Here's my proposed hack:
We are setting up WP for a television series and we need events to happen on a FICTIONAL timeline - ie Character A posts two days after Ep 1 airs, Character B responds to Character A six hours later, etc.
WP is great for doing this in ABSOLUTE time (ie what day in reality did this post happen?) It's also great for displaying date/time relative to today (ie posted 8 days ago). What we need to do is to be able to shift time according to a broadcast schedule.
I would like to be able to enter each post with an 'offset' that will publish posts whenever a specific amount of time has elapsed from a 'start time' (ie the first episode broadcast). That way, when the show re-broadcasts six months later, it's an easy set-up to just change the 'start time' for the new broadcast and know that all the posts will go dormant until their offset time elapses before publishing.
Happy to clarify - not sure if this makes sense. Praying there's a plugin for this but we've got a coder to tinker too. Just looking for advice/ideas/tips.