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Members of the Dark Brotherhood, Dark Adept Dacien Victae’s appointment to the position of Justicar has made him ineligible to continue his service as one of the two temporary voting members of the Star Chamber. Section 3.02 of the Covenant,...

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Members of the Dark Brotherhood,

Dark Adept Dacien Victae’s appointment to the position of Justicar has made him ineligible to continue his service as one of the two temporary voting members of the Star Chamber.

Section 3.02 of the Covenant, Membership in the Star Chamber, details the requirements for the selection process of Temporary Voting Members. The nomination fell to me during this period and the Star Chamber held a week of discussions on the matter.

I am happy to announce the selection of Adept Malik Sadow as our newest Star Chamber member. Malik will serve a two year period starting today.

  • for the DB historians/lawyers, no veto was used in the process.

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Greetings all, It is with a heavy heart I inform you all that we have learned from his family that Frosty Romanae Tarantae, a member of our club for more than 14 years, passed away last week. Frosty was a remarkable member, a mentor to many, and a...

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Greetings all,

It is with a heavy heart I inform you all that we have learned from his family that Frosty Romanae Tarantae, a member of our club for more than 14 years, passed away last week. Frosty was a remarkable member, a mentor to many, and a friend to many more. He was known for his friendliness and incredible gaming ability, and he left an indelible mark on so many in our club, particularly in Tarentum. Even for those of us that were never part of Tarentum, Frosty was instantly recognizable for how unlike his name he was: he was engaging and friendly and always happy to try to help others in our online community. And as those that had the privilege of meeting him in person have attested, Frosty was all this and more in the real world as a loving father and a loyal brother. Our condolences go out to his family, friends, and loved ones.

I know that Frosty's memory will not soon fade from those he touched here. Please consider the comments in this news post an opportunity to share memories of Frosty if you would like.

Telaris "Mav" Cantor

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But Wally, why would you lead a news post with that gif, you might ask? Well, I just wanted to share some quick updates with everyone, and it just felt appropriate... New Species: Weequay! Bale/Cyris submitted a proposal right before GJWXII for...

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New Species: Weequay!

Bale/Cyris submitted a proposal right before GJWXII for one of my favorite species in the SW universe. I had talked about it with Sarin at the time, and we agreed that it would be a great Species to include as a few other members (including myself) expressed interest in their use. For anyone that knows who my favorite character in Star Wars is (next to BB-8), then you know why this Species is so appealing to me. Unfortunately...it kind of slipped through the cracks of all the other work I had been doing, but I was finally able to sit down and review them thanks to Cyris’ excellent proposal. And so:

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Thanks to some admin and wiki-work from TuQ, the Voice Staff is proud to introduce the addition of Weequay as a playable Species!

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The timing works out well, I believe, with the launch of the Shroud Syndicate. I have a few ideas for some NPCs for the DC factions already in mind, and I’ll talk more about the Shroud in a bit.

Wiki Page Updates

Besides the addition of the Weequay, I’ve done a bit of housekeeping on the Wiki.

Voice Staff Resources Hub
  • Created by the Voice Staff, the Voice Staff Resource Hub will cover all of the relevant resources and documentation pertaining to the various fiction departments that make up the Dark Jedi Brotherhood. Here you will find links to policies, guidelines, and other information pertaining to Fictions, Run-Ons, the ACC, and the Character Sheet System.

Remember this old thing? Either people have gotten tired of me referencing it, or it really has become a go-to resource for members. The hub was designed and is still intended to be a one-stop routing hub to answer any question you might have relating to the Voice office and the club's fictional systems. The biggest update here is that I’ve moved the summary of Voice Reports and Updates to its own separate page. These were a hold over from a time where we were making rapid-fire changes, and members were not looking to reports for answers and were missing vital information. I think our culture has evolved a bit since those times, which is great because Atra and I realized that we write a lot of damn reports and it's added up, I tell you!

The hub now links instead to the Voice Report Repository, which will, for the time being, continue to be updated with summaries of each report and update.

Voice of the Brotherhood Article

Working alongisde the rest of the DC, I’ve made some updates to the Voice of the Brotherhood wiki article. This mostly updates some of the bullet points of responsibility that have evolved since I took over the role. Most of these tasks are things I expect future Voices to adhere to, but I also know that things are always evolving and shifting to meet the demands of our growing organization. I’ve also attempted to clarify the Voice Staff relationship to the ACC Staff. This organization chart should do a good job showing it off.

