april '99 comments


Pyle    - Friday, April 30, 1999 at 20:26:41 (EDT)

Could eveyone who has made a "Dark Ages" character e-mail me with your clan and the reason you are in Constantinople. I need to flesh out character relationships with N.P.C.'s. I will e-mail you back with some ideas and you will decide what the relationship shall be. Please try to due this before May 15th.

Thank you,

Pyle   <click to email>
- Friday, April 30, 1999 at 17:31:34 (EDT)

So, I hear there are some new faces in Constantinople. Perhaps if you'd introduce yourselves I could point you in the direction of the "powers that be". That's how this little game is played. By the way... there is a someone in control of the port so if you intend to leave or you have friends arriving soon I'd suggest you get hold of him.

Oh, and dont any of you snivelling little brats get any ideas about crossing land to leave. I've heard stories about men that change into beasts that can smell you out at a hundred yards. So, you're trapped here,congratulations. Witness the final breath of the glorious Roman Empire that was and the dream of what it may be yet again, knowing you cannot do otherwise.

Have a nice day.

Trevalian   <click to email>
- Friday, April 30, 1999 at 00:23:59 (EDT)

What's the deal with everyone disliking the Toreador? They're just as important to the Camarilla as the Ventrue and Tremere. Should the need arise, they can defend themselves, so they aren't panzies. So, whats the deal?

Adam   <click to email>
- Thursday, April 29, 1999 at 20:31:53 (EDT)

Okay, so Kirk is the first to hit me with what I expect to be a long line of mocks of my Toreador mock-mistake. Only question left to ask is "Who's next?"

Edmund   <click to email>
- Thursday, April 29, 1999 at 19:20:50 (EDT)

Okay, this is one of those times where I swallow my pride and admit I was wrong, right? To tell the truth I didn't read Erica's article until after I wrote the first few posts. I saw the sheer volume of the two posts, scanned the first couple paragraphs of the first post and assumed it was all stuff I had read in the newspaper already. Obviously I was wrong. I have the attention span of a flea and I'm always doing three things at once. Try to keep that in mind next time 'k?

Dave   <click to email>
- Thursday, April 29, 1999 at 19:03:40 (EDT)

You didn't offend me with your comments. However, I do hope I have defended my remarks and justified what I've written and why.

It's not like you called me a Toreador.

Kirk    - Thursday, April 29, 1999 at 08:50:08 (EDT)

Hey... I'm Brujah AND Sabbat... that makes me double picked on. I wonder if I can get a government grant or something if I let them study Dave.

Carlos   <click to email>
- Wednesday, April 28, 1999 at 17:43:46 (EDT)

Thanks for understanding Erica... and I'm sorry for offending you Kirk. I knew I was going to offend one or the other of you. The unrelated part was indeed out of line. Keep on typin'... as I said... they're easy to skip.

(By the way... I actually read Erica's. :P~~ )

Dave   <click to email>
- Wednesday, April 28, 1999 at 17:35:41 (EDT)

Dave, Dave, Dave...

How could Erica's comment not be L.A.R.P. related? I had heard about this spin from San Fransisco right after the Columbine b.s. The way this is related to the L.A.R.P (And Roleplaying in general) is paranoia. Even though it has not been proved in any way that those skin heads from Littleton played vampire, we will be linked to it because of the "goth" background of our game. Already in schools just in the Lansing area kids are being harrassed just because they were a trenchcoat or dress in all black. I know, I know, I know... How is this L.A.R.P. related? Maybe just as a warning to all of us to expect even more flack from the closed minded people when we go to play a game we love.

Pyle   <click to email>
- Wednesday, April 28, 1999 at 17:29:40 (EDT)

Again there is the disagreement as to what is LARP related. Obviously, both Erica and I agree that this is a LARP related subject. Some do not. Perhaps you had parents that didn't get on your case for playing that "Devil worshipping D&D crap" as my parents called it.

Roleplaying has been something I've really enjoyed in my life. I've met a lot of good friends and had countless hours playing in games that I've really enjoyed. However, people have been arrested and prosecuted in Florida for murdering others. These people were involved in a blood & sex cult and the crimes they committed were linked to the Vampire LARP they played in.

MSU had a highly negative history with roleplaying games in the 1970's and right now MSU has a very negative image due to the recent riots. How long before someone links the two?

So, I decline your award and ask you to hold a mirror to yourself before you start an irrelevant post just to complain about another's posting. We are playing an obviously adult game with many adult related themes. As I've said in a previous post, our storytellers have given the players many realistic scenarios that are disturbing and sometimes frustrating to the players. As this game deals with a lot of adult issues I don't see this as a problem trying to address these issues in an adult manner.

I hope others agree.

Kirk    - Wednesday, April 28, 1999 at 08:56:06 (EDT)

Dave, Sure I'll take your SPAM/TREET award,(i realize it was meant in jest) but it was LARP related. ( I apologize for the length... I just copied and pasted and didn't look at it until after it was posted) I think that it really effects us all because these are the people's perceptions of what role-players are doing. If you notice, the reporter says that in playing "Vampire" you act out the dangerous attacks and in order to play that you need to be seeped into the occult in order just to play. HA! What a crock... but seriously, I just want folks to realize that alot of times we are misunderstood and how easy it is to forget that people don't always understand what we are doing.

Erica    - Tuesday, April 27, 1999 at 23:58:16 (EDT)

While Dave may not be interested in the world of Gothic style I find it fascintating if a bit... tenth century.

By the way Pyle, even if Dave didn't choose the clan he wished to play I'm told he's happy with it. Aren't you Dave?

Dave? Be a good boy and say you're happy.

(Dave, mesmerized, in a monotone: I'm very happy to be playing a Ventrue, yes I am. Ventrue are the best.)

Trevalian   <click to email>
- Tuesday, April 27, 1999 at 18:52:22 (EDT)

Okay... one last LARPIE nomination. And the SPAM/TREET award for lengthy and unrelated comments on the LARP board goes to... (drum roll)

It's a TIE!!! Erica and Kirk can you please come up and accept your award?

(P.S. Before I start a flame war over this it was meant in fun. It's easy enough to skip over comments I personally am not interested in as long as they are written by actual LARPers... lord knows it doesn't take much memory space... and everyone may as well have their say. After all, y'all probably aren't interested in what Carlos has to say either.)

Dave   <click to email>
- Tuesday, April 27, 1999 at 18:42:14 (EDT)

Damn Freak Goth Punks!

Seriously, the mentally unstable should not play in a fantasy world. D&D used to get the blame, now it's Vampire. The World of Darkness is a violent, and dark place. The whole point of this fantasy game world is to disturb the players. But when one can not seperate fantasy from reality, it's time to take a break from roleplaying games.

I've had to take those breaks every once in a while. Maybe you get too attached to a character that gets killed or maybe your gaming that you've been using as a stress releaser causes you as much stress or more than your normal mundane activities.

As roleplayers and particularly as roleplayers in the Lansing area, we need to be very careful in regard to our own behaviors. In the 1970's Dallas Eggbert III, the teen genius who killed himself, started a great deal of this anti-roleplay stuff when D&D was blamed for it.

Roleplaying has been used by psychologists and for psychoanalysis for years. But many times people can't deal with the many emotions they face each day. Sometimes roleplaying games can push people over the edge if they can not cope with reality let alone fantasy.

A lot of people want to distill this situation into a clear black and white image. Who is to blame? Who do we go after?

How can America admit our culture is fucked up! People alienate those they don't like. Children obsess over Hitler and death and idolize violence. Add to that parents who ignore the activities of their children. Free access to firearms and an internet that allows anyone to follow a recipe for bombs and of course you get a sick mind! How can anyone predict insanity? Any person could snap at any time. But I'm not going to live in a cave.

I don't blame the media. I don't blame roleplaying games or books. The bible is filled with sins that most of us couldn't imagine in our darkest thoughts. The goverment tried to blame comic books for the moral decay of our youth in the 1960's, hence the comic code authority. Sometimes people just want to put the blame somewhere but some issues just aren't black and white.

If Pyle or Dave feel strongly about this issue, I bet they could get interviewed by the Lansing State Journal (and get some free press for the LARP or Brass Dragon) to talk about roleplaying in the Lansing area.

