Greetings, my friends, The time has come for me to bid farewell to my right hand man, Uji, or as many of you know him, Donny, from his position as my Proconsul. I couldn't have asked for a steadier ally as my second or as an influence to our...
Greetings, my friends,
The time has come for me to bid farewell to my right hand man, Uji, or as many of you know him, Donny, from his position as my Proconsul. I couldn't have asked for a steadier ally as my second or as an influence to our Summit and Clan, and hope you'll join me in giving thanks for that. It does mean, however, that Arcona is currently looking for a new Proconsul. We'll be holding applications Brotherhood-wide from now until Monday, May 1st, 23:59 EST/04:59 GMT. Please send all applications or questions to Atty ([Log in to view e-mail addresses]) and Timeros ([Log in to view e-mail addresses]).
Things we're looking for in said applications:
- A concrete plan of action and ideas for the Clan moving forward
- Less than 24 hour email turnaround time
- Any past leadership in the Brotherhood or notable achievements listed
- Any leadership experience outside of the club or in real life that may be relevant listed
- Access to communication platforms (Telegram, IRC, etc). Strong TG presence will be looked upon favorably.
- Rank of at least Equite I
- Ideas for the fictional expansion and position of Arcona and their role within our changing Brotherhood
- Ability to mediate, work as a team, manage time, and problem solve
Things to note when applying (aka helpful tips):
- Having taken and passed the Shadow Academy's Leadership courses will be looked upon favorably.
- Knowing yourself is a good thing. Tell us about what you can bring to the summit and where you could improve.
- Know the difference between a goal and a plan. "I want to increase fiction activity" is a goal. "I will host bi-weekly fiction workshops to develop our writers" is a plan. Too often applications are full of lofty goals with almost nothing in concrete plans on how to achieve those goals.
- Be honest! If you have rough spots in your history or community reputation, you should probably address those. I do look into how an applicant is viewed in their respective community. Also, our Summit has and will always have strong personalities within it. You need to be able to stand your ground and show why your opinion is valid.
- Send applications to all the people we direct you to send them to. No, seriously. :P
Thank you again to Donny, for his work, and thank you, brethren, for your attention.
Stay lovely and all the best wishes,
Dark Brotherhood News - Upgrading the system Welcome to this month’s Gaming update, obviously the first thing I should mention is the changes to the FIST staff, I would like to welcome both Savant Junazee and Seer Uji Tameike as our new...
Dark Brotherhood News - Upgrading the system
Welcome to this month’s Gaming update, obviously the first thing I should mention is the changes to the FIST staff, I would like to welcome both Savant Junazee and Seer Uji Tameike as our new Magistrates for a 6 month term. They have already hit the ground running with ideas, submission approvals and new competitions. So feel free to congratulate them and ask them for any assistance you may have as well.
Also as you might have guess this report is a little late due to the fact of the holiday weekend but also if i were to get it out on time I’d would have missed all the cool new gaming news that hit over the weekend. As you may all know by now Destiny 2 is due in September and Star Wars Battlefront 2 (not the one from 2005) will drop in November of this year. Of course not to mention all the other news from Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, Diablo 3, Starcraft and Destiny 1 as well.
So without further delay let’s get into the fun part of this update.
News for Gamers
- As always you should read the latest FIST Report and of course his quick UPDATE. Congratulations to all the GMRG winners and good luck for the next quarter! Oh what’s this I can now track how many clusters I have waiting to be awarded and not go over the weekly cap anymore! Thank you, James!
OK, so lets get the BIG news done first Star Wars Battlefront II is coming this November and during this past weekend at SW: Celebration they dropped this stunning TRAILER. This game will have a lot of things the first game didn’t, a SP story, Every SW era and more exciting heroes. The one huge thing it won’t have is a Season Pass, so that in itself should be very very interesting change. I do hope this is a lot better than the first game so join me in following the latest news on it’s Official Site. Remember, whatever new info or trailers are released I’ll do what I can to highlight them for you here.
Oh do you want a chance to win a Limited edtion SW:BF2 PS4 check out this link to enter the contest.
Heroes of the Storm is one of our newest games and it’s the one that will undergo the most radical change of all the games on our list. Heroes of the Storm 2.0 will GO Live in a few short days on April 25th. There will be a live Twitch Event on the 25th that will highlight all the new stuff in HoTS 2.0. A new map and a Hero have already been released. While a new cinematic and 2 new heros (Genji and ???) will be release on the 25th as well. Honestly, there is so many new changes I can’t list them all here but you can check them all out on the HoTS 2.0 site.
