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  1. JeffL

    Resigning as Page Marshal.

    Dear Alliance Denver community, Effective immediately I will no longer serve as a Page Marshal/Coordinator for Alliance Denver. This is my only current "staff" role in the chapter. As noted in my signature on the Alliance forums, my favorite comeback is "I've been LARPing since before you were...
  2. JeffL

    The Tiberion Council Background and Explanation

    Hi Jules! Thanks for putting this out there, and for posting both the IG and OOG parts. I'm going to as some questions here, OOG, just so I don't have to decide which is which. ;-) Some quesitons I have seen from folks that could use clarification: I think these are hitting the same idea...
  3. JeffL

    Worried about chapter health (focusing on NPC numbers)

    Hi Jesse, I know posting this in the public forum may come across as rude, confrontational, or counterproductive. I'm using the format partly becuase I hope it will get attention, and I hope it will not slide into counterproductive territory. We are 10 days away from the season opener, the...
  4. JeffL

    Spooookkky Death breakup infograph

    Thanks, Chris! I appreciate that you will think about it carefully, and that I am asking a volunteer to spend more of their time. Privacy concerns and protecting your own time are both very valid reasons to say "Nope." Cheers!
  5. JeffL

    Spooookkky Death breakup infograph

    I can't imagine the deaths are time-stamped, but I guess I could be wrong.
  6. JeffL

    Spooookkky Death breakup infograph

    I sure enjoy thinking about this kind of data. Thanks for sharing it! Is there any chance you could share the anonymized raw data? Something that just had many rows, with 3 columns: [class] [race] [deaths] I would love to play with it... and I don't think it would violate privacy, right?
  7. JeffL

    Hunting the White Rooks

    Greetings New Acarthians. This note is for those familiar with the attack on the Duchess at the last gather. If you have a personal investment in finding and stopping the foursome known as the White Rooks, or if you have been personally affected by the "heartless muders", please get in touch...
  8. JeffL

    The reality of the staff rules

    The problems with Staff in 2.0, as I see them: No stabbing Must use both hands Marked 3-foot section in the middle where you must keep your hands #1 is silly. The ends of staves are typically the same construction as the ends of swords. If some swords are stab-legal, then some staves can be...
  9. JeffL

    The reality of the staff rules

    Sure! Modify the Polearm skill to include using a staff however you want! Great solution.
  10. JeffL

    The reality of the staff rules

    In Denver we have consistent running jokes about how terrible the Alliance version of staff is as a weapon. If the goal of the rule is to force staff to be a poor choice (worse than single shortsword, we argue), then cut the BS explanations and make that clear. Then again, the fix seems...
  11. JeffL

    September 2019 FAVORITE MOMENTS!

    Ritual with Darius (Racial Transformation). Mac used Tarot cards as part of the ritual, and they did a great job of matching our expectations. Major Arcana cards kept popping out. A few of them... Cryn's "foundation": "The Hanged Man" Whoa... yeah. Calidan died so I could be here. Cryn's "past"...
  12. JeffL

    Alliance 2.0 Rulebook: Beta 2

    Whatever the official ruling is about long/short bow/sword combos, can it be clarified explicitly in the 2.0 rulebook, please?
  13. JeffL

    Alliance 2.0 Rulebook: Beta 2

    Page 85: "Crossbows are made of closed cell foam only—no PVC core is allowed." I'm sure the intent is that any solid core is not allowed, not just PVC. Change PVC to "solid, non-foam", perhaps?
  14. JeffL

    Alliance 2.0 Rulebook: Beta 2

    Change to legalit of hitting hands? The old rules said that "hands from the wrist out" were not legal targets. This meant that a hit on the knuckles with a sword did not count. The new rules say that "empty hands from the wrist out" are not legal targets. This would completely change the way a...
  15. JeffL

    Removal of teacher skill

    I'm thoroughly in favor of this change. Forced box-checking, especially with arbitrary terms like "10 minutes" is a way that a rules system can point players toward a mechanical view of the game, rather than a more free-flowing roleplay environment. I would much rather that the rules displayed...
  16. JeffL

    July 2019 Favorite Moments!

    Random smattering of memories... (wow, this got long). Who knew Sandro would be such a great "shady uncle" for Lyari? You're wonderful, Nick! Friday night undead fight... wow that was a deadly fight. Corrupted 4 times. We needed so many Life spells. Came within a minute of rezzing. Lost my...
  17. JeffL

    Player-run Snack Table at tavern in June and July

    Hi all, I want to say that I really enjoyed having snacks available like this. Plot (via Emily and Sierra, I believe) made a great contribution on Friday night, and then the other goodies were just there. It was really nice. Thank you for being an awesome community. Jeff
  18. JeffL

    ARB: Alliance Rulebook Beta Feedback

    Reading page 173 about different trap types. 3 of them are clear about whether the trap can be re-used after it is triggered: "Weapon traps are not destroyed when set off" "Mechanical traps must be rebuilt after they are set off and cannot be re-armed." Explosive traps: "This trap is destroyed...
  19. JeffL

    June Refund and July Price Drop?

    Thanks for replying, Jesse!
  20. JeffL

    The Den is Coming to Darbyton!

    To The Brothers I wanted to let you know that your presence, enthusiasm, mischevious smiles and excellent games were a wonderful addition to our event. Anytime The Den can come back, I hope you will. ~Cryn Valyric