here are several things you need to do to set up and run a game of Oblivion.
- Make sure you know the size and scope of your game before anything else; itís the only way to make sure thereís enough staff and plot for everyone.
- Get all of your props and costumes lined up well in advance. These usually require the most legwork and take the most time to round up, so you donít want to be chasing after them last minute.
- Choose a good core staff and delegate. You canít do everything yourself; donít even try. Find people you trust, and turn them loose.
- Make sure everyone is working on the same page. A lot of work can be wasted by duplication or misunderstandings. Have everyone aware of what everyone else is doing.
- Keep a paper trail. Note when tasks are accomplished and where everything is. Keep track of who did well and who didnít. Itíll make next time easier.
- Define everyoneís role. Power squabbles and unfinished tasks are both unproductive.
- Set deadlines and keep to them for all tasks related to the game.
- Get your essential paperwork done. This includes briefing sheets and plot creation. Donít save this sort of work-intensive thing for the last minute; if thereís a screw-up, your whole game may be left high and dry.
- Pace yourself. If you burn out creating the game, youíll have no fun running it.