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Announcement Good morning, DJB. Last night we made a quick adjustment of one of the GJW Phase 1 flash games due to an unforeseen issue with the game loading. The replacement game was tested by two people over a period of approximately 30 minutes...

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Announcement

Good morning, DJB. Last night we made a quick adjustment of one of the GJW Phase 1 flash games due to an unforeseen issue with the game loading. The replacement game was tested by two people over a period of approximately 30 minutes and subsequently went live late last night. Unfortunately, that game has issues as well. In short, Star Wars Rebels: Ghost Raid has a cumulative score rather than a score on each individual level. So in short, you could amass an infinite score depending on how much time you have to dedicate to a game. That is not how I want the GJW gaming events to function. It’s not in the spirit of the competition, and it’s not something that can be controlled to ensure that gaming is as fair as possible across the board.

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As such, the [GJW XII Phase 1] Gaming - Ghost Raid will be removed by the MAA. This competition will not count for participation or seals. The DGM will reshuffle the participation point scheme for phase 1 to prevent any issues with scoring.

I will work a new game for Phase 2 to replace the lost event.

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I apologize to all who have already submitted, and to the rest of the DB for not fully vetting this competition before setting it as live. I wanted to keep the gap left by the broken Pod Racer game filled, and I went a bit too fast.

Thanks for your patience, and again, I hope you all enjoy the remaining gaming events for the GJW.

-Drac

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The Twelfth Great Jedi War Rath Oligard, former Fleet Admiral of the Dark Brotherhood, was declared absent without leave from the Fleet in 29 ABY. Known throughout the Brotherhood as a rising military star, Oligard abandoned his position following...

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The Twelfth Great Jedi War

Rath Oligard, former Fleet Admiral of the Dark Brotherhood, was declared absent without leave from the Fleet in 29 ABY. Known throughout the Brotherhood as a rising military star, Oligard abandoned his position following the tragic and unfortunate events that led to the death of his family on an uncharted planet known only as XL374.

Oligard’s journey over the next six years took him from sorrow, to depression, to anger, and finally towards a single driven purpose. The galaxy had toiled under the yoke of Force users for Rath’s entire life. The Old Republic were ruled by a cadre of unfeeling and arrogant monks who sat within a temple and passed judgment upon the galaxy. The Empire ruled with an iron fist and destroyed any and all who opposed it. Now, the galaxy sat in a state of abject chaos as multiple Theocracies attempted to impose their will upon it.

The former Fleet Admiral would tolerate it no longer. He crawled from the alcoholic haze that blurred the loss of his family from his memory. He drug himself, upon hands and knees, into the dens of miscreants and criminals until he finally began to find those who understood his new found philosophical goal. The Galaxy was a miserable and contemptuous place, but it was much more tolerable when it was not oppressed by the Jedi or Sith.

The creation of the Collective was a tedious and daunting process. Rath’s personal vanguard within the Liberation Front were the true believers. They despised Force users of all kinds and abhorred the institutions that they created. The Technocratic Guild, a series of eccentric engineers and scientists, did not harbor the same hatred for Force users, but did jealously covet their knowledge and possessions. Finally, Capital Enterprises; the mercenaries for hire within the Collective, agreed to Rath’s terms solely to eliminate the Force users from cutting into their bottom line. Rath understood Capital Enterprises greed, but he also knew their enigmatic leader, Ghafa Ordam, harbored deep hatred for the Sith and their slaver ways.

Six years, billions of credits, and the unification of multiple visions produced the organization that now opposed the Dark Brotherhood. Rath Oligard, military genius, rogue, and charismatic leader, looked forward to finally obtaining the justifiable wrath he sought for his family.

He had conducted hundreds of small scale attacks against the Dark Brotherhood fleets over the past several weeks and now he had ushered them to his front door on Nancora. Exactly where he wanted them.


