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  1. @Sturn, you raise several valid points. The cost is minimal, particularly if you have a volunteer moderator. But volunteers can be fickle in that if it gets to the stage where if their real world commitments oversize their volunteering commitments, those volunteers will and should prioritise their family and RL situation first. Setup and maintenance have zero cost., agreed. But let’s take Edge. They would need a community moderator to shepherd new arrivals, tend to questions, etc, like FFG would have needed to do when they started. Eventually, if you have a good community, it tends to police itself. But communities are like the ocean - never turn your back on them. They can, and often do, devolve and it takes skill to negotiate a response with those involved. Straight out booting someone is not a good move. Some delicacy, tact, and word-smithing is needed. As for there being no moderation, I think you’ll find they were there but for the most part, the community policed itself, or they were great at being discrete.
  2. Forums are a double edged sword. PROS 1.) Its a creates a community to that likeminded people who get to taklk about the game, ask questions, and provide helpful stuff that others in the community can use and contribute to. 2.) It allows people to share ideas and can in some small way help the producers know what product is desired. 3.) It becomes a starting point for newcomers to the hobby and the product, allowing them to ask questions. CONS 1.) It costs the company money. It may generate leads, but it still needs moderators (sometimes needing to employ them as community engagement managers and moderators). This is great for building a rapport with your customer base and confidence in your ability to communicate. However, its marketing. It costs money. And realistically there is no return other than good will. 2.) Forums, like any social media, unless moderated, quickly becomes toxic because few people know how to behave and respect people's opinions. Sometimes, our beliefs depend greatly on our own point of view. 3.) Volunteer moderators are an easy fix, but they aren't employees, have no commitment to it, and quickly suffer burnout to the point it affects their real lives. Moderation is mostly thankless, and a part or even full time job. I'm sure there are other reasons. If people are keen to go to an existing forum, there is always this: http://www.d20radio.com/forums
  3. Lastly, to @ProfessorTerrible, could I use this as a question on The Forge? It so good re a discussion.
  4. Just my quick opinion: 1.) You have standard/improved/supreme versions of talents so why not have different groupings of talents. Have it as a “suggested” group of talents. 2.) You might have some special rule governing talent groups. For example you might say, “If you possess at least two talents in the same talent group, once per session you may add <AD> to a skill check using Ranged, Knowledge (Warfare), or Leadership, a number of times equal to the number of talents you possess in this talent group.” That might even in the Tier 1 talent. Use existing or new talents but the Tier 1 is a base talent for the group.
  5. EPISODE 24 - The Forge Awards 2020 We're back and with a brand new episode! Tonight, on The Forge: A Genesys RPG Podcast, we celebrate everything about the Genesys Role Playing Game and the Genesys Foundry especially the products and their authors as we present the first ever Forge Awards! Listen in as we present the awards for Best Adventure, Best Setting, Best General Supplement, Best Layout & Design, and the big one, Product of the Year 2020. We continue the celebration as we talk to the winners about their aspirations, motivations, and what is next for them on The Foundry. Due to our lengthy delay, we also take a trip back into The Furnace as we examine Intellect based archetypes. We even take to the time to answer some games and rules questions. So, break out the champagne, dear listeners, roll out the red carpet, and suit up in those tuxedos and fabulous dresses as we celebrate tonight with GM Hooly and GM Chris on The Forge. CONTACT US: E-Mail: forgegenesys@d20radio.com Website: www.forgegenesys.com SOCIAL MEDIA: @forgegenesys LISTEN/WATCH: Podbean: https://forgegenesys.podbean.