Kirk   <click to email>
- Tuesday, April 27, 1999 at 16:45:24 (EDT)

As if the shootings weren't bad enough, check out what one newspaper in San Fransico has to say about it: Classmates Describe Shooters As Obsessed With Goth World ``Trench Coat Mafia'' members treated as social outcasts Staff and Wire Reports Wednesday, April 21, 1999 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The schoolyard assassins in Colorado were part of a small clique of outcast youths obsessed with the Gothic world and known as the ``Trench Coat Mafia,'' according to their fellow students. Students at Columbine High, near Denver, said the group was made up of six to 10 students who were constantly being ribbed by the school's athletes and other, more popular cliques. ``They were kind of the freaks of the school,'' Kendra Curry, a senior, told the Washington Post. ``They're basically outcasts, Gothic people,'' said Peter Maher, a junior who said he had a confrontation last July 4 with the shooting suspects and several other members of the group. ``They're into anarchy. They're white supremacists, and they're into Nostradamus stuff and Doomsday.'' Several students said the shooters were deeply into death -- talking, reading and dreaming about it. They said the Trench Coat Mafia members wore their trench coats every day, no matter the weather, even in class. Black trench coats are a consistent theme in the Gothic subculture that has attracted many teenagers to the poetry, music and costumes of a scene that ranges from benign fantasy to violent reality. Many American high schoolers have become fascinated by all things Gothic. Some simply dress and paint their fingernails black while others immerse themselves in a pseudo-medieval world of dark images. On Web sites featuring poetry called ``The Written Work of the Trenchcoat'' and in political tracts and other elements of the conspiratorial imagination, trench coats have served as a symbol for everything from Hitler and the Nazis to mass murder to suicidal fantasies. Yesterday was Hitler's birthday, an occasion for demonstrations, mock funerals and other macabre commemorations among both neo- Nazis and some subsets of the Gothic scene. Sheriff's spokesman Steve Davis said investigators were intrigued by the possibility that the carnage was timed ``in conjunction with'' Hitler's birthday. Dave Williams, a police expert who has been studying the Goths for six years, told The Chronicle that by and large, they are nonviolent. But occasionally some who claim to be Goth have harmed people, such as individual acts of violence in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. Still, until yesterday there had been nothing like mass murder in the Goth experience. ``I was always afraid something like this might happen,'' said Williams, a sergeant in the Dayton, Ohio, Police Department. There had been signs of tension earlier between the Goth group and fellow students at the Colorado high school. ``The athletes and stuff are really popular,'' one student said. ``They make fun of me all the time because I wear bell-bottoms and I'm a little hippie girl. And they'd make fun of the Trench Coat Mafia. They'd say, `White trash,' and `Why don't you comb your hair?' and `Are you Gothic, man?' and `You need some new clothes.' Just stupid teenage stuff.'' Maher said he and two of his friends were at a fireworks stand in Littleton on July 4 when the Trench Coat Mafia boys approached them and said they had a shotgun. Maher and his friends saw no gun, but the trench-coated boys did pull knives and tried to fight with the others. Maher said he and his friends had had no previous contact with the boys in black. ``We didn't want to fight,'' Maher said, ``so we talked to them for a while, and then we just got out of there.'' Sergeant Williams says some Goths act out a bizarre and elaborate role-playing game, ``Vampire, the masquerade.'' He said one particularly dark aspect of the Gothic is when role playing is carried to extreme. `'The game -- Vampire, the masquerade -- I call it Dungeons and Dragons on steroids,'' he said, adding that players assume the persona of vampires and act out attacks. ``There are people who I have seen who lose touch, who think the gaming system and mythos are real. They have gone off and done some very strange things. Basing things on my experience, is there a propensity for this? It's possible.'' Trench coats, like those worn by the Colorado gunmen, are the modern equivalent of vampire capes in the symbology of the game, Williams said. As part of the game, Williams said, participants join one of seven ``clans'' associated with vampirism. ``The seven clans compete for power in the vampire world -- the idea of the game is to essentially to control the world,'' he said. One clan, known as the ``Brujah,'' is the most violent among the game's participants. Another group, which is outside the clan system, is known as ``Sabbat'' and makes random simulated violent attacks on opponents in the game. Typically, the game is played by everyone from kids to business executives, and clashes in the game are resolved with the old-fashioned method of the child's game known as ``scissors, paper, rock,'' he said. But, Williams said, the game requires players to totally immerse themselves in the study of the occult. ``Any belief system taken to the extreme is dangerous,'' he said. ``In this one, ultimately, the fanaticism causes the problem,'' Williams said. ``You are steeped in the occult, you are reading about the occult. You are sucking so much of this in, it's a huge indoctrination. That has a tendency of messing with the mind.'' Williams said he became interested in the game himself while involved in a homicide investigation. ``I had to walk away from it,'' he said. (For White Wolf's reaction, see the White Wolf home Page)

Erica    - Tuesday, April 27, 1999 at 13:09:47 (EDT)

The G Dawg is back in cyber land. Anyone who needs to email me my address is below. For those who haven't heard, I'll be narrating the Dark Ages Game this summer. Thanks to Pyle for allowing me to help in what's going to be a kick ass game this summer. Cyall soon. WGD

Wandering Gypsy Dog   <click to email>
- Monday, April 26, 1999 at 21:44:42 (EDT)

Just a quick reminder:

The Dark Ages L.A.R.P. will not start until May 15th. That gives you plenty of time to submit your character history to me at my e-maill address listed below. Any question may also be directed to me at my e-maill address listed below. Thank You once Again

Pyle   <click to email>
- Monday, April 26, 1999 at 17:58:51 (EDT)

Dave $ Edmund:

I'm sorry if your spun that I made you switch clans. I will try to make it up to. I hope you understand the advantages to a diverse L.A.R.P. Any complaints can be sent to crampto3@pilot.msu.edu. :)

Pyle    - Sunday, April 25, 1999 at 02:52:12 (EDT)

Alright. So it turns out I'll be playing an 11th Gen Toreador. I know I mocked them earlier, and now, I get to reap the benefits for it. So, let the general mocking begin!!!

Edmund   <click to email>
- Sunday, April 25, 1999 at 02:08:57 (EDT)

Hey Pyle... Can I play a Tavern Wench Brujah that embraces a kid??? heehee

Erica    - Saturday, April 24, 1999 at 09:55:50 (EDT)

That's a big 10-4 good buddy.

Dave   <click to email>
- Saturday, April 24, 1999 at 03:18:08 (EDT)

Please don't get too far ahead in creating characters. Stick to a clan and a background.(Like Lasombra Priest) The reason being is there is a lot of politics in Constantinople and your characters will be thrust amongst it. Make a character like you would for a table top game because it kind of is. I will explain more about the city on saturday!

Pyle   <click to email>
- Friday, April 23, 1999 at 16:16:49 (EDT)

Dave (Beck), I'm interested in being in a sub-group. I already have a character concept. I'd like to discuss it some more.

Edmund   <click to email>
- Friday, April 23, 1999 at 12:34:44 (EDT)

Actually, I'm torn between a few ideas as well. If anyone has an idea for a sub-group I might go for that. I know one thing... whoever I make is going to be as far away from the political center as possible. ;) Change is good.

Dave   <click to email>
- Friday, April 23, 1999 at 02:34:17 (EDT)

Why? There's lots of other things to pick from like 13th Gen Toreador. And why would you want to pick 'that' is beyond me. I'm leaning towards Gargoyles. I like the concept of being the slave of a Clan . . . or NOT!

Edmund   <click to email>
- Friday, April 23, 1999 at 01:52:05 (EDT)

Go with Tzimisce for the Dark Ages LARP!!!

Adam  <click to email>
- Thursday, April 22, 1999 at 21:35:17 (EDT)

Kirk, the setting will be Constantinople, year 1197. The mood is melancholy and sadness as one of the world's greatest citys prepares for its own end. The Inconnu plot revenge on the city in the form of the fourth crusades. Will the characters be content to sit back and let the city be destroyed? Will they meet there end with the city in year 1204? Or can they re-write history? This setting kind of reminds me of the Titanic where doom is imminent and many kindred prepare to "Go down with the ship". Will Constantinople share its fate with the likes of Carthage, Rome and Enoch? It is up to you! Build your charcters with those facts in mind... The game begins May 15th!! (Characters to be made Saturday)

Pyle   <click to email>
- Thursday, April 22, 1999 at 16:16:58 (EDT)

I have a going away present for Ward. Hope you like it. Check out the following web address for something REALLY scary! http://www.mindspring.com/~ernestm/cthulhu/

Kirk   <click to email>
- Thursday, April 22, 1999 at 15:27:02 (EDT)

People of the Lord's City,

There will be an AUCTION of things gathered along travels throughout the Mediterranian, Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Items include Strongboxes, Furniture, Spices, Liquors, Exotic Blades, a Suit of Chain Mail (damaged), a Small Barque (The Santa Rosa), as well as many nautical supplies.

