Lightseekers Visionaries are players who are exceptionally passionate about the game, and wish to share that passion with new players.
They are individuals who pride themselves on being aware of the most recent news and releases for Lightseekers, and attempt to
create play experiences in their local communities. The Visionary certification is a recognition of skills and passion that these players already possess, rather than an expectation of them to do more.
The Demo certificate states that the player is exceptionally proficient in the rules for Lightseekers, such that they are able to answer most rules questions that could come up in the course of a game, and such that they are able to teach the game to new players.
This certification does not require that a player know the rules for tournament play, nor that they have any experience acting as staff for tournaments or larger shows. This certification will be granted via a test that covers the rules of the game, available in person at conventions or shows and soon available online.
The Tournament certificate states that the player is exceptionally proficient in the rules for running sanctioned Lightseekers events. This includes familiarity not only with the rules of the game, but also with the Lightseekers Tournament Rules and processes for handling errors and infractions. This also includes proficiency in the general management of tournaments and similar events, which includes familiarity with crowd management, venue interactions, and more.
This certificate covers a greater breadth of skills than the demo certificate, but should not be considered to be greater than or an expected next step; it merely represents a different focus of skills. This certification will be granted via a test that covers that rules and documents the visionary needs to be familiar with to run events. The test is available in person at conventions or shows and soon available online, as well as via a practical experience check approved by an existing Tournament Visionary after acting as staff for the same event.
More information about the Visionary program including how to apply and become certified is coming soon.