Dark Jedi Brotherhood,

Welcome to Great Jedi War XII: Retribution. This Great Jedi War marks the beginning of a tidal shift in the affairs of the Dark Brotherhood's story. Over the past two months we made a deliberate decision to create a new enemy for the Dark Brotherhood that would persist beyond a singular war and be available for use by Clans and the Dark Council for the years to come. This decision resulted in the coding of new capabilities on our website, namely the introduction of the Faction page. This allowed our incredible team of Dark Councilors the ability to create an NPC Opposition Force that had all of the characteristics of our very own Clans. You can see the fruit of their labors throughout the Collective's Faction page. Possessions, character sheets, fleets, and some very unique and powerful aspects shape the Collective into an enemy that is worthy of the Dark Brotherhood's combined efforts in the Dark Brotherhood. We were also able to turn some rather hot and sexy images of Rath Oligard, Daggo Mouk, and Ghafar Ordan in an extremely fast manner.

The abundance of world and story creation for the GJW have left many of your heads spinning due to the volume of new content. I'll capture as many of the relevant links as I can below to help streamline your data dives and research. This includes a wiki page that has been designed specifically to help you navigate this GJW.

We hope you enjoy the competitions that have been designed for Retribution. The Dark Council spent an insane amount of hours refining rules, competition prompts, and the new ways for our members to participate in the war. I am extremely proud of the team’s work and equally proud of our Club’s Consuls and membership for taking on this new story with grace. I am well aware that it was an abrupt departure from the past, but hope everyone understands why we believed this new path was a better future for the club.

Lastly, remember that the DJB is for fun and entertainment. Do not allow the competitive juices of our biggest competition to cloud your judgment over the next five weeks. The Justicar has been very clear about his expectations and I will echo his sentiments. The GJW can be a great time for all of you, but it can also be a time where your DJB career dies because of stupid decisions. Have fun, compete like hell, but be a good dude/dudette.

I wish all of you the best of luck!


  1. GJW XII: Retribution Wiki Page
  2. The Collective Wiki Page
  3. The Collective Faction Page
  4. Nancora - The Collective’s Base of Operations
  5. GJWXII: Redemption Plot Updates.
  6. Fiction Center - Past Plot Updates
  7. GJW War Retribution - Competitions
  • A few final touches are still being soft rolled onto the website and documentation. You might have noticed that a host of Technocratic Soldiers have been loaded onto the website. Expect to see a few more minor updates like this throughout the weekend. I’ll be sure to maintain a change log/update log for the club on the news and wiki pages.

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Sith Throne Room Ancient Ruins Uskil, Arx Present Spurred by the wealth of data being fed from the Inquisitors infiltrating inside the Collective ranks, information on the Collective spread like a natural contagion throughout the Dark...

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Spurred by the wealth of data being fed from the Inquisitors infiltrating inside the Collective ranks, information on the Collective spread like a natural contagion throughout the Dark Brotherhood. Even without his presence, it seemed, Marick Tyris’ organization of the Inquisitorius’ network had been effective . The Voice was proving himself to be the asset that Pravus had bet on long ago.

Members passed information to one another in hushed tones, data files were sent between Clans, and Jedi and Sith alike were notified of Rath Oligard’s intent to extinguish the flame of the Force from the galaxy. The seven Clan Consuls, some operating in unison and others operating independently, issued a series of orders and contingency plans to their fleets.

Freshly repaired from the battle against the Suffering, renown capital ships Invicta II and Solari calculated their jumps to lightspeed. The Ascendency and the other prestigious flag ships of the remaining Clan’s forces leapt into hyperspace, ready to serve as vanguard forces for the war that was to come. The members of the Clans rushed towards the chance to fight under their own banners and the opportunity to fight an opponent that was not one of their own.

Their sense of urgency was driven by the countless conflicting reports that indicated the Collective’s base of operations on Nancora possessed a threat that loomed larger than the combined efforts of the Dark Brotherhood’s greatest enemies of the past. The Technocratic Guild was reportedly in the possession of a weapon capable of immeasurable power. Some Clans received reports that the Collective had uncovered ancient Sith mysteries that the Grand Master believed were a pathway to never before seen power, while others had received information that they had engineered a biological pathogen that targeted the cells of those gifted with the power to harness the Force. Others still came to the realization that the massive Collective fleet was regrouping from its most recent excursions and would be vulnerable to a first strike when they least expected it.

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Great Jedi War XII has begun. Read the full fiction here.