For our Diablo 3 fans the Necromancer Closed Beta is Live invitations were sent via email so if you got one please drop some feedback for all of us either here or in the DBgaming channel. Many of us (like me) didn’t get one and are eager to know about the new class. For the curious here is the Necro’s Skill overview.
In Overwatch release it’s new hero Orisa and released a new webcomic featuring tracer and to help introduce it’s new spring event Uprising the event run from now to May 1st. So go grab your new skins, intros and other fun loot box items!
For fans of the original Starcraft you get 2 fun pieces of news first of all the original game now being 20 years old is officially free and can be downloaded AND Blizzard has announced they will release a Remastered version of the original game this summer (NOT FREE). Eurogamer gives you a good breakdown and a link to the SC: Remastered announcement video. If you want to play the game go here to Install the game
With all the Bungie news directed towards the sequel we still have many member’s battling their way through the the original’s Age of Triumph the last Destiny 1 event. I finally got my light level to 370 but if anyone wants to help drag me through some things hit me up in the DBgaming channel.
Speaking of Destiny 2 people want to know how to get in on the Beta test and as of now only preorders are getting that privilege. If there will be a open beta or otherways to get in on it we will have to keep you posted or keep an eye on the Destiny 2 Beta site
Gaming Deals - A place where if I find a good sale I’ll pass it along.
IGN has a nice Deals page which lists some of the web’s biggest gaming deals.
Steam as always has something on SALE . BTW if you're not already in the DJB Steam group let us know.
Humble Bundle has a New Wild frontier Bundle
GMRG Gorefest 2017 - All your Gorefest needs in one handy container! Double Clusters for all GMRG members. If your not a member take the GMRG History SA COURSE, now! April’s Gorefest is ON NOW! Go get your double clusters!
FIST: Quarterly Gaming Challenge Q2 2017 - when you don’t have anywhere to place your PvP, PvE or PvO Clusters of Earth/Fire place them in these monthly cluster races!
FIST - 2nd Annual Mobile Gaming - Another year of Mobile games and Bonus CE’s!
FIST - 1st Annual Flash Gaming - Now Monthly Flash Games too!
FIST - Galaxy of Heroes Quarterly Squad Arena - Players of the mobile game will earn bonus CE’s in these weekly comps!
FIST - Diablo 3 Season 10 Greater Rift Ladder and FIST - Diablo 3 Season 10 Greater Rift Solo Tier - are the 2 new Diablo 3 seasonal competitions one for a team effort and a Solo comp. Good Luck to all the rifters out there.
Overwatch: Uprising - a competition to see who can get the most kills in the Event’s new brawl!
Important FIST Information
Below are all the links you will ever need to either contact the FIST staff, join a gaming channel, look up a rule or game mode cluster value. I will update this as needed with each report.
- Rites of Combat - is the place to find all the rules for gaming in the DJB.
- FIST-o-matic - a quick guide on how to use the Telegram fistbot.
- Pendant of Blood - how to earn PoB’s.
- Cluster Tables - is the place to find out what game mode offerr what Cluster (Earth and Fire) value.
- Tier 1 and Teir 2 games - os the complete list of all our approved game AND SAMPLE SCREENSHOTS! Not sure what shot to submit look HERE!
Don’t forget we have our very own Teamspeak Server. It’s a great way to voice chat with your fellow members and also a great way to communicate when gaming. Check out the details.
Just log on using this information - Server Address: ts.djb.club and the password is DJBrulez1
How to contact the FIST staff anytime using these methods:
- Join the DB Gaming Lounge on Telegram.
- Ask the FIST form
- or email us at [Log in to view e-mail addresses]
In conclusion -
So many new and exciting things are coming in the gaming world and I’m sure there will be more news once E3 comes around in June. I’m looking forward to more SW:BF2 and Destiny 2 updates myself.
Is there any game you like to hear more about? Let me know in the comments below.
I received some excellent applications for Praetor to the Headmaster and I spent much of yesterday agonizing over who I should pick - I knew whoever I picked would serve well, but I still had to make a choice. My choice, based on his excellent and...
I received some excellent applications for Praetor to the Headmaster and I spent much of yesterday agonizing over who I should pick - I knew whoever I picked would serve well, but I still had to make a choice. My choice, based on his excellent and detailed application, is Laren Uscot. Please joy me in welcoming him to the team!
