As the game has progressed we've developed few rules for the applicants to follow.
Veteran players only. The GM needs to posses a fair understanding on how the game runs. Therefore we require that the applicant has played the game at least twice
No encore performance As the current GM, it is up to me to pass the title to someone new. Once you're done running a game, you will also be expected to give someone else a chance. Don't start a new game. Instead you will run an election like this one where we pick a new GM. Also, you can't be a candidate yourself. This will ensure that we get new blood into the game and that the rules are regularly picked at from a different perspective. GMs from previous games are free to run again and are encouraged to do so. Who knows? If they were good enough, people will flock to play their game again.
Explain your goal. What do you plan to do as the new GM? Are you going to run a standard Mafia game? If so, will you change the rules/roles and/or introduce new ones? Are you perhaps gonna play a game with a different theme? Reverse Mafia perhaps or maybe zombie apocalypse? If so explain the new structure of the game. Changing the formula is OK. It happens in every game. Just be careful not to introduce a change so radical that could scare people away from voting you. You can discuss rule changes and different themes here to see if people would like it.
Pick a schedule and stick with it It is important that the GM is punctual in maintaining the game. Do you plan to post narrations every 24 hours at a specific hour? Make sure that you'll be here to on time to do so. If something comes up that would force you to be early or late, post a warning to let people know with an explanation. It's encouraged that you run the game using GMT timezone schedule since the players hail from all over the world spanning different time zones and a GMT conversion table is the easiest one for everyone to access. If you plan on using a different time zone schedule like an American one, Make sure you advertise it well and post an appropriate conversion table for everyone to access.
An example of a GMT conversion table:
Show us your stuff The GM is expected to write narrations to explain what's going on throughout the game. A good writer can make the game come alive and encourage players to come back to read what's going on. Show us your stuff and create a scenario where YOU(the applicant) kill ME (Niccea). In this narration it is important that you do not directly tell us that it was you who committed the crime but instead leave a clue that's based on your name, avatar, signature, profile, comic(if you have any), something that can link you to the murder. Try making a link to you that can be figured out with some research while at the same time not blatantly obvious. You can throw in red herrings but please refer from directly connecting the herrings to innocents. Make them instead vague things that could point at many people. Finally, be creative, funny, dramatic, brutal, serious, descriptive, vague, long winded or short and to the point. Pick the style you feel comfortable with and like to use. Impress us with what you can do. At the end of the narration post an explanation that shows people how the clues link to you so that we can understand your logic.
I will post applicants narrations here for people to quickly read through. Once we have enough applications I will announce when it's time to vote for your favorite GM. Applicants do not need to vote since it's given that they'll be voting for themselves.
Example narrative (I am going to pretend that amelius, who writes Charby the Vampyrate is playing, so I am leaving clues for her. That way I don't use a clue I might want later, the guy getting killed can be me.)-
Early in the morning, Harkovast the sinister ninja monkey twin awoke!
His cold heart was still in his wicked primate chest, an icey orb of pure hate!
But as he strode outside of his monkey hideout, his ninja stars ready to do their evil work, a lone figure confronted him!
“Oh no!” said Harkovast, the blood draining from his face “Its the dragon of awesome!”
“You know it, evil monkey!” replied the Dragon of Awesome, brandishing his seriously sweet electric guitar “prepare to face the power of pure rock and roll!”
“No way!” said the monkey ninja, “Your killing skills are no match for mine!”
“Bad news, monkey dude!” replied the Dragon “Turns out I'm number one!”
This said, the dragon wailed on its guitar with amazing force, the delivering a wave of rock so freakin sweet that the monkey ninjas lungs exploded in his chest.
“Whoa…” replied the monkey with the last gasp from his shattered lungs “I think I'm experiencing the most….awesome….death….ever!”
With that the dragon delivered a second volley of power chords, blowing the evil ape to bits in a blast of musical mastery.
Harkovast the heartless ninja monkey twin is dead.
(clues were draining life, ie vampires, and I'm number one, reffering to her comic ranking. But you all got those, right?)