Please be at the West Pier, Dock Number 43 at 2 o'clock the afternoon of Saturday the 24th of April to register, the bidding will begin promptly a half hour later. See my master at arms, William Boxford aboard the Santa Rosa for more information for more information or to view the items.

Trevalian, Captain of the "Far Expeditioner".

((OOC note and disclaimer, this post in no way commits the author to a character choice, it is intended to explore avenues for the use of this bulletin board and may not be reproduced, copied or otherwise reposted without the express written consent of... oh nevermind))

Trevalian   <click to email>
- Thursday, April 22, 1999 at 13:41:48 (EDT)

Kirk: if you had an email addy up i would have responded to that, but unfortunately i won't be any where near lansing...and will be leaving for north carolina very soon after finishing my finals..but if anyone is in the Chapel Hill area of North Carolina...feel free to give me a ring.

Jordan    - Thursday, April 22, 1999 at 11:47:05 (EDT)

Yeah, but this time it's not me that's involved in the bitching!

Jordan, are you going to be around this summer (ie to game and to LARP) or are you going home?

And Pyle, what will be the locale and the time period that you are setting the Medieval LARP?

I have a suggestion to resolve the non-relevant posts and the bitching posts put on this forum. Ignore them. Do not respond in any way to them. Complaining and bitching about them justs gives them more attention and detracts from the purpose of this forum. Ignoring someone is FAR worse than giving them any attention at all. That's what we do in the SCA. It's pretty effective. That way, only those people involved in the bitching will respond to one another and it will soon die out if no one pays further attention to it. Many emotions are contagious including anger, pessimism and negativity. But on the other hand, so are hope, optimism, and joy.

If anyone can give Adam a ride to the store and then to LARP please contact him and make the arrangements. Everyone else, please stop with the insults. He made a sincere request. We don't need to act like pricks, and I include myself in this comment, to resolve our problems.

Thanks everyone!

Kirk    - Thursday, April 22, 1999 at 09:04:04 (EDT)

Man, we're already bitchin' about shit again. we need to get a channel set up on mIRC or something, where everyone can go and bitch all the fucking want and not fucking contaminate this site. something like #The_Fortress_Bitch_room

Jordan    - Thursday, April 22, 1999 at 00:02:51 (EDT)

Cata buses only cost a shiny quarter, Diamond Jim.

???    - Wednesday, April 21, 1999 at 21:13:36 (EDT)

That involves spending additional money, which I have a shortage of. If its really that big a deal, I'll walk, sheesh....

Adam    - Wednesday, April 21, 1999 at 17:52:57 (EDT)

Adam, ever heard of a taxi cab?

???    - Wednesday, April 21, 1999 at 17:43:28 (EDT)

I need to go to a grocery store AND then go to Fortress. I'm within walking distance of one, but not the other.

Adam  <click to email>
- Wednesday, April 21, 1999 at 16:13:28 (EDT)

Hey Adam. I hear the buses are a pretty convient tool for those without cars that need rides to LARP.

:P    - Wednesday, April 21, 1999 at 15:50:06 (EDT)

AH!!! Shakespeare, Run away!!! I still need a ride on Saturday *puppy dog eyes*

Adam   <click to email>
- Wednesday, April 21, 1999 at 10:10:38 (EDT)

F**k thee?! How lame. Here are just a few medieval insults from Shakespeare. I thought some people could use the practice at medieval insults.

I would my horse had the speed of your tongue

Tush! tush! fear boys with bugs.

You sir, are a fishmonger!

Your horrid image doth unfix my hair.

Were I like thee I'd throw away myself.

Kirk    - Wednesday, April 21, 1999 at 10:00:27 (EDT)

Ward, I'd LOVE to take credit for that bad pun, but alas, it was just really bad spelling on my part. Sorry for the inconvenience, we now return you to your regularly schedualed smack talk.

Scott    - Wednesday, April 21, 1999 at 02:05:40 (EDT)

Well... I will not be attending this Sat as a result of other plans. (No worries, I didn't sign up for anything as I knew I wouldn't be able to be there). Also, I must say it's been fun (at least most of it :) ) but I will not be joining everyone over the summer... maybe I will see you all come fall.

Eric   <click to email>
- Wednesday, April 21, 1999 at 01:44:01 (EDT)

for the love of god...green..everywhere green...and this is larp related cause icabod has a green shirt.

Jordan    - Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at 20:59:47 (EDT)

Would someone be kind enough to drive me to the store a bit before the pot luck so I can pick up what I was planning on bringing?

Adam   <click to email>
- Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at 20:47:14 (EDT)

Just a couple of quick reminders:

1. We will be having a Dark Ages Vampire L.A.R.P this summer. Characters will be created this saturday at the banquet. I will be storytelling with Mike Robinson and Dave Zoltan as Narators. (Skippy will be playing a N.P.C)

2. Everyone who signed up for an item for the banquet please be at the Fortress at 7:00pm. (This should include everyone) If you did not have a chance to sign up for an item and would like to, or if you have forgoten what item you signed up for, e-mail me at the address below!

3. I officialy invite everyone who has played or even thought about playing in a L.A.R.P to the first annual "Year End Banquet and L.A.R.P.y's Award Presentation" to be held at Fortress Comics and Games this Saturday at 7:00pm. A lot of un-pleasantness has happened recently that I fell can be resolved with an evening of food and fun!

4.Unfortunatly, this will be Ward's last L.A.R.P session so if you don't come for the free food or the funny-ass awards, come to wish him all the best in the t-shirt buisness.

5. Hope to see everyone on Saturday. Just a warning to those who don't show: You will be suffering 5 agg un-soakable damage from Ward's Mom!!! Untill then...

Pyle   <click to email>
- Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at 17:44:40 (EDT)

"Garountees"? Ooooh, that was really bad. That pun made my teeth ache. Soon all of this smack talk will cease only to be replaced by medieval smacketh talketh. "F*ck thee".

Flava'    - Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at 17:04:27 (EDT)

Carlos: Take it easy, man. As far as I know, you have nothing to worry about, as you're not tainted. And I'm not about to make it my life's goal to hunt down and eradicate some two-bit leach who thinks he's king shit of turd mountain just cuz he's wyrmtainted. Much like you, I have bigger fish to fry. But, you know, if Cyrus just happens to cross our path, well, I'm not making any garountees, is all I'll say.

Bugz    - Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at 16:19:53 (EDT)

Standing high in the turrets of his castle Baron Lenoig looks over his lands and sighs in frustration. For one brief shining moment, the forces of the Fae and the combined might of all the Prodigals (vampires and werewolves) stayed the onslaught of the coming Apocolypse.

As the threat has ended, age old rivalries and hatreds have torn us apart yet again. He decides there is but one thing to do.

The Baron returns to his chambers and pens a proclamation, "Unto every creature of the Dreaming. Recent battles have worn us weary, and the Deep Dreaming calls. I shall be leaving the city for some time and call all those Fae who would quest for lost glory. I pray all the Fae of my realm will join me."

Baron Lenoig   <click to email>
- Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at 09:37:36 (EDT)

(From my laptop in Mexico)

I have to stop myself from laughing for a moment to respond to this madness.

It is this simple Lupines: Stay away from Kindred business and turn your attentions to other matters. Cyrus and Vlad both have my number and I can be back in the city in a matter of hours if need be. I will not tolerate attacks upon my subjects, especially after it's been proven that others are behind the "Wyrm" taint within the city.

I prefer to eliminate the root cause of this taint, but if necessary I can eliminate a symptom or two if it becomes too bothersome.

Carlos   <click to email>
- Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at 02:42:22 (EDT)

Come now, people: I'm sure that if we set our differences aside for a while and discuss things rationally, we can come to an agreement that doesn't involve any fighting or killing. Also, Cyrus was absolutely essential in the destruction of Famine, so if he winds up dead by Garou hands (or whatever those things are), I shall be forced to instill myself with the Wyrm, thereby not only making your efforts all for naught, but also corrupting a fine, upstanding member of the community.

