may '99 comments

For those who have not yet heard, there is no game this Saturday the 29th. Downtime will not be due till a week from Friday (June 4th, I think). We had another great session last week, so thank you all for coming!! If you have any questions, email me. =-)~

Wanderin' G. Dawg   <click to email>
- Wednesday, May 26, 1999 at 19:21:43 (EDT)

Wow, I haven't checked in for a week and already so many messages. Babies, and blood points and spins...oh my! Just saying "hello" there to everyone, nothing too important. Also a quick "howdy-do" to apparently THE cutest baby in the known multiverse...although I haven't seen for myself yet, but me....That's right, I'm talking about Jordan.

Flava'   <click to email>
- Monday, May 24, 1999 at 16:06:40 (EDT)

Don't listen to Pyle...he's being an idiot...see..ya..see..he doesn't remember that we agreed that i was going to be the new head storyteller and i was going to story tell from north carolina via phone and smoke signals..ya..ya..that's the ticket..ya..who's with me!

Jordan    - Saturday, May 22, 1999 at 11:46:05 (EDT)

Any downtime that hasn't been turned in yet can be sent to me at Thanks.

Dave "Schwa" Crampton  <click to email>
- Friday, May 21, 1999 at 14:03:09 (EDT)

Everyone:Do to a promotion that I can not turn down I will be unable to continue for the time being as Head Vampire Storyteller for the L.A.R.P. Effective immediately Dave Crampton will assume the Vampire Storyteller position untill I am able to fix my work schedule around L.A.R.P. This does not mean I am leaving the L.A.R.P., I just felt it was un-fair to all of you to have a storyteller that can not show up until 10:00pm. I will continue to be there every week as well as handeling the negotiations on the possible L.A.R.P. merger. However, I will be only a spiny player just like all of you. I am thinking of playing a Malkavian who believes he is a Storyteller in a L.A.R.P. :)

See you all at 10:00pm on Saturday,

Pyle   <click to email>
- Friday, May 21, 1999 at 00:10:00 (EDT)

*a mysterious man rides around Constantinople shooting arrows to buildings bearing the following signs* "People of Constantinople, forgive me for I have been wrongly accused. I would never do anything to forsake our great city. Another has slain our fellow man. If there are those in the city that wish to aid me in his apprehension, I will reward you with the knowledge of my true identity. Let be known that the Scarlet Yeoman fights to save the great city that is Constantinople!" (this message can be found in both Greek and Latin)

The Scarlet Yeoman   <click to email>
- Thursday, May 20, 1999 at 23:37:59 (EDT)

"ConGRADulations!" . . er . . I mean "Congratulations! Erica and Aaron" Sorry, too many Grad jokes going around, and decorations too.

Edmund   <click to email>
- Thursday, May 20, 1999 at 23:30:08 (EDT)

That last post will only be valid if you swear the young lass will spend one day soon in some contact with pants.

Jordan    - Thursday, May 20, 1999 at 22:21:54 (EDT)

I think i'll be allowed a little exception for posting a non-LARP post... but I had my baby and Aaron and I our now that proud parents of Fiona Cerridwen Conley!!!! Stop in and say Hi to the newest(and youngest) roleplayer in the world if you've got time!!

Erica   <click to email>
- Thursday, May 20, 1999 at 18:53:12 (EDT)

Let it be known...

That the one known as the Scarlet Yeoman is hereby wanted for questioning concerning the murder of Orphan Master Matthew Coppius and attempted arson of the most holy St. Michael's Orpanage. Any who harbor this individual will be sought out for high treason against the state. Any with information concerning his whereabouts will be rewarded by the authorities of the state.

Magistrate Irene Stellas (Domestic Prefect of the Antonian Ventrue)   <click to email>
- Thursday, May 20, 1999 at 16:42:22 (EDT)

*puts on a pair of pants* Yeah! This IS nice! Now I can spin, with PANTS!!!

Edmund   <click to email>
- Thursday, May 20, 1999 at 11:14:27 (EDT) could bring's dead..what no..he's dead got could wear pants..that always brings a smile to my face when i'm spining..

Jordan    - Thursday, May 20, 1999 at 02:24:37 (EDT)

Hey! Don't MAKE me bring back . . . ummm . . . uh . . . oh nevermind. I'll go in the corner and 'spin' now. BEH!!!

