AllRPG - A Discussed Change
So I have been turning an idea over in my head and want to run it by you all to see what you think.
The way we're doing the site right now is difficult. It's time consuming. Alot of people say they want to help, want to contribute and that's great and we appreciate it but in general, alot of help would require a nearly every day commitment and not even all of the site staff can maintain that constantly. In fact, most can't. So while talking things over with some media friends of mine today while picking up my son, one friend of mine was talking about how she brought her alt-culture mag, Coilhouse, from an online blog to something more complete. More fun. More tactile.
What if, instead of doing the site the way we always did, we changed the concept to something where everyone could contribute as much or as little as they wanted....with a much wider timeframe?
What if we made AllRPG a magazine-style format?
What does that mean? It means we keep the site to show things like preview articles, important news, and multimedia things we can't put in a static document....but the main content, the real MEAT of the work...would become a magazine, both available for free download as a PDF or to be purchased in print format. Yes. PRINT AllRPG.
The difference lies in the timing: Right now, AllRPG is hard to keep up with. We don't have a paid staff like many sites out there and probably not enough free time to keep up with half of everything we should. Instead...contributers and staffers would be able to put their stuff together online, it'd be up for editing, and in the end, would be layed out in a REAL Magazine style.
Less news, more content. Editorials, New and Classic Reviews, Previews into upcoming games, Forum and community hype, these are the kinds of things that would change what we've been doing into something more tangible...more fun.
What do you think?
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