In an effort to redirect efforts to smaller builds, train new builders in the way of planning and plotting, and ensure that larger builds receive the care that they deserve, we have devised a new rule to do as such.
Up until now, any builder could theoretically apply for any project (save server builds) without having any prior planning experience. At times, this has resulted in a situation where builders have bitten off more than they could chew - From now on, every builder who has not planned and lead a holdfast or otherwise small build will not be permitted to lead a larger build until they have done so. This includes builders that have been around for any amount of time! This rule is to ensure that each builder has at least some level of planning experience before they embark on larger projects; the idea is to get builders to work their way up the metaphorical ladder of project difficulty and size.
Holdfasts and small builds include those that have no significance storywise - Generally these builds will not have any words, sigils, or references to them in the series. Most of these small builds were either created by project leads to wrest control of their surrounding lands or by Demodocus to fill empty space on our map. If you are not sure if a build is considered "small", please consult with a moderator. Refer to this for a comprehensive list of almost every project in Westeros. Unfortunately, there are far too many holdfasts to keep track of them on our master list, so you must find those yourself by looking through the projects on the project subforum. To keep track of what you have built and to verify your eligibility to lead the project you are applying for, please provide a short "resume" of the builds you have completed in Westeros somewhere on your project application. Again, you must have satisfactorily built at least one holdfast/small build before moving onto projects that have significance in the series.
Similarly, if you have a project that has holdfasts and hamlets, you must ensure that each holdfast and it's leader are noted of somewhere on your application thread. Finally, you may not apply for another project until at least 75% of the holdfasts or hamlets under your jurisdiction have been completed or applied for.