So before my glorious burn out and other things, I was running a little internal event for Providence, the Conclave of Providence. Basically, the region's own kinda sorta Council of Nicea. On the table were topics such as Holdership creation, Slavery, Titles and the amendment of Operation Deliverance. The entire event was held on forums, and would have been the set up I'd have used for Pakhshi Part 2. Since I'm not in a position to do this, I'll instead outline the event here so peeps can draw inspiration/critique.
So, to begin with in chronological order, I set up a sign up page with the following introductory leaflet to explain how the event would run. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1C62UbAV1Q86ji3EabMa239vhMavxCCrsA4oT2s2yLM8/edit?usp=sharing
Sign ups were good, we ended up with a lot of delegates and a niced sized Council. This event was geared specifically with having as many non-rpers as possible join up, and it seems they did.
The idea behind the Council would be able to serve as a check and balance on any delegate introducing proposals that would basically over step the Conclave's mission, or simply considered dangerous. For the most part, it worked, as it required unity on the Council's part to be able to hammer proposals down. Unfortunately, with the issue of RP newbies who may/may not be strong in the lore, or people who's characters were particularly radical, the hammer down on the proposals look harsh but remember these forums are entirely 100% in character. Where needed, I actively worked to inform people of lore standpoints and other OOC information to better inform why Amarr characters might take such a harsh conservative streak and encouraged others to do so. With the act we now have several new active RPers within internal Provi RP channels I think that aim turned out swell.
Anyways, on to the meat and vegetables, the forums themselves. They're read only if you fancy seeing the set up and how it all panned out.http://conclave.provibloc.net/index.php?sid=ccbda7538de7cb4d115746f884567cd5
I split the proposals section into 3 major themes with the strict ruling that proposals line up orderly into them. This may have been a bit overkill, as with nearly 20 delegates signed up I was expecting a deluge of proposals which would be hard to keep up with, but in the end we might have been able to manage with just one forum rather then subsections of the larger one. It also served to end up chopping big proposals people had planned into lots of smaller ones, but again we got by. Advice/criticism welcome here.
Finally, in case you don't fancy digging around we have the end result https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k2WwznoA0RsEUg5FA7zqs2snGNEYibv-ekj1uw-4q4k/edit?usp=sharing
Document isn't as fancy as I'd have liked it to have been, and it took quite a bit of waiting on if EQ the leader of the Providence Coalition had any objections (he still hasn't gotten back weeks later) but there it is.
Here's hoping the set up will inspire others, and a taste of what my plans for Pakhshi would have been. It's not a perfect system, and not everything went as smoothly as I'd have hoped but in the end I'd say having gained more roleplayers then we started with I'd call it a success. That and this really is a part of Providence player lore now.