Grand Moff Pooka, Dark Lord of the Third Realm   <click to email>
- Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at 01:59:52 (EDT)


Mike    - Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at 00:28:04 (EDT)

Oooh... a big Klaive, now I'm scared. Does the big ostentatious sword bring your trait total up to 31+? The reason I ask, is because thats what a potential max for Cyrus is. So NEENER!!! Powergaming, woohoo!!!(I'm joking)

Adam    - Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at 00:24:32 (EDT)

....and then there was the Briine... oh wait, this is the LARP board. heh thought I was on my Ds9 board for a sec. :) Oh, how fun things are shaping up to be here. :) If only my character could see what was actually going on here on this board, he'd bring the rath of War's Claive and the Tear of Gaia on Cyrus' sorry ass....yet, he can't, so he wont....yet. :) heh. Keep in mind Adam, that I had a total brainfart when Cyrus did Theft of Vitae on Akalai...for I completely forgot the FX of burning a Willpower to ignore the loss of that mental challenge. Or the fact that I should have burnt a Rage and had him put two more points of luv on Cyrus to put him into that luvin' state we call torpor. Moot point now. :) Anways, I'd like to thank the ENTIRE storyteller corp for a great semester of LARP'ing. I'd also like to thank the players, for the most part, in making it a great experience as well. :) It made it much worth the 1.5 hour trip up every weekend. I look foward to seeing you guys this weekend at the LARPies. I'm PLAN on bringing Chinese...how many people like HOT stuff? Just so I know what kind to get. Let me know at tazman@rezidentgeek.com :) Mike

Mike   <click to email>
- Monday, April 19, 1999 at 23:49:12 (EDT)

Ya I know it was fucking you, but what I'm fuckin sayin' is if you two got such a fuckin beef with each other. Get your lime asses off some plush chair, get your little johnny one eye out of a mellon and find some dark place to beat the snot out of each other. If you two still want to talk like old nacy boys I know a great Eshu that lives in webbervile, he'd love to chat with you two.

Icabod    - Monday, April 19, 1999 at 19:38:32 (EDT)

Good! Then you see my point! You feed responsibly, I hunt responsibly. I don't just kill anything, I only kill wyrm tainted. Like you. You should be able to liken this to why you chose certain mortals for your feeding. It has a lot to do with how I select which wyrmspawns to hunt. I don't like ANY of you "kindred" but I only persue a few of you. See how it is? Just because you're one of the ones we persue, however, is the the reason you're whining about it. Now, if you can be cleansed...... nah, I'll just tear you in half and be done with it.

Bugz    - Monday, April 19, 1999 at 18:35:53 (EDT)

To Mr. Fairborn, I don't "pop open mortals like a can of Mountain Dew", I feed responsibly. I don't kill the vessels from which I feed, and if the other kindred in Lansing do, they are breaking our Masquerade. As for my cowardly little wards... discretion is the better part of valor. Perhaps your kinds ignoring this fact is why your population continues to decrease? I am done on this subject, as I have matters I must attend to. To Icabod: I hope you realize I was one who helped you gain access to Famine's haven. I have no qualms with any of your kind, I hope it stays that way.

Cyrus    - Monday, April 19, 1999 at 16:49:22 (EDT)

I learned something, famine sucks. I'm going to go eat something now.

Icabod    - Monday, April 19, 1999 at 16:24:47 (EDT)

...none of you have learned anything from the recent experiences. Why does that not surprise me?

Gutterball    - Monday, April 19, 1999 at 16:13:51 (EDT)

By the way, I put my fuckin Dras on Crabs on his balls, I mean Talks to Bugz. Either way, whoop that Sidhe wanna be.

Icabod    - Monday, April 19, 1999 at 15:57:44 (EDT)

Oh, and as to what happened when one of my packmates came after you... I heard you got knocked flat on your puny ass, but that's just me. *snicker* Come back when you grow a pair.

Talks 2 Bugz

Bugz    - Monday, April 19, 1999 at 15:52:11 (EDT)

You fail to understand me, Wyrmspawn. *sigh* I'll try this one again. No, We DON'T negotiate or ANYTHING with the Wyrm tainted. We destroy the wyrm tainted. End of story. It is our nature, our duty, and our desire to do so. I'll ask you the question, then, of why you must drink blood... you don't try to negotiate or understand those you drink from, you just crack them open like a can of Mountain Dew, and guzzle away. You may think this is a stupid argument to make on my own behalf, but then again, I think yours is pretty lame too. :-P

I'll tell you what. This is the deal, cuz frankly I've had enough of yer shit, Wyrmspawn. You don't need to worry about me stomping your ruddy-poo candy ass into the ground if we don't find you. But if we do, as our set of laws dictates we must, we will "combat the Wyrm wherever it breeds and whereever it dwells." ...Like you. So go and hide behind your cowardly little wards, see if I care. But do know that the minute you step from behind them, Drake Fairborn and the sept of Luna's Pact will be waiting for you. So you'd better be ready... or very fast.

Talks 2 Bugz

Bugz    - Monday, April 19, 1999 at 15:42:52 (EDT)

I'll get back to ya cyrus, but right now I've got a date with the skull of your mom. Cruckin' canadian.

Icabod    - Monday, April 19, 1999 at 15:03:22 (EDT)

So, Mr. Fairborn, correct me if I'm wrong, but this appears to be how Lupines deal with various situations: You don't like something, so you kill it. You don't bother to attempt to bargain or negotiate with the entity, you just kill it, it doesn't matter if its a superior foe or not. You are threatened by the fact that someone is more intelligent than you, so you make yourself seem superior through physical prowess, strengthening the arguement that all male Lupines have small penises, and the females are always burdened with PMS. Lastly, your overconfidence in your crinos form is rather humorous. You think this entity which grants you your power is more powerful than the gifts granted to us by Caine? I will thoroughly enjoy ending your pitiful existence should you be stupid enough to come for me.

Cyrus    - Monday, April 19, 1999 at 14:39:41 (EDT)

Cyrus: Oh, shit, I'm quaking in my boots...

Carlos: Oh, shit, I'm quaking in my boots...

Icabod: Um, okay, whatever. You bitch about a pissing contest by JOINING IN on it? *ROFL* Rethink your logic and get back to me.

Talks 2 Bugz

Bugz   <click to email>
- Monday, April 19, 1999 at 14:26:46 (EDT)

Cyrus: The Wolves are short-sighted, you should know this by now. Our alliance is over however, and they feel it best to target whatever offends their fickle noses. I think you know how best to handle them and I trust you to do so without causing undue strain on this just healing city's populace. The "untainted" Prince supports you as you have performed admirably as Keeper of Elysium. I leave my resources are at your command Cyrus. It would be a shame if you had to spend your nights behind the wards you have placed for all of our protection.

To all kindred: I will be leaving for a time to take care of personal business. I leave the city in the hands of Vlad Karlov, or failing that to Cyrus. Be well and stay safe until I return.

Carlos   <click to email>
- Monday, April 19, 1999 at 01:57:09 (EDT)

Ok, first of all what the hell is this crap ass plastic box bullshit computer shit. Damn it this stuff is fruckin retarded, look here, keys and a screen. WHOOP-DEE FUCKIN' DOOO! Secondly, look at you two and your dumb ass pissin' match. I'm so bloody glad that you two can cruckin' type. GET SOME DAMN BALLS AND GO BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF EACH OTHER FOR ARCANIA'S SAKE! hell I've seen Sidhe with bigger cohones than you two. Hell I can make FUBAR that'd take you both out. Now stop your pissin' on this damn cheap ass plastic box, damn the don't fucking make anythign good any more, plastic this rubber that, and go beat the shit out of each other. When you're done with that I'm sure I can fuckin' take the winner out with a concrete dog with glowing stones for eyes. Just you wait ya little pansys. By the way, WHAT THE HELL IS F***!?!

Icabod   <click to email>
- Monday, April 19, 1999 at 00:14:03 (EDT)

Well, Mr. Fairborn, I guess your reasoning is adequate. So, from now on, I'll just stay in my nice little Elysium which is warded against your kind. When I'm not there, I bet I can find some silver and form a weapon out of it to protect myself. Oh, and ask one of your friends, I apologize that I don't know his name, what happened when he attacked me. Its an experience he won't soon forget. Whether you want to believe me or not, physical prowess is no match for mental acumen.

Cyrus    - Sunday, April 18, 1999 at 21:52:00 (EDT)

Allow me to field this one... Being the Sept Alpha (that would be a little like your prince, I believe) I have one quest and one quest only that me and my fellow Garou persue: The eradication of the Wyrm in Lansing. Once that is done, we may move on to bigger and badder things, but for now, cleansing Lansing is an ample goal. I also, as the Sept Alpha, have complete confidence in the abilities and judgements of my fellow Garou. Mercury, our Ritemaster, has decreed that you, Cyrus (hehe, who uses thier real name on line anyways? *smirk*) are indeed tainted by the Wyrm, and therefor MUST BE DESTROYED. Sorry, slugger, but those are the breaks of the game. I don't know how you became Wyrm tainted, and frankly, I don't really give a f*** either, but you are, and that is all I need to know.