Written by: Grand Master Darth Pravus

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Great Jedi War XII

  • Read the plot updates for GJWXII: Redemption here.
  • To follow the events of the Twelfth Great Jedi War, please see the Wikipedia article.
  • To get caught up on the story arcs and current fictional climate of the Dark Brotherhood, please see the Fiction Center
  • For information on The Collective, please see the Wikipedia page here.

The Grand Master and Deputy Grand Master will have more information to follow. Thanks.

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Dark Brotherhood, Greetings Everyone, over the next few hours you will see a roll-out of the GJW. This will include fiction, the website face-lift, the release of wiki pages, Faction pages, NPC Character Sheets, Enemy Possessions, and a lot of...

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Dark Brotherhood,

Greetings Everyone, over the next few hours you will see a roll-out of the GJW. This will include fiction, the website face-lift, the release of wiki pages, Faction pages, NPC Character Sheets, Enemy Possessions, and a lot of competition prompts. Please be patient as some items may roll out in a delayed manner or we may accidentally forget to release something in the proper time sequence. We will have a wiki page that serves as a simple source for all of that data that you will need throughout the War. —GM Pravus

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Sith Throne Room One Week Prior The data streamed in through countless holo screens. The Grand Master watched the tactically inadequate, but exceptionally motivated forces of the Lotus engage the Dark Brotherhood's flagship. Additional ships...

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Sith Throne Room One Week Prior

The data streamed in through countless holo screens. The Grand Master watched the tactically inadequate, but exceptionally motivated forces of the Lotus engage the Dark Brotherhood's flagship. Additional ships of war, from various clans remained stationary, watching the events unfold. Those clans were not yet bold enough to conduct an attack on the Lotus nor were they brave enough to engage the Suffering. The momentum of the battle swung in various directions aided by an internal assault on the Suffering's shields, but the Grand Master knew it was only a matter of time before the Super-class would overwhelm the pathetic forces of the Resistance. Naga Sadow’s late foray on the side of the Brotherhood made victory all but certain.

The Grand Master's eyes squinted as he felt and then saw a new fleet emerge from space. Dreadnaughts and unmarked fighters deployed immediately into modified attack formations with an efficiency that would would impress the staunchest of the Emperor’s Hammer admiralty. The multitude of holoscreens cut off with a wave from the Grand Master. He had seen enough and already knew the fate of the Suffering.

A lone royal guard stepped toward the throne and knelt, awaiting the order that he knew would come. The Grand Master was a man of action, and hesitation would not be his response.

"Activate the Inquisitorius and summon the Dark Council."

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Great Jedi War XII is upon the Dark Brotherhood. Read the full fiction here.

Written by: Grand Master Darth Pravus

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Summary

There will be no summary of this fiction, for reasons that will soon be revealed. Make sure to read the fiction, as it holds vital details for the overarching storyline of Great Jedi War XII. Keep your eyes on the main page, as the Grand Master will drop a news post shortly to handle the formal launch details.

Twelfth Great Jedi War

  • Read the previous update — [GJWXII: Redemption] Prologue - The Collective — here.
  • To follow the events of the Twelfth Great Jedi War, please see the Wikipedia article.
  • To get caught up on the story arcs and current fictional climate of the Dark Brotherhood, please see the Fiction Center
  • For information on The Collective, please see the Wikipedia page here.

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Dear members, Shortly we will have another Great Jedi War upon us. Unfortunately, there is rarely a Brotherhood event that does not come with some necessity for Chamber of Justice intervention. Things have been quiet in the Chamber lately, and I...

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Dear members,

Shortly we will have another Great Jedi War upon us. Unfortunately, there is rarely a Brotherhood event that does not come with some necessity for Chamber of Justice intervention. Things have been quiet in the Chamber lately, and I hope to keep it that way even through this next event.

To that end, the purpose of this post is to give a quick reminder to both our new and veteran members of the rules of engagement for a vendetta. My hope is that this reminder will keep someone from having to talk to me during or after the event. Please read and note the following:

  1. Read the event rules carefully to ensure that you’re complying with all the requirements for a valid submission. The Chamber has reviewed the various rules and can confirm that they are fair and reasonable. The CoJ has no role in determining if a submission is valid, that is left to the event coordinators, so please follow their rules.

