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sonof
post May 28 2015, 11:07 AM
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So here we are one year in. I thought I’d start a new thread as the other one was getting pretty long.
With a year behind me as GSM I thought it would be a good time to look at what’s gone well, what’s gone badly, and what is coming next.

So the good? We’ll the Almanac is up and running again. Hopefully it will remain on its quarterly release schedule and people will still be enthused to read it.
Points apps are turning around pretty quickly, and the majority of people seem to be applying for reasonable things rather than trying to hide behind blags and combo’s.
Market days seem to be providing a fun half an hour over lunch. Hopefully as they continue more people will use them to sell their wares and get involved.

The not so good? Well the books. A huge project that turned out to be even bigger than expected. They have gone well though, and I hope that when they had done everyone will enjoy them.
Themed Days haven’t gone as well as hoped, they could of done with more numbers. Hopefully the three still to come over the year work well.

What’s next? Well the Books are still top of the list to get them done and published.
Then I have plans to update the ISP book and include the Monster Point tables, and CC benefits in them.
I’m still working on the source books. Depending on how things go it’s not impossible a couple of them may be ready for release towards the end of this year.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has helped with the books and is still helping, it has made the job easier even if it doesn’t seem like it. And a special thank you to people for being reasonable with the way they apply for points apps and not getting stressed if things take 2 weeks to come back sometimes 

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post Jun 3 2015, 08:41 AM
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Hello,

So weekly update for everyone.
Points apps ticking along, I'm not seeing Duncan this week so it will be a weekend for the delivery.
As some advanced warning I am likely to be having the weekend of the 13/14th off from the caves (don't tell Fi but by off I mean writing Realm of Glass). The chances are I'm seeing Duncan duriung the week but if you want stuff for the 20th then get in in early please.

On Sunday I will be around for a bit so if people need cards signed and stuff then catch me in the morning. I'm also going to do some random battleboards checks like senior ref's used to do smile.gif

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post Jun 8 2015, 05:28 PM
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So firstly a reminder from the above I am not going to be down this weekend (13/14th), I know a shock but...
I am currently seeing Duncan Wednesday evening (this might change) so if you need apps soon then get them in as soon as you can.

The caves looked good after the mass work week. Hopefully we can all help to keep it nice and tidy and avoid random props (or even entire rituals) being left behind when you do your area sweeps smile.gif Also I know I've moaned before but please take glowsticks out with you. When they die they are really tricky to see, so if you spot one on the floor grab it and bin it by the desk smile.gif

The next Almanac is going well, so if you have any questions for the Ask the GSM bit, or other stuff you'd like to have included please get it to me in the next couple of weeks. I'll also be checking guild boards last weekend of June.

Once this Almanac is done I'll put up a list of guilds that have 3 tiers and haven't completed a guild special this year so far.

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post Jun 16 2015, 06:45 PM
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Hello,

Another week and back to the normal Saturday delivery of points apps this week.

As a reminder the dead line for stuff to go into the Almanac is next Monday, and the weekend after for checking guild boards/earning CP's and guild specials.

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post Jun 22 2015, 04:32 PM
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Hello,

So points apps and CC contracts delivered to Duncan at the weekend. I'm seeing him Wednesday so I'll do a delivery then, and a second at the weekend.

I'd like to remind people about Damage grade sheets, if you need one get them signed. If you are using more than 1 non-standard ability to reach your damage grade then you need one. If you are inflicting more than six you need one.

And to remind people saturday is another Market day in the tavern at lunch. So if people want a bit of IC trade then it will happen at some point over lunch.

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post Jun 29 2015, 06:11 PM
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Hello,

So updates for the waiting world smile.gif

Points apps this week - I'm seeing Duncan Wednesday (Currently) so anything in by the time I print tomorrow evening will be given to him then. Anything after that will be down at the weekend.

Almanac - Guilds bits being finished off today/tomorrow and going to Martin for formatting.

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post Jul 7 2015, 09:21 AM
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Hello,

So a few quick things for my loving congregation smile.gif

First up there weren't any "Ask the GSM" question for this Almanac, so if people have any they'd like to ask in the October one get it is for the end of September.

As promised I will compile a list (probably sunday) of guild as that haven't completed a guild special as at the July Almanac and post it next week so you can all see.

Next my work on the Realm of Glass continues. I am sorting out cities at the minute. As part of it I'd like to include a brief "events in the third age" for each one. So I'm looking for cool campaigns (not one off events) that happened in cities. I don't need:
Stuff I've reffed
Highlands (huw)
The 138th and Thimon
Final Dawns in general
Anything HotE driven/direct plots of (So the Blade Wind in Alguz, Spiter attacking Port Miere and Scarlene)
Matt Jenkins and Slider stuff smile.gif

(As you can guess I have these already).