Come one, Come all! Last years 12 month Haiku contest was such a phenomenal success, it has returned for a second year! Kordath Bleu, Tra'an Di Plagia, and myself invite everyone to join us on this journey to find out who among the DJB will...
Come one, Come all!
Last years 12 month Haiku contest was such a phenomenal success, it has returned for a second year! Kordath Bleu, Tra'an Di Plagia, and myself invite everyone to join us on this journey to find out who among the DJB will earn the title of Haiku Champion this year.
Last years winner was Misium of Clan Plagueis. Who will dethrone him this year?
We had a grand total of 33 unique participants, with 148 valid entries. Let's see if we can beat that this year!
The competition officially begins on Monday April 24th.
Good Luck to all!
First— before you read this — make sure to check out the latest Combat Master Report. Finished? Good. Hello, yes, this is Wally. I wanted to throw up a quick news post to announce a really cool new feature that we’ve added to the DJB’s Character...
First— before you read this — make sure to check out the latest Combat Master Report.
Finished? Good. Hello, yes, this is Wally. I wanted to throw up a quick news post to announce a really cool new feature that we’ve added to the DJB’s Character Sheet system. This involved some long discussions between members of the Voice Staff as well as the Dark Council. After the initial discussions, James, Mav, Evant, and myself locked ourselves in a
Telegram room until we figured out all the logistics.
So, without further ado, I’m pleased to announce the launch of Additional Character Slots for alternate and non-player characters (NPCs).
Additional Character Slots & NPCs
In the Dark Jedi Brotherhood’s Fiction System, a member creates a dossier that is then tied to their Main Character. This Main Character is tied not only to the name on a member’s dossier, but to the robes, lightsaber, titles, and earned graphics that can be displayed on it. Every member is allowed to create a Character Sheet for their Main Character, which appears as the “Primary Character Sheet” on the Character Sheet Tab of the dossier. Every member is then able to build out their Main Character's Inventory through the "Possessions System" where they can then create a series of "Loadouts".
That all seems familiar, right? Now here comes the fancy new-fangled stuff:
(Thank you, ghost-James)
As I was saying: Beyond creating a Main Character Sheet, members of the Dark Jedi Brotherhood are now also able to purchase additional non-player character slots (NPCs). These NPCs mirror and follow the same guidelines and procedures as the Character Sheet's with a few small differences.
Additional Character Slots allow you to create and explore additional characters beyond your primary character without having to change name, dossier, and/or path. Depending on your rank, up to three slots are available that have a maximum rank relative to your own. The first slot can be toggled between Alternative Character and Non Player (support) Character mode, while the other two are limited to Non Player (support) Character mode.
Here is a quick guide on how to use this new feature. You can find this new feature on your Administration page under the “Your Character” pane.
This will bring you to a page where you can purchase your Additional slots. Once purchased, you will have a few different options available to you.
Here is a quick summary of what you will see:
Purchase - Allows a member to purchase the slot.
Manage - Provides a drop down menu with three or four options depending on the slot:
Character Sheet - Opens the Character Creation Tool to build your NPC CS.
Loadouts - Allows you to delegate Possessions Inventory to the NPC.
Character Details - Where a member can select name, gender, path, and order.
Toggle to (Alt/NPC) - First slot only - toggles the slot between Alternative Character and NPC designation.
The final result looks something like this!
- Members can purchase up to three (3) additional character sheet slots.
- These slots unlock at Equite 1, Equite 3, and then Elder 1, and have a maximum rank equal to your dossier, two ranks below your dossier, and four ranks below your dossier respectively
- Slots are a one-time, non-refundable purchase from your Credit Account.
- Each slot can be assigned a character sheet and a set of load-outs as if it were its own dossier. Loadouts can equip from the inventory of the owning dossier, but any individual item can only be equipped by one character (on as many loadouts as you want) at a time.
- These sheets follow the exact same guidelines as the Character Sheet Approval Guidelines. That means no non-existent Species, and no grandfathered species can be used.
- Sheets will be submitted to the Voice Staff for approval and follow the same procedures as submitting a regular Character Sheet.
For more information, check out the updated documentation found on the NPC Character Sheet Guideline wikipedia page.
How did we come up with the logistics for the credit value for NPC Character Slots? Fortunately, our loveable Regent is not called “Darth Logistics” for no reason. Below is a breakdown of Evant (and James’) process.