  2. Plagiarism is all too tempting but also very easy to catch. Please be aware that the Dark Council and the event coordinators have the ability to check for plagiarized documents, including images that might be used in a graphics or multimedia submissions. You are allowed in the various events to use derivative works that you reference or modify, such as graphic assets that might be used in an image, but in order to avoid a charge of plagiarism, you must give proper credit to the original creator. In addition, work that you’ve used from prior events should not be submitted as an original work for this event. You would be surprised at how we can find these things with our resources.

  3. Please be very cognizant of the Rites of Combat as they apply to this vendetta. There is rarely an event that occurs club wide where there is not some accusation of match dodging or other sorts of cheating the system. The Fist will be watching for these types of issues and will be bringing to my attention anything that looks suspicious. Play nice and play fair.

  4. Good sportsmanship is required in these events. If you can’t say anything nice after a match, say “good game” and walk away. Do not taunt or ridicule your opponent. Do not accuse them of wrong. On the flipside, however, we are not going to be policing every time someone gets their feelings hurt after losing a match. Be good to each other and keep the bickering and commenting to an absolute minimum. Still have fun, though.

  5. We are aware of the efforts of members to help each other in revising and polishing submissions. It is not against the rules to have a submission edited for grammar, spelling, and basic story comprehension. It is against the rules, however, for an editor to engage in wholesale rewriting of sections or to otherwise alter the submission to make it anything but an individual effort. This applies as well to run on posts that are created off-forum in a collaborative document. Be honest and be fair.

  6. Any member contributing to a team event must put in a reasonable amount of effort in order to get participation credit for that event. Team leaders must ensure for themselves and the event coordinators that each person listed with credit on a team event actually deserves it. Per prior Chamber precedent, including an unqualified member on the credits for a team submission will not only result in disciplinary action against that member, but likely against the team leader and maybe other team members as well.

  7. We set up an email address [Log in to view e-mail addresses] through which you can send us any issues you believe have arisen during the course of the event. This can range from administrative issues to disciplinary issues; all members of the Dark Council get these emails. Please alert us as quickly as possible to anything that might come up so we can get ahead of the issue and put a stop to anything that may be harmful to the quality of the event.

  8. If you need any clarifications about the rules, the process, or any specific event issues, please do not hesitate to contact either me or any of the event coordinators for clarification. We don’t intend to make things too complicated and don’t want to trick you.

  9. Last thing, we can detect clones. Don’t even try to submit something under another account. We will find out.

The Chamber of Justice hopes that this is a very clean event and that you have a lot of fun with it. I’ve competed in numerous vendetta events over the past 20 years and doubt there’s anything like it in another online fan club. Please enjoy yourself but play fair and play by the rules. If we have no chamber cases out of this vendetta, I will be thrilled.

Behave yourselves. Ceiling Jac is watching.

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Greetings all, Another update today on the impending Great Jedi War! Today, I will share with all of you how you earn points for your units. This will seem complex at first, but we created a system that helps address some of the issues of the past...

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DGM GJW Update

Greetings all,

Another update today on the impending Great Jedi War! Today, I will share with all of you how you earn points for your units. This will seem complex at first, but we created a system that helps address some of the issues of the past by explicitly balancing participation and placement so that both were important, but that we could control the relative importance of each. We expect from a description alone, this might seem complex - when competitions launch, the context will be visible in competitions themselves and this will help make this clearer, we think. In the mean time, feel free to ask question on this below, or ask your summits; they have all been part of the discussions regarding this system.

Earning Points - Participation

You will earn points for participation in bins and for placement in competitions. Each competition in the Great Jedi War will clearly list the bin/competition type into which that competition belongs, the participation points that bin/competition type yields, and the relative proportion of placement points that competition will yield. These terms, and how they impact unit scoring, are explained below.

Remember from my previous post on the GJW, bins are competition types that contain competitions which all share participation for a given phase. This system allows us to run far more varied competitions than in the past, without (we hope!) overwhelming members by making them feel they need to enter in every single competition, unless they want to. Competitions will state clearly which bin they belong to, both in the details of the competition, and in the name of the competition. When you participate in a competition in a bin for the first time that phase, you will earn your unit points for your participation in that bin/competition type; if you then go on to participate in at least one competition in all bins that phase, you will earn additional points for this participation, as well.