Edmund   <click to email>
- Thursday, May 20, 1999 at 00:52:06 (EDT)

OK...don't make me bring Ivan back for some feirce inparty fighting...

Jordan    - Thursday, May 20, 1999 at 00:36:54 (EDT)

Go Pyle... the Blood Trait thing's settled as far as I'm concerned... it was confusing for a LONG time. Thanks for getting the details down, I know how you hate those petty rules issues. It's crucial though when it comes down to half a vampire's reason for existance... In Party Fighting!!

Dave   <click to email>
- Thursday, May 20, 1999 at 00:22:41 (EDT)

Such subsitutions would be allowed if they are adapted to the new Laws of The Night 99. Untill then we will continue to go by the LATEST Laws book which for vampires is Laws of Elysium. All further questions may be directed to this brick wall: ------------------------------------------------------------ - - - - - - ------------------------------------------------------------ - - - - - - ------------------------------------------------------------ - - - - - - ------------------------------------------------------------ - - - - - - ------------------------------------------------------------- - - - - - ------------------------------------------------------------

Pyle   <click to email>
- Wednesday, May 19, 1999 at 22:11:49 (EDT)

Different topic... woohoo! In the 3rd Edition of Vampire: The Masquerade, it lists discipline substitutions for various clans(Assamite, Setite, Ravnos, and Tzimisce). If we were to play one of those clans would the discipline substitution be allowed? An example is a Setite on the Path of the Warrior, which would sub in Potence for Obfuscate.

Squeak   <click to email>
- Wednesday, May 19, 1999 at 17:11:12 (EDT)

Time to settle the arguement.

Spending blood is istantanious; (If not for Healing) Remember the celerity arguement? Blood spending is limited by generation. (see tabletop and laws of elysium) However, It also says in Laws of Elysium that you may spend more blood than allowed by generation if ACTIVATING a discipline. You may not spend blood for 1 round after per blood point spent in eccess. ie: 12th gen gangrel can spend 1 point per round, you have to spend 3 for form of the beast, therefore the 12th gen gangrel would not be able to spend blood for the next 2 turns... (1 trait spent per 12th gen minus 3 spent for form of the beast equals 2 turns of spining) So Adam would be able to instantly turn into a 4th gen tremere. However: It takes 10 blood points to lower from 10th gen to 6th gen and 15 traits to go from 10th gen to 4th gen plus the effects LEAVE AFTER THE NEXT SUNRISE. You do not become 4th gen forever... Be warned that with the new character sheets we will be keeping a much closer eye out on blood traits. If you dont have the blood, you cant do the discipline! I hope that this silly matter is now closed.

Pyle...   <click to email>
- Wednesday, May 19, 1999 at 16:41:38 (EDT)

Bah! . . . blech! . . . ach! . . . BEH!!! Sorry . . . hairball.

Edmund   <click to email>
- Wednesday, May 19, 1999 at 15:18:34 (EDT)

Ah, the beauty of downtime, where the kindred can list where, when, how much they take, and how often they feed... Every game since I bought that discipline, I've come in character with a full blood pool, which for a 4th Gen Vampire is 20 traits. So... NEENER!

Adam   <click to email>
- Wednesday, May 19, 1999 at 13:51:56 (EDT)

Also, I may be mistaken, but I beleive the Thaumaturgy power that incrases your gen and blood pool only increases the _size_ of your blood pool. That means that you have to go out and feed if you want to fill up those blood points, mister.

"Hi, I'm Mr. Tremere. I'm now 4th gen thanks to this neato ritual. I can spend this many blood points... oh, damn, no more blood. Please don't kill me."

Dave "Skipford Jehosephat" Crampton  <click to email>
- Wednesday, May 19, 1999 at 11:17:12 (EDT)

I'll have to look it up again, but in the Laws of the Night on spending blood it refers you to the tabletop game. In the tabletop game you can spend one point to raise an attribute each round, though each stays around for the rest of the scene. Anyway, I believe that's the way we're playing it. Maybe Pyle can correct me if I'm mistaken. And you're right Adam, when it comes down to combat to the death, rules lawyering is essential, but when trash-talking on the board it's just braggin'.