With the first opportunity to purchase at Equite I, the second at Equite III, and the final at Elder I. Using total lifetime average for each rank from possessions balancing documentation. Then looking at the % of actual credits at the time of purchase which would be less any originally purchased slots (for true value comparison at that time), then looking at the total credits that a member would have to invest to attain all the slots as a percentage of lifetime credits. Rounding to the nearest 5,000 credits for simplicity sake. The proposed 20,000, 40,000, 60,000 credit costs for the three slots would have a member interested in attaining all 3 on average having 15-18% of their total lifetime credits invested in extra CS slots. This puts it soundly in the trade-off discussion of higher end legendary weapons and ships for their main character, or keeping epic weapons and adding this extra permanent functionality to their dossier.
- If you have an existing or archived Character Sheet, you will need to manually re-create the character sheet. This can be done mostly with copy-pasting.
The next step in this process will be finalizing Snapshots for Character Sheets and Possessions. James, Evant, and Atra will be working on these next, and I just wanted to thank each of them for their continued and dedicated work to improving the Dark Jedi Brotherhood’s fictional systems and administration.
That’s all for now. If you spot any bugs or issues, please email us at [Log in to view e-mail addresses]. James is part of that group and it will allow us to more quickly fix things than if you try and mention it in a challen or PM on telegram. Any questions, let us know.
Evening all, When I set the deadline for yesterday to get in P:HM applications, I clearly wasn't thinking about the holiday weekend (as a Catholic... not sure how I missed that one). Because of that, I've decided to extend applications...
When I set the deadline for yesterday to get in P:HM applications, I clearly wasn't thinking about the holiday weekend (as a Catholic... not sure how I missed that one). Because of that, I've decided to extend applications another few days to Wednesday, 4/19. I've received some excellent applications so far and this is certainly not a mark against them, I just want to ensure I'm giving everyone who might want to apply a fair chance. For particulars about the position, you can read my report from last week. The specific requirements are below:
- Minimum rank of JM4 (Knight, etc.)
- High level of communication and quick response turn-around via email. Telegram is a huge bonus. Email response time must be less than 24 hours, with a preference for 12 hours or less.
- Solid command of the written English language to assist as needed with proofreading and editing.
- Ability to work with all members of the DJB but especially the DC and the SA Staff.
- Project management experience
Oh, and Happy Easter (or Passover, or... just, y'know, the weekend)!
Mar Sûl has to step down from COU PCON due to real life constraints. Please join me in thanking him for his continued service to the Clan. And, my friend, I look forward to you returning at some point in whatever capacity you can. Replacing Mar as...
Mar Sûl has to step down from COU PCON due to real life constraints. Please join me in thanking him for his continued service to the Clan. And, my friend, I look forward to you returning at some point in whatever capacity you can.
Replacing Mar as PCON is Alethia aka Arch who most of you know as a rising star in COU and the DB. I will discuss this move and my reasoning behind further in my Consul report but suffice to say Arch's promotion to PCON leaves us with a vacancy in House Shan.
Effective immediately the position of Quaestor for House Shan is now open to applications DB-wide.
Applications are open DB-wide and are due to myself ([Log in to view e-mail addresses]), and Alethia ([Log in to view e-mail addresses]) no later than 8PM EST on 21 April. We reserve the right to select a candidate early, so don't delay!
Applications should address: DB experience (projects, positions, etc), any relevant real life skills (don't give me a full resume), leadership philosophy, your assessment of the current state of House Shan and ideas for the future of House Shan and its lore.
There is no minimum rank or DB experience requirement. Don't be afraid to apply! Even you aren't ultimately selected it can get you on people's radar for future positions.
Be prepared to answer follow-on questions via email.
This is a Upper Summit position, put some thought and effort into this. Have multiple people proof and comment on it. Sloppy or incoherent applications reflect poorly on the applicant.
Know the difference between a goal and a plan. "I want to increase fiction activity" is a goal. "I will host bi-weekly fiction workshops to develop our writers" is a plan. Too often I see applications full of lofty goals with almost nothing in concrete plans on how to achieve those goals.
Do your homework! Show the hiring officials you understand the strengths and weaknesses of the unit. You don't have to use the SWOT format (I'm not big on 30/60/90 either).
Be professional! I'm big on humor in my fiction writing but you are applying to be a key leader, not Deadpool (apologies to Dracpool). A little humor goes a long way but keep the tone professional.