Tracking Activity

In order to help members track their own activity, we will be adding a way to visualize which bins have been participated in by modifying existing UIs for parent competitions, such that when members subscribe to competitions, they can see whether they have already completed a competition in the same bin as the competition they are subscribed to. Competitions will also clearly state which bin the competition is in, and the relative placement (See below). In addition, every competition during the Great Jedi War proper will follow the same following format: [ GJWXII Phase # ] Bin Name - Competition Name. This will be a relatively easy way to follow which competitions are in which bins during a given phase, even if you aren't subscribed to them.

Earning Points - Placement

Every competition you enter will earn you seals and credits, as well as a shot at individual accolades for placing, either in the form of points for your unit, or Novae. How many points you earn for placement depends on that competition's proportion of placement points for that phase. Placement points in a phase are influenced directly by how active members are in that phase. All points earned through participation in a given phase are also entered into that phase's placement pool, then tripled (see note below). Each competition will earn a proportion of those points, such that some competitions will yield more points for placement than others, depending on how the Dark Council views the skill needed to place in that competition.

The three pillars of activity - fiction, gaming, and graphics - are each represented by a bin, and the proportion of placement points in Phases I and II are close to equal between all three categories/bins in each phase, but the total number of competitions differ, leading to different values for different activities, which will be labeled in each competition. For instance, placing in Pazaak would be relatively less than placing in the Run-On (and also less than placing in the Jedi Academy Bracket). In Phases I and II, there will also be a Miscellaneous category, which will yield comparatively fewer total placement points than either of the pillar categories, but which will yield enough to make them valuable for members to enter!

The scoring system we are utilizing for this Great Jedi War explicitly balances the number of points available to be earned through placement and participation. Because this is a Great Jedi War, we place the emphasis here on points from placement. Thus, there are three times as many points to be earned from placement as from participation; the placement pool mentioned above is multipled by three before being distributed into competitions. Future major events will utilize points systems in the opposite direction, emphasizing participation over placement.

Adjusting for Unit Size

One last place that participating comes into play is in how we account for the extremely large disparity in unit sizes currently present. Although we mitigate the overall effect of participation by placing more of an emphasis on placement, larger units would still benefit more from the one fourth of points coming from participation than smaller units simply due to size alone. This is no knock on our larger units, which are generally among our most active, but a simple acceptance that we need to account for this disparity in some way.

The way we address this disparity once again turns to bins. When a member in a unit participated in at least one bin, they are considered a unique participant for that round. We look at the unique participant percentage of each unit, and compare the size of a unit to the largest unit in the club. The difference between unit size create 'ghost members' that participate at the same rate as the actual members in that unit, earning the average points for a single bin that round. Thus, the disparity in unit size is partially corrected by increasing participation in smaller units.

That's it for now! This information will also be stored at a more permanent location, for easy reference for members. Feel free to ask any questions below, or via Telegram. We know this is a little complex, but we think that once members see things in action, it will make plenty of sense!

Telaris "Mav" Cantor
Deputy Grand Master

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What a week. And to think, it’s only Monday (EST). Few quick things to hit on before we launch head first into Great Jedi War XII. hype Recognition I wanted to quickly shoutout to the members that have received merit awards for work done for the...

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What a week. And to think, it’s only Monday (EST). Few quick things to hit on before we launch head first into Great Jedi War XII.

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Recognition

I wanted to quickly shoutout to the members that have received merit awards for work done for the Voice of the Brotherhood. I appreciate these members of both my staff or as contributors, and always look to make sure those that step up and help out get recognition.

  • Dark Cross to Kul’tak Drol for project work.
  • Dark Cross to Selika Roh di Plagia for project work on Arx.
  • Anteian Cross to Atra Ventus for his project work on Arx.
  • Anteian Cross to Braecen Kaeth for work as Magistrate.
  • Steel Cross to Atyiru for work as my Praetor.
  • Steel Cross to Korroth for his stellar project work for the Voice.

Reminders

Just wanted to remind everyone that per my last report, there have been a few changes to how things are done for the Character Sheets. Please read the report for more information.

Beyond that, I also announced that Snapshots based on your Possessions Loadouts will be required for the Great Jedi War fiction prompts. If you have any questions on this, please feel free to ask, but there is some great information in the report.

