Adopt a Design

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  1. Pedro

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    In our community, we have a few designs that go through our review process and (for whatever reason) do not get approved or completed. We also have designs that do get approved but their creators are too busy to host them, and they are left unused. We also know from talking with some of our players that there is an interest in hosting approved designs to gain experience as a gamerunner before making your first original game, as that process might be intimidating.

    WIth that in mind, the "Adopt a Design" program aims to recover old designs that show a lot of potential and giving them to any player that might want them.

    Below is the current list of games waiting to be adopted:

    1. Playstation Mafia. 21 players, Normal. Originally created by Bronx-Man.
    2. Scooby-Doo Mafia. 20 players, Normal. Originally created by Sawneeks, adopted by Aeleus.
    3. The Devil is a Part Timer Mafia. 20 players, Normal. Originally created by MagnumBoy20xx, adopted by Pedro.
    4. Super Mario Mafia. 11 players, Normal. Originally created by Grizzly, adopted by Olinad.
    5. Costume Party Mafia. 18 players, Unusual. Originally created by Fran.

    To adopt a design, you need to do the following:
    • Post in this thread with the title of the design you want to adopt, and the reason you are interested in it.
      • Also let us know your contact information. At least your ResetEra and, preferably, Discord usernames are required, but more are welcome.
    • The Scheduling Team will talk with you shortly, and your design will be added to the queue.
      • Please be aware that adopting a design may not mean you will immediately host it; there are many other games waiting to be run and it might take a few weeks or months until it is your turn.
    • After that, you will receive a link to the design in form of a spreadsheet. Familiarize yourself with it, and keep the link in a safe place. Feel free to ask me any questions you might have about it.
      • We will only show the designs to players after they have committed to host them because it would be problematic for players to look at each design, thus being unable to ever play in them as they would know which roles are in place, and then deciding not to adopt them.
    After adopting your design, you are prohibited from making any changes to it; the roles and any associated mechanics stay as they are. But you are free to write flavor text for it to make it more entertaining for your players.


    A lot of effort from many folks has been put into recovering these designs, and we hope they will all find new owners who appreciate them.
    Feel free to post below any comments you might have!
     
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    This post is for the people who would like to donate a game of their own to the program:
    • If you own a design that has been approved by our reviewers and you would like to give it away, let me know and I'll add it to the list above!

    • Or, if you were working on an unfinished design but don't have time to finish it anymore, you also can choose to give it away in that state and we will do the remaining touches ourselves.
      • By giving an unfinished design away, you agree to lose any creative control over it. A team of reviewers will gain access to it and its discussion and try to keep it as close to your original idea, but they may make changes that would improve the design from their point of view that may not have been intended by you. If you would still like to be involved with your design, you are welcome to finish it in the normal way, and once it's approved you can give it away!
     
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    Hi! I would be interested in adopting Super Mario Mafia. I like the theme, it's got a low player number and it looks like it would be a good game for a new host.

    Contacts:
    - Olinad on Era
    - Olinad#4021 on Discord
    - olinad_d on Skype

    Cheers!
     
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    Awesome! I'll send you a PM on Discord shortly with the design. And as it would be your first time hosting a game, please ask me any questions you might have!
     
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    Because it's a very niche theme and I doubt others would be interested in adopting it, I'm adopting The Devil is a Part Timer o/
     
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    I'd like to adopt scooby doo mafia, I've got a lot of interest in the theme and I want to try dipping my feet in before I try designing my own game.

    Contacts:
    Aeleus on resetera
    Aeleus#8676 on discord
     
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    I'll talk to you in a bit about it! I saw your message in the spec chat recently and I'm glad you decided to give this one a try c:
     
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    I might have an idea I was bouncing around with @Android Sophia about a Capcom Beat 'Em Up Mafia thing

    hit me up on discord/or PM me here
     
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    I am not accepting ideas for games to put up for adoption because that's not what this program is about. I am only either accepting designs that started being reviewed but had to be frozen because the designer lacked time to continue working on it, or completed designs.

    You should try designing and getting that game approved on your own/with soph, though!
     
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    I'll have to hear back from Sophie in a day or so she's wading deep into FF XIV but basically designing the game with her has been a breeze giving me tips and stuff. But it's basically done just needs to be approved and adopted
     
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    To be approved, a design has to be reviewed first by two other community members, and that work can take a lot of time, sometimes over months. I'm sorry, but I'm not going to do the work of having designs reviewed for others when they could do that part on their own.

    Like I say in the second post of this thread,

    So let the Review Team (either Fireblend or Roytheone) know that you want your and Sophia's game to be reviewed (here are instructions on how to do that), and once it's approved you can get back to me and I'll add it to the adoption list.
     
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    Hi hi, everyone! I just added another design to the list of games to be adopted: Costume Party Mafia, a game in which every player will use a secret account, their "costume", and no one will know each other's identities (similar to past games like Power Rangers Mafia and Mini Mafia V).

    There is a little bit of extra care needed to make this game work, so if you do take it please get in contact with me so we can discuss it!