jzn wrote:have a more regular bi-weekly schedule. I know you strive to schedule around cons and the like, but I think regularity is really essential to keeping the momentum of a game going.
mtiru wrote:the schedule was wonky. i blame religion.
Fall is so much easier for some reason. Winter, Spring sucks. We got hosed by: Dreamation 2006, St. Patrick's Day, I-Con 25, Catholic Easter, Jewish Passover, Orthodox Easter, and Memorial Day Weekend.
Most of the GMs go to the cons. I also didn't know about ForgeCon which caused a bunch of rescheduling.
I promise to try to stick to a more bi-weekly format when possible. As well as talking to you guys more about it.
mtiru wrote:i did like last fall how we started with two weeks in a row, and then went to the bi-weekly.
Viper wrote: Two weeks in a row in the beginning is kind of cool though, cause it jumpstarts things.
That was awesome. Let's make that a tradition!
Osk, MinionOfCthulhu wrote:Organize weekly carpools, going to queens and brooklyn. People could chip in for gas, tools, parking stuff. Hell, I'd pay $5 for a ride home, as opposed to taking the train.
We could start threads organizing this. I'd be down with this, especially if a bunch of us go party afterwards!
mtiru wrote:also, GMs should commit to being there every week.
Iskander wrote:I blew my crew off last week because I'm an idiot, and I'm not good at calendars, and I booked flights for ForgeCon relying on memory not fact... but they're totally getting a make-up session, and probably some extras.
Viper wrote:And I second the thing about GM commitment. Emergencies aside, it's only fair that you should be there to run your game.
Yeah, that makes me very sad when that happens. Although people have been good with rescheduling. We will make sure people review their schedules closer next time. And limit rescheduling to no more than once per season.
jzn wrote:I agree that GMs should be committed, but that's not something that the organizers need to deal with. Plus, sometimes it works out for the best...I know one time scrotim was gone this season and his crew got to have an awesome one-shot by Red Baron
Totally. I think it is a real testament to what a great bunch of people we have gathered together.
Iskander wrote:Also, shit happens: in the course of this season, my partner's mother got diagnosed with cancer and went in for treatment. Sorry, but your game does not come first when Beloved and his mom need me. Let's be real.
No question. And I or someone can always run a 1 shot for anyone if this ever happens.
mtiru wrote:i think we had a broad range this time and an excellent mix of play styles and genres. i feel that the GM descriptions for their games are still too specific. not sure how we can fix that though - some folks are going to play for the system, others are gonna play because they like the GM and their style.
I'm not sure what to do about this.
Frank wrote:This isn't something that effected me but maybe a better way of collecting money? It seems like we're getting so large that it's getting tough for you to shake everyone down.
People still owe me! I think it's partially because I was too loose and told people not to sweat it when they wanted to pay next time. That doesn't work for everyone. We could use paypal as well. Ideas?
Frank wrote:This is silly too but I feel like with the two rooms I don't get to know some of the newer folks on nerdnyc. Maybe we should do a little meet & greet like we did for the first one.
Osk, MinionOfCthulhu wrote: Maybe each week we change which games are in which rooms.
Love these ideas. Let's make this a tradition.
Osk, MinionOfCthulhu wrote:Offer two games to run short sessions. 1 three session and the other 4 sessions. Someone might be interested in a long game, but a full seven sessions is just more than the could handle. A GOOD single Call of Cthulhu scenario runs 3-4 sessions easy. Sort of a middle ground between the marrige of a full run and the dirty no tell motel one night stand of a one shot.
I like the idea of having multiple games within 1 session like what Iskander is doing. But short seasons are very difficult to organize and potentially hurt us financially (which usually means breaking even). I'm not against doing it for 1 table as an experiment.
Iskander wrote:Let's figure out wtf we're doing afterwards in, like, ten minutes or in advance, or something. I love the standing around and hanging out on the street, but I would rather be sitting around, hanging out and boozing. (If I get a late pass, I want to take full advantage!)
We need to make more after GGG organization threads. Should we get a list of people who want to hang out and make reservations some place? Does anyone want to help with this? Maybe we can rotate who helps out.
Iskander wrote:Can we start GGG5 back-to-back with GGG4, please? (I hereby volunteer to help out with organisation, if it would be useful). Coming back from ForgeCon this weekend, it strikes me that for all the good gaming there - and it was pretty good for me - even with it front-loaded with folks who play their asses off every week, the GGG is consistently better. I want more.
What does everyone think? We could possibly do a smaller session if people like. What dates are you thinking? I'm not sure what 440s availability is but we can easily find out.