You’ve had a look at the Mind’s Eye Society and it looks like it might be fun. You want to give it a shot, but you’re not sure about paying twenty dollars for a year’s membership? Not a problem. We’d love to have you as a full member, but we also want to give you a chance to make sure it’s right for you.
The Mind’s Eye Society offers an option for those of you who want to come to a few games and give the organization a try before committing to a membership.
This option is called a Trial Membership, and it lasts for a period of up to six months. You’ll be granted many of the privileges of a new member, including the ability to attend all Mind’s Eye Society functions. Trial Memberships are only limited in a few ways, such as losing certain character creation options, and inability to participate in the MES electoral process. The upside is, a Trial Membership is absolutely free for that six month period; we only ask that if you’re still gaming with us after six months, you pay for a full membership.
Sound good? If you’d like to sign up now, you can go right to the Member Portal. Creating an account as a Trial Member will take you only a few minutes.
Sound TOO good? Wondering about those limitations, or if you’re eligible for a trial membership? Take a look at the FAQ below and see if your answer is already there. If not, drop us a line, and we’ll be happy to help.
Give the MES a try! We look forward to gaming with you.
Trial Membership Questions
The offer of a Trial Membership is open to anyone who has never had a membership before; you are eligible if you have neither a currently active nor expired Mind’s Eye Society or The Camarilla membership number. You are also eligible if you formerly held The Camarilla membership, which expired on or before January 1st, 2004.
Trial Memberships last exactly six months from the date of activation. If you activate a Trial Membership on January 1, 2012 it will expire July 1, 2012.
You certainly can. You may upgrade to a full Mind’s Eye Society membership at any point during your 6-month Trial Membership. You may go to the Member Portal, log in, and choose to Upgrade your account. Once your $20 payment is confirmed, your membership will change from Trial to Full, and you will immediately be entitled to full membership benefits, including all Prestige you may have earned as a Trial Member. Your membership’s expiration date will be set to one full year from your date of purchase.
As a trial member, you’ll get most of the same rights as a new full member. You’ll be able to do all of the following:
- Participate in the LARP division of the Mind’s Eye Society.
- Create a character using the Mind’s Eye Society creation rules and play that character in any local, regional, or national games during the trial period.
- Create characters with options at the Low Approval level.
- Gain Experience Points on their characters in accordance with Mind’s Eye Society Chronicle rules.
- Earn Prestige in accordance with Mind’s Eye Society guidelines.
- Access in-character and out-of-character mailing lists offered to members.
- Access the Members Only Section of the Mind’s Eye Society website.
A Trial Membership does come with a few limitations. Trial members may not do any of the following:
- Vote in Mind’s Eye Society elections.
- Hold a Mind’s Eye Society office.
- Take the Mind’s Eye Society Exams.
- Raise their Member Class (Prestige may be earned, but Member Class will remain at 1 until a full membership is purchased.)
- Apply for Mid, High or Top Approval level character options.
You will need to contact your National Coordinator and ask whether your Affiliate is using this program.