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March Fourth for GM's Day!!

Re: SHOULD BE EN WORLD ANNIVERSARY DAY! :)

fba827 said:
The day should be the date EN World first went live!

Why?
What better resource for GMs?
It is an honor to a site that has no doubt shaped all of our gaming in some small or large way

(as to what that actual date is, I don't have handy ...)
That would be January 1st. I think you'll find there's already a holiday most people celebrate then. :)

I vote March 4, and I kinda want to use it in Asgard issue 8, since it is Holiday-themed. This thread only has a few hundred views, but Asgard is read by thousands!!!!!

So decide what day you want quickly, so I can put it in the mag. ;)
 

fba827

Villager
Re: Re: SHOULD BE EN WORLD ANNIVERSARY DAY! :)

RangerWickett said:


That would be January 1st. I think you'll find there's already a holiday most people celebrate then. :)

ARRGG!! That settles it, News Year's Day for the Gregorian calander needs to be moved to a different date and January 1st can be GM's Day.

:D
 

FickleGM

Explorer
I like "March Fo(u)rth for GM's Day" as well. Heck, I feel so strongly about it that I am putting it on my calendar right now.

In fact, I think that I am going to start treating that day as if it is the official GM's Day.

Mark, you should start preparing cards, labels, icons, etc. in preparation for the holiday.

T-shirts, coffee mugs, key chains... the list goes on forever (no wonder Halmark likes to manufacture holidays...)
 

Sanackranib

Villager
GM's Day

March is good for me. with the long streach between new years and menmorial day we need somthing there.:p I saw a post earlier that said "Personally, I like either March or August. There is really nothing cool going on in those months. "

while I have to cast my foth for march. I have to disagree that nothing cool happens in those 2 months (march has my birthday and august sees my wifes birthday)

So celebrating it in march is a buy one get one free for me!:cool:
 

Mark

CreativeMountainGames.com
FickleGM said:
I like "March Fo(u)rth for GM's Day" as well. Heck, I feel so strongly about it that I am putting it on my calendar right now.

In fact, I think that I am going to start treating that day as if it is the official GM's Day.

Mark, you should start preparing cards, labels, icons, etc. in preparation for the holiday.

T-shirts, coffee mugs, key chains... the list goes on forever (no wonder Halmark likes to manufacture holidays...)
Ultimately, I think it is up to spunkrat about the marketing of GM's Day but my feeling is that EN World could use the revenues from such sales to fuel what I believe most of us consider the best single site/resource for GMs that exists...EN World. With spunkrat's permission, I think Morrus should get some design ideas from some of the talent here in the community and get some t-shirts, mugs, etc. as well as some e-cards in production as soon as can be done. :)

(He really ought to get some ENnies' promotional materials together also, IMO.)

All in all I think GM's Day is one of the best ideas to be thought up in a long while and spunkrat should be congratulated for his inspiration. I hope some of the many publishers that utilize EN World as a conduit to the community would jump on board soon to help snowball this idea. :)
 
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Wicht

Villager
My vote also goes towards March 4.

The date just has a ring to it. Good date Mark and good idea SpunkRat.

Of course if the debate can't be decided on voice votes, then Morrus could allow a poll for this single issue.
 

John Crichton

Villager
Re: GM's Day

Sanackranib said:
March is good for me. with the long streach between new years and menmorial day we need somthing there.:p I saw a post earlier that said "Personally, I like either March or August. There is really nothing cool going on in those months. "

while I have to cast my foth for march. I have to disagree that nothing cool happens in those 2 months (march has my birthday and august sees my wifes birthday)
I was speaking more along the lines of in general, of course. ;)

March has St. Patty's Day (not a real holiday, at least for my family) and while August may have GenCon (in past years) what better month to give honor to deserving GM's than at the biggest gaming Con? :)

But I do seem to be in the minority..... :p
 

blaster219

Villager
Bearing in mind that the vast majority of GMs don't go to Gen Con but all endure March 4th.

March Fo(u)rth for GM's Day!
 

Gargoyle

Villager
Ok, I change my vote to March 4th for GM day, but there's no reason we can't have a DM's day also.

I vote for DM's day for 1-20. December 20th may have a nice ring to it, but December has enough holidays with Christmas, etc. and I want lots of presents (or at least 1 nice one) on DM's day. Yep, it's all about greed for me.
 

Heathen72

Villager
Let's go with March 4th!

