Originally Posted by Eternal Phoenix
When there are enough players and not before. Other than that IDK.
I think it's better (and if I run a game in the future, make sure you remind me because I might forget) to go ahead and say something like Friday the 12th, or Monday the 15th or whatever you feel might work for you. It gives us a time to come look and if you have to update to a different date, we will see it at that time.
I say this because a lot of the games I been in I didn't even realize they started until the first day phase was either over or almost over. I also realize I'm not the only one. So please, give a date (anyone doing a game) for us to check back at.
What I see happening is ok, you watch the thread, it builds up and Thursday you decide to go for it. Send out PM's and such, some of you have asked for read receipts, some not, and start the game. I'm player 9, and I don't realize the game has started, I have long day at work thursday and friday, I have home obligations with the wife, and I don't get to the thread until Saturday after night phase has started and almost over. I read my PM, find out I'm the overlord of Mafia or the coolest townie role ever and start to read up on the thread. I see my name is being thrown around by Destiny "Player 9 is scum, because he posts much more than this normally" and realize next phase I'm going to be trying to defend myself of not posting rather than actually scum hunting or planning for the town's demise.
In the past it was a normal thing to post when the games going to start, and obviously we didn't always start on time, but at least everyone had an idea, and would know when to check in instead of trying to guess when.