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In short, the Voice works side by side with the CM and ACC team. But the CM is mostly reporting to the DGM and GM, not the Voice. So, technically, the judges are safe from my wrath. (Sorry Atty, TuQ, and Mauro).

Shroud Syndicate - Launch

For anyone that has been living under a rock, the Shroud Syndicate is finally here! A compliment to its other three sister Societies — the Inquisitorius, Shadow Academy, and the Grand Master’s Royal Guard — the Shroud is an extension of the Herald's domain over the underworld, mercenary, and pirating factions that are prominent in the galaxy at large. It gives members yet another “theme” to explore with their characters.

Keep in mind, even with the addition of the Shroud, there is only so much the respective Societies can provide for any given characters. It is ultimately up to you to see how you can work some/none/all of these elements into your character, or to not do so at all. Keep an open mind, and take a second to appreciate all the work that went into it.

See Vyr’s newspost here, the new wiki page here, and take the exam to join here.

Teaser: “ACE”

An acronym for Arx Capital Exchange, ACE is Evant’s foray into adding some fictional flavor to the Regent role. Expect some more on this in coming updates as Evant and I play with the fictional development of the DC’s sub factions and societies!

May the 4th Winners

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Legendary Encounter II competition. We had 12 entries, which is short of last year's mark, but still a pretty good turn out. I had run a poll the week prior asking what kind of event members wanted, and did expect to get a few more entries. However, it was a short timeframe, so I want to thank everyone who took the time and tried the competition out. I’ve left individual feedback on each entry as well.

Congrats to the overall winners!

Other Musings

Bubba (Dacien) is the new Justicar. Thank you, Jac, for everything, it was a privilege and honor getting to serve on the DC with you. But oh hey, Bubba. ‘Sup. Farrin is leaving me. Abandoning me. He is going to retire, or something, leaving me to suffer Howie’s abuse alone. Farrin has been an absolute, all around stud and I’ve had such a good experience working with him since my first day joining the DC. He was hugely helpful with stepping up to learn ACC grading during the War in a pinch, and helped me out with the grading of fictions. The DC will miss him. Dracy posted a supplemntal newspost that you should attend to and read. Drac is bae.

That’s about it for now. We had a nice #AskTheVoice sessions on Telegram that I’m going to leave on there. Feel like you’re missing out? Join the fun in [Fiction Chat! - Log in to view join link]

Thank you,

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Hey, you. Yeah you, dang kids. Sit down and read this. Lazy bums, always poking away at your wise phones with your big screens and your internet pictures. When I was your age, television was called books… What was I talking about? Oh, right. You,...

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Hey, you. Yeah you, dang kids. Sit down and read this. Lazy bums, always poking away at your wise phones with your big screens and your internet pictures. When I was your age, television was called books…

What was I talking about? Oh, right. You, here. Read this. Use your brain, it makes its own pictures. You can read, can't you? Bah. Kids these days. Busy, busy, busy, can't find no time to just stop and read a bit…

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HEEEEEEELLO LOVELIES OF ARCONA AND ODAN-URR.

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But First, a Message from Our Sponsors

This is friendly reminder that there are not one but two fantastic, club-wide events open for sign-ups. The ACC Coach’s Corner is accepting sign-ups through May 21. The is a great opportunity for new or otherwise inexperienced members to try out the ACC with the loving support of an experienced ACCer.

For those of you who are illiterate or otherwise hate Krathy things, Jedi Academy is returning to the Brotherhood Gaming League. You can read all about Round 2 and sign up here. You’ve got all of May, but maybe don’t procrastinate? Do as I say, children, not as I do.

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Is This a Kissing Story?

It's been a long time coming, and we thank you for your patience in this. Life really kicks you in the kidneys sometimes. Good thing we have a Star Wars club to escape to. And speaking of, here it is, the epilogue to our joint event, the cherry on top of the sundae that is our three-year-anniversary quote-along cooperative bash!

You might have stopped caring over the wait, or never cared much in the first place, but give it a skim, if nothing else, folks! We've got some fun fiction here, lots of drama, sass, and us going face to face with a heretofore little-seen branch of the Collective, Capital Enterprises.