Dave   <click to email>
- Wednesday, May 19, 1999 at 01:23:36 (EDT)

I meant that I wasn't talking about Jordan's message. How did someone slip something in while I was writing? I'll have to mention that to the keeper of this page, perhaps with a little coin slipped in as security.

Trevalian   <click to email>
- Wednesday, May 19, 1999 at 01:19:01 (EDT)

That was a ramblng bunch of nonsense... and I'm not talking about the last post. "Lord, what fools these immortals be." - adapation from one called Puck in a play I read long ago.

I suppose now it's time for my own little trash talking session... nah, I'll skip it under grounds of good taste.

Trevalian   <click to email>
- Wednesday, May 19, 1999 at 01:16:37 (EDT)

Thaumaturgical Disciplines taking time...? As I recall, spending blood points, for which there is no limit to the number spent per turn in live-action, is instantaneous if not used for healing. Spending willpower is the same. AND Rules Lawyering is needed when two characters are engaged in a combat to the death. Taking full advantage of one's disciplines, rituals, gifts, arcanoi, and/or arts is not rules lawyering. Power gaming, yes. However, didn't the Garou receive the power gaming award...?

Adam   <click to email>
- Wednesday, May 19, 1999 at 01:03:05 (EDT)

Ok Ok...first of all...SHUT THE HELL UP...second of all..PU LLEH EHT TUHS...third of all..i like star's fun...fourth of all..i don't like canada..though i like all the canada bashing cartoons have been simpsons and family guy...fifth of all..not much so i'm skipping to sixth of all..ok i really ran out of things to stop power gaming on a computer and save your energy for power gaming with a nice copy of dark ages...candle light...soft music..and..erm..ok..i' SUCKS!.

The disembodied voice of Jordan    - Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at 22:11:42 (EDT)

Thank yuo everyone for what I thought was a great start to the summer. I plan on keeping the downtime system the same. However, do to the fact we can't have a storyteller meeting until 5:oopm Saturday, downtime will not be do until Friday evening! No new news on the merger. Once "negotations" start I will let you know. I understand everyone's concerns and I share them. Please remember that with change comes risk and hopefully progress and success. I would like sometime to have an open forum with players and stortellers from both larps to discuss questions and concerns before anything is finalized. Remember this, it will always be Fortress Of The Mind's Eye! Thank you once again,

Pyle   <click to email>
- Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at 16:36:35 (EDT)

Just an aside comment to all the Thaumaturgy modifications that Cyrus would be making on himself... those things take time. Each of those take at least a turn, so the werewolf would have decimated you before you could get to 29 traits. Just a thought.

Dave "Skippy" Crampton  <click to email>
- Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at 15:35:46 (EDT)

OOOOkay.....If you applied a little of that math knowledge and rules lawyering to common sense, you'd stumble upon the equation of: (Cyrus) + (A Garou) - (your head)= you making yet another character that is a bunch of stats on a piece of paper. If you check my calculations, I'm sure you'll see some logic. No offense, but it's summer, you're home, relax...don't power-game, drink some refreshing lemonade. Love, Da' Flava'

Flava'...Again    - Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at 14:55:46 (EDT)

Alright, penis comparison! Lets see. If I remember correctly, the gypsy dog was rank 3, right? That wouild give you a TOTAL of 22 Traits in Crinos. If you have cat's feet, thats another 3 and perhaps a weapons. At the most you'd have 28. HA! I can have more! I love Thaumaturgy. I'd become 4th Gen via Potency of the Blood, burn several blood traits for TWENTY-FIVE traits, burn willpower for Lion Heart for an additional 4. Hmm... I'm at 29 now. 29 - 28 = 1 Cyrus has more! NEENER!!! I could use a weapons too, but that would make it too easy. Then there's all that other cheaty Thaumaturgy I have....

Adam   <click to email>
- Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at 14:47:38 (EDT)

Hi, it's me. Bet you all thought (or hoped) you'd never hear from me again.
Anyways, this whole expanded LARP thing sounds interesting. I mean, I'm no longer really involved, but I kind of agree with Erica. I really don't know who the other Storytellers are, but I thinked things worked best when we were all friends and we got along. I still think that Pyle and Mike and Nate and Dave and Grand Moff Pooka should still have supreme executive power because I know they're great people and I trust their judgment. Once again, I guess it's not really any of my concern anymore. I would like to see more larpers working and playing together, but I don't want to se conflicting interests causing a prickly discomfort across everyone's collective necks. Oh yeah, if anyone wants to say hi to me, just send me an e-mail, I still check it. Well, I'll talk to you later. Love, Da' Flava.
P.S. How was the first Dark Ages larp?

