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Saw this and thought of your +Michael Horton :-)

I am still working on a suitable quote. It's almost there, but not quite.
Took some pretty pictures of my kill team so far. I guess it will turn into more of a squadron once I'm all done. I have such plans. I'll give you the list but I want to save the details as a surprise: Callidus Culexus Everso...
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Well worth a read for anyone working on a set of larp rules.
This post got spurred by my readthrough of Hillfolk, as I lamented some of the decisions made in explaining the game. I made a bit of a fuss on G+ about it committing a large number of the cardinal sins of rules-writing, so n...
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[No Rest]

Well. If you don't say you want it you don't have much chance of getting it I guess :-)
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Might as well go big, or you should just go home.

And long term goals can totally be a thing.
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Coming in with Colin's character as an old friend. This really made my game as I always had a partner in crime and someone to touch base with. Even if we did get ourselves into all sorts of trouble.

Flint Esperon was a surprising addition to our little pair of trouble makers and we worked together on a couple of occasions over the event. I do look forward to the two of us organising the Dynasty parties 

The Imperial Tarot, I had a lot of fun and got a lot of interaction with PC’s from all sides of the game by being able to use the Augury ability. I’m a little unsure as to why the Inquisition came to me over an Inquisitorial Augur, But, I’m glad I did.

I’ve joined a Rogue Trader Dynasty under the old Alluvian warrant with Cal as our Rogue Trader. I think we are going to be the first group to actually buy a Warrant in play, so it’s going to be interesting. Liking my group so far, here’s hoping I’m not too radical for them.

Not becoming the vessel of the emperors might was awesome. I got quite far through the process before I was eliminated and I think it was very much for the best. Nox really wanted it, but as a player I knew it would completely change the character I was playing. Clos was a definite win for me as a player.

Negotiations about Letters of the Marque. I had some great conversations regarding it with lots of important people. Not sure exactly whether it worked or not as there is currently nothing in place in the system for it. But, it was great to have a Big Thing I was attempting to achieve at the event.

I won a duelling contest despite my lack of IC and OOC combat skills. All my duels were very close and I think they could have all gone either way. Apparently I get a prize 

I think I came across a suitably dodgy and trying to turn over a new leaf.

All the work on background links and details really paid off and I was able to improvise all sorts of stories and things I had in common with people.

Playing cards IC (and ICish on the Saturday night). I want this to be something Nox does regularly.

NPCing the Cardinal Captain again was a lot of fun. Especially, trying to find a proxy to attend the War Council for me and dumping it on a rather terrified Sister Hospitlar . I hope you had some interesting conversations on the back of it Sister Hypatia?

I also rather enjoyed making the players choose whether they wanted the Cardinal’s support for the sainthood of the padre or the crusade as a whole. I think the fact that they decided they would manage the push for the padre themselves, so that should generate some more RP further down the line.

The Not So Hot

I only went on one linear. I got offered a slot on another one but turned it down to attend a meeting I had to go to but didn’t end up having any input at. I really don’t have the patience for standing about waiting for linear slots to come up and because I don’t wear armour or carry a big weapon most people assume my psyker is a non-combatant. Hopefully people being more aware of what I can do and being part of an established crew will make it easier.

Psychic Mass Double – my new least favourite call. I had terrible luck with almost all of my psyker draws and ended up unconscious on the floor twice by over exerting myself. Sorry to those of you that were caught in the blast (totally not sorry, you were standing too close and not paying enough attention to what was going on :-p).

Not taking a half day on the Friday to drive down made my Friday night a bit manic. I could have done without that.

Fire alarm.
At a most inconvenient time.
When I wasn't wearing shoes.
Or a jacket.
And may failed attempts to leave the building led me to where the smoke alarm was triggered instead of outside.
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Yeah, 2400 IP to be paid in 4 installments is a lot!

Orev chose very well and has managed to get a lot of great game out of becoming a new dynasty. I'm looking forward to our attempt at it.
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I should know better than to go look at a bundle of holding. Both of the current sets purchased :-)
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+Gordon McDonald I'll agree with that sentiment as well. But for me it's both that and the money. New apartment, upcoming wedding and so forth.
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At an upcoming larp I'll be playing a spiritual leader of an athiest philosophy based around personal virtue (think roman rather than modern) and I'm hoping to recruit some followers and hold a spiritual gathering at the event.

There are some established beliefs but no real details of the ceremonies or practices of the faith. I know I don't want it to be a sermon based gathering and I want some elements that bind the group together as well as provide some interesting roleplay for the people that join. Can anyone sugest any ritual elements to include or resources to look at for building bonds between the group?

They shouldn't involve combat as there's plenty of that in other parts of the game and I'm looking to offer an alternative.
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Hope it goes well, let me know how it went.
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Shared because it's how I pictured the the battle for chelm.
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Some quoatage done.

I've nerver done quotes before, it really is rather fun.
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My poor little brain is used to it :-) Although there can be some memory loss.
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Happy birthday +Jamie Smith and +Paul King 
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Back safe and sound from No Rest. Had a really  good time considering this really wasn't the right event to bring in this character. Going to spend some time with the wife and post more thoughts later.
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I've rather enjoyed reading people's thoughts on the IoD national. Glad people had fun :-)
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Helllooooo, I'm a frontal cortex and fresh pituitary man.
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I'm an Edinburgh based artist and designer. I've made glass heart jewellery for a while but my current passion is for my Techno-Fairies.
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