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Hello everyone! There seems to be much going on that is frustrating and aggravating to many of us. I understand how you feel, I have been there on both sides of this coin. It was unpleasant no matter which “side” I was on.
Back in the late 90’s we were given instructions by National plot and the owner of NERO National to destroy and reset all magic items in the game. Everyone was upset, even me. They told us to do this with not in-play reasoning. We had to make it up on our own. So, I created the “Black Wind” that swept through the countryside and wiped out all magic items. I attached the “Black Wind” to Tyrangel’s past and “BOOM” we had a plotline. It wasn’t the greatest plotline in the beginning, but it turned into a great recurring plotline that has affected the lives of many characters since then. That’s where a prominent character got the “Blackwind” in their name. But I digress.
Players were “up in arms” over this whole thing, they threatened to never play again (some did quit), some said I’m never giving NERO my money again, I’ve heard them all. Some were idle threats and others were promises. I was unhappy for my friends and for myself. It was a horrible situation. I was making in-play decisions based solely on badly timed or badly considered out-of-play decisions. I was furious that I had to do this. I was angry at National and angry at some of my friends for blaming me for what was going on. It was a mess.
But I realized that it didn’t matter where the decision came from or why. All that mattered was my friends and the game we created. I did my best to make it fun. Eventually great plotlines came about from them and people had amazing adventures. Somewhere along the way people forgot about playing the game and focused on collecting stuff. But I reminded them that no one remembers the stuff they carried with them or collected in their boxes, but they do remember the army of lizardmen they faced down outside the tavern and getting swallowed by their pet Dragon Turtle or the Lich that you distracted with your Gypsy ways so that the town could escape his undead forces and free the spirit of a child trapped in a burial mound. They remember the adventures that you’ve had and the battles you’ve survived. Very few people remember when you received the paper that confirmed that you were a noble, but they remember what you did to impress the Kingdom, to get there. That is what this game is about, the adventure. We are adventurers and with the help of our friends we delve into the darkness where sensible people dare not travel. We face down the would-be conquerors of our fair lands and stand up to the potential warlords that threaten the innocent people that make up our glorious kingdom. No villain may threaten what we hold dear without us answering their call. No farmer’s daughter will ever be taken by goblins and not be rescued. Fifi will be found.
What I’m saying is yes, you have every right to be upset about what is going on right now with the game. I am upset. But we can still have fun, we can still play the game, we can still be a bunch of friends having a blast beating each other up with plumbing supplies over a hot and sweaty summer weekend. Its going to be ok because its us. It’s always about us.
I can’t wait to see you guys again. I miss you so much.
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OOG NERO Things / A message to NERO Atlanta Players and Staff.
« Last post by Knight of Evendarr on June 12, 2018, 08:03:29 PM »
Good Evening friends and players,
I would like to reach out to everyone for a moment who is part of the NERO Atlanta family. I know there are a lot of people who are very confused, hurt, or irate out there right now and there is a lot of uncertainty with other chapters and national level staff. I hope I can assuage some of that by letting you all know where I and NERO Atlanta stand in the midst of this. I am not going to get into the details of what has happened or what led up to it. I know there are plenty of people talking about it. What I am going to say is I do not agree that it should have been universal, I do not believe in punishing innocent people or victims and I do not believe this will remain as is. I am already working to modify this and make things as right as I can with the players affected.

First, there are a number of games whose staff are quitting or have quit-forcing at least two chapters to suspend operations at least temporarily. We do not have this problem. Jason Delbridge and our Plot Staff have all agreed to finish out the season which they committed to regardless of how this may have affected them. They are all stand up people who truly care about their fellow players and I think they should be commended for it. To each of you, Thank you sincerely for being awesome and being people of fortitude and integrity.
Second, We are NOT suspending operations. We have two new One Day Events at Pickett's Mill Battlefield. We will be providing both modules/encounters as well as a low key RP environment so players can choose their exposure to the weather. Please keep an eye out for short announcements or teasers regarding these events.
Third, we are moving forward with plans for next years story and staff change over. We will be changing several story and operations staff and will be retaining some others from the current staff. We will be posting a staff list in the coming months and we are still looking to fill several roles. If you are interested please let someone on staff know!
we are also making progress with our story for next year which will be very prop and costume heavy and will be a visually rich production and will incorporate a number of interactive props (Which is why we need really good turn out for the Second point above) and I what I hope are innovative story devices which will be a completely new type of encounter for LARPs.
Fourth, I am still looking for volunteers to form our Convention Committee. I would like to be able to attend ChattaCon, MomoCon and if it runs this year AndoCon and need a team to head up these operations.
Fifth, please remember to have empathy for your fellow player, despite their makeup or costuming they are real human beings in the real world. A lot of our friends were hurt by this and could use some kind words right now.

Thank you,
Ryan
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OOG NERO Things / New One Day Events scheduled for July and August!
« Last post by tevlos on June 05, 2018, 07:33:29 AM »
Added to the events schedule page:

July 15 11am-7pm
August 5 11am-7pm
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site. Group lodge.

