GAMEMASTER The Timezone Problem

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Daddy

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Male, Female, Transgender, Androgynous
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Aggressive
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Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Cyberpunk, Horror, LGBT+, Steampunk, Comedy, Post-apocalyptic, 80s
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Furry, Yaoi, Anime
#1
Recently, I've been setting a hard weekly deadline for my role-players. It follows my timezone and is the same for everyone.

It's been working alright, but someone pointed out to me that it could be somewhat inconvenient for people who aren't in my timezone. For example, if I say the deadline is 23:59 my time, that would be 11:59 for others, leaving them fewer hours in the day to respond. It was suggested that I change the deadline dependent on people's timezones, so that the deadline would be 23:59... wherever you live, and not just in my area.

I have reservations about this since it might just make things more confusing for people (also me, because timed GM posts), but I'm undecided because at the same time I can see its benefits. Any opinions/suggestions?
 

Reina

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In the mornings usually but only during the week. Weekends are devoted to the family.
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Both, depends on mood. If I have a lot of ideas for a scene then I will take the aggressive role but if I don't I'll slip into passive. I'm ok with both.
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Modern, Magical, Romance, Medieval
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#2
In my opinion, you're the GM. If you set certain limits than that's up to you and your preference. As long as the rules are posted ahead of time then whomever joins the RP should take the time limit into account. If you're not ok with the time constraints then perhaps this isn't the RP for you. I guess go with the majority. If most of the players can reply with no issues then I see no reason why you should change it for a select few.
 

Jorick

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Male, Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Usually aggressive, but can switch to passive if it makes sense for the character/scene.
Favorite Genres
Fantasy is my #1; I will give almost anything a chance if it has strong fantasy elements. Post apocalyptic, superhero, alternate history, science fantasy, some supernatural, romance, and a few fandoms (especially Game of Thrones) are also likely to catch my eye.
Genre You DON'T Like
Horror, western, pure slice of life.
#3
Super easy fix: make it an 8 day deadline based on your time zone so everyone has 7 full days in their time zone to post. Less pretty on a calendar, but it'd work with minimal changes.
 

Daddy

You've gotta dance like nobody's watching   
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A Few Posts A Day, One Post a Week
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Give-No-Fucks, Adept, Advanced
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Transgender, Androgynous
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Aggressive
Favorite Genres
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Cyberpunk, Horror, LGBT+, Steampunk, Comedy, Post-apocalyptic, 80s
Genre You DON'T Like
Furry, Yaoi, Anime
#4
Thanks for the suggestions, guys. I'm going to ask the other role-players if they're experiencing the same issue and make my final decision from there. I'll probably just extend the deadline if ever.