Which, speaking of fiction...

New Exam: Fiction Studies

We’ve launched a new Wikipedia article simply called Fiction. From this article, we then crafted an auto-grading, reading comprehension based exam to help get you familiar with the documentation. We call it the Fiction Studies exam, and it is similar to the Run-On Studies exam we published the other month. This exam and documentation aims to teach members how to not just run and organize a fiction competition, but how to subscribe and submit to them as well. This course is meant to serve as a primer, not a guide on writing. See the Writing Department for more exams that we currently offer.

Give the exam a crack here. As usual, if you have any feedback on the exam or the wiki article contents, please let us know. If you spot a bug, make sure to report it to the Shadow Academy team.

I’d like to thank the entire team for their contributions on this project. Laren/Farrin really helped put a cap on this by getting it coded and implemented into the Shadow Academy. My team couldn’t have done it without them, and I look forward to continuing the Writing Department revamps post war. Props again to Korroth for taking lead on the project and sticking with it while I was all over the place with war prep.

New Species: Shistavanen

I currently have a few proposals sitting in my inbox. These are currently being discussed with the Grand Master and myself, but the reality of the situation is that I’m not going to have time to look into adding more species until after the GJW. That said, we did want to announce one new addition that we approved and have added to the system. Welcome: Wolfdudes (aka: Shistavanen)

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The species is now live in the system, and you can check them out on the DJB Wiki Species Article

Shistavanen were submitted with a great proposal, and was supported by three members looking to actively play the species as a main and alternative character. This was actually the second time Shistavanen were requested, so it seemed like the demand was indeed there.

I was able to pull some interesting species data I want to share with everyone, but it might need to wait until after the war. I'm sorry to everyone that is waiting, but I promise this will be at the top of my list to tackle post war.

The Last Jedi: New Trailer, Tickets on Sale

For anyone that missed it, the latest trailer for Episode VIII: The Last Jedi has been dropped. While I personally don’t view it as spoilers, I will throw up the caution flag to anyone that wants to go in completely blind.

The Last Jedi hits theaters December 15th, 2017. On a personal level, I’m a big fan of director Rian Johnson and very excited to see this movie.

War

Here are some important announcements relating to GJWXII.

  1. GJWXII Upadtes - DGM Mav
  2. Transfer Ban - MAA Howie

No other way to say it. War is almost upon us. Keep glued to the news page for more updates.

For now, make sure you check out Chapter 1: The Collective, and the Wikipedia article that begins to cover our understanding of this new enemy.

Get hyped.

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Greetings all, Today we are bringing you some technical updates on Great Jedi War XII! We're extremely excited for what we have in store for this War, not only because of the emergence of The Collective and the opportunities they hold for...

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DGM GJW Update

Greetings all,

Today we are bringing you some technical updates on Great Jedi War XII! We're extremely excited for what we have in store for this War, not only because of the emergence of The Collective and the opportunities they hold for fictional development across the club, but also because we're getting a chance to utilize many more competitions than in past Great Jedi Wars. Today, I'm going to explain how we plan to handle so many competitions, how members will earn participation in the war (and subsequently a bit about scoring), release signups for two gaming brackets that will run the duration of the War, and detail what team competitions you can expect. The War will start in one week, last for five weeks, and be made up of two individual two week phases, and one event long phase running concurrently to the two week phases.

Participation and Competition Types: Bins

For this War, the Dark Council has worked hard to create plenty of enjoyable activities for every member. In previous events, we were always worried about running too many competitions, as participation points invariably put pressure on members to "do all the things!" While we think it is important for members to participate in competitions outside their comfort zone, we also recognize that members doing 20 competitions in 5 weeks - especially if most of those are not things those members would routinely do and enjoy - is a bit much for some. Plus, we feel strongly that any member should be able to earn as much participation as an event has to offer, which served to limit the gaming platforms and competition types we could utilize in past events.

To that end, we are grouping competition types within a phase into a single participation category we are calling a 'bin.' For example, we might run a Jedi Academy competition and a Pazaak competition in the same phase - these two competitions would occupy the same competition category or bin. Members participating in one of these competitions, the other, or both competitions earn the same amount of participation points for their Clan. However, members can still place individually in each competition, earning their unit points for placing, as well as netting Seals, credits, and potentially Novae. Each two week phase has competition types/bins for fiction, gaming, graphics, and miscellaneous.

