Brand New RPG - Getting Started

Discussion in 'Management' started by VixarePanda, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. VixarePanda

    VixarePanda Fresh Blood

    Hello all!

    I have been in the RPG community for over ten years now and only just decided to bring up my own site. Not only this, but I have also become a member on another new site who is currently in their "Soft Opening' phase.

    I'm wondering what tactics/ techniques other forum owners have for enticing players into a new site? When I join something new, I look for a few different factors. Plot: whether their idea is interesting is obviously a big part of the decision. Species: do they have a decent spread? Do they allow creative juices to flow? And activity. This is where I get stuck for my site.
    The "Soft Opening" site I have joined had an amazing plot and a lovely attitude towards creativity with your character. However, there are a total of FIVE members. And since I joined, I have seen no one else join and no posts.
    My site has only myself and my co-admin. Thus, we obviously look "dead" despite only just opening

    So my question to everyone here is this...
    How do you get people to join a site that has just opened if they are only seeing a small amount of activity on the front page?
  2. FizzyElf

    FizzyElf Fresh Blood

    I have no idea, this is currently my problem as well. :( Hopefully someone has some advice for both of us...
  3. EssGee

    EssGee Newcomer Game Owner

    You just have to advertise a lot, and try to maintain as much activity as you can with what members you have. Even if you only get a trickle of new people at first, if you make them feel welcome and plot with them, you'll soon start growing activity that will help attract more members in the future.
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  4. I'm new here and i want to post my 2 games i don't understand this 10 thing