Late last year, I wrote a special post for the Standard Pauper Players clan exploring a piece written by Patrick Chapin about what makes for a strong Magic the Gathering playgroup and explored how his concepts applied to this clan. I still believe that these tenets are the key to having a successful and influential clan, so if you haven't read that post, it would be helpful in regards to the rest of this post.
So here's the deal. I have been asked by the current captain to make my interim position permanent. In other words, I would become the clan captain for the Standard Pauper Players clan on Magic Online. So the question is, should I? Specifically, there are several issues that I feel like I want to address before making that decision:
- Is it a conflict of interest for a host of a PRE to run a clan? This is probably the most important issue that I would love to get some feedback on.
- Is it even possible to fulfill the tenets of a good playgroup given the limitations of Magic Online? Again, if you haven't read my summary, please do so. I'd love to hear what you think.
- What kind of things would be valuable or useful to members of this clan? In other words, what do you hope to get from joining the clan? I have my opinions, but this is another area where feedback would be great.
- What responsibilities do you expect from a clan captain? Again, this is important to me. I don't want to commit to anything without at least some understanding of what I'm signing up for.