We have two main proposals on how to implement the Dungeon Master position in this new section.
I know we've all discussed this in significant detail before, but a lot of it was cluttered in the general thread. So this thread will be for working out the details.
Method 1: Ranger-Based
This method involves the Dungeon Master being a profession that must be tested for. Or in simpler terms, to become a Dungeon Master, you must pass a test. Once you pass, you are certified to run Pokemon missions for anyone.
Although this can be decided later, the test will likely be similar to the test given to Rangers in the National Park (perhaps even the same test). Only those certified will be allowed to "host" missions for members.
Dungeon Masters would be paid a salary like every other URPG profession.
Method 2: Story-Based
To become a Grader, you must also pass a test, but the implementation of the position is different. Members don't need Graders to write a story. However, they do need Graders to determine if their stories "pass" or not. Graders essentially conduct most of their work after it is finished, unlike Rangers who conduct most of their work during the creation phase.
In the same way, this method has people become "Dungeon Graders" or rather qualified members who judge a mission after it has been completed. Like a Grader, a Dungeon Grader looks at a mission after it has been completed, reads the entire thing over, and rewards the members based on a variety of components such as creativity, quality of writing, and length of post. Members can then claim their rewards after the Dungeon Grader posts them.
In this method, Dungeon Masters are not test-certified members, but anyone with an idea and willing to carry it out. They may have to pitch the idea to an RP Official, but other than that, it's a relatively simple process. Almost anyone could be a Dungeon Master in this case.
Dungeon Masters will be rewarded, rather than paid, based on how they ran the mission and the quality of their DMing ability.
Ultimately, this is a critical decision and will greatly affect how this section operates. So we should discuss this thoroughly before settling on one or the other.