Welcome to Envoy!

Double Exposure is proud to present our newest endeavour, the Envoy Program. In recent months, we found ourselves knocked sideways by inspiration, as a profound reality of the gaming industry suddenly became clear. After two decades of creating excitement and innovation, it's time for us to take our vision and ability to execute grand plans to the next level.

The Envoy Program is built on a concept so obvious and so vital that groups have been trying from all corners to address it. None of those efforts have panned out because in order for any of it to work, it ALL has to work.

As an industry, gaming struggles to succeed at a business level - great games are being produced but only reaching a small percentage of potential customers. Convention support is tricky; requests come from all sides and it takes time, energy and savvy to sort out which conventions to support and how. Conventions are so busy with the business of producing their shows that finding competent game masters is hit or miss. The same is true for game stores, many of which devote most of their time to running the business, leaving very little to schedule desperately needed promotional events.

Our goal is nothing short of unification of the fractured pieces of the national gaming industry, to everyone's benefit. We invite you to join us at the beginning of this exciting process!

If you represent a game company, visit our Companies page and fill out the short form to receive a comprehensive document called the "Game Company Perspective", in which we clearly state how the Envoy Program can produce a complete structured play system for you and your games across the country.

If you represent a convention (even if it is a one-day "Game Day"), visit our Conventions page and fill out the short form to find out how your convention can participate in the Envoy Program and benefit from the addition of many qualified and certified game masters who will represent our game companies and run a variety of games, all following whatever rules and structure you've already set out for your event, and at no additional cost or work for you. They will even bring their own copies of the games!

If you represent a game store, visit our Stores page and fill out the short form to find out how your store can participate in the Envoy Program and benefit from the addition of many qualified and certified game masters who will represent our game companies and run continuous demonstrations at times that work with your schedule, all for the purpose of generating sales to players who may have no other opportunity to actually see the games played. All at no additional cost or work for you; they will even bring their own copies of the games!

If you represent a meetup group or other similar organization (no matter how small), visit our Groups & Organizations page and fill out the short form to find out how your group can participate in the Envoy Program and benefit from qualified and certified game masters who will represent our game companies and and run a variety of games whenever and wherever you hold your meetings. All at no additional cost or work for you; they will even bring their own copies of the games. We will even help you to develop a Game Day or larger event if you are interested!

If you are a game master, visit our Heralds page and fill out the short form to find out how to join the Envoy Program and represent your geographic region by running our companies' games at conventions, game stores and group meetups. You will be trained and certified in each game you are interested in running, and receive your own copy of that game straight from the company, to bring to each venue. The more times you run games, the higher in the ranks you climb, earning more and more perks, freebies and prestige!

News

  • JR Honeycutt is appointed Chief Ambassador of the Envoy Program

    Double Exposure is pleased to announce that JR Honeycutt has been promoted to the position of Chief Ambassdor, making him our lead representative of the 36 regions that we have tentatively broken the United States into. JR will also continue to represent Texas directly.

    JR Honeycutt is the founder of DFW Nerd Night, a community organization that raises money for charity through free tabletop gaming parties across the the country. He co-hosts The Nerd Nighters, a YouTube show about tabletop gaming and community building, and Back It, a show about crowdfunded games. He works as the Community Manager for Level 99 Games, and reviews board games at his website, The Nerds' Table, and also for CoolMiniOrNot's Ravage Magazine. Through Nerd Night and his various projects, JR works to build the tabletop gaming community and shape how that community can make the world a better place.

  • Darren Watts is appointed Managing Director of the Envoy Program

    Double Exposure is pleased to announce that Darren Watts is taking over the leadership of our new Envoy Program. Darren's title is Managing Director, and he will be in charge of all marketing and deployment efforts throughout the United States.

    Darren has written fifteen game books (most recently the Fifth Doctor Sourcebook for Cubicle 7's Doctor Who RPG) and edited dozens more. He was the President of Hero Games from 2001 until 2012, and was also the President of Indie Press Revolution from 2010 to 2012. He is now the owner of Silverback Press.

    Over the last three years, Darren has been increasingly involved with Double Exposure's other projects, and was one of the chief architects of METATOPIA. We know that working with him on our most ambitious program ever is a wise and logical decision.