For members participating in the pre-war ACC competition, they have already earned participation for the 'Combat Writing' bin in the Event Long phase; The 'Combat Writing' bin will also contain a 'single player' combat writing prompt (graded similarly to an ACC match) and the ACC Bracket Tournament for Clan champions. Future news posts will release details on event long bins, and exact participation points of bins. Members that participate in all possible bins during a given phase will also earn a small bonus participation - note that this does not require participating in all competitions in a bin, just one competition in each bin!

Placing in different competitions will earn points depending on the Dark Council's relative view of skill in that competition - as in recent major events of the past, not all competitions will be equal in their placement point contributions. More details on this aspect of scoring will be released soon. Please feel free to ask any questions about bins in the comments here, or you can reach out to me by Telegram or Email as well!

Gaming Signups

Event long gaming will feature two single elimination bracket tournaments (as well as one other gaming option that will not require prior signups). Signups will close at 11:59 PM Pacific on 10/12. Brackets will be organized and released the following day, and we will give participants the maximum possible time to find assigned opponents each round, based on the number of sign ups, but we estimate between two and three days will be given to find an opponent based on signups and the duration of the War. This does mean that participants will have to find opponents during week days, and we recognize that due to time zone differenes this could be difficult, but we think it is still feasible for our members. Exactly how we will handle situations where members do not locate each other is something we will address in later posts by the Fist. If either of these bracket signups passes a threshold we have established internally, one or both could be converted to a 'Ladder' event instead. We prefer the bracket format ourselves, and while there is not unanimous agreement brackets are best, we know many members and leader feel they are superior at determining the most skilled player. These brackets will be in the same bin, and share the bin with one other gaming option that will not require a sign up.

Jedi Academy 1v1 Bracket Tournament Signups - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdSVcHPU6d95rNbTyH4-E-FMpnqUNtrVbQwHuSaQTr0SNhlkQ/viewform
Heroes of the Storm 2v2 Bracket Tournament Signups - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSftd2hYSL_U5OmQ5oaoOX6y5bN6fIc1FzrDKYzzSOnTKCzJ9w/viewform
Note that members may only sign up for one Heroes of the Storm team; members signed up for more than one team risk disqualification for both teams if we can not resolve the teams before the War. We will make efforts to contact members to avoid this, but the responsibility is on the members to not agree to be on multiple teams!

Team competitions in the War
We have several team competitions slated for the War. In most cases, members may enter at any point before the competition closes, and so we aren't going to be putting up early signups the way we are for a couple of gaming competitions (see above). However, so that members are aware what team competitions will be coming, we're giving you guys a few details on these competitions. Note that all competitions will allow for small team sizes to earn at least participation (and some may be entered by single members for full chance at placement). Maximum team size is still being finalized, but all team competitions will have at least 4 members on each team. The current slate of team competitions (in no particular order, and with team sizes dependent on the particular comp) are: Run-On, Battle Plan, Voice Acting, Graphics & Text, and Heroes of the Storm. So go ahead and start planning with your Clanmates!

Expect quick releases of ever more GJW-related information in the coming days! For now, have a great weekend!

Telaris "Mav" Cantor
Deputy Grand Master

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Hello! With the Great Jedi War start date just a week away, it's time to enact the much talked about transfer ban. To quote the Vendetta Wiki Page: To prevent abuse of the transfer system and to prevent the problem of people moving into clans...

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Hello! With the Great Jedi War start date just a week away, it's time to enact the much talked about transfer ban.

To quote the Vendetta Wiki Page:

To prevent abuse of the transfer system and to prevent the problem of people moving into clans solely for the purpose of participation in one large event, it is hereby ordered that all inter-clan transfers stop one week prior to any DB-wide event (including the competing clans during a Clan Feud), and continue that way until the event's end.

Rogue members may still transfer into clans during the transfer-ban-window, and may participate in said event but do not accumulate points for any unit as a rogue, and will not transfer any points earned while a rogue to a Clan

Remember to have fun in the coming weeks, and to do all the things!

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