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Cantr II is run by a large group of people, who all voluntarily dedicate their time to make this game as interesting and pleasant as possible. Under the policy leadership of the Game Administration Board, different departments concentrate on different aspects of running the game. There is also a Player Board for contributing players to decide on game changes. See this link for the official proposal on Staff and Department Decisions.

Players Department (PD) The Players Department exists to help all players play fairly. This includes helping players understand and follow the Capital Rule and other policies in regards to the Cantr game or roleplay. In order for players at large to enjoy Cantr’s niche experience (see Cantr’s mission), the Players Department investigates reports of rule breaking by players and ensures that the Capital Rule is followed.

Resources Department (RD) The Resources Department is responsible for the mechanics of the Cantr game, including materials, objects, machines, animals, combat, etc. Resources Department members need to consider game balance and seek to uphold Cantr’s mission in their decisions.

Programming Department (ProgD) The Programming Department concentrates on the development and maintenance of the source code of Cantr. Anything involving the code, files, databases, and servers of Cantr (including the forum, Webzine, wiki, etc.) is the responsibility of the Programming Department.

Public Relations Department (PR) The Public Relations Department focuses on the external or public aspects of Cantr and consists of the Marketing and Communications teams.

Marketing Team (MD) The Marketing team focuses on strategies for Cantr’s growth, including attracting new players, retaining current players, increasing donations, and advertisements. Marketing team members analyze data (e.g. Google Analytics, new player statistics) and use these to determine how best to accomplish Cantr’s goals as an organization.

Communications Team (CD) The Communications team speaks for Cantr and is responsible for Cantr’s messages to players and the public. This includes announcements, Cantr’s blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts. The Communications team leads the way in moderating, organizing, and editing the wiki, or encouraging and helping other players to edit the wiki. The Communications team also manages Cantr’s discussion channels such as the forum and Discord server.

Languages (LD) The Languages Department is responsible for any translating needed by Cantr or Cantr staff. This includes texts on Cantr’s website, texts as part of the game, announcements and marketing messages, and communications between Cantr staff and other players.

Human Resources (HR) The Human Resources Department is responsible for helping Cantr staff members have a positive experience in staff. This includes processing new hires, recruiting staff members, ensuring the staff code of conduct is followed, analyzing and improving staff work and processes, and overseeing collaboration between departments.

Game Administration Board (GAB) The Game Administration Board is responsible for providing vision and unity to Cantr staff. All major changes or decisions by Cantr staff must be approved by the GAB. The GAB consists of the chairs of each department, so that each department is represented.

Player Board (PB) The Player Board is not a department and not technically a part of staff, but is responsible for representing the desires of all players. The PB consists of players who contribute to the game. The PB may decide to veto any decisions by the GAB or Resources Department, and they may also propose suggestions that must be voted on by the relevant department(s).

Squads Where a task or a set of tasks require detailed and focused collaboration among members of different departments, the GAB or Human Resources Department may organize a squad. The respective department chairs should choose which members (generally 1 or 2) of their department should be a part of the squad. A department member’s activity in a squad counts as activity in the department. Squads only work on already approved tasks, and the result of their work must be approved by the proper channels, where necessary.

See the Cantr Departments Overview on the main site for a more authoritative overview of staff.