Forum changes: Editing of posts has been turned off until further notice.
Started by Andy Kitkowski, May 01, 2007, 10:45:57 PM
Quoteif you can and want to do something to improve the level of rpg design and publishing in the world, I'm all for it, just show me where to start pushing.
QuoteBut I also understand that people and their needs and perspectives change: when the same people come here now, they do not do so out of need for what the Forge has to offer. They have their established game design support webs and experience to work on their designs without the Forge. So from their perspective the Forge has gone duller: they do not any longer see opportunity and ideas lurking in every corner, because they are not looking for that, anymore.
Quote from: Eero Tuovinen on May 02, 2007, 06:38:28 AMI don't know, I'm really just pondering aloud here... what is there to revitalize, actually? I feel like these discussions about Forge revitalization originate from folks who have essentially moved on from when they needed the kind of instruction and support Forge offers.
Quote from: RonBut let's not dress it up as revitalizing the Forge, or fixing some problem here, or calling attention to some imagined subcultural crisis, or calling for action for others to do.
QuoteSo here's another Practical Idea. I suggest that all veteran Forge designers (current regulars or diasporized) post a Power 19 for their current and future designs to First Thoughts. These can then serve as a template, a supply of good examples to help make the Power 19s posted by new designers more useful.
Quote from: Valamir on May 02, 2007, 10:29:56 AMSo I read First Thought threads from time to time and I'm often at a loss. I don't know how to offer suggestions for a design where I don't understand what the designer is trying to accomplish. Power 19 was a great first step in teaching new designers how to provide useful information...but even that often doesn't work because the questions are so far past where many have even considered going that the answers are "you can be any character you want and go on fantastic adventures".
QuoteAnother idea is First Thought matchmakers. This perhaps could get tied into having multiple moderators for the forum who would try to identify designs that strike a particular chord and draw the attention of some more veteran designer who would be interested in the thread, but missed it. You know, a PM like "Hey so and so, this thread sounds like something right up your ally".
QuoteTo address another topic, could you elaborate on what is meant by "recruiting booth monkeys" and "opening the social scene" at Gen Con in terms of what's envisioned and the benefits there-to.
QuoteAndy, I went ahead and posted a Power 19 thread, per your suggestion.
QuoteBut my point is, if you want the Forge to have more traffic/be more alive or whatever, this is definitely something that would help, if you want to go down that road.
Quote from: Andy Kitkowski on May 01, 2007, 10:58:06 PM* Too... many... threads... Who do I prioritize to give help to?
Quote from: Valamir on May 02, 2007, 10:29:56 AMBecause for me, when I see a design thread by someone with 2 posts at the Forge, I don't know them. I don't know what they like....So I read First Thought threads from time to time and I'm often at a loss. I don't know how to offer suggestions for a design where I don't understand what the designer is trying to accomplish....Currently the forum requires carving out a ton of time to plow through what is essentially an ongoing news feed looking for interesting articles. Most people don't have the time to spare to do that.