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by mtaylor
2015-06-10
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Remove the fighter class.
Replies: 11
Views: 9333

Re: Remove the fighter class.

Thrush;

The statement “I actually like a reason to fight beyond they are standing over there.” was mine. I think a goal to accomplish by fighting makes the fighting more fun, all the better if the goal persists beyond a single lay on. It does not mean I don't want their to be lots of fighting.
by mtaylor
2015-05-13
Forum: Proposal Discussion
Topic: Archery alteration proposal
Replies: 6
Views: 5885

Re: Archery alteration proposal

If your weapon is struck and you did NOT place your weapons(including a hand holding a weapon) to act as a deflection point then and only then you are to take the wound as if your weapon was not there to deflect the arrow, using proper judgement. A rare case, but how would we handle, currently and ...
by mtaylor
2014-07-09
Forum: Proposal Discussion
Topic: Monk Unarmed Ability Change
Replies: 5
Views: 6120

Re: Monk Unarmed Ability Change

I don't like the idea of somebody stumbling or fumbling and dropping a bar being injured even though not in combat. I saw it happen a couple of times at Bellum where a monk dropped their bar outside of combat. Heck I have seen, and done myself, folk drop a weapon while sheathing it. It would be stup...
by mtaylor
2014-05-25
Forum: Darkon Chapters/Alliance Discussion
Topic: Chapters Live
Replies: 4
Views: 5834

Re: Chapters Live

Where is this new chapter?
by mtaylor
2014-05-09
Forum: General Forum
Topic: (POLL) How does distance effect your campout attendance?
Replies: 5
Views: 4180

Re: (POLL) How does distance effect your campout attendance?

I generally will only drive about an hour to an hour and a half absent a really good reason. A good campout with an adventure is a really good reason. A day of just two sides less so.
by mtaylor
2014-04-20
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Coming election
Replies: 1
Views: 2158

Coming election

So the event announcement for May 4th says: Spring Tourney (Board Elections Held) May 4 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm elections for President and VP of DWG, Inc will be held. Who is running for President and Vice President of the club? I see that there is an election coming up but do not know who is running.
by mtaylor
2014-04-17
Forum: Proposal Discussion
Topic: Giant Size Change AKA Kneeling is terrible
Replies: 6
Views: 6209

Re: Giant Size Change AKA Kneeling is terrible

From a safety stand point alone eliminating kneeling makes sense. I do not have sufficient experience with Darkon to comment on game balance as it relates to giants I do know that for some folk the condition of their knees means a requirement to kneel equals a giant that simply can not be fought saf...
by mtaylor
2014-04-09
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Hunt for Reds October- 4/20 Event
Replies: 12
Views: 7025

Re: The Hunt for Reds October- 4/20 Event

Will "Dwarf Form" come with a bad ass beard in the egg?
by mtaylor
2014-04-08
Forum: Ask the Club
Topic: Buff coats & such
Replies: 1
Views: 7769

Buff coats & such

Been thinking about costuming for the longer term and went looking for guidance in the current rules. I find this statement: Costuming for Darkon should be inspired by pre-industrial historical clothing or fantasy genre clothing. I am curious what the generally accepted understanding specifically wi...
by mtaylor
2014-03-31
Forum: Game Rule Questions
Topic: Buff coats & such
Replies: 1
Views: 3659

Buff coats & such

Been thinking about costuming for the longer term and went looking for guidance in the current rules. I find this statement: Costuming for Darkon should be inspired by pre-industrial historical clothing or fantasy genre clothing. I am curious what the generally accepted understanding specifically wi...
by mtaylor
2014-03-27
Forum: General Forum
Topic: BeAe III
Replies: 11
Views: 6230

Re: BeAe III

I had a conversation today with the park today. The acting director asked me to get the word out that no wood, not even local Maryland wood, should be brought into the park under any circumstances. They are fighting the good fight against the emerald ash borer beetle and winning so far and do not wa...
by mtaylor
2014-03-24
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Campfires at Bellum
Replies: 17
Views: 8449

Re: Campfires at Bellum

The only contact with the ground is the open side of 9 cinder blocks.
by mtaylor
2014-03-24
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Campfires at Bellum
Replies: 17
Views: 8449

Re: Campfires at Bellum

Just an FYI - the assembly exists, and pictures are available if that would assist in any analysis.
by mtaylor
2014-03-22
Forum: Weapons, Armor, Garb, and Other Equipment
Topic: Paint over Plasti Dip
Replies: 10
Views: 8140

Re: Paint over Plasti Dip

Thank you for demonstrating my point that ill defined terms lead to miscommunication. Since you do not wish to engage in a civil discussion we will have to agree to disagree on the necessity of well written comprehensive documentation. It might be superfluous in your life experience, in my experienc...
by mtaylor
2014-03-22
Forum: General Forum
Topic: I WANT YOUR SILVER!!
Replies: 6
Views: 4092

Re: I WANT YOUR SILVER!!

