With today marking the official start of Priestpalooza, I was both nervous and excited. I’ve never hosted a server event before (well, I hosted Secret Santa, but that was different) and I certainly haven’t had a huge gathering of people on my deed before. I wanted to provide food, drink, and a little bit of entertainment (fishing) for people between sermons.
We also set up a sign-in sheet where people could put down their names for sermons. They happen every 30 minutes, with each priest being able to sermon every 3 hours. When a lot of priests show up you want to make sure everyone can get a turn or two throughout the day.
So far everything is going pretty well. People are taking turns, most are around for when they signed up, and it’s smooth sailing. The stress I feel is something that is probably not necessary at all, but my anxiety ridden self doesn’t know of any other way to cope. GMs came by and dropped a julboard making it even easier for players to eat (and prevent disease). Gains were as high as .96 today – an amazing feat when you’re in the 90’s for faith.
Overall I’m pretty glad I decided to run the event, and I’m already looking forward to planning something new for February. My goal is to plan one “event” each month for the server of Sklotopolis. December was the Secret Santa, January is the Priestpalooza, and who knows what’s just around the corner. Something that doesn’t involve quite as much work, but is still really fun. Maybe some sort of play on Valentine’s Day. We’ll just have to see.
As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!