As for leaving you alone, no, I'm sorry, but it just aint going to happen. So pack away all of your stuff, pick out a nice urn that your ashes can be stored in, and notify your next of kin (if you vampires have any, that is) and I and/or my packmates will be coming for you some time soon. Tough breaks, man.

Drake "Talks 2 Bugz" Fairborn

Talks 2 Bugz   <click to email>
- Sunday, April 18, 1999 at 20:56:48 (EDT)

To the Lupines: Why do you despise me so vehemently? I have done nothing to offend your kind previous to this last week, in which I was acting only in defense. During our struggle against the Horsemen, I was targetted twice by your kind, when it was in everyone's best interest to put petty differences aside. Now I ask... please, leave me alone.

Cyrus    - Sunday, April 18, 1999 at 20:06:50 (EDT)

(from a letter to the Inconnu...)

Dear Brothers,

Gratiano has been stopped before he could complete the ritual. However, I can not claim total victory. It seems that Gratiano's brother, Mauritano, had been hiding in the city as well. In the midst of the final battle he siezed the Last Daughter and disappeared. Gratiano escaped as well. What this means for the future of Lansing I can only guess. I am afraid we all must wait and see. I can tell you the fate of the chosen. Zebulon,(Death) upon the destruction of his fetters, entered oblivion. Hopefully he can finaly find his peace there. Matthew Walks to Moon, (War) Has Been Captured by Pentex. He has become aware now that he was used for evil and has entered Harano. Gutterball, (Pestilence) Has returned to the sewers, freed from his unwanted burden. He journeys now to put Lansing behind him forever. Famine has been destroyed. Out of the chosen, he was the most vile. He enjoyed in the removal of happiness from others. He was a lost cause and will not be missed. As for the city itself, Lansing seems to be slowly returning to normal. The Citizens In Action gang of hunters, led by brother William, lived up to their end of the bargain by eliminating those "L.A.R.P" fools. The State Of Emergency has been lifted and the National Guard sent away. With the campus clearing out of students for the summer, the remaining police should have no problems with vandals. Brother William has found out that Gratiano was controlling him this entire time. I am afraid this has only deepened his hatred of us. He will soon have to be dealt with regardless of his relationship to me. It seems that the scars Gratiano has left on this city will be long in healing. None have been hurt more than Carlos. The boy has lost his mentor and many friends only to be forced to sacrifice the child. How does he bare it? He must stay strong for it is written that his choices will shape the future of this city. After all it has suffered I would hate for it to fall to the Sabbat. Speaking of which, with the diffection of the Paladin, the Sabbat number only one pack. They too were forced to pay for their founder's mistakes. Yes, much healing must be done in this city before it faces it's next great challange. The turn of the millenium could still spell the end for us all. I shall continue to monitor the events in this city. Until August my brothers,

Reverend Fransisco Verigosa, Monitor, Lansing MI.    - Sunday, April 18, 1999 at 18:37:45 (EDT)

"Hot and burning/in your nostrils/pouring down your gaping mouth/the molten bodies/blanket of cinders/caught in the throes/and oh, oh your cities lie in dust...my friend".
Cities in Dust by Siouxie and the Banshees.

Flava' Unit    - Saturday, April 17, 1999 at 00:17:48 (EDT)

No Soap Box This Time:

Just a note: Dictatorship is supreme rularship by one. The posting was written by the entire storyteller corp, not just me. Also, it is clearly stated "LARP Related" comments, not "In-Character" comments. I myself have on numerous occasions have posted comments out of character, but theyare always LARP related. We know we can't regualte what is posted, but as Kirk said we are hoping that through friendship and respect, people will comply with what we ask. I fail to see an issue here. This is a web site on a Live Action Role Playing game in the world of Darkness. Therefore, it would only make sense that people's comments would be regarding the subject of the web site. If you were to go to a web site about McDonald's, would you post comments there about MACS vs. PCs or your favorite server? I do not see a need for a "chat room", that is why there are telephones. Or, if you perfer, e-mail, ICQ, and AOL Instant Messager.(sp?) This has never been a problem in the past,(Check the postings of previous months) why is it such an issue now? Are we really asking that much? to avoid clogging the comment site with posting after posting on this silly topic, I ask for a vote. (Quite the Dictator type thing to do, isn't it?) Please, everbody, E-mail me with you opinions on this topic. (If you have any) My e-mail address is Pvt_Pyle@hotmail.com. See everyone on Saturday!

Pyle    - Friday, April 16, 1999 at 19:26:26 (EDT)

"the mask keeps on slipping and tearing/the holes are big enough to see/no one will know that I'm looking/they can't get to me * so slow/you see me disappear/taken in taken away..."
Costume for a Gutterball by Finger Eleven.

Flava'    - Friday, April 16, 1999 at 14:11:00 (EDT)

Carlos, a package will be sent to you at Deja Vu. (see Pyle for package and my downtime) I pray that this may help bring a swift end to our recent problems.

Baron Lenoig    - Friday, April 16, 1999 at 10:40:34 (EDT)

Jose: I have some information on Zebulon and will give it freely if you think it will help in the current situation. We should speak of it privately though, there have been many strange outsiders visiting our forum recently.

Carlos   <click to email>
- Friday, April 16, 1999 at 00:18:26 (EDT)

Le sigh. oh..and pants.

Jordan/Ivan/Armand/Salvador/Iccabod  <click to email>
- Thursday, April 15, 1999 at 21:00:06 (EDT)

Perhaps I shouldn't be posting because it's out-of-character stuff, but then again, it does say MY name under name, so I'm really not being out-of-character. A suggestion first to the Storyteller Core. If you have such a problem with certain postings, then perhaps there are one or two things you can do about it instead of making idle threats. First off, maybe it's time to have TWO comment pages. One for specifically In-character only comments that could be more easily regulated by the storyteller core. Then a second page could be used for out-of-character posts, or post that YOU don't feel are relevant to the LARP. You really can't regulate what people say. This is a "PUBLIC" place. Anyone can surf on in and say their two cents worth. If you really are unhappy with it, then take it down. And it seems to me, that only one or two individuals have any such problem with the past postings. I agree with alot of stuff Kirk says, especially when he talks about dictatorship, which is something that up until now, the storyteller core has avoided, but I think the current actions about postings is crossing over the edge. Kudos to Joy for doing such a good job with the page. Really, she's the only one who can take it down and I think it would be a shame to take down such a good page over this stuff (need I mention the DI page??) And on a final note. You talk about wanting to make a good impression for White Wolf and bitch at players for being immature, then what the hell is the deal with calling a narrator "LARP Bitch" (sure, maybe it's a joke, but you're setting the precedence for further jokes and immature happenings). IF that's not childish and immature then I don't know what is. Kirk is right when he says that there is a certain amount of hypocricy in the Storyteller core. I guess the amount of maturity used to judge someone is completely abritary.

Erica    - Thursday, April 15, 1999 at 19:37:28 (EDT)

Okay, just a quick response...the post said LARP relevant comments should be posted, not just in character stuff. As for the rest of your comments, I pretty much agree. Everybody, including my own spinny self, has posted some irrelevant comments, these things happen. I'm not ashamed of it. As for your comments yesterday, it really didn't bother me at all, so I don't know what you're talking about. Anyway, I'm not against anyone but myself, so peace, or something.

Ward "Flava' Unit" Donovan   <click to email>
- Thursday, April 15, 1999 at 18:25:51 (EDT)

I require information relating to one named Zebulon, also referred to as Death. Worthwhile information will be well-rewarded.

Jose` Pisanob  <click to email>
- Thursday, April 15, 1999 at 18:14:05 (EDT)

Ok. Here are some final comments for the LARP, the storytellers and the comment page.

1. The title of the page currently reads, "Comments and other assorted randomness" perhaps it should read "Comments posted only by the approval of the Storyteller Corps." (More on this later)

2. If no out of character comments are to be made than I hope the Storyteller Corp will keep this in mind and not use it for their own personal attacks on players, i.e. Ward, Nate, Pyle. Not only does this reflect poorly on the LARP and White Wolf, but it also makes each of you appear as hypocrites and I personally think more of each of you that this. This is not meant as a personal attack, I merely want each of you to look at some of your most recent postings.