I have read the rules. I made the mistaken assumption that since you specified "darkon gold" but only "silver coin" that maybe you meant something other than darkon silver coins. Having never actually seen any member flash a coin I have no idea how common they actually are, but t...
by mtaylor
2014-03-22
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Campfires at Bellum
Replies: 17
Views: 8449

Re: Campfires at Bellum

The first quote is the general Darkon campout policy, as stated here: m The second is an old post from 2012, updated in 2013, specific to camping at Patuxent River Park. Yes, I am leaving with it again. The structure keeps the bottom of the stone (concrete pavers actually) 9 inches above the ground,...
by mtaylor
2014-03-21
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Campfires at Bellum
Replies: 17
Views: 8449

Campfires at Bellum

I see the policy stated thusly in part: Campfires All campfires must be contained within a fire pit. Fire pits must be dug at least 8 inches deep or deeper if necessary to create an appropriate depth to accommodate their size. Fire pits must be ringed with large stones, bricks, or cinderblocks. Gras...
by mtaylor
2014-03-21
Forum: General Forum
Topic: I WANT YOUR SILVER!!
Replies: 6
Views: 4092

Re: I WANT YOUR SILVER!!

OK, you have piqued my curiosity. I am guessing you don't mean actual bullion silver coins (US coinage prior to 1965 for example) so what do you mean?
by mtaylor
2014-03-21
Forum: Weapons, Armor, Garb, and Other Equipment
Topic: Paint over Plasti Dip
Replies: 10
Views: 8140

Re: Paint over Plasti Dip

Try coming out for a bit before trying to change the rules. I have come out a bit, if being a new regular since November meets your undefined term. The point of course is that I am not trying to change the rules, but rather I am trying to get the Printed Rules to reflect the generally accepted unwr...
by mtaylor
2014-03-18
Forum: Weapons, Armor, Garb, and Other Equipment
Topic: Quarter Staffs
Replies: 8
Views: 7356

Re: Quarter Staffs

Thrush Svartehjertet wrote:It's a bad weapon anyway in our system...
Thrush
berserk


Why do you say that? Ineffective because it is yellow?
by mtaylor
2014-03-18
Forum: Weapons, Armor, Garb, and Other Equipment
Topic: Paint over Plasti Dip
Replies: 10
Views: 8140

Re: Paint over Plasti Dip

Clearly it does not go without saying else I would not have asked the questions I asked. The rule book often makes mention of what something must be made of, but only in some places says what the outer layer must be. Let me turn it around - what CAN'T be used as a layer outside of cloth or Plasti di...
by mtaylor
2014-03-16
Forum: Weapons, Armor, Garb, and Other Equipment
Topic: Quarter Staffs
Replies: 8
Views: 7356

Quarter Staffs

Out of curiosity, is there a Darkon historical reason why quarter staffs are allowed only one thrusting tip?
by mtaylor
2014-03-16
Forum: Weapons, Armor, Garb, and Other Equipment
Topic: Paint over Plasti Dip
Replies: 10
Views: 8140

Re: Paint over Plasti Dip

Thank you for the quick response. Is this one of those common accepted practice things or has there been an official ruling somewhere? What is the process for getting this made explicit in the next edition of the rule book?
by mtaylor
2014-03-15
Forum: Weapons, Armor, Garb, and Other Equipment
Topic: Paint over Plasti Dip
Replies: 10
Views: 8140

Paint over Plasti Dip

Is is Darkon legal to put a coat of paint over Plasti Dip on a shield? The current 2014 rule book just says All shields must have a cloth or Plasti Dip®. [sic] I presume there is supposed to be a "cover" at the end of that sentence that was omitted. I am trying to figure out if Plasti Dip ...
by mtaylor
2014-02-21
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Hail, Warriors!
Replies: 4
Views: 3359

Re: Hail, Warriors!

There are at least two of us just south of Westminster.