READ THE TALE OF TRUE LOVE, DANGER, REVENGE, AND HIGH ADVENTURE HERE

Or, for those not fond of Discourse, see the PDF version here.

And, for those of you with little time, here's a TL;DR:

  • It's a kissing story. Ew.
  • (Not really though).

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Pictured: you guys reacting to this summary.

That said, Arch and Atty want to give a last shout-out to our summits for their encouragement in running this and generally being awesome, and our members for more of the same, but with extra awesomeness! A hurrah to those of you who crushed participation here! Grot and Kordath both got full participation, followed closely by Maaz, Rulvak, and Mauro at eleven of twelve, and Qyreia, Tisto, Aura, Celevon, and Janus, who all did a majority of events. Well done, guys! Several of you got featured in the closing fiction, and we did our best to incorporate elements of all the submitted co-op fictions in as well!

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Results

Truth Beneath the Rose

  1. Grot
  2. Kenath Zoron
  3. Rulvak Qurroc

A Little Song and Dance

  1. Ozosi Vym
  2. Janus Stormwind
  3. Aurora "Aura" Ta'var

You Won't Believe What They're Up to Now...

  1. Grot
  2. Kordath Bleu
  3. Zax Tenno

Hitting the Collective Jackpot

  1. Rulvak Qurroc
  2. Maaz Sawyer
  3. Grot

As You Wish

  1. Qyreia Arronen and Sariel Dhejeuti
  2. Luna Okami and Grot
  3. Eilen Jath and Mauro Wynter

Can I Get a TL;DR?

  1. Grot
  2. Qyreia Arronen
  3. Rulvak Qurroc

You Are Cordially Invited

  1. Celevon Edraven Erinos
  2. Grot
  3. Edema R'uh-Kalinor

Lean on Me

  1. Grot
  2. Qyreia Arronen
  3. Luna Okami

Face of the Enemy

  1. Grot
  2. Kenath Zoron
  3. Rulvak Qurroc

Dress for the Occasion

  1. Eilen Jath
  2. Celevon Edraven Erinos
  3. Ozosi Vym

Charm of Canto Bight

  1. Grot
  2. Kenath Zoron
  3. Rhylance

Porgs of Unusual Size

  1. Grot
  2. Rulvak Qurroc
  3. Eilen Jath

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Happily Ever After (Or Not)

So, here's a cheer to you guys, our ohana, to the ARC-COU alliance, the Lotus, the future Collective plotlines, to overabundant Princess Bride references, and generally to the last three years and to many more! It's been great telling these stories with you all, and we hope we continue to do so.

Signing off for the Happily Ever After title card,

Satsi “Stabby Praetor” Tameike
Consul Emerita, Arcona

Alethia “I’m not signing my news posts ‘Bird Fuhrer’” Archenksova
Consul, Odan-Urr

Kordath “Grading Monkey” Bleu
Consul, Arcona

Aurora “Writing Doge” Ta’var
Proconsul, Odan-Urr

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Greetings all, As many of you know, Sang has just stepped down from Consul of Clan Naga Sadow. Sang has served as Consul for more than a year, during which Naga Sadow was consistently among our most active units. Sang has always been quick to...

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Greetings all,

As many of you know, Sang has just stepped down from Consul of Clan Naga Sadow. Sang has served as Consul for more than a year, during which Naga Sadow was consistently among our most active units. Sang has always been quick to weigh in on Dark Summit discussions, and his light hearted attitude will be missed from our discussions. As Sang knows, once his health improves we'll be putting him back to work. ;) In his place, we are elevating Bentre Kairn'tel Stahoes to Consul of Naga Sadow. Bentre has served as Proconsul for over a year now and has proven himself as worthy of the chance to succeed Sang. We are excited to see what Bentre will do with the reigns of Naga Sadow!

In addition, our Headmaster Farrin will be stepping down. Farrin has served admirably as Headmaster for more than two years, and we have been lucky to have him. Farrin and I had discussed his desire to retire for the last few months, and we decided this was an opportune time for Farrin to take the next steps in his journey in our Brotherhood. I have no doubt that Farrin will remain active and involved and, in time, will find his way back into leadership. Farrin has been a tremendous asset on the Dark Council, always willing to fill in where needed. During the GJW, he was a necessary additional judge for the ACC tournaments, and he is always a reasonable and objective voice in discussions. I know I speak for the entire Dark Council when I say Farrin will be missed.

