The GM Queue v3.0

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The GM Queue v3.0

Postby Ryvvn » 10 Dec 2016, 21:49:37

No rule/variant discussion in this thread; use this other thread for that.

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Month    Front      Back
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[+] Chart Explanation by way of Original Proposal
As we head into a new year, I've been thinking about how the current GM queue has (and has not) been working for us.

One of the biggest issues seems to be folks want to get on the queue but their game slot can come up somewhat randomly due to other factors and they might not always be ready; another is just having to constantly remind people, "Hey, you are up next, are you actually really really ready?"

Considering most games take less than a two week period from start to finish, and most of us would like to participate in at least two large-scale main games per month, I've been toying with the idea of a schedule instead of a literal queue.

Something like this:

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Apr      -----      -----
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Jun      -----      -----
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Nov      -----      -----
Dec      -----      -----

Front means the first half of the month, back obviously the latter half. So, now instead of just asking to be placed in the queue, prospective GMs will request a specific time slot they feel confident they could run their game in. As an example, if the current queue were to run straight through, the new queue would look like so:

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Month    Front      Back
Jan      CAD        Jrs
Feb      Dferr      FCM
Mar      Zark       -----
Apr      -----      -----
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Aug      -----      -----
Sep      -----      -----
Oct      -----      -----
Nov      -----      -----
Dec      -----      -----

Now, say I wanted to jump on, but I already knew the next open spot (the back half of March) would not work for me; well then I just signup for early April instead.

With this system, I would hope that people would feel more confident to run when their spot came up, and would not need the reminder, and would hopefully not need to bump (I understand life can unexpectedly pop up).
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Re: The GM Queue v3.0

Postby Ryvvn » 31 Dec 2018, 20:10:52

2019 signups open! Please help keep this community alive by offering to run a game if you'll have time this year!


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