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Offline MissyTopic starter

Finding a GM?
« on: October 21, 2014, 03:53:59 PM »
Sp I'm kind of wondering if anyone has any advice on what might be the best way to go about finding a GM for a specific game if I don't feel confident in taking on a GM role myself?

I'm actually trying to get a game of 7th Sea going which is an older, but interesting sounding system game, but I know no one who is both able and willing to GM so it's a bit of a problem for obvious reasons.

Has anyone ever been in this position before? Does anyone have any advice for what I could do or what might or might not work to potentially make it happen?

Offline Ebb

Re: Finding a GM?
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2014, 04:28:46 PM »
If you're talking about a forum game, I've seen plenty of posts in the Group Games Wanted forum that specify "(GM Needed)" in the subject line. I can't attest to how well they work, but it seems like a good tactic to attract a core group of players enthusiastic about the game and setting, which could help persuade someone who feels comfortable GMing the game to step up. I'm sure there are a lot of GM's and potential GM's out there who would be happy to run games, but don't want to necessarily deal with the headaches of recruiting. A ready-made group of players means skipping that awkward step.

If you're talking about in real life then of course different strategies would apply.

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Re: Finding a GM?
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2014, 07:04:58 PM »
7th Sea is a pretty good game, if you enjoy your swashbuckling. I've played it a few times, both on forum games and tabletop RPGs. The mechanics aren't too hard to pick up either.

Looking for a GM to run a game here, your best bet is probably to open a thread in the group games wanted board, lay out what you want in terms of the game and see if anyone is willing to step up and run it.

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Re: Finding a GM?
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2014, 07:44:55 PM »
There have been a few games of 7th Sea on Elliquiy, but it seems a rare one on here. I agree with the idea of advertising for a GM, and if someone did start up a new game of it, other people might find a game they'd enjoy too. I know there tend to be a number of games of it on at any given time, though you may not wish to look off-site.

I GM'd 7th Sea for 4 or 5 years off-site, and played in other games of it as well (including tabletop). I still have a game of it that I was GMing on hiatus, but I'm not sure if I will be starting it up again. I got burned out from running it over time without much of a break, but it's still one of my favourite games.
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