I am beyond this honestly struggling for city based plots/series of dungeons that have happened in the Empire. I know there are lots of "significant rural places".
So if you can think of any email them over to lee@labyrinthe.co.uk with a brief (1/4 of a page or so) rundown of what happened and who reffed it if possible.

And last by not least Xmas is coming. The lucky dip points apps seemed to go down well, so if anyone has idea's that would be cool. The current suggestion I've been given is A selection of sheets that are for class brackets. So you pick a warrior lucky dip, or priest lucky dip etc. and get something closer to what you want. The a real lucky dip pile of odd stuff requiring bracket pure/be a warrior wizard etc. I know it might seem a while away but I'd like to have enough time to write bits up.

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post Jul 13 2015, 05:55 PM
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Hello once more,

Well I have the July Almanac back and finished, so it should be off to the amazing printing god tonight/tomorrow.
And before you ask no, I still don't have book dates.

The weekend coming (as you may of noticed) has a lot of dungeons, with a lot of players, but not very many refs, monsters, or a-refs. So if you can make it down then please do, even if it's just a morning.

If we can't get enough monsters/refs then I'd suggest some negotiating where people play one day and monster/ref the other so more people have a chance for fun smile.gif

I'll even go as far as saying if someone is willing to step up and ref but doesn't have time to fully write I'll knock up a plot and list of encounters for them so they just need to add stats/wards and descriptions. I might even have time to do two if you ask early enough smile.gif

Points app wise I feel I need to remind people no means no. Just changing one word, or even applying again as is, doesn't mean I'll change my mind. It just means I get more monster points and ref points smile.gif

As mentioned previously I'm working on realm of glass so if you have any of the below then please send them over to me (at my lee@ address) if you haven't already:

Noble houses
Significant events in the third age
Cool locations that are tied to non-human races (so settlements of elves etc).

I'm also doing a review of the ISP book. My plan is to update the CP system in it, the mp system, and the general item system (though this needs very little work). So if you have any cool idea's then send them in to the normal address.

Until next time, stay quadding

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post Jul 20 2015, 04:17 PM
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Hello,

Not much to really say here. Everything seems to be moving along happily smile.gif

Thanks to people that booked off/stepped up to monster last weekend, it made for a nice full weekend of adventures.

I thought I'd ask about peoples opinions on the Almanac. What do you want to see in future issues? what sort of thing would you like included?

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post Jul 28 2015, 09:34 AM
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And another Almanac is out, which is good and means I'm already starting on the October one.

If you have anything you want to include (ask the gsm questions, anything sensible really) then send it over to me at lee@labyrinthe.co.uk

Points are coming in thick and fast, but as a reminder myths is a couple of weeks away which means Duncan will be away so there will be a delay in apps getting back to people.

I'd also like to remind people about damage grade sheets (again) I've not signed many but lots of people seem to be doing big numbers. So please get them signed. If you don't have one then ref's are free to say no you doing above six.

Finally after some issues around it can people please be careful about answering dead to discern nature of wounds/spirit sight unless you are sure. It can change how things turn out massively smile.gif

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post Aug 2 2015, 05:02 PM
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And the weeks move on.

I got asked the most bizarre pair of question yesterday. Can you use flat of the blade with flat of the blade. No, it you blade sharpen sharp weapons, using flat of the blade makes it blunt. I'm happy that hitting people doesn't use the sharpened blow, but you don't get the damage increase.

Second was warrior/assassin related. If you have specialist your max damage is triple to the front. If you then adrenal surge you still have max damage triple to the front. It's a restriction. This applies to any knock on's. So if you have a "max damage" restriction it applies last.

Points app wise they have gone through the roof the last couple of weeks. This week is the last week to get apps in and processed before the 4/9 day happen. After this weeks batch there will be a delay of 3-4 weeks for getting them back while Duncan (unreasonably I might add) enjoys playing the 9 day!

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post Aug 11 2015, 09:38 AM
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Hello,

First the bad news, but you should all be aware. Duncan and Kat are unreasonably going to play the 9 day meaning that points apps will be delayed (fortunately most of the points app addicts are also on the 9 day so withdrawal symptoms should be minimal (Unless you’re called Graham). I’ll still be printing them and processing them, but I’m guessing nothing will be back this month.

During the 9 day I’ll be printing sheets and stuff for the weekend but I WON’T be checking the booking line. If there is something urgent then email me at lee@labyrinthe.co.uk and I’ll see if I can help. By urgent I mean urgent, not “I haven’t had my item yet” or “Can I book a dungeon for November please”.

I will try and keep items coming back during this time too, so if you are emailing them in send them to the above, but that depend son how much time I have.

