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.

If you wish to run a game, please post with a selection of an open time slot, and a game title/description if you have one. You will be added to the schedule, your title/description included as a spoiler below, and your post removed (to keep this thread tidy). Signup threads may, and probably should, be posted as the previous game is winding down. Current GMs should feel free to add the next GM to the group, as soon as the current game has concluded. If something comes up that prevents a GM from running their game as scheduled, the next slotted GM may feel free to start early, or anyone may feel free to run a single thread game to fill the gap.

Sign ups are now freely open!

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Month    Front      Back
Jan      -----      -----
Feb      Omega      -----
Mar      -----      -----
Apr      -----      -----
May      -----      -----
Jun      -----      -----
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[+] 2017

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Month    Front      Back
Jan      FCM        Jrs
Feb      Zark       Omega
Mar      stdio      -----
Apr      Ryvvn      Okaros
May      Rekard     Ryvvn
Jun      Neckless   -----
Jul      DOM        Okaros
Aug      -----      spheno
Sep      -----      -----
Oct      Okaros     -----
Nov      Zark       -----
Dec      -----      -----


[+] Original proposal still open to opinions
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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Month    Front      Back
Jan      -----      -----
Feb      -----      -----
Mar      -----      -----
Apr      -----      -----
May      -----      -----
Jun      -----      -----
Jul      -----      -----
Aug      -----      -----
Sep      -----      -----
Oct      -----      -----
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      -----      -----
May      -----      -----
Jun      -----      -----
Jul      -----      -----
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).

What are thoughts on possibly switching to this style of queue?
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Re: The GM Queue v3.0

Postby Ryvvn » 07 Dec 2017, 06:56:47

2018 signup board added to top post. Please help fill it out, and keep this community alive, by offering to run a game.


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