On Discord, @sean brought up the idea of BSers running games for other BSers with an emphasis on trying different games. Perhaps even leaving it to players to round up a group, since the GM already invests time in game prep.
I think that’s a great idea, and something this community, with our wide range of RPG interests, is well positioned to do.
I took a stab at a Google Sheet to help organize this effort. There are two tabs in the sheet:
Offering to run:
This is where GMs list games they can run, along with any relevant information. Note that this isn’t about scheduling a specific time (we already have this forum and the Discord event channel for that), but simply listing games and collecting interest from players. If enough players are interested, they can take the initiative to coordinate a session with the GM. I expect most of these to be one-shots, but if your game will require multiple sessions, make sure to indicate this in the “# sessions” column. Also, if you’re not quite ready to run the game yet, indicate the tentative timing in the “Ready when” column.
Looking to play:
If you’re interested in experiencing a particular game as a player but nobody has offered to run that game yet, use this sheet to indicate your interest by either entering your name in one of the “Player” columns in an existing row, or adding a new row if that game isn’t listed yet.
We’ll see if this turns out to be useful and tweak this sheet as needed.
Thanks to everyone that already added games or expressed interest. Keep it coming!