Sorry to bring this back up, but I still have issues with the limit on number of threads is a "small group" game.
So, take my latest group, that is slowly starting, I hope.
When I started it I had ten players including myself. That's 20 thread, right?
Three allocated on OOC stuff, leaves 17. I need a few for the various public IC threads, too. I made two mistakes, however: 1) Saying that characters could have private threads; and 2) allowing two characters per player! Do the maths..., if every player has two characters and every character has a private thread, that's all your threads gone!
Mostly, this has been solved by not every player wanting two characters, and by a lot of characters sharing.
However, it's tight. I already had one player drop out, who had a single character, thus removing one of my potentially spare threads. All it would take would be for another few players with only one character dropping out, for me to possibly go over the limit when he rest of the players request their threads.
I think there is an important lesson here: You can have multiple characters per player OR private threads for characters, but NOT BOTH!
My solution is to place an additional restriction, that doesn't affect any existing players because they have all been really co-operative. If you want two characters, at least one of them, and preferably both, must share with another character.
I thought I'd share that, as a warning to others. If anyone has a better solution or has encountered a similar problem, I'd be interested to hear it.
Now my other question regarding the same game:
I've had four people express an interest but not do anything about it. This is normal, I know. But on the off chance they had simply forgotten, I send themalla polite PM asking if hey were still interested. One came back and said no. Okay, no problem. Two haven't replied, which normally would be no problem, except that one of them had agreed to share with another player's second character and was supposed to have the char sheet submitted by yesterday. The forth player replied saying they were working on a character sheet.
The question is, how often, if at all, does one chase a player who has promised to join a game? Chasing people who haven't posted is one thing, but chasing someone who hasn't officially joined? Is that okay?
I'm not sure. I think if someone were to chase me for a character I'd probably be okay with it, and would appreciate the reminder, or I would just apologise and say sorry, I changed my mind. But I'm weird!