Being a roleplaying game admin — sometimes called a game master or GM — isn’t the easiest job in the world. Crafting an online community is really hard work, no matter whether you’re trying to start a social network or an RPG forum. Forum Roleplay offers a wealth of guides useful to the newbie and veteran roleplay administrator. Whether you are starting your first RPG or your fiftieth RPG, you will benefit Forum Roleplay’s guides and information about how to run an online forum RPG.
Like joining games, becoming an RPG admin is easy. Just set up your roleplaying forum, and roleplayers come to you, right? Yeah, no! There are things you can do to improve your administrative experience — and in turn, the experience of your roleplayers. For instance, RPG admins can very easily make a Bad RPG with only a few mistakes. Even mediocre RPGs are unlikely to succeed.
If you want to establish a long-term online community, keep reading! You can learn how to collaborate with additional staff members, when you can no longer run your game on your lonesome. If you’re joining an existing game with an existing administrative structure, read Becoming RPG Staff. Every game is different, but there are some basic tenets that will help you no matter where you go.
And don’t forget — Forum Roleplay provides a few resources for RPG administrators and group leaders. You can inspire your roleplayers with thread prompts or present your RPG group information in a clean, organized way. It’s not all about reading up — sometimes adding new features is the best way to engage your roleplayers!