That said, we will need a new Headmaster. Farrin will serve out the next two weeks while we sort out his replacement. The duties of the Headmaster are principally related to the administration of the Shadow Academy and participation in development of the new member experience. Specific requirements for this position beyond those listed in the position description in the Wiki are:

  • A working understanding of the Shadow Academy in its current state, both positives and any negatives
  • Significant leadership experience within the Brotherhood
  • <24 hour email turnaround time and regular presence on Telegram
  • Ability to work as a member of the current Dark Council team
  • Innovative ideas on how to continue to develop the Shadow Academy in today's Brotherhood

Applications will be open for the next two weeks, ending on 5/26. Applications should make clear how the individual fulfills the above responsibilities (either explicitly addressing them or implicitly through e.g. detailing relevant experience) and should define short and long term goals for the Shadow Academy (a 30/60/90 day plan is acceptable but not required). All applications must be submitted by email to myself and the Deputy Grand Master. Please note that we are willing to entertain proposals for potentially large changes to the SA/other HM spheres, as we do for any open DC position, but any change that may require coding should first be run by the SCL and, if a proposal includes significant alterations to the SA at a code-based level, the SCL must be CC'd on the application. If applicants are unsure if their ideas would require code changes, check with either James or me.

In closing, thank you again for your service, Sang and Farrin and congratulations Bentre!

Telaris "Mav" Cantor
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Introduction A little over two years ago, Sarin turned over the reins of the Shadow Academy to me, giving me the unenviable task of following an excellent Headmaster in Bubba. I’ve had the pleasure of leading an incredible team in the Shadow...

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A little over two years ago, Sarin turned over the reins of the Shadow Academy to me, giving me the unenviable task of following an excellent Headmaster in Bubba. I’ve had the pleasure of leading an incredible team in the Shadow Academy and I’m proud of the work we’ve accomplished in my tenure. However, it’s time for me to step aside and allow someone else this fantastic opportunity. I will continue to serve as Headmaster until Mav and Vyr can find a replacement (a news post from them will be coming shortly with more information), but after that I’m seein’ the light and going to Odan-Urr… y’know, since Tarentum got all nuked and stuff.

I also wanted to take a second to provide some transparency as to why I’m stepping down. First, I’m happy to say that this is 100% my choice - Mav, Vyr, and the rest of the DC have been nothing but supportive and I know if I wished to continue on as Headmaster they’d have allowed me to; in fact, the Panda tried to hit my retirement with his denied stamp. The reality is I’ve been rapidly approaching burnout for a couple of months. I firmly believe that any leader in this club - from BTL to GM - that feels that coming on needs to tackle it head first. I tried to do so in such a way that would allow me to continue serving you all and was unsuccessful; when that’s the case, retirement is the only option. Burnout is not a permanent thing, and I fully intend to (slowly) take on leadership positions when I feel comfortable doing so again. However, my real life job and responsibilities coupled with my DB work has taken a toll that isn’t healthy for me or the club. Besides, two years seems like a perfectly fine tenure to serve as Headmaster, right Bubba? :P

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By the Numbers

  • 3: Praetors (thank you so very much Marcus, Laren, and Seraphol!)
  • 7: Magistrates (some amazing work done by Mirus, Alishu, Rins’zler, Kojiro, Celevon, Kelly, and Bentre)
  • 1: Incredible Special Magistrate (Ood, the Institutional Memory of the SA)
  • 17: Professors
  • 19: Docents
  • 14,000: Auto-generated SA emails (maybe more)
  • 3302: Exams graded by a DBer
  • 5160: Exams graded by dbb0t (<3 you Skynet)
  • 15: Average grading time, in hours and with trivia competitions I ran throwing in statistical outliers (11.4 hours is the average with the outliers removed)

FARRIN FLEE!

Oh, and by the way - I’ll be out of the country from Monday (tomorrow) through Saturday with no internet (and no desire to have internet). Anything you need from me can be directed to Seraphol in the meantime, who is more than capable of holding down the fort. If you don’t want anything but want to send me drinks, I’ll be on a cruise. The more drinks the merrier!

