Roll for group match making user manual Roll for Group
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Players need to have a valid Roll for Group account to host an event.

To host an event, select "Host Event" from the top menu or press the "Host Event" button on the find match page.

Host Event Buttons

Host Event Buttons

All event details are alterable after creation.

Setting the Title

The event title is the headline for the game. Try and pick a title that is both eye-catching and straightforward. The title should encourage players to open the event.

Create Title

Create Title

The title is the event headline for other nearby players to see when the game lists on the find match page.

Event Title Listed

Event Title Listed

When sharing the event page on social media, the title of the page will display in a social media card.

Event Title Social Cards

Event Title Social Cards

Creating Notes

Notes show public information displayable to any players wanting to view the event. The notes section only shows when players open the event. The notes section can be quite lengthy and should include any additional information players need to know when attending. Potential information includes:

Event Notes

Event Notes

The notes support markdown syntax, which can be used to include detailed document structure including explainer videos, images, external links as shown below.

Rendered Event Notes

Rendered Event Notes

A comprehensive explanation of markdown format is available here.

Scheduling the Game

To schedule a game, select the date, start time and end time. Use the date control to select the date.

Events Select Date

Events Select Date

Select the start and end time from the clock control. The hours are in 24-hour format, and the minutes appear once the hours are selected.

Events Select Date

Events Select Date

Once the minutes are selected, choose "OK" to lock in the time. The end time should be after the start time.

All local events will be shown, in the order from when they start at the top to when they finish at the bottom. Games will stay on the public list until the end time of the game passes, after which the game will show in the player history of those who attended.

Events Date List

Events Date List

Repeating Events

When an event reoccurs, set the reoccuring time period. Reoccuring event's will automatically be recreated after the first event expires. Reoccuring events can be stopped by altering the existing event never repeat.

Reoccuring Events

Reoccuring Events

Event Location

The location identifies where to find the event. When holding an event at a public venue, usually the address of the location is used for the event. When holding an event at a private venue, the surrounding suburb can be used.

As events are listed according to the distance from the viewing player, the game location will determine who can see the event. When players sign up to Roll for Group they enter their location, and only nearby events show.

On the event page, the location renders as a Google map showing the location of the event to all players.

Event location

Event location

When creating a match at a private venue, such as a persons' house, the location may be the location of the surrounding suburb to avoid having the personal details of a house shown to strangers.

Events map

Events map

Number of Players

The number of players indicates the maximum and the minimum number of players. Players will be able to join the event, up until the maximum number of players has been reached. The game is then marked as full and players can no longer attend. Setting a maximum number creates an incentive for players to sign up and secure a position. For a small event, the number of players may be limited to the number of players for the game. For larger events with many games, the number of players may be limited to the size of the venue.

Event Player Count

Event Player Count

The number of open seats will be tracked against player sign ups. When the number of sign ups approaches the total number of seats, a warning is displayed to any users viewing the matchlist indicating the match is nearly full.

Open Seats

Open Seats

The event will remain in the list visible to players, even after it is full. The host may decide to edit the event and increase the number of players at any time.

Full Seats

Full Seats

Select Board Games

Upon creation, it is possible to associate up to three board games and additional games can be added later.

Board game selection

Board game selection

The first board game should be the most prominent, as it's cover will be displayed on social media cards, and in the event list.

Board game social card

Board game social card

The system emails the games selected for the event to other local players on event creation.

Event email

Event email

The findmatch page can be used to see what games other people want to play in the local area. The list is made up of games from local players want to play lists. In the list below Betrayal at Baulder's Gate is the most wanted to be played game. The game Flashpoint Fire Rescue is the second highest wanted to play game. The green-aqua border around the Flashpoint Fire Rescue indicates the viewing player owns the game.

WTP Games

WTP Games

After viewing the list above, the hosting player can deduce that Flashpoint Fire Rescue would be an ideal game to publish, according to the games the host owns and local players want to play at that time.

As the player does not own Betrayal at Baulder's Gate, it would not be a good game to select. However, the host may consider purchasing the game for future game nights.

Required Experience

The required experience drop down menu marks the match as one of the following:

Events Experience

Events Experience

The required experience will later be displayed in the match list, and on the event page.

Events Experience List

Events Experience List

Entry Fee

The entry fee is the cost charged to a player to attend the event. The multiple currencies will ensure the fee is shown in the currect format. If the fee is left blank, the charge is hidden.

Badge Charge

Badge Charge

The entry fee will then be displayed in the list of matches, next to the game.

Entry Fee List

Entry Fee List

Social Contracts

Finally, the social contracts indicate whether the event is drinking or smoking friendly.

Events Date List

Events Date List

Lastly pressing Next will create the event and list it publically.

Event Date Save

Event Date Save

All details of the match can be modified after the event is created. Additionally it is possible to delete the event if they change their mind about hosting later on.