>Totally not transgender. Right? Guys?
Well, /tg/ did involve wanting to be the little girl, in a certain sense, once upon a time.
Endchan's original version of /tg/ is an object lesson in how not to do it. Once, a long long time ago, the board was, and was quite slow and struggling. It puttered along as most Endchan boards did around that time. There wasn't much for the BO to do in this situation, so things drifted along. Someone else stepped up to the plate as BO and knew the situation would not resolve itself without extreme changes. So they took over. Step one was obvious, WE MUST HAVE A BOARD JUST LIKE ALL THE REST! So, they added rules, rules, rules, and more rules. The boards user base gasped and fell flat. Oh. Maybe we need just cut one rule and keep the rest?
Endchan /tg/ went tits up and never recovered.
Presumably, you don't have a preexisting group willing to make this their port of call. That means you need to grow the user base completely from scratch. So allow me to crank up the old Victrola and play my broken record posted on many an occasion across many another site.
1. Get an activist BO willing to do all this stupid shit from the start.
1a. They need to understand pacing. Some activity on the board every two to three days is all that is needed from them.
2. Rules: "Follow the global rules." Period. That. Is. It.
2a. You will never compete with "all the rules all the time" versions of /tg/ everywhere else.
2b. If the board is set for SFW, ignore it. Don't mention it, don't offer to spoiler content, don't do anything with that at all. If people bitch about it ignore them. If the site administration bitches about it, tell them to reset the fucking thing back to NSFW where it belongs.
2c. This means you are going to see some elf tits, quests, romancing the cutebold quests, and an occasional XCom Viper cosplaying nurse femdom fan-fiction. That's if you are lucky. If you are not lucky, ALL you will get are people whining for more rules. Ignore them. Press on. Allow the board culture to create and sustain itself.
2d. In summation, real neckbeards will devote an entire weekend gaining encyclopedic knowledge of "The Longest Day" (c. 1980, Avalon Hill) so as to spend four hours on Monday playing one turn. No one willing to build up the board will stick around with more than one rule.
2e. Real neckbeards need something to bitch about. A lack of rules will keep them ecstatic for years.
3. Speaking of traditional wargames, invite people to participate in a let's play of one. That means a thread devoted to a "live" run. Something simple that can be grasped in all of five minutes, or during play itself. Allow me to suggest "Amoeba Wars" (c. 1981, Avalon Hill). You could run it as a sort of quest, with the board as a whole yelling what each player is to do in turn.
4. XCom livestream. The. Original. XCom.
4a. Use a board thread devoted to player lists, suggestions, commentary, etc.
4b. Considering the generous Endchan filesize restrictions you should be able to upload livestream recordings right here to /tg/. Fuck Youtube.
5. Run some other simple, easy to understand livestream games.
6. /tg/ will die without drawing a more general community of Endchan users. Once a week, harass all the other boards to participate in something on /tg/.
7. Likewise, harass Odilitime and Balrog to participate. If you can drag them in once a month for six months /tg/ will take off with or without their further participation.
8. Drag some artists in from wherever you can. However you can.
8a. This isn't optional. You need artists. I'm not sure how to motivate them, but I'm certain how to unmotivate them. You know, rules?
8b. I did warn you to expect elf tits, yes?
8c. A kobold is fine too.