Conclusion

Now, for the last time… The Shadow Academy is an amazing resource, created and administered by some imperfect human beings who strive for perfection. We try our best to catch and fix any and all errors before we release courses, but we're not always successful. Because of that, we will always need your help. If you spot an error, please report it to the SA Staff using this simple form; if it's a major enough error, or you spot enough, you'll be rewarded. With cookies. And an SA team thankful for pointing it out.

In Darkness -
Farrin Xies,
Headmaster of the Shadow Academy

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Greetings programs! May the 4th has been graded and we've had the please of seeing some great entries. That said, I'd like to first congratulate Satsi Tameike and Andrelious J.M. Inahj for their shared 2nd place with 25 points each. The...

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Greetings programs!

May the 4th has been graded and we've had the please of seeing some great entries.

That said, I'd like to first congratulate Satsi Tameike and Andrelious J.M. Inahj for their shared 2nd place with 25 points each.

The overall winner, with 31 points, is... drumroll...

Tali Sroka. Congratulations!

Tali wins a custom robe which the Herald staff will create. The Herald will be contacting you soon.

That's all for now, my fellow nerds. Until next time.

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I received several excellent applications for Left of Hand of Justice. Unfortunately, I can only choose one person to fill this very important position in the Chamber. For the remainder of the 2018 term, that person is Alaris Jinn. Several years...

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I received several excellent applications for Left of Hand of Justice. Unfortunately, I can only choose one person to fill this very important position in the Chamber. For the remainder of the 2018 term, that person is Alaris Jinn. Several years ago, Alaris served multiple terms on the Chamber of Justice as Right Hand, Left Hand, and then Right Hand again, making him one of the most experienced members in matters of Chamber procedures and the rules/rights enshrined in the Covenant. He's also served across multiple levels of leadership over his long career, most recently as Proconsul of Taldryan. His experience will be a great help to the Chamber and an asset for members who find themselves in need of his assistance.

Please join me in congratulating Alaris on his appointment!

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Shroud Syndicate is live - Graphics Society update Finally it’s here, programs! Some of you have been asking for months now when the next Society goes live. Ask no more. The Shroud Syndicate is live and available to all of you from this point on....

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Shroud Syndicate is live - Graphics Society update

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Finally it’s here, programs!

Some of you have been asking for months now when the next Society goes live. Ask no more.

The Shroud Syndicate is live and available to all of you from this point on. This is a project we’ve been working on since 2016 and we’ve had a multitude of people work on it, including myself, the current and some former DC members, my former Herald staff and the current Herald staff as well. It’s truly a massive undertaking and I am truly humbled by how much work and effort has gone into it from all sides.

To start with I’d like to give a special shout out to specific people that made this project a success story — Darth Pravus, Evant, GM Mav, Wally, Bubba, Farrin, Slagar and James to name but a few. A very special shout out and heartfelt thanks go to Esca, Zehsaa, Ozosi, Maximus, Rinz, Rian and other staff members who held the line while my focus was concentrated on the intricacies of Society points, ranks, advancements, etc.

We’ve all come full circle from releasing the humble Cluster of Graphite. Thank you all, including every member of the Brotherhood who ever ran or participated in a graphics competition.Thank you for all your efforts.

I will talk more on about this update below, but for now let me talk about the GMRG for a second.


Royal Guard update - New skins, new rewards

The Royal Guard, or GMRG, had undergone a massive update in the past few months. This update is related exclusively to the rewards granted at every rank and the Society store linked to Possessions.

In short, and without a lot of pomp, we have brought the GMRG in line with the Shadow Academy, inquisitorius and the Shroud Syndicate in terms of what you are granted every rank. When the GMRG was initially released there were no Accessories, no Possessions and no special rules regarding gadgets. Now there are.

We have removed the old rewards which, while still spectacular, were fairly dated and based on Lagands material. Our plan from the get-go was to update these images and bring them into the new era. As a member of the Guard you will now receive robes, weapons and accessories appropriate to the current Star wars story and in line with the Societies we already have. That said you will be getting four new Accessories, two new robes, and five new weapons. All of these were inspired by Star Wars movies and other canon media. Be sure to check out your admin panels for the new stuff, and for those that don’t yet own some of the higher tier skins, here is a taste:


Shroud Syndicate update - entry, points and ranks

We’ve largely based the Shroud Society on the Inquisitorius template, which was based on the Shadow Academy Society from before. Members will receive a new award each rank, including six Accessories, two Robes, and three Weapons. All of these will be awarded for dossier use as skin as well as Possessions items.