Flava' Unit   <click to email>
- Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at 14:47:36 (EDT)

Cyrus!?! Mad Garou hunting spree!?! WAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

/me shifts into Crinos and chomps Cyrus' head off

(slightly muffled from incredibly oversized head in mouth) Dude, *blank stare*, now *that's* a mad Garou hunting spree!

Wanderin' G. Dawg   <click to email>
- Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at 11:57:19 (EDT)

My turn! Anyway, I think if the other LARP's players are using the facilities of our game, they should be able to handle whatever rule changes there would be from what they're accustomed to. I think whatever new ST/Narrators's there would be, should abide by whatever rules Pyle, Nate, and Blodgett(Squirrels rule, by the way) have set for the chronicle. I do have one question though: If a majority of the new players decide on Garou, can Cyrus go on a mad Garou killing spree(I bet most of you think I'm joking too... mwa ha ha!!!)? I hope everyone is enjoying the Dark Ages Chronicle, and have a nice Summer.

Adam   <click to email>
- Monday, May 17, 1999 at 23:37:31 (EDT)

I think it's a bad idea to call this thing a merger. Fortress of the Mind's Eye is pretty well set in it's rules and dealings with the players. I don't know if current Fortress folks would be happy with alot of changes. I think the best thing for Fortress to do is to invite the other LARP to play with us at Fortress and leave it at that. I'm sure they have resources and things we could use, but don't change the storyteller core or the fundamental way Fortress is run... please... it's my only plea to the higher ups who actually have a say. Be really, really careful...

Erica    - Monday, May 17, 1999 at 18:49:02 (EDT)

There are pretty much two possibilities. The least likely is that it would still be the Fortress, and the players would just join our LARP. The other possibility is that it would be a merging of both games, with storytellers from both games, and players from both games. Whatever happens in the end, it will still be Fortress of the Mind's Eye.

Dave "Skippy" Crampton  <click to email>
- Monday, May 17, 1999 at 15:17:36 (EDT)

If I can ask, which game would this be? Mish, and Dave's or Gabbies. Im just curious. Avoid Gabbies game if you can in my opinion at least. Mis and Dave would be alright, but thats something else I would like to discuss. Hope to see you all on saturday, and I hope you dont mind my posting here.

Jacob   <click to email>
- Monday, May 17, 1999 at 13:43:59 (EDT)

The L.A.R.P won't leave the fortress, trust me! One of the reasons the other L.A.R.P wants to merge is that they play at a house that is not always available. No, I WON'T leave the fortress! Please e-mail with concerns or questons... :) (Except for an occasional Children's Gardens game!)

Pyle   <click to email>
- Thursday, May 13, 1999 at 20:38:59 (EDT)

Please keep the Larp at the Fortress!

Dave   <click to email>
- Thursday, May 13, 1999 at 15:33:38 (EDT)

Just thought I would let everyone know that today I have had some preliminary discussions with another East Lansing L.A.R.P. in regards to a possible merger. I believe there is interest in said merger from both parties to increase the size and quality of our perspective L.A.R.P's. Several things such as Plot mergers and Storyteller corpse changes would have to be discussed and a mutual dission made before this could be official. I do feal that these talks were a geniune step towards a merger and will continue to update all of you on any new devolpements. Please feal free to e-mail me with any questions and concerns you would like addressed in these talks. Thank you for your continued support. See all of you on Saturday!

Pyle   <click to email>
- Wednesday, May 12, 1999 at 23:47:03 (EDT)

From the most holy sanctuary of Hagia Sophia

Our most noble and holy Father, Michael Archangel, Defender of all that is holy under our Lord Jesus Christ, entreats all His subjects to join in glorious celebration of the 867th anniversary of the founding of our great Dream, Constantinople. Our most noble host, Basileus Caius, has planned festivities for this occasion at sunset on the 15th of May in the Year of Our Lord 1197 in the Sacred Palace. May our families rejoice at that time in the Dream that has lasted the tests of Time for strength comes with unity with each other and with our Lord.

