Warning: SG Vent
I've been debating taking some time out, and I think now is the time to do it. Feel free to try and convince me otherwise...
Here's where I see the roadblocks:
Grog equipment, this has neither been defined or looked at, and I expected this to be part of the Turb thread. Peregrine brought it up and it needs to be addressed. I tried to get players to look at it without spelling it out directly. This affects the Lost boys thread. Yes, I did this story in direct response to prod the issue.
Vis allocation for 1221 harvest, and possible discussions of changes in vis harvests. Deciding how the ReTe vis is going to be stored (as kings, or a collection of different pieces). This happened pretty easily with Fiona being in charge. Chico has done a disappearing act, someone needs to step up and calculate it.
Money. I've ignored money, for the most part, but things have grown, people need labs. Alexei may want to spend an arm and a leg on equipment. I'd like to know where we stand. I'll review and answer questions, and if there's a shortfall, I'll plug it, but I get players asking me questions about funds, and in reality I think everyone should know where the covenant stands in regards to funds. If you want me to continue to handwave it, I will, but expect a story about money shortly, and repeatedly.
So, you, the players need to have a discussion about these items. Apollodorus is out, so I have no dog in the hunt so to speak. There's a reason I took him out of the council thread this time. He pushed issues far more than I would've liked.
Amul's said it, Ars is a game for those who didn't get enough homework. I've been extraordinarily free (summertime and the living is easy) in allowing players to make the saga as they like it. Characters want an apprentice, they get one. They want to have babies, they do. You want a correspondent, you make one up, or look to your backstory.
I feel as if the cruncy bits are being ignored or pushed onto me. I don't think it's unreasonable to ask for a guideline indicating a base, and a full RDT +additional magnitudes when calculating spells. Afterall, when you don't provide them, then I have to go looking them up. If I'm doing that, it's taking time away from other stuff (like writing letters back).
Yeah, I'm cranky. Deal. I seem to have gotten crankier as I wrote this.
I am posting this, nonetheless. I think these are important issues (at least they are to me), if they aren't important to you, then accept SG fiat. I don't like to play that way, I don't think anyone in this game likes to play that way.
I will respond to this thread, and only this thread for the rest of the week. I will address action in story threads next Monday.
Thank you for your attention.