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/forgegenesys Google: https://rb.gy/iucd2t Direct: https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/v8ysmk/TheForge-Episode-024.mp3 RSS: https://feed.podbean.com/forgegenesys/feed.xml SUPPORT: Patreon: http://patreon.com/forgegenesys REVIEW: iTunes (US) | iTunes (UK) | iTunes (Australia) | iTunes (Canada) | iTunes (Ireland) | iTunes (Germany) | iTunes (NZ) Don't forget to drop us a review on Facebook, iTunes, YouTube or send us an e-mail. The Forge: A Genesys RPG Podcast is a proud member of the d20 Radio Network. For more information about the network visit www.d20radio.com. CHAPTER NOTES: 00:00:00 - PATREON THANKS 00:00:49 - INTRODUCTION 00:06:21 - STOKING THE FIRE 00:06:33 - PODCAST OF THE WEEK - Me and Steve Talk RPGs 00:08:34 - STOKING THE FIRE - News & Announcements 00:17:31 - THE 2020 FORGE AWARDS 00:24:48 - Award: Best Adventure 00:28:56 - Award: Best Setting 00:34:37 - Award: Best General Supplement 00:42:15 - Award: Best Layout & Design 00:48:16 - Award: Product of the Year 2020 00:53:56 - Red Carpet After-Party 01:43:02 - THE FURNACE - Archetypes (INTELLECT) 02:53:26 - UNDER THE HAMMER 02:54:13 - Q1. Previously on the Walking Dead? 03:04:56 - Q2. What's Your Poison? 03:07:38 - WRAP UP
  6. EPISODE 24 - The Forge Awards 2020 We're back and with a brand new episode! Tonight, on The Forge: A Genesys RPG Podcast, we celebrate everything about the Genesys Role Playing Game and the Genesys Foundry especially the products and their authors as we present the first ever Forge Awards! Listen in as we present the awards for Best Adventure, Best Setting, Best General Supplement, Best Layout & Design, and the big one, Product of the Year 2020. We continue the celebration as we talk to the winners about their aspirations, motivations, and what is next for them on The Foundry. Due to our lengthy delay, we also take a trip back into The Furnace as we examine Intellect based archetypes. We even take to the time to answer some games and rules questions. So, break out the champagne, dear listeners, roll out the red carpet, and suit up in those tuxedos and fabulous dresses as we celebrate tonight with GM Hooly and GM Chris on The Forge. CONTACT US: +E-Mail: forgegenesys@d20radio.com +Website: www.forgegenesys.com SOCIAL MEDIA: +@forgegenesys LISTEN/WATCH: +Podbean: https://forgegenesys.podbean.com/ +YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/forgegenesys +Google: https://rb.gy/iucd2t +Direct:https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/v8ysmk/TheForge-Episode-024.mp3 +RSS: https://feed.podbean.com/forgegenesys/feed.xml SUPPORT: +Patreon: http://patreon.com/forgegenesys
  7. The Forge: A Genesys RPG Podcast EPISODE 1 - Welcome to The Forge EPISODE 2 - It's Narrative Dice Baby! EPISODE 3 - Testing Your Metal EPISODE 4 - Always on the Mooove EPISODE 5 - Harvesting Adventure EPISODE 6 - Laing It All Out EPISODE 7 - The Wise and the Wilful EPISODE 8 - De-mystifying the Mystical EPISODE 9 - Cunning Conundrums EPISODE 10 - De-mystifying the Mystical 2: Electric Boogaloo EPISODE 11 - The Fast and the Pharmaceutical EPISODE 12 - De-mystifying the Mystical 3: Beyond Thunderdome EPISODE 13 - Expanded Players Guide Review and Q&A EPISODE 14 - De-mystifying the Mystical 4: So Long and Thanks for All the Mutations EPISODE 15 - Starting Your Engines #1: The First Avengine EPISODE 16 - De-mystifying the Mystical 5: A Good Day to Magic Hard EPISODE `17 - Starting Your Engines #2: Cruise Control EPISODE 18 - Talents Also Grow on Trees EPISODE 19 - De-mystifying the Mystical 6: Genesys and the Goblet of Triumph EPISODE 20 - Starting Your Engines #3: Ramming Speed! EPISODE 21 - Double, Double Toil and Trouble EPISODE 22 - Starting Your Engines #4: The Chase is On! EPISODE 23 - Adversarial Advice EPISODE 24 - The Forge Awards 2020 EPISODE 25 - TBA CONTACT US: + E-Mail: forgegenesys@d20radio.com + Website: www.forgegenesys.com SOCIAL MEDIA: + @forgegenesys LISTEN/WATCH: + Podbean: http://forgegenesys.podbean.com/ + YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/forgegenesys + Google: http://shorturl.at/DR023 + RSS: https://feed.podbean.com/forgegenesys/feed.xml SUPPORT: + Patreon:http://patreon.com/forgegenesys REVIEW: iTunes (US) | iTunes (UK) | iTunes (Australia) | iTunes (Canada) | iTunes (Ireland) | iTunes (Germany) | iTunes (NZ) Don't forget to drop us a review on Facebook, iTunes, YouTube or send us an e-mail. The Forge: A Genesys RPG Podcast is a proud member of the d20 Radio Network. For more information about the network visit www.d20radio.com.
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