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.
    3. The Devil is a Part Timer Mafia. 20 players, Normal. Originally created by MagnumBoy20xx.
    4. Super Mario Mafia. 11 players, Normal. Originally created by Grizzly.

    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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