Mark said:


Ultimately, I think it is up to spunkrat about the marketing of GM's Day but my feeling is that EN World could use the revenues from such sales to fuel what I believe most of us consider the best single site/resource for GMs that exists...EN World. With spunkrat's permission, I think Morrus should get some design ideas from some of the talent here in the community and get some t-shirts, mugs, etc. as well as some e-cards in production as soon as can be done. :)

(He really ought to get some ENnies' promotional materials together also, IMO.)

All in all I think GM's Day is one of the best ideas to be thought up in a long while and spunkrat should be congratulated for his inspiration. I hope some of the many publishers that utilize EN World as a conduit to the community would jump on board soon to help snowball this idea. :)
Thank you Mark, and I hope it takes off too. Thanks also for the cool date. Concerning the date, I think it might be for the best if we go with March 4th. If need be we could just put it to a vote, but it seems more expedient to just go with that date. (It appears to be the most popular, anyway.) Does anyone mind this presumption on my part? If it's a real concern for enough people, I will make a poll...

As far as giving Morrus permission to merchandise goes, go for it. It would be so cool to have such an idea take off, (even if it does end up all commercialised) and be able to say "That was my idea!" (and Mark's too - Thank's for the cool date) :)

But remember at the end of the day it's about thanking the GM's. Sure we might sell loads of "World's Best GM's Mugs" but the important thing is that we let our GM's know we appreciate all the work they do to ensure we have a good time every weekend / fortnight / month etc. That can be as simple as buying them a drink on the day.
 
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Matt Black

Villager
I think there needs to be some sort of tradition tied to the day. All the best holidays have one - whether it's glutting on turkey or chocolate eggs, igniting small packets of gunpowder, or putting objects wrapped in paper under a dead tree branch... GM's Day needs something like that. Something simple, yet symbolic. Like treating your GM to nachos and Mountain Dew in bed... Mmmm.

MB
 

Moe Ronalds

Villager
to the above: I'd be rather disturbed if my players broke into my bedroom while I was still in bed. Plus, my group has two GMs (we alternate campaigns) so they'd have to go to all the work of breaking and entering into two houses!
 

Mark

CreativeMountainGames.com
Re: Let's go with March 4th!

spunkrat said:
But remember at the end of the day it's about thanking the GM's. Sure we might sell loads of "World's Best GM's Mugs" but the important thing is that we let our GM's know we appreciate all the work they do to ensure we have a good time every weekend / fortnight / month etc. That can be as simple as buying them a drink on the day.
Truer words were never spoken.

Thanks for giving your go ahead to Morrus, though. As simple as a thank you can be, it never hurts to get the word out and give people some easy ways to express their gratitude. I'm guessing that's the whole idea (at its root) of greeting cards, anyway. *shrug*

Perhaps if Morrus and the many publishers who frequent these boards step up to the plate with this idea it can really get off the ground and start to fly. :)
 
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Fast Learner

Villager
Amen, bruthas and sistas!

GM's Day is a great idea, and March is the perfect month.

Great ideas, all!

March Fo(u)rth!
 

Desdichado

Adventurer
March 4th it is! Well, for me at least. If the rest of y'all don't like it, tough! That's when I'm celebrating. We don't have enough holidays in March, and I'm pushing to get the day off for religious reasons! :D

And the traditional food of GMs day has to be pizza and Dew, of course. Nachos are nice, but not in that "it just totally says I'm gaming right now" kinda way.
 

Matt Black

Villager
Joshua Dyal said:
And the traditional food of GMs day has to be pizza and Dew, of course. Nachos are nice, but not in that "it just totally says I'm gaming right now" kinda way. [/B]
I totally agree. I just liked the image of our GMs happily waking up to a huge bowl of guacamole & cheese-smothered corn chips. I thought it sounded more disgusting.

Anyway, players really should be paying for the GM's pizza, nachos, caviar, whatever every time they play. Perhaps the point to make on GM's Day is that you're totally not gaming right now - you're just treating your GM, without expecting a game in return. Take the guy (gal) out to dinner properly - they choose the restaurant. If this works out, all the best steak houses should be booked out by mid-February.

MB
 
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alsih2o

Villager
one of you people who has a record of being succinct ith language (and uses capitals and all) should make a form we can all send our congressmen :D

MARCH FO(u)RTH for international dm day!!!




(now, if i can only orchestrate national potters week....)
 

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