3. If there are RULES for use of the comment page, perhaps THEY SHOULD BE POSTED. Preferrably before area where people write in the comments.

4. As it currently stands, this is still a comment page. You have no control, aside from shutting it down, as to what is actually posted here. Many will listen to you based on your strength of friendship, relationship and/or personal charisma. Perhaps a chatroom would be more appropriate for much of the banter that occurs here.

5. Although Joy has done a GREAT job with this web page, this really isn't a guest book nor has it ever been used merely as a guest book. We are using this as a forum to continue roleplay throughout the week. At least this is what the storyteller corps would like us to use it for. I personally disagree with the manner in which people have used this forum for all kinds of in-character (as well as out-of-character) BS yet are unwilling to roleplay with at the LARP.

6. The most recent series of comments between Erica and myself started as a result of commentary on this very web page. I believe these comments were relevant if not in the decorum that the storytellers would like to have had on their LARP's webpage. In a related note, Pyle has commented to me that he doesn't think certain subjects are appropriate in this forum. One such past incident, when someone questioned how to do paragraph breaks they were denied an answer. Even though the answer would have made the postings on this page more readable and enjoyable the poster was met with a "slapdown."

7. Regarding last night. I am very happy that the storytellers decided to give the opportunity for the players to express their grievances with the larp at the Blue Note Cafe last night. Since I sat on the sidelines last week and observed what was going on, I went to express my support for the storyteller corp. A lot of the complaints uttered in the LARP were baseless and without merit. I hope I communicated this to each of you.

8. Obviously, as storytellers you did not communicate with me how throughly disgusted you each were over the postings on this comment page. I hope in the future, you will talk to me when I am with you. I felt you guys blew me off to discuss your storyteller stuff. The next time you feel so strongly about an issue that directly addresses me, I hope you will DISCUSS it with me.

9. Many of the members of the storyteller corp. have played with me under a certain gamemaster who found it completely enjoyable to "spin" her players just for the sake of screwing them over. She made her players feel useless, and powerless to do anything in her game. They have created a powerful storyline that I'm sure many players are unable to cope with. That, of course, breeds frustration. Yet, they have not acted like the dictators that some past LARP storytellers have acted in and I hope they don't start now. I hope they will continue to accept the input from their players to impove this LARP and not become the dictators that have screwed us over in the past. The storytellers know which individuals and groups I refer to. No individual is perfect, not myself, not the storytellers, not the other players. We do have a common interest and it behooves everyone if we don't work together to improve it. So what I'm saying is we have a lot to learn from each other and a heavy handed approach only works for far. A velvet gloved approach to leadership will be appreciated from time to time.

10. If this comment section becomes one in which only roleplay is done. Fine, I'll accept that. If you want a little more maturity and decorum in out of character posts then that's fine. I've done my share of back-biting, sniping and petty insults with others. Some made in jest and some not. But so long as the comments on this page are related to the LARP, individual characters, plot, or suggestions even remotely related to the LARP then I think this is the appropriate forum. I would he happy to continue this privately via phone, email or in person, but I've said a lot here and the storytellers have forbidden this type of commentary. So I'll shut up....for now.

Kirk   <click to email>
- Thursday, April 15, 1999 at 17:49:36 (EDT)

OK, I took out the spell-checker because it was doing something really bizarre, and everything should be working ok now :-). Sorry to anyone who had a post mangled or lost - that's part of the Wonderful World of Computers - and you'll have to repost. This was not a deliberate move on the part of the Storyteller Cabal. fnord!

Pengie Mistress  <click to email>
- Thursday, April 15, 1999 at 17:46:03 (EDT)

This was a test of the spell-checker, but it's not working.

Pengie Mistress  <click to email>
- Thursday, April 15, 1999 at 02:11:47 (EDT)

OK, first things first:
(Bear with me, I haven't been keeping up with the page like I should. The Pengie Mistress has been rather busy lately..)

1. I apologize for any problems with the page lately. We have recently switched servers, and some minor incompatibilities arose. Oops... but nothing serious, and we should have everything fixed now. If there is something wrong that you have noticed that hasn't been fixed yet, email me personally. I will get to it a LOT faster, since I check my email several times a day :-).

2. Go Storyteller Corps!! Give the flamin' bitches the smackdown!! I want to be able to show off this page in ongoing job searches, etc. It helps if it looks like you guys know what you're doing too :-). And can't we all just get along?

3. Would you guys prefer a frames or no-frames version of the page? Or would you like to choose? I'm thinking of revamping some stuff (I'm going to beat it with Pyle, or something) (Never mind that, too much cold medication) and I would like to know what you guys want. Again, email me personally about this. If you post your reply to the comment page, you're getting the Penguin Smack-Down.

That will be all. Thanks :-).

Penguin Mistress  <click to email>
- Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at 22:49:27 (EDT)


Now we are having a Flame war over Flame wars. We do not mind Flame wars as long as they are IN CHARACTER. The quality of this web site gives our LARP a good Impression. As a matter of fact, Pyle has E-Mailed several people from White Wolf inviting them to check out our site. Silly out of character comments about servers or MACs make a similar impression on our LARP as the RIOTS did for M.S.U. Next time you decide on placing a posting on this site, think on what kind of impression it would make on someone like Mark Rein-Hagan or Richard Dansky. We, The Storyteller Corps, have asked on many occasions to keep this site LARP related. We are now Requiring it. Keep this site LARP related or we will ask Joy to shut it down. No LARP comment page makes a better impression than a comment page filled with irrelevent comments. Thank you,

The StoryTeller Corps

Pyle, Crampto3, Ward, Mike, Nate, Clay.    - Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at 22:14:07 (EDT)

But Nate, you DID bother to comment.....

:)    - Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at 17:07:30 (EDT)

You know, if I didn't know that this flame war was so far below me, I would bother to comment. But, since I realize that these childish pranks must go on amongst the little children, I will stand back and watch the proceedings with much amusement.

YOur Favorite P.A.L.   <click to email>
- Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at 16:43:33 (EDT)

Now Erica...we're have to be punished. You will punish me won't you Dave? I know I've been "Naughty!" I definitely think a spanking is in order, don't you?

Seriously, if this is a FLAME WAR then you certainly haven't worked with computers long. This is pretty damn tame!

Besides if I really pissed Erica off, both you and I know that she would KICK MY ASS!

And pa-lease, there have been so many insults on this board that damn few are paying attention to them. It's just banter most of it's in character some of it out. And very little of it is meant to be serious.

Sure egos can get bruised but we ARE supposed to be adults here. I don't take it seriously when Ward is verbally "bitch-slappin" me or anyone else. I firmly believe that everyone, myself included, need a little humility lesson from time to time.

So in conclusion to my rant, SIT DOWN AND BUCKLE UP. IT'S GOING TO BE A BUMPY RIDE.

Kirk    - Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at 15:30:58 (EDT)

Now LARP Bitch, have you declared Marshall law on this web page?? No, I think not... and further more, Kirk and I are adult enough to know that we just fooling around with one another. If you want to ban me from this page for throwing around "insults" and "threats" then do so now or else I suggest you get used to it there SKIPPY!

You know who....    - Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at 13:50:52 (EDT)

....And, we all know how Kirk likes to push people to the edge to see how far they will take his verbal jabs and rapier wit. He's always gettin' goats when there's goats to get got.
NOT really a Flame War Advocate.....Flava'

Flava' Unit    - Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at 13:41:02 (EDT)

How about NOT-so veiled threats and insults??
Skippy, you are a grade-A-spin and I will not hesitate to WHUP your sorry ass the next time I see you at LARP!! Okay, not really, but what's so bad about threats? Sure, it detracts from most people's enjoyment of the comment page and it is pointless, much like this little diatribe, but we "spin with love" around here. Sometimes people need a good kick in the keister.
Love, Da One and Only...Flava'

Flava' Unit    - Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at 13:37:22 (EDT)

Ok, look. NO FLAME WARS ON THE COMMENT PAGE. Period. This was decreed long ago by the Pengie Mistress. Kirk and Erica, please just ignore each other or take it to email. This is no place for veiled threats and insults.

LARP Bitch  <click to email>
- Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at 13:28:49 (EDT)

Now Kirk, you're stepping into dangerous territory here. Normally I'm quick to anger, but being pregnant and all... well, you'd just better watch it. There is nothing wrong with my computer and there's certainly nothing wrong with this "user". And to Scott, you can't come back as a legendary garou until you start dating your mom....

