This article aims to provide a welcoming introduction for new participants joining Eden Fractal meetings. For a more detailed and up to date overview of Eden Fractal, you may be interested in exploring this article about our tools. Please note that this is an early work in progress and will be updated soon!
What is Eden Fractal?
Eden Fractal is a community gathering where we play fun consensus games and create public goods that empower communities. We meet every Wednesday and everyone is welcome to join. Each meeting is recorded and the videos are shared publicly. You can watch the videos and explore show notes about each meeting here.
You can read a beginner’s guide below to learn how we cooperate in each meeting and how you can participate. Feel free to reach out with any questions or comments in our telegram group.
Thank you for exploring. Enjoy!
Table of Contents
- What is Eden Fractal?
- New to Eden Fractal?
- What are Consensus Games?
- What is Eden+Fractal?
- How do I play?
- How can I earn more respect?
- What is Cagendas?
- How do I play Cagendas?
- How do I propose a topic?
- How do I make a good topic proposal?
- What if we don’t have time to discuss a topic?
- What are the requirements to participate in Eden Fractal?
- Can I just watch?
- Who should join Eden Fractal meetings?
- Why should I join Eden Fractal meetings?
- What is Fractalgram?
- Do I need an EOS account?
- What is an EOS account?
- What is a delegate?
- What are the requirements to be a delegate?
- What are respect points?
- What if my group doesn’t reach consensus?
- What if I don’t get the rank I want….?
- What if I don’t want to be recorded on video?
- What is EOS?
- What is Eden on EOS?
- What is ƒractally?
- How can Eden Fractal games help my community?
- Who can benefit?
- Other Questions…
- Learn More
- Thank you!
New to Eden Fractal?
Eden+Fractal is a game where we split up into groups where each person shares their work then helps decide how to allocate respect and elect a delegate to help make community decisions. We play Eden+Fractal for about an hour and then we return to the community room to play cagendas. Cagendas is a community agenda game where we choose discussion topics, explore exciting themes, and make decisions together.
We meet every Wednesday at 16:00 UTC. We have an open discussion for the first half hour, and then we go into randomized breakout rooms at 16:10 to play a consensus game called Eden+Fractal. We split up into random breakout groups with 5-6 players where each person shares their contributions, shares respect, and elect delegates. Make sure to join before 16:00 if you want to play. The breakout rooms last for about 55 minutes, and then we return to the community room to play another consensus game called Cagendas or Vlalendas for the next hour.
More details below!
What are Consensus Games?
Consensus games are an exciting new type of game where the goal is to reach agreement among the players and create mutual benefit!
What is Eden+Fractal?
With this elegant process, community members meet each week to share their work, ranks contributions, and give each other respect for helping their community. Players are randomly split up into breakout rooms with
How do I play?
Basically, the goal is to help each other as much as possible. Whoever the group thinks helped the most wins the most. Everybody is helping by contributing, so everyone earns some respect!
How can I earn more respect?
There are many different ways to earn more respect. Basically, you can earn more respect by joining more meetings and doing things that other community members appreciate. When you do things that other community members appreciate, you’re more likely to get higher levels in Eden+Fractal and earn more respect.
Here are some tips and suggestions that you may want to consider to earn more respect:
- You can ask other community members what they think would be helpful for the community
- You can take initiative and do something you think is helpful for the community. For example, you could invite a friend to join a meeting, write a post, make a graphic, or create a helpful tool for the community. Then you can see how much the community appreciates it during the meeting!
- You can share your screen and show your work. Sometimes it can be difficult to convey the ways that you are helping the community in just a few minutes. When you show your work, it can help other community members better understand how you are helping the community.
What is Cagendas?
Cagendas is a social coordination game that helps communities create agendas, choose discussion topics, and make decisions together. We play a version of cagendas called Vlalendas and you can see the rules for Vlalendas here. Please note that the articles linked in this section are works in progress and will be updated soon.
How do I play Cagendas?
Here’s how it works: Anyone can propose a topic on the Eden Consortium in the week before the meeting. The topic can be a proposal for the community or just a theme for discussion.
The community discusses whichever topic receives the most votes over the prior week first. The winning topic proposer will be given five minutes to present their topic (or they can choose someone else to present it for them). The community will continue discussing this topic until the delegates approve a proposal or a moderator decides to move to the next topic. The community discusses the topic with the second most votes next, and so on.
Please be respectful of everyone in the room and raise your hand if you’d like to speak. The moderator will give each person an opportunity to share their thoughts. You can see the rules for the Vlalendas game that we play here.
How do I propose a topic?
How do I make a good topic proposal?
Remember to write clearly and simply…
Write something that community members will appreciate…
What if we don’t have time to discuss a topic?
We only have so much time and are not always able to get to every topic. If you want to discuss it, then propose it again next week or in the future.
All times are in UTC. Here is the itinerary….
16:00 Eden Fractal begins. We have an open discussion and usually start recording a video after about fifteen minutes.
16:10 We split up into breakout rooms to play Eden+Fractal or Cagendas. Make sure to join before 16:00 if you want to participate in consensus!
16:10 Eden+Fractal or Cagendas
Each Eden Fractal meeting is scheduled for two hours and they sometimes go longer if the discussions are vibrant. There are two hours of games scheduled, then everyone is welcome to stick around for more discussions after.
What are the requirements to participate in Eden Fractal?
Sign the agreement, english, video, etc…
Can I just watch?
Yes, everyone is welcome to spectate and join conversations. Even if you only have a few minutes free, you’re welcome to join and say hello. You can also watch all Eden Fractal meetings here.
Who should join Eden Fractal meetings?
Why should I join Eden Fractal meetings?
What is Fractalgram?
Do I need an EOS account?
What is an EOS account?
What is a delegate?
A delegate is…
What are the requirements to be a delegate?
There are no official requirements to be a delegate, but each community member should be careful to choose a delegate who will do a good job for the benefit of the community.
When you’re voting for delegates, it can be a good idea to ask if they’ll be able to participate in meetings for the next four weeks, see if they’ve been elected as a delegate before, and ask prospective delegates why they want to become a delegate.
What are respect points?
What if my group doesn’t reach consensus?
What if I don’t get the rank I want….?
Remember long term, each week, etc…
What if I don’t want to be recorded on video?
All Eden Fractal meetings are recorded and the videos are publicly shared. If you do not want to be on video, then please do not attend. There are several other fun community events that you can participate in without being on video, such as ….
What is EOS?
EOS is …. https://eosnetwork.com/ ….
What is Eden on EOS?
What is ƒractally?
How can Eden Fractal games help my community?
Who can benefit?
We play a game of Fractals called Eden+Fractal. Eden+Fractal is an innovative consensus game that combines the benefits of Eden Elections and ƒractally to help communities cooperate for mutual benefit.
With this elegant process, community members both respect contributions to the community and elect delegates during the same breakout room. Delegates form councils that update each week, then recent councils cooperate to represent the will of the community, express shared opinions, and make community decisions. You can learn more about Eden+Fractal in this article and the debut episode of Creator Talk.
Soon we’ll curate some introductory articles and links here, but for now you can click on the hyperlinks in the sections above to learn more. Feel free to reach out with any questions or comments in the Eden Fractal telegram group or join us an upcoming meeting.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this introduction and hope to see you at a meeting soon. Please remember that this article is an early work in progress that will be updated soon, so you can visit again in the future to find a much better introduction. Thank you for reading. Enjoy! ⚽️