Another pearl from Zuckerberg’s trough… Formal military “downtime” is one of UK fest lrp Empire’s design decisions. It’s very lightweight: one button click for those who opt-in. It’s heavily impacted by play at events: every battle and skirmish has some degree of impact, as do the decisions of politicians and military leaders. It’s all about making uptime drama out of an off-stage campaign, and how it’s impacted and affected by actions at the events.
Here, PD employee Andy Raff explains how it’s delivered to players, in a set of wiki pages called the Winds Of War. (Example here….)
That said – this is the one to read. That’s the food for roleplay good downtime gives you.