A new feature of the two-month-old (new) Neverwinter Connections
(NWC) site is DM certification. It is intended to provide recognition for people who choose to DM using the site as a platform for scheduling their games, as well as help reward new DMs for taking the plunge into DMing.
Three ranks are now available that will display on NWC members' site profiles: Certified, Experienced and Veteran DM - reflecting one, five, and ten+ scheduled games successfully DM'd.
Both PW-hosted DM'd sessions and individual campaigns/modules are eligible. That means DMs on PWs who schedule their regular campaign-type sessions on the NWC events calendar can receive credit, as well as individual DMs who are running their own campaigns or DM'ing a "one-shot" module.
For a scheduled session/module to be recognized, the DM and player roster should be listed on the Neverwinter Connections events calendar
. Players who attend should then post in the comments section after they complete the session, to validate that it in fact occurred. A link to the event(s) should then be sent to site admin
by the DM.
Co-DMing a session can count for certification, as long as each DM actually did significant DMing in the game.
Grandfathering certifications for DMs who were active on the former NWC site (2002-2012) can be done on request. If necessary, proof of previously running DM'd games on the old NWC site can be provided via a Wayback Machine profile link. (For example: Carlo One's old NWC profile
Additional details and background are on the NWC DM forum: http://nwncampaigns.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1057