NCGB May, 2020 Report

Posted on Tue Jun 2nd, 2020 @ 3:30pm by Captain Ash Shultz

NCGB Monthly Report May, 2020


For our first month, I am pleased to say we have done well! I know with bad weather, the pandemic, and other RL things, the last few weeks have been a bit slow for some of us, and that is OK.

The big positive takeaway is that the community is doing a great job of informing when activity is going to be slow and having a blast chatting and communing on Discord. As well as giving ideas to expand our Ghostbuster mythology.

May, 2020 Stats:

  • - New Crew: 7 (New Sim, So All of us are New)

  • - Post Count: 20

  • - LOA Players: 2

  • - Sim Departures: 0

  • June, 2020 Community Goals:

    I want to preface this by stating that I don’t expect people to have a million saved JPs at any given time. That is, by no means where I’m getting at with what I’m about to say. However…

    I have noticed in the saved JP logs, that I was the only person that had JPs with others. I think some of it contributes to me not giving people a window ICly of where some character development stories can go. So I, as a GM, apologize and will work hard to improve in that area.

    That said, I don’t mind people presetting some stories, ready to go to fill-in story gaps. More so for Mission 2. Mission 1 is going to be really short. It’s all about training and learning the ropes.

    Mission 2 will have a bit of a time jump (about a month or two). So plenty of room for character development and if you like, have a small JP mission with 1-2 others before we dive into the main mission.

    ..Which transitions nicely into all the active players' goal for June - Outside of our mass JPs, if there’s someone you have not JPed with yet on this sim, reach out and find something creative both of you can JP about.

    May, 2020 Awards and Achievements:

    This month, a lot of the posts were world-building. Great posts, but I would have liked to of seen a more varied pool where my characters weren’t in most of them. Mostly because I don’t want to seem biased in who I give accolades to.

    So I do want to go on record by saying, there are a lot of fantastic writers, but I just didn’t feel right nominating writers from a pool where JPs were mostly done with me. So please don't take the lack of writing awards as a negative sign. Next month, I hope to have a better pool to judge from (or others of this community will have nominated you).

    That said… There are a lot of great players here. I love what many of you bring to the community and if I nominated all the ones I appreciate today, there’d likely be no one to nominate next month. So please don't feel like you aren't appreciated. I can assure you that you are. Now... on to the acknowledgments!!!

    Community Excellence Award
    There were 3 people I saw this past month that I felt really stood out in terms of helping to create a nice community. In the end, I felt it best to pick someone this month who has gone beyond what was asked of them and took initiative. Who has done a lot of world-building behind the scenes - though most will not see the fruit of it until later.

    This player has a lot of great ideas I'm eager to infuse into our GB universe. And he's a great person to get an opinion from. While I might not always agree with folks, I do value their opinions. So for all the work they've put in this past month, I am giving the Community Excellence Award to Nick Medhurst!!!

    May's Top Quotes
    For similar reasons as peppered throughout this monthly report, I did not feel right quoting players in JPs done with me. I did not want to seem biased. I also received no nominations by other players, so this month will be left blank, with hope next month, we'll have some nice snarky/funny quotes to celebrate!!!

    To nominate a good quote, just let a Command Staff member know and C/P them the line, what character said it, and what post it came from.

    May, 2020 Closing Remarks

    I have very few regrets this past month, other than what I've admitted earlier in this report, as my personal flaw to work on. Overall I am pleased with the people NCGB has and I'm eager to add on to those numbers. If you know folks that like Ghostbusters, don't hesitate to push them this way.

    As for the NCGB site, our wiki has seen numerous pages added/edited this past month. June, I hope to add more images to the Tour, more pages to the Wiki, and clean up the award images.

    As for our mission progress? I deliberately planned MIssion 1 to be short. So hopefully by the end of June, we'll be ready for Mission 2. For the next missions, we will be introduced to corporate rivals - one of our advisories for Season 1. I don't want to spoil where we're going with them, but there are many good things that will be explored and revealed.

    In closing, thank you everyone for taking this leap of faith with me on a Sim-type that really hasn't been done before on Nova. I know I am a bit rusty as a GM, but I hope as a community, we will all grow stronger as writers and players. :D



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