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Little to say. I'm typed out from the last few grad school posts.

    Bullets
  • I have been booted from the application camp I wanted.
    1. This means no $500 bonus next month when it would have been especially useful.

  • I have requested access to one of four other application camps for July and August.I've been approved for this option.
    1. If approved, that means $1000 bonus in August September, slightly later than wanted but much, much better

  • Vampire: the Requiem is fantastic. It isn't as stat driven and offers much better political role playing opportunities.
    1. I think I'll join Four Winds when it's back up.
    2. feodoric: could you send me the V:tR Bloodlines pdf if you have it? While I really like those offered in the core, I think I want to play with it a bit.
    3. I'm sad the Setites were removed.
    4. Malkovians? Was the name change necessary?
    5. I guess St. Louis by Night is up and running on Requiem rules.

  • Regardless of the many political problems with GMU and VA in general, I still want to go.
    1. Thanks for your concern.
    2. Please stop offering warnings. I realize the state is conservative and the university as well. I'm willing to forge through that for a good program

  • Time to start gathering application material. :|
    1. Trying to avoid thinking about paying for grad school. O_O
    2. Need to Email Beloit's Psych department soon. See who still exists.

  • I finished the first draft of the logo I mentioned the other day. No word yet on what needs to change. I'll post it later for all to see.
  • smed: I'll be in Chicago this Saturday to visit the expatriate sibling. Sorry. :( We'll have to arrange a trip to the Zoo or something.

    beloitst: What are the benefits for joining the Cam, minus having access to all the games? The site is down and I'm curious. Also, will the new LARP book change the rules around such that I'll have to buy that book to play properly? I like the adpated table top rules being used now.


Edit: While You Were Out is filming on/near University Ave this week, apparently.

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smed From: smed Date: June 9th, 2005 03:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm going to hate you forever.
abmann From: abmann Date: June 9th, 2005 04:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I haven't seen my sister in over three years.
smed From: smed Date: June 9th, 2005 08:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh my god. I'm like totally more important then her. Ugh. Like, seriously.

Have a good weekend ;)
beloitst From: beloitst Date: June 9th, 2005 09:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
All web sites are temporarily down that are hosted on camarilla.white-wolf.com -- the Camarilla is getting a HUGE technological overhaul. Which means they said the sites will be back this Monday but no one really believes them.

Benefits of joining? Umm...access to all the games. I mean, really, that's it. That's what the Camarilla is good for - no matter where you go, there's usually a game. There's also the benefit (if you have a local game) of an expanded social circle. The Cam is like BSFFA, in many ways, both the good and the bad. They are running a free trial membership, so I suggest giving it a try. If you have fun, stay. If not, there are other games.

Plus, the Camarilla runs Changeling (in it's own continuity now), Forsaken, Requiem, and Mortals (which I'm in charge of globally :) -- and they'll also run Awakening. So there's variety.

And cons, if you like that sort of thing. ICC (the biggest con of them all) will be in Pheonix this year -- you just missed the great lakes con. I've had fun at the cons I've gone to. Full weekend of big scale larping.

Really, my end advice is, try it. Give it a good 6 months because it can take awhile to really get involved since games only run once a month. And if you're having fun, then it's worth $20 a year.
abmann From: abmann Date: June 9th, 2005 11:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was at NEGLECt. :) I am unable to find this free trial everyone has been flouting. I'm guessing it's on the Cam site, since White-wolff.com has no reference I'm capable of finding.
beloitst From: beloitst Date: June 10th, 2005 09:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Let me say then, Neglect was an anomoly -- I have never, ever been to a Cam convention that was held at a sketchy hotel like this year's Neglect was.
abmann From: abmann Date: June 10th, 2005 12:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was kinda seedy. I thought it fit the atmosphere of some of the players though. :) I was mostly there to see Gretchen and Wade though.
beloitst From: beloitst Date: June 9th, 2005 09:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
P.S. You probably will not need to buy the book, but yes, the MET books do change the rules enough that they are different. But the changes were based on extensive, lengthy play testing by both Camarilla play test teams and non-Camarilla play test teams, so they look to be pretty good rules.

It's worth borrowing them, I think, IF you decide to really start playing regularly.

What I don't know, since I really don't care for Requiem and haven't followed it much, is if the MET rules will incoporate the "second printing" changes made to Requiem.

Play Mortals!
abmann From: abmann Date: June 9th, 2005 11:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I play a mortal in real life. I don't wanna!
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