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Help! Game Request FAQ

Greetings RPGXers!

I present to you this extra FAQ thread, just for questions about how you create a thread here and how you request a game. Yes, this thread is a copy of a much older one, but it seemed about time to make it a bit more obvious and this newer thread sticks to the very top of the forum. My thanks to former admin Sedracus for the original help thread, and all the moderators who have helped elaborate and answer questions.

To request a game...
First, go to the Tools dropdown menu at the top right of your screen, and click the Request a Game option.
 

Second, fill in the form - note that the Game Name will be the name of the game forum and your advertisement thread title, and that the game request form does not like the & symbol! While you can return to the form and edit some fields, none of the changes made through the Dungeon Master Control Panel will change an advertisement thread once it has been posted. (To fix typos in your ad thread title, please PM a moderator.)

In your advertisement, please tell your players NOT to roll any dice in the ad thread. (The problem here is that since you don't have GM privileges in the Games Seeking Players folder where your ad will be posted, you don't have any way of knowing if a player is trying to cheat. There could be ten sets of rolls in secret text and only the best one displayed.) If your game requires dice rolling up front before even a concept can be created, this is your only warning.
 

Lastly, click the "Request Game" button at the bottom of the form - you will be taken to a screen confirming that your game has been requested, and you'll receive a PM with a link to your advert thread, if you selected the option for an advert thread to be made. One of the moderators assigned to game approvals will check out your request in the next day or so and either accept it for creation or give you some feedback on what you need to do to get the request accepted.

Game ApprovalThe game approval mods generally look for a certain amount of interest in your game before the forum will be created, and this can take time. If people show up in your advertisement and post their character ideas, your game will be created faster. (This means fleshed out applications, not just placeholder posts.) Once you have accepted players, if you have not already received a forum, please edit your game request (from DM Control Panel under Tools menu) to include the usernames on the 'accepted players' line. The list of accepted players is administrative only; it shows the game approval mods you're ready to go. It doesn't lock the game in any way, so you can bring in anyone you like at any time.

If you wish to have a game forum created immediately, regardless of interest, consider becoming a Community Supporter.

After you have requested your game, click on the "Dungeon Master Control Panel" button in the Tools dropdown menu to view the current status of your current and requested games. This is also where you can view the details, edit them, or - if you're a CS or a member with over a thousand posts and have gamed with us for six months or longer - you can add and edit folders in your games

Happy gaming!

Note: New members still wearing that Yellow name cannot request a game yet. Please shed that new member status by making a few posts, you can find more information in the New Members forum.

Last Updated: 2020-04-16 by Aethera

PS. Below you can find the compiled Q&A from when this system was implemented and PMs to the game approval mods, so you don't need to search to find out whether your question has been answered already.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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