Erica    - Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at 08:25:48 (EDT)

Watch it Scott. There are still a lot of people who are very familiar with another Garou named Drake that went Ronin and within weeks became a rank 5 leader of the pack.

And Erica, I'm not saying that Macs are better than IBMs but I'M not having any problems with the quotes. Maybe your browser isn't inferior, maybe its not your computer, perhaps its just the user.

Kirk    - Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at 08:10:41 (EDT)

*sigh* Jeez, I leave, and it all falls to chaos. Kirk was right. I'm not visiting my parents any more. And as a penalty for letting this all go to $h!t while I was away, I'm declaring myself RONIN, and I'll return when you can all behave. And to ensure that you STAY that way, upon my return, I will have achieved LEGENDARY status so I can whip you all into shape if you ever get out of hand again. Mind you, I do this all for the good of the larp. -Scott, the Glasswalker named Drake

Scott   <click to email>
- Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at 00:15:53 (EDT)

That's not true, Jerk Head!! Ummmm...what's a short bus?

Brak    - Tuesday, April 13, 1999 at 18:19:03 (EDT)

Of course Brak would like Macs!!! He rode the small bus when he was a kid!!!

Edmund  <click to email>
- Tuesday, April 13, 1999 at 16:31:48 (EDT)


Brak   <click to email>
- Tuesday, April 13, 1999 at 12:40:35 (EDT)

Inferior browser my ass! Next thing you know we're going to have to hear spoutings on how the MAC is so much better then a PC.... yeah, right *snicker*

Erica    - Tuesday, April 13, 1999 at 12:22:48 (EDT)

I get a different quote every time I call up my bookmark. But I'm using Netscape, maybe others are using an inferior browser.

All hail the penguin mistress!

Kirk    - Tuesday, April 13, 1999 at 09:56:58 (EDT)

To anyone who that feels spelling is important please rember the I am playing a Bone gnawer and think why should and unschooled person know how to spell.

Ed Grant   <click to email>
- Tuesday, April 13, 1999 at 08:35:03 (EDT)

Hallalujah!!!!! I'm not insane! Thank you Dave... oh, and LARP Bitch, you can take your reload and well, you know what to do with it :P

Erica    - Tuesday, April 13, 1999 at 06:27:38 (EDT)

By the way: Erica's right, the "Words of Wisdom" on the Main Page have been stuck for quite a while.

Dave   <click to email>
- Tuesday, April 13, 1999 at 02:16:46 (EDT)

I say on with the plot, it's crunch time. I, for one, think what's happened is perfectly appropriate. Though, I have to conceed that matters are out of the player's hands at this time, tough shit. (oops... we're all adults here right?) Characters still have many choices on how they can handle this, though they might have to make some tough choices to do it.

To players who still feel they dont really have a part in things at this time: Sometimes you've just got to put your head down and let the artillery roll over your head. While it might not be the glorious thing to do, you might find something valuable down there in the dirt.

Dave   <click to email>
- Tuesday, April 13, 1999 at 02:12:26 (EDT)

To Blade: I have found something you might be interested in, if you are still in the city. I will give it to you if you meet me at 8pm in our usual place.

Carlos   <click to email>
- Tuesday, April 13, 1999 at 01:46:27 (EDT)

The Son of Shadow will be taken down. I have pledged my unlife upon it. If any out there are still courageous enough to act against him I will meet you Saturday to tell you what I know.

Lansing is in trouble my friends, and I'm afraid it will take more than just a can of whoop ass to whip it back to shape. When it all comes crashing down around the Son of Shadow the ones who stood tall will inherit the next age. The rest, well, they'd better move to Pittsburgh.

Carlos   <click to email>
- Tuesday, April 13, 1999 at 01:40:49 (EDT)


I guess you can't visit your parents anymore, you heared (or should I say read) Kirk. One week without a Glass Walker named Drake and everything goes to pot. Jeez...

Pyle    - Monday, April 12, 1999 at 23:49:57 (EDT)

Billy, please contact me.

Cyrus   <click to email>
- Monday, April 12, 1999 at 16:52:56 (EDT)

Halleluah Pyle! Go tell it on the mountain.

I think the real problem was that Scott wasn't there. That's the real source of all your problems. Why don't you just forbid Scott from ever visiting his family. That should stop all the problems.

Kirk    - Monday, April 12, 1999 at 08:11:52 (EDT)

WANTED: 1 suit medieval platemail, blessed; 1 very large bladed weapon, blessed... Price is negotiable...

Draven Blackwolf   <click to email>
- Sunday, April 11, 1999 at 23:59:56 (EDT)

(Pyle steps up on a soap box)


This may take awile...

All complaints about the current plot line may be directed to the brick wall in the corner. I'm sick of the complaints on the plot. This is a WORLD OF DARKNESS game. Did I mention DARKNESS? If people want a shiney happy game I suggest "TOON". I'm sorry if people felt upset over the plot last saturday. Then again, NO I AM NOT! What did you few players (and you know who you are) who did nothing but whine and complaine all last week hope to achieve? Attention? All you did was distract other players from enjoying the game. So I get to spend most of last saturday fielding your complaints and complaints about you. Thanks A LOT! We have stated many times that if you have complaints about the storyline or storytellers please bring them up before or after larp so it will not affect game play. So now I am left with this question: What am I going to do about it? Well, I really don't know. The semester (and the current plot line) ends in 2 weeks so that alone will salve most of these disagreements. However, I feel something must be done so the situation does not get any worse. So I have come up with the following: 1) Any Person who has a complaint about any current plot line please be at the Blue Note Cafe Wednesday at 8:00pm to address the storytellers personnaly. 2)Any person who disrupts game play will be asked to leave for the evening (No warning) 3)Any person who disrupts game play will be subject to a 1 exp penalty, or, in severe cases, no exp awarded.

If anyone finds themselves upset at a current situation, try to role-play out of it. That is the nature of a Larp. If that does not work, please do not complain to everyone that walks by. All that does is piss other people off. Please think of how other people feel when you are complaining. Put yourself in their shoes. I am sure through comunication we can work all of this out and go back to the happy Larp that everybody wants. Remember, the semester ends in 2 weeks. Thank you once again...

(Pyle steps off soap box and walks away...)

Pyle   <click to email>
- Sunday, April 11, 1999 at 22:33:01 (EDT)

You can order Hooked on Phonics for only 19.95. I think it's a good investment for some....

Erica    - Sunday, April 11, 1999 at 22:21:57 (EDT)

I learnt spoke english well.

Mike    - Sunday, April 11, 1999 at 19:37:54 (EDT)

Pissed Citizens:

Please learn how to spell. Dictionaries are important AND fun!

Pissed Grade School Teachers   <click to email>
- Sunday, April 11, 1999 at 19:33:47 (EDT)

Ok son of shadow we met your minions and we found ou that we are powerless in comparitivly. We have descided this if you realy wanted to take over you would have smitten us by now. So why dount you get on with you plan and we will watched from the side line and try not to get involved.

Pissed citizens

Pissed citizens   <click to email>
- Sunday, April 11, 1999 at 15:22:53 (EDT)

To Pyle and Edmund:

*yawn* I'll smite you all next week, but for now, cower in the fear of the knowledge that I shall come for you eventually and when I do.... MUAHAHAHA!!!! *insert thunder and lightning here*

Scott    - Saturday, April 10, 1999 at 02:10:42 (EDT)


I still could use the templates. Thank you for finding them.

Pyle   <click to email>
- Saturday, April 10, 1999 at 01:30:28 (EDT)

Pyle, I found the Master Templates for character sheets on my computer. Let me know if still want them please. Thanks:)

Erica    - Friday, April 09, 1999 at 23:08:29 (EDT)

I wasn't aware that something was wrong with the comments. Try reloading the page every once in a while.. sometimes web browsers don't notice that an often-visited page has been updated. :)

LARP Bitch  <click to email>
- Friday, April 09, 1999 at 13:55:06 (EDT)

For the Love of Bob will the Penguin Mistress please fix the comments. I'm really tired of seeing the same comment, day in and day out.

