I've been thinking about ways to structure PBF to make them easier to follow. By follow, I mean easier for new players to jump in and be a part of the action and also easier for folks who go away for some time (work, vacation, etc) and want to catch up.
In the BPRD game, I've abandoned clever thread titles and instead all threads are the mission name and the sequential order of it. This is much easier in BPRD than something like AW because it follows a major plot arc for each mission.
But I think there could be other ways to do it. Plus, I admit it isn't that elegant.
What if threads were based on the real world timeframe instead of the time within the game. Say, threads start on a Sunday and end on a Saturday (unless they make sense to end mid-week) and they are numbered in a format like 11-11-12 or something. That way everyone could easily jump in at a certain timeframe. And if a scene was lasting through the "weeks", you would just move it to a new thread in the next week format and do a quick scene recap to kick it off.
I liked how Chris Weeks did The Island summaries, but those looked like a ton of work. Any advice on that Chris?
What are some other vanilla forum ways to do this without making it a whole bunch of work?
What is a way to get the entire playgroup involved?