I hope this is a good spot for this.
Most of the game ads are for D&D, which is fine. However, I have discovered that there are a lot of systems out there that look like a lot of fun. This could be because I am new to RPing and every system I come across I at least want to check out. The problem is that either no one wants to learn the system or no one wants to GM a new system.
For example, recently someone posted in the Game Planning Thread that they wanted to play a Paranoia game and wanted to know if anyone wanted to GM one. Several people expressed interest in playing, but no one wanted to GM. Most of the reasons where because they had the book but did not want to GM because they never actually played a game. So, I looked into the game and I thought it looked like a lot of fun. So, I bought the book. I then spent some time reading it. There was a pregenerated game in the back of the book and I thought that I could probably run a game. My reasoning was that with any system someone has to be the first GM and if someone else could do it why not me. So, I have been running the game with 6 fairly new players, to the system not RPGing, and it is going pretty good.
Then today I saw a thread where someone was asking about the Lord of the Rings RPG book. Again, some people expressed interest in the game, but it did not look like anyone wanted to actually start up a game. So this got me thinking. Maybe there can be away to teach people a system and/or how to GM it.
I am not to sure how to go about this, but I thought maybe some brain storming would create some ideas. One idea I had was maybe there could be a thread in here for a particular system. For example, there could be a Paranoia thread and if people had a question about the system or about GMing a game for it, they could ask it there. I would be happy to field any questions for it, even though I am new to it. I just figured if there was some place a person could go to find out about a particular system, there maybe more interest in creating games and there by creating more variety of games in the adverts.
Anyway, that's my idea and I just wanted to know what the GMs of the Workshop thought.