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Re: The future of RoE and the need for a DM team
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2012, 04:28:09 am »
Is the "spell of doing little" a realm spell?   ???

..but seriously, I just wanted to chime in about the rules questions topic.  There are some times when a rules question needs to be answered by a DM so that it will not undermine plotting... or at least I could see this as a possibility.  So, even though most people with experience could answer a question, they shouldn't always be aware of it.

In my rookie opinion, two people should volunteer to run their domain as NPCs, so as not to succumb to withdrawal, and pitch in for the greater cause and run a few more NPCs, help with SRs, help with DOs, etc.

Also, in my rookie opinion, major domains should not be abandoned.

I would volunteer if I had experience.  I suggest that Bjorn contacts those few that he trusts to help, and we proceed.  I know that I will try and help fill the ranks of players if I can, and if we all try to bring in more players, we could recover and continue with more strength. . . theoretically.

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Re: The future of RoE and the need for a DM team
« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2012, 09:44:06 am »
To clarify the bit about a DM playing a domain:

I meant playing a minor domain. It would obviously be impossible to continue playing a major domain. I also mean it was possible, but not required or expected.
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Re: The future of RoE and the need for a DM team
« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2012, 03:04:04 pm »
Which domains count as Major or Minor?
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Re: The future of RoE and the need for a DM team
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2012, 03:05:59 pm »
Which domains count as Major or Minor?

Those that can project their military power all the way to Aerenwe it seems, or at least that's the way everyone is trying to prove their majorness. ;)
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Re: The future of RoE and the need for a DM team
« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2012, 04:28:53 pm »
Which domains count as Major or Minor?

Those that can project their military power all the way to Aerenwe it seems, or at least that's the way everyone is trying to prove their majorness. ;)

I do not have a clue what you could mean. :)
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Re: The future of RoE and the need for a DM team
« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2012, 08:07:38 pm »
Which domains count as Major or Minor?

Those that can project their military power all the way to Aerenwe it seems, or at least that's the way everyone is trying to prove their majorness. ;)

I do not have a clue what you could mean. :)

Simple - those who do not occupy at least one province of Aerenwe are considered minor ;)

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Re: The future of RoE and the need for a DM team
« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2012, 10:55:11 am »
Lets solve it one by one. I propose rules interpreting contest. Bjorn will produce few hideously difficult questions or hypothetical situations to solve. The one who answers them most to Bjorn's liking will be then new certified auxiliary authority regarding the rules. Sounds good, doesn't it? :)

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Re: The future of RoE and the need for a DM team
« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2012, 11:21:36 am »
Lets solve it one by one. I propose rules interpreting contest. Bjorn will produce few hideously difficult questions or hypothetical situations to solve. The one who answers them most to Bjorn's liking will be then new certified auxiliary authority regarding the rules. Sounds good, doesn't it? :)

That is more work for Bjørn. Although it would be a one time effort I feel we should avoid giving extra chores to him.

I think most of us will be able to answer questions from other players. Except for combat resolution that feels a bit arbitrary. And there I still think we can agree that fortifications/assets, xp, commanders and number of units influence the outcome.

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Re: The future of RoE and the need for a DM team
« Reply #23 on: July 13, 2012, 11:07:01 am »
That is more work for Bjørn. Although it would be a one time effort I feel we should avoid giving extra chores to him.
That can be circumvented. Lets say each contestant publish one question for the others. Answers will be also publicly visible (posted to forum perhaps). Winner will be determined by voting of all RoE players.

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Re: The future of RoE and the need for a DM team
« Reply #24 on: July 13, 2012, 06:46:46 pm »
That is more work for Bjørn. Although it would be a one time effort I feel we should avoid giving extra chores to him.
That can be circumvented. Lets say each contestant publish one question for the others. Answers will be also publicly visible (posted to forum perhaps). Winner will be determined bys.
 
That is more work for Bjørn. Although it would be a one time effort I feel we should avoid giving extra chores to him.
That can be circumvented. Lets say each contestant publish one question for the others. Answers will be also publicly visible (posted to forum perhaps). Winner will be determined by voting of all RoE players.

Sure. We could have a rules contest just for the fun of it. But I think it a poor method for choosing a 'rules question assistant'

If the players are knowledgeable enough of the rules to judge the contest. Then why should we have an official rules question assistant? Just post your question and we will all gladly share our wiew of the rules.

If Bjørn need someone other than him to interpret the rules, Then I think he should appoint one of the voulenteers. A contest wont assure the best candidate. Bjørn have years worth of mail and forum posts from all of us. And I am sure he knows us well enough to make the choice himself.

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Re: The future of RoE and the need for a DM team
« Reply #25 on: July 14, 2012, 07:42:16 pm »
The paradox of a rules competition.  :D

I second the notion that Bjorn can figure out who can handle the rules questions.
In fact I'm relatively certain that Bjorn has an idea of the members who are willing and also able.

We had better hurry before I start stirring up more trouble in the CoT. . .   ;D

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Re: The future of RoE and the need for a DM team
« Reply #26 on: July 15, 2012, 10:23:39 am »
I'm heading for a short trip to Finland - Moomin World here we come!

Aim to settle this once I get back.
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Re: The future of RoE and the need for a DM team
« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2012, 04:56:27 pm »
You mean you want to finnish it when you get back?

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Re: The future of RoE and the need for a DM team
« Reply #28 on: July 18, 2012, 03:59:28 am »
Wow. That was bad.
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Re: The future of RoE and the need for a DM team
« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2012, 06:01:23 pm »
I was afraid that my bad joke shut down the forum.  It went 5 days as the last post.