Erica    - Thursday, April 08, 1999 at 15:29:11 (EDT)

Gee Scott, and when I was about to KILL Drake, you have to go and not play this weekend. Where can I go? What will I do? I know! I'll go find that furry changeling and kick his @$$! Yea! (pooka)

Edmund  <click to email>
- Thursday, April 08, 1999 at 00:31:29 (EDT)

Gosh! What will we ever do without a Glass Walker named Drake? How can we go on? I might have to cancel this weekends L.A.R.P. because all plots must revolve around such a powerfull entity! Please, everyone, don't panic. I'm sure the story teller core can think of SOMETHING to do this Saturday...(MOCK)

Pyle   <click to email>
- Wednesday, April 07, 1999 at 17:37:19 (EDT)

Men can be so complicated sometimes. When I say Horseback Riding for the next LARP outing, if you look, that would be in JUNE!!!! (Pyle's got something planned for May already) I won't be pregnant in June. Geesh...

Erica    - Wednesday, April 07, 1999 at 14:59:27 (EDT)

Well, actually, I was just gunna post this as soon as I got back from class, actually... I'm not going to be at LARP on Saturday (or Brass Dragons on Friday for that matter) since I'm going home for the weekend. It's my dad's birthday, and he's not really giving me much of a choice in the matter of whether or not I care to visit him. *shrug* oh well, ya do what you gotta do, ya know? I'll drop it off with Nate, though, and I'll see if he can get it to you. Sorry Mike, and sorry everyone else.

Scott the Absent One    - Wednesday, April 07, 1999 at 12:01:20 (EDT)

yo scott! :D can you bring my laws of the wild to the game saturday? pwease?! thx bud mike

Mike Ruyle    - Wednesday, April 07, 1999 at 11:58:26 (EDT)

Erica, you can't BOWL pregnant, but you can ride horses? ... I will NEVER understand women as long as I live.... *shakes head*

Scott   <click to email>
- Wednesday, April 07, 1999 at 10:04:32 (EDT)

To all those that fight the War of Apocolypse, I call you Brother. To all those that fight the Wyrm, I call you Brother. To the Guardian of the Tear of Gaia, I call you Brother. I call all my Brothers to me to serve Gaia as she has bade me to do. I call all my Brothers to me to War upon those that would see the Garou destroyed in the Apocolypse!!

Matthew Walks-to-Moon    - Wednesday, April 07, 1999 at 02:53:49 (EDT)

Oh, sure, the blood-suckers get Lansing, and the whiney-dogs get East Lansing; but what do the fae get? A crummy bar and a garden! Well, no longer: I hereby declare that the Shadowlands are under the control and protection of the Changelings! *puts a small cocktail flag in a pile of rubble* Congratulations, Baron!

Grand Moff Pooka, Dark Lord of the Third Realm   <click to email>
- Monday, April 05, 1999 at 14:32:04 (EDT)


Thanks to everyone who braved the weather to show up for putt-putt golf Saturday. A good time was had by all! (Even though the course was straight out of the Shawdow Lands) The Larpy's have been calculated and the results will be annouced the Saturday before the end of the semester. (April 24th) The winners will each recieve a reward of 1 experience point for each award won! Congradulations to the winners! Remember that we do have L.A.R.P. this saturday. For the next off week I'm thinking I would like to run "The Last Supper", A one or two night L.A.R.P session detailing the Giovanni treahery on Capadocious. People would make vampire characters, but they would start the game as moratals (And Later be embraced). This would be a chance to role play in the year 1441. (And use "The Long Night" L.A.R.P. book) If anybody is interested let me know on Saturday.

See you Then,

Pyle   <click to email>
- Monday, April 05, 1999 at 01:44:40 (EDT)

And while i don't have an idea for plan B on Saturday I thought of a really good idea for a future LARP outing. Sometime after May, the LARP should take a trip down to Sundance and do some horseback riding!!!

Erica    - Saturday, April 03, 1999 at 12:07:37 (EST)

:( Pregnant women can't bowl...not good... and i don't know if a Laser Tag vest will fit... ummm... but since the whole LARP isn't pregnant (thank god!) I'll go with what the group wants to do, but please think of the really round woman!!!

Erica    - Friday, April 02, 1999 at 23:59:22 (EST)


Since nobody has come up with a plan "b" for Saturday, how about Laser tag? Or maybe another bowl-a-thon? Page me with your ideas (I have voice mail) or if you need a ride! My pager # is: 234-1807. Meet at the Lair of Laziness at 7:00 pm and we will all decide then! See you tommorow!

Pyle   <click to email>
- Friday, April 02, 1999 at 23:51:05 (EST)

Just thought i'd let this info out for any interested parties. I e-mailed White Wolf to find out about some rumors I had heard and this was the response: Rumor #1: The next major Wraith book due out is /Wraith: The Great War/, the historical Wraith game, whose setting is post-WWI, not WWII. It hits stores in May (see the email about its release that I've pasted to the end of this message). Rumor #2: The next Wraith book after /W:TGW/ arrives this fall. It's called /The Ends of Empire/, and it'll tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the Mnemoi Guild and Ferrymen...and more besides. Rumor #3: The fate of Wraith thereafter is undecided. Ask me again after we see how the two aforementioned volumes do... In addition, if you're a wraith freak like I am (no mocking okay, especially from the blood-sucking meeting freaks) you may be interested in the below info: Kindly alert your friends, relatives, fellow gamers and any of the recently (or not-so-recently) departed whom you happen to be chummy with that an autographing for /Wraith: The Great War/ will occur Wednesday, May 5, from 6PM until 9PM, at Oxford Comics in Atlanta, Georgia. So far, persons committed to attend are Rich Dansky, Jim Moore, Tara and John Maurer, and yours truly. I await word from other authors, though I know already that most out-of-towners will expressly /not/ be present. More on this front as I know it. Folks interested in reserving a copy long distance can do so by mailing a check for $25.95 plus $5.00 shipping and handling to: Ms. Hart Chamberlin Manager Oxford Comics Shop 2855 Piedmont Rd. Atlanta, GA 30305 Be sure to include a note that tells Hart what the check is for, plus whether you want your copy personalized (and if so, precisely how). For additional copies, it's $1.00 for each book after the first. Also, Georgia residents need to include sales tax (which brings the total for each book to $27.77). If you have questions about the purchasing end of the procedure, you can call Hart Chamberlin at: 404/233.8682

Erica   <click to email>
- Thursday, April 01, 1999 at 20:10:33 (EST)


It's me again! For those who want to golf, I salute you! Meet at the Lair of Laziness around 7:00pm Saturday. I can provide rides if properly compensated. E-mail or call me. (Pvt_Pyle@hotmail.com or 372-1452)

Pyle   <click to email>
- Thursday, April 01, 1999 at 18:33:33 (EST)

I didn't meant to post twice. All I did was reload the sight and it re-posted my posting. Sorry about that! In regards to Saturday: I don't trust weather forcasts because weather forcasting is a science of guess work. If by some miracle the weather man is right and it does rain this saturday then we could go to plan b. If anyone has a good idea for plan b, please let me know. I have only heard from 3 people so far out the 8 or 9 that signed up. Please e-mail if you are still intrested in going. (Pvt_Pyle@hotmail.com)In closing, let us plan on mini-golf/games and hope for good weather. Talk to you Spins later,

Pyle   <click to email>
- Thursday, April 01, 1999 at 15:03:29 (EST)


Please, if you are going to post an in character message do it in a character name (or title) people will recognize. The reason is the storyteller core uses this page as a forum for N.P.C. character postings to set up the plot for a givin saturday. If players start posting on line with names or titles that all players (and storytellers) do not recognize, then the players have a difficult time sorting out N.P.C. from P.C. I have no problem with Baron or even Grand Moff Pooka (because how many people would call thwmselves Grand Moff Pooka?), but I do have a problem with Regent. Although Regent is a title granted to the head of the Tremere in a city it is also the title of the head of the entire Sabbat. A player might as well name themselves Caine. I can not enforce this as a policy because this is an open forum, I would just ask if players could please please please use their charcters name or at least a title EVERYBODY will recognize as your character!

Thank you,

Pyle   <click to email>
- Thursday, April 01, 1999 at 14:45:30 (EST)

Oh Pyle and your wonderful ideas to Putt Putt!! Oh, the shame and tradegy that surrounds it!! It will be raining on Saturday and dare I say that golfing in the rain is not wise nor fun... unless you had a bunch of girls in white t-shirts and no bras. But alas! I think your plan has been foiled! Have thee an alternate plan??

The Weather Watcher    - Thursday, April 01, 1999 at 07:29:09 (EST)

hehehe... pants... Blah Blah! ::makes his fingers look like fangs:: I'm going to tell Carlos you said that. Blah Blah!

Dave   <click to email>
- Thursday, April 01, 1999 at 01:54:15 (EST)

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