Be honest! If you have rough spots in your history or community reputation, you should probably address those. I do look into how an applicant is viewed in their respective community.
Hello yes, this Wally, reporting in from Orlando, Florida after Day 1 at Star Wars Celebration. Highlights Here a few Highlights from Day 1. Show Floor Here are some fun pictures from the floor. Aabs, Wally, Anthony (PaRapa), Braecen, Valhavoc...
Hello yes, this Wally, reporting in from Orlando, Florida after Day 1 at Star Wars Celebration.
Here a few Highlights from Day 1.
Here are some fun pictures from the floor.
Aabs, Wally, Anthony (PaRapa), Braecen, Valhavoc #squad
Dave Feloni & Pablo Hidalgo Panel
This panel was a dream come true. For those that don’t know, Dave Feloni is the creator of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels. He also previously did work on Avatar: The Last Airbender. Pablo Hidalgo is the social face of the Lucas Story Group, responsible for keeping the new Star Wars canon cohesive in terms of lore. Together, they have a natural rapport and shed a lot of light on the creative process they go through when creating episodes. They talked about the concept of bringing Maul back (which was actually George Lucas’ ideas, and Feloni had to figure out how to do it) and the original designs for the character Ahsoka.
Aabs, Braecen, and I had a lot of fun. It was a lot of fun. It was even cooler when an entire ne of characters from both shows showed up.
Join the Fun: Telegram!
Telegram has a cool, unique feature that allows you to create a “Broadcast Group” instead of regular or supergroups. The main difference with Broadcast Groups is that only admins can post to the group effectively minimizing banter and clutter. This is a great way to see photos and videos from the convention without having to sift through active telegram conversations. To follow this Broadcast Group, click here.
If you’re not concerned with banter and dialogue with the members that will be live at the event, feel free to join our regular Telegram Supergroup here..
Join the Fun: Competitions
We’ll be running a few light and quick competitions during the event. You can check them out under the Parent Competition here.
First up is a series of Caption Contests.
Val approaches Jabba the Hutt. Submit your captions here
Aabs encounters a Republic Comando*. Submit your captions here
Grand Admiral Thrawn, in the flesh! Submit your captions here.
Val and I will be grading these on humor and cleverness, with input from other members in attendance.
Join the Fun: Request Form
- Use the following Google Form to submit requests for antics or suggestions. This can be anything from me randomly parkouring, to giving a Kylo Ren cosplayer a much needed hug, or pretending to be a real Dark Councilor and Gray Jedi. (Have you heard the Word of Pravus?)
Here are the only two requests that have come in so far.
Dress up as Leia from ANH
If someone buys or gets me the earmuffs, I’ll rock them.
Yell a star trek quote at darth vader and see what he does :D
Game on. Can people give me some Star Trek quotes to use in the comments?
Join the Fun: Orange County Convention Center
You can check out the main website for SW Celebration here.
You can check out the list of panels here.
We’re here, we’re live, and we hope to share our passion for Star Wars with an entire convention of like minded and potential new members for our organization!
If you’d like to help out at all with social media aspects of this process, join us on Telegram and let us know!
If there ever was a time to join us on Telegram, you can view the various groups here at: darkjedibrotherhood.com/chat.
The time has come for Alaris and I to search for a new Quaestor for House Dinaari. I am opening up applications to the DB as a whole, so if you are someone looking to make a difference in a Clan, here is your chance. Applications will be open...
The time has come for Alaris and I to search for a new Quaestor for House Dinaari. I am opening up applications to the DB as a whole, so if you are someone looking to make a difference in a Clan, here is your chance. Applications will be open until the 27th of April at which point we will make our selection, though we reserve the right to close applications earlier if we find a suitable Quaestor whose application has blown us away. If you any questions/concerns pertaining to the position, or applying to it, hit me up on Telegram or Email and we can talk.
Here is a list of what we are looking for in a Quaestor:
Someone who can work well with any member of the DJB, and put any personal issues aside for the betterment of our Clan, and the Brotherhood as a whole.
Someone who has ideas for things they’d like to see happen in the future of Dinaari, as well as can help me with the ideas I already have planned.
Someone who has a strong presence on Telegram, and a decent email response time.
We want to know what skills or strengths you could bring to the summit.
Present a possible idea for redefining Dinaari as a House Fictionally.
Alaris and I look forward to reading your Applications.
Be prepared for follow up questions to be asked.