Petronius, Quaesitor of the Michaelite Toreador   <click to email>
- Wednesday, May 12, 1999 at 11:38:56 (EDT)

I entreat all those that live in the Latin Quarter of New Rome to a magnificent feast. All desires will be fulfilled, no taste will be neglected. I have contrived to procure exotic dishes from Persia, Egypt, Greece and even Rome! Let us celebrate the downfall of those who think they still rule in Constantinople! Come one, come all, to the Gate of Saint John de Cornibus, where we shall feast until the dawn. Be there, at the Gate, at dusk on the 15th of May in the year of our Lord 1197. We shall celebrate the anniversary of the founding of New Rome by envisioning it's downfall!

Bishop Alfonzo of Venice    - Tuesday, May 11, 1999 at 18:18:47 (EDT)

A proclamation from the most Noble Caius, Emperor of the Night: Citizens of Constantinople, Greetings. I welcome you all to a reception at the Sacred Palace, on the 15th of May in the year of our Lord 1197, to discuss recent occurrences in our fair city. We must retake our city from those that would destroy it.

Caius   <click to email>
- Tuesday, May 11, 1999 at 18:09:50 (EDT)

If anyone has heard from Jim McQueen. Please let him know the phone number for his girlfriend he keeps leaving for me on my answering machine IS DISCONNECTED!

Kirk    - Friday, May 07, 1999 at 10:43:23 (EDT)

Holy moly... look at the size of their fonts!!!

Dave   <click to email>
- Thursday, May 06, 1999 at 17:58:38 (EDT)


On behalf of the storyteller corp, I would like to wish you luck in all your future indivers. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to this L.A.R.P. You will always have a place here at the Fortress. We love you man....

Pyle   <click to email>
- Thursday, May 06, 1999 at 16:58:06 (EDT)

To anyone playing a Toreador or one of their scion families (this includes Lasombra, Setites, and Nosferatu): Due to the very quick nature of this summer's LARP, I will be keeping in contact with you via email for questions and concerns DURING the week. This is over and above downtime. During the regular year, the Storytellers have plenty of time to develop plots and storylines, but we only have a limited number of sessions to enjoy the glory (and downfall) of Constantinople. My hope is that by responding to your questions throughout the week, this will give me more time during gametime to make your experience more enjoyable this summer. My email once again is or just howl at the moon two times and scratch behind your left ear... wait... ignore that last part. Cyall on the 15th. -WGD

Wanderin' G. Dawg   <click to email>
- Monday, May 03, 1999 at 20:17:37 (EDT)


Those of you who plan on playing the Dark Ages L.A.R.P this summer, please e-mail (OR call me!) as soon as possible. I need to talk to each player individualy to discuss their character's relationship to the N.P.C characters in the city. This will give you a "grip" of what is going on before we begin. I would like to do this before the 15th of May so we can avoid a slow start to a new L.A.R.P. I hope to avoid useing precious game time when we can meet before hand. Please schedule an "Apointment" during these times: Tuesday, May 4th: 12:00pm-12:00am. Wednesday, May 5th: 12:00pm-12:00am. Thursday, May 6th: 12:00pm-12:00am. Tuesday, May 11th: 12:00pm-12:00am. Wednesday, May 12th: 12:00pm-12:00am. Thursday, May 13th: 12:00pm-12:00am. Friday, May 14th: 12:00pm-6:00pm. If you can't make it during these times I will understand but please try. This is your L.A.R.P, I'm just trying to make it more enjoyable. :)

Thank You in Advance,

Pyle   <click to email>
- Monday, May 03, 1999 at 17:28:32 (EDT)

I knew that all Toreador were just posers!

What other clans do not yet exist? Tremere? What about that clan that the Giovanni diablerized?

Kirk    - Monday, May 03, 1999 at 08:51:31 (EDT)

If you haven't sent in your character background/goals yet, or even if you have, I would suggest that you read Constantinople by Night. It is full of very interesting history and background information about how Constantinople's Cainite population is set up.

Mike   <click to email>
- Saturday, May 01, 1999 at 09:02:17 (EDT)

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