So onto good news. I’m starting work on the October Alamanc so if you have any questions for it, or want to see anything then let me know or put a post in the thread on the boards.

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post Aug 18 2015, 11:19 AM
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Hello,

Not much this week. On non-GSM things I've updated credits from the weekend, items being written up (so will be down this weekend) and MP's should be down.

I did remember the topic I was going to mentioned last week. Concentration time, things like prepping a total, mighty strike, flick of the wrist etc. Concentration is just that concentration, it means doing nothing other than the concentration, so you can't parry you can't be hitting someone etc. This means you aren't raging into people, aren't in combat (so tempo goes down) etc. Hopefully this is pretty straight forward and everyone knows it.

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post Aug 24 2015, 12:21 PM
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Hello,

So not much to say really. Points apps will be going to Duncan this weekend (I know you're all happy) so they should come back over the next couple of weeks, it is a rather big pile.

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post Sep 3 2015, 10:31 AM
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Sorry that the post is a bit late this week been busy catching up on bits.

All points apps I said were printed last Friday are with Duncan. There was a lot, so there may be a delay in getting them back by pdf if you wanted that.

Points apps for this week need to be in tonight if you want them to go to Duncan this weekend. I might get a chance to print some tomorrow evening but who knows.

As a reminder if you want to ask questions/have stuff for the Almanac I need it by about the 15th please.

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post Sep 9 2015, 03:37 PM
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Hello,

So my best laid plans of getting this out early fail.

For those on the 3 day that wants apps forit you'll need ot get them in TONIGHT at the latest and ask for PDF's and I'll try my best with them, but no promises.
I also take this opportunity to remind people to use the correct email for points apps please smile.gif

The Almanac dead line for stuff is end of next week, so if you have questions/want stuff in it please get it to me by Sunday the 20th.

I'll be checking guild boards etc. on the 26th so that's the last day for those.

And finally a small comment on points apps. Healing torrents (you know what they are if you have one). If you have one which doesn't have hte following restricitosn please bring it to me to have it checked:

1) Goes down if recieves other healing
2) Can only heal as much damage as is inflicted by an attack.

Thanks

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post Sep 15 2015, 09:45 AM
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The world ticks along, and we move closer to the end of the year.

As a teaser we are currnetly finalising the December Christmas events. Without going into detail (it will be in the next Almanac) I can say I'm already writing some lucky dip points apps. Plans are afoot for the Xmas single length, and I'm sure there will be xmas drinks in the Bickley.

There is also the 750 theme day, where every dungeon will be a 750. There will be more inthe Almanac but the plan is a colelction of single lengths so you can change parties, swap between different refs and general it iwll be a bit different.

Coming up is Halgar day, having mentioned it else where pretty please come and monster for us smile.gif

Points apps are all up to date with me and Duncan is happily (????) working through the mountain that was the post myths pile.

And finally, as people may of notice from this year I've been reffing mini-campaigns of different levels. I'm intending on doing the same next year (and it would be cool if other ref's did as well). So if people have idea's about what levels they'd like to see, and what lengths. 3 dungeons, or 4? Lots of options, or more linier. Based in specific nations, or specific themes?

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post Sep 30 2015, 11:20 AM
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Hello,

Sorry about the lack of post last week but I've been busy smile.gif

Points apps are all up to date and with Duncan/back.
4/9 day items are done and should be at the caves.
3 day items are being processed, I might get them finished for this weekend I'm not certain.

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post Oct 4 2015, 02:12 PM
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So the lovely Almanac is almost done, and it includes a new race option for people to play, and information on the excitement planned for December.

Halgar day is coming up and seems to have attracted huge interest which is great.
Coming up over the year we still have Sellaville Day, and the Max 750 theme day.

For next year I'm already working with Duncan to arrange a selection of Campaigns to happen. My plan is to ensure we have 2 or 3 running at a time, of different levels.

So if you are up for reffing a mini-campaign next year then can you let me know the following info:

The level you want to ref
When (rough months are ideal, specific dates are fine as well).
Theme if you have one.
Length/type of dungeons. Some options include: 3 a month apart, 4 a month apart. Saturday/Sunday dungeons, Overall they should be 3 or 4 days of dungeon though.

If you can send this to me at the lee@labyrinthe.co.uk address I'll try and put something together.

I'm happy to go all the year, but clearly focussing on the first 6 months at the minute.

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post Oct 13 2015, 05:30 PM
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So the world ticks on, all points apps are up to date.

The Almanac has been a little delayed finalising a couple of things, but shouldn't be much longer.

I've not had many people get back to me on reffing a campaign next year, so if you are up for it please let me know so I can start putting a plan together for them.

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