So how do you begin? Well, it’s just a matter of finishing a simple entry course in the Shadow Academy - you can find the link to it HERE! The course itself is extremely simple and gives you the basic idea of what the Society is, how it operates in-character and what the various ranks are, etc. Go, do it!

As far as points are concerned, and how you rank up, it is all based on the Cluster of Graphite. Unlike the Inquisitorius which, admittedly, has many more activities related to it (check the INQ wiki for more info), the Graphics society is much more humble in terms of awards. The three basic paths are Activity, Skill and Service, as usual, however in this instance Activity points are only ever awarded through Clusters of Graphite. Even if you only participate in graphics competitions, you will rank up with time. Skill is determined by placement in each individual Tier of competitions (5th through Novae). For each placement you receive a set amount of points that rank you up. To further diversify the Skill tree your points will also depend on how difficult a given competition is. For this purpose we have created three Difficulty classes: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. The purpose of these is to give diverse option sto competition creators and to diversify the competition prompts the Herald will be approving. Examples and further details can be found on this wiki page.

Much like other Societies, the Shroud Syndicate has twelve (12) ranks to advance through, from the lowly Womp rat to the coveted Boss. Tables of ranks, points and awards according to rank can be found here:

And finally, something to look forward to:


Ask the DGM

Kaz: #AskVyr when is the MOVE4POWAH coming? Have to keep Mav on his toes and all that

Soon^TM :)

Turel: #AskVyr Given that most of our IC institutions (DC, SA, GMRG, etc) were developed during a time when every member was a dark side Force user, do you feel they need to change/adapt to match the 2018 reality of gray path, light path and NFUs? And if so what changes do you foresee?

Yes and no. Yes in that the DB has to evolve and change as Star Wars changes around us. The move to include Light and Gray paths were driven by that notion. If we don't change and evolve the Club eventually dies out. But, I don't think the DB will change in a way that many people expect. The Club, as a RL group of people, will always be inclusive of every member that joins, no matter who they are, but that is a far cry from the DB as it is in-character. The in-character DB will never truly be inclusive of everyone. It cannot be. That's not how Star Wars works. Star Wars is heavily reliant on opposing forces clashing. Changing the story to fit Star Wars and then removing a huge part of it as a matter of convenience isn't really something we should be doing. That said, Mav's plan, and mine, is to make the DB as accomodating for member-characters as possible.

Arch: Followup #AskVyr - How do we move towards e.g. a unified IC Shadow Academy while recognizing how central conflict is? I agree with a lot of what you and Mav have said over the past several months with regards to moving away from everyone being at total intractable war with everyone else all the time, and also with what you just said about how e.g. the Inquisitorius just cannot be inclusive to all character concepts. What's the trick for balancing those factors? Just to state the obvious: my clan's members (for the most part) can't set foot on Arx without getting shot, and even discounting the Brotherhood/Lotus war angle, I can't imagine that the Shadow Academy training Jedi will ever make sense for the SA or the Jedi. But I also no some people aren't very happy with the idea of one or two clans going off and having their own IC training centers.

We recognized a while back that the SA's IC role either isn't very well detailed or it's not really compatible with the ideas we have for the future. Having the DC ferry recruits to the Clans never really made sense to me in the first place. We have plans to change that.

As to the " e.g. the Inquisitorius just cannot be inclusive to all character concepts". I never said that. The INQ is very flexible in who can join its ranks. That's the reality of a secretive organization and that is what Wally is working on. My point was that I don't really expect all members who write conservative/strict/fundamentalist Jedi, Sith - or any other ideology for that matter - in any way ally with the DC in the future. Our plan is to make the system as accessible as possible and let the members decide what they want to do. That's the point of a setting.

Turel: Well, my follow-up #askVyr to that is: Given what you said that "The in-character DB will never truly be inclusive of everyone" and "Star Wars is heavily reliant on opposing forces clashing" what are your thoughts on the Lotus, COU's Praxieum and other attempts to create IC institutions for member-characters that are left out of the current IC institutions?

As someone who helped in creating all of these I keep them in context when considering possible solutions to the Path issue.

Atra: #AskVyr Other than getting the art society up and running, is there any golden plan you hope to push through the meatgrinder of bureaucracy and see come to fruition under your tenure?

