1.5 hour mark, discussion may continue, but no new game will be started.
Ultimately, what the trainee wants to have happen in the session is what will happen (within reason). If they want to play a specific matchup, that’s great. If they’d prefer to talk about the last few tech choices in their list for the last 45 minutes, or even the whole session, that’s also the trainees choice. We want to provide the coaching they desire.
After the session concludes, the Council will send an email seeking to schedule the next session. This is also when the trainee may give feedback on the session (i.e. how to improve, what went well, etc.).
All trainees are expected to be capable of using Tabletop Simulator and a Mic.
Any training session is able to be recorded by the Council and may be provided for other patrons of eligible tiers to view. No recording will be made public without first seeking the trainee’s consent.
If a trainee fails to appear within 30 minutes of the predetermined start time, it will be considered a no-show. If they appear late but within the 30 minute mark, the session will begin, but the trainee will not be entitled to additional time should the Council be unable to stay past the planned time. In the case of a No-Show, the Council will send an email with 3 make-up session times of their choosing. If the trainee is unable to attend any of the make-up sessions, they will not receive a session. (Note: the Council recognizes that unexpected circumstances may arise, and under certain conditions we may still be able to work out a make-up session that works).
If a Council member fails to appear within 30 minutes of the predetermined start time, it will be considered a no-show. Should they appear but late, the Council member will be expected to extend the planned time frame to allow for a full session. In the case of a no-show, the Council will reimburse the patron equivalent to the value of the session through pay-pal, and will offer 3 options for a free make-up session.