Teaching Howie how to draw. :P

For now I don't really have plans for any massive overhaul or new addition. These things very often come along "at some point" because someone has a bright idea or there's something that needs updating. There are some minor projects regarding the webiste that aim to improve member retention and member experience overall so that's something. No details for now, however.

Arch: #AskVYr how do you make it through the day without yelling at the guy?

Punching bags.

Mark: #AskVyr Do you feel that all orders should have unique names for each rank? Dark and Grey Jedi share

Ah you mean that. I don't really have an opinion. Rank names aren't something I personally care about. Might be because I never use them fictionally.

#AskVyr with all the talk of societies and fictional relevance and whatnot, are there any ideas that you've heard or have that could be shared with the membership-at-large?

Not directly, no. I personally look at broader archetypes and consider how they would fit and adjust my ideas accordingly. However, if anyone needs ideas or help, I'm always open to a discussion.

Donny: #AskVyr - Having sent your agents to capture Uji and Turel and torture them, what is the next ruthless act of aggression Morgan will take out on ARCCOU :P

Dress Uji up and have a tea party. :P

Kadrol: #AskVyr how do you become a DGM

I guess it takes a lot of work and trust from the GM

Archangel: #AskVyr I remember when you were Tyren. Not a question, just show how old we both are.

I remember that too :P

Furios: #AskVyr what species of tree would you say fits your personality the best (IC and OC)?

IC Vorsa is a birch tree or similar. OOC I have no preference. I know three different types of trees. Birches, Willows and other.

Kadrol: #AskVyr what leadership positions did you hold prior to DGM, and would it be possible to have not held those positions

Herald, Proconsul, Praetor, Magistrate, Rollmaster, Quaestor, Aedile, BTL. And no, it would not be possible. The positions you hold give you experience and perspective.

Kadrol: #AskVyr when are the May the 4th comps going to be judged?

As soon as possible. Hopefully within the next few days.

Nero: #AskVyr When can we see a Light Side DGM? :P

Not in my tenure.

Esca: Now that you've been in office for a time, is there anything you've found more difficult than anticipated? Easier?

Plenty of things are harder (wrapping my head around the Shadow Academy admin, the gaming rules or the Covenant legal language, for example), but many things still remain the same. My attention just isn't focused on one thing (graphics) but many more. My brain is in relax mode when i have many different tasks. It can super focus on one or two of the ones I have difficulty with and then relax with others that come naturally to me.



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Round One; Conclusion Greetings E-Sports fans! Your BGL Commish here with some more information coming down the pipe for you! Our first round has come to a close and we’re starting a fresh rotation! First on the docket? We’re back to Jedi Academy....

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Round One; Conclusion

Greetings E-Sports fans!

Your BGL Commish here with some more information coming down the pipe for you!

Our first round has come to a close and we’re starting a fresh rotation! First on the docket? We’re back to Jedi Academy. Things will be a little different this round. You will only have to play everyone from your Group once. This will make ties a little easier to break and will be less daunting a task for you.

Our Round 1 Winner was Blade, who received an automatic berth into the Champions Tournament. She will be able to participate in Round 2, but since there is an automatic berth available in every round, whoever finishes highest (who isn’t Blade) will win that sucker. You can sign up for that here!

Champions Tournament

I’ve talked about this a few times, but let me go into a bit of detail about how this will work. The Champions Tournament will be seeded based on your performances in Rounds 1-3. The winner of those events will not only the Crescents involved, but Drac and I are exploring some more awesome awards for the winners of these events. I’m not gonna give anything away just yet, but know that you still have a few chances to enter, get involved, and try to earn your berth in the Champions Tournaments!

Hearthstone: Season One; Round One

Our seeding for the playoffs of the Innkeeper Division has been set and we’re just waiting on one more match (which I’ve granted an extension to for logistical reasons) from the Raven Division, and then we’ll be moving on to the Knock-Out Stage! A huge thank you for everyone participating again. A brief overview of how this will work. Each participant will be required to make three Standard decks that they will have to use. All matches will be best two out of three and each one of those games will require a different deck.

Keep Your Eyes Open

There are a few more cool goodies coming your way in the near future, too. Keep your eyes on this here News Page to see some of the awesome things the BGL has coming your way!

I have the honour to be your obedient servant,

A (dot) Jinn

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