$30.00 pre-registration $35.00 ATD- Food and refreshments provided.
Parking $5.00 pay to the park directly.
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Announcements and Policies / June 2018 Event *Cancelled*
« Last post by Knight of Evendarr on May 21, 2018, 09:38:19 AM »
Please spread the word.
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OOG NERO Things / May 18 - 20 Cabin Assignments
« Last post by Logistics on May 16, 2018, 11:14:31 PM »
Sorry it's late! As always, if there is an issue, send a note to Logistics and I'll play the PC shuffle! Vikki Delbridge is kind enough to help me with check in this time, since I'm unsure if I can make it since I have a new puppy.


Area 1

Lodge
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Area 1 Cabin 1
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Area 1 Cabin 2
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Area 1 Cabin 3
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Area 1 Cabin 4
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Area 1 Cabin 5
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Area 1 Cabin 6
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Area 1 Cabin 7
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Area 2

Lodge
Kevin Smith
Matthew Smith
Leslie Hartman
Kim Adams
Richie Adams
Tyler Adams

Area 2 Cabin 1
Christopher Blocher
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Area 2 Cabin 2
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Area 2 Cabin 3
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Area 2 Cabin 5
Spencer Reheis
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Area 2 Cabin 6
Sherrie Taylor
Chuck Taylor
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Area 2 Cabin 7
Alexa Arnold
Anthony Medlin
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Area 3

Lodge
David Henry Milby
Luke Gray
Marie Jackson
John Crowell
Thomas Shepler
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Area 3 Cabin 1
Elizabeth Barnette
Francine Barnette
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Area 3 Cabin 2
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Area 3 Cabin 3
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Area 3 Cabin 4
Jacob Davis
Eric Laws
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Area 3 Cabin 5
Charles Bailey
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Area 3 Cabin 6
Cammie Musselman
Jason Cook
Daphne Johnson
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Area 3 Cabin 7
Kristin Sherwen
Michael Bliss
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Area 4

Lodge
Justin Melko
Shane Wiley
Ryan McDuffie
William Goldberger
Kenneth Wiley
Ryan Massey

Area 4 Cabin 1
Zack Marshall
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Area 4 Cabin 2
Salvatore Insinga
Ashley Grey
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Area 4 Cabin 3
Adam Richards
Victoria Lyons
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Area 4 Cabin 4
Luke Edwards
Jake Edwards
Lidia Edwards
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Area 4 Cabin 5
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General Areas

Staff Cabin
Dianna Halabi
Vikki Delbridge
Jodi Becker
Sarah Wiley
Michelle Grace
Amber Lee Peace

Canteen
Richard Quinn

Infirmary
Jason Delbridge
Rob Milby
Lisa Milby
Jakob Bolton
Coley Harms
Bobby Milby

Cooks Cabin
Curtis Tidwell
Carolyn McCully
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 Hey everyone,
 In the ongoing attempts to help everyone understand and use their production properly. The Nat DB has been updated to try and help those of you that have Smithing.
  You will see that you are now able to "Make" your Improved Weapon (+1,+2,+3) with your base production.  You may also "Make" your rapid refits. Unfortunately the base skill restrictions did not carry over correctly, we are working with the DB admin to get this issue resolved, so it is allowing you to make them with your workshop, silver bought, and master levels.

 The primary reason that you are able to "make" these things in this fashion now is to help us track these and remind us that we can only do the above listed "Special Abilities" in Smithing is with our BASE levels.

 i.e. if you have 9 levels of smithing and sharpen a sword to +2 (9 lvls of smithing required) you would not be able to use any smithing rapid refits that game day.

 If you have any questions feel free to ask them here.

 thanks
 Frog 
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OOG NERO Things / Live Archery Poll
« Last post by Knight of Evendarr on May 06, 2018, 03:03:11 PM »
Hey all,
We are hosting an IG Archery Contest this year which includes both NERO Packet Archery events as well as live archery on a range.

Recently the Georgia State Parks have changed the way Archery is done on its sites. For those interested in taking part you will need to make a note in the payment section of your Pre-Registration. You will also need to include an additional $5.00 which will be paid to the park for hosting the class/event and providing the equipment. The park recently purchased all new equipment and it is very nice.

Frankie will be the one teaching the safety class and will also help us run it IG.

If you are interested in taking part in the LIVE Archery portion of the Archery Competition please vote yes in the Poll. You do not have to take part in the LIVE Archery portion to take part in the rest of the competitions events.

Ryan
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OOG NERO Things / Re: Noble Courts of Tyrangel and Sutherlands
« Last post by Amaris on May 03, 2018, 08:35:50 AM »
Barony: Marentha
Baronial Seat: Manath
Colors: red field boardered in black, black wyvern in flight
Crest: <--- see profile
Motto: We will find a way or we will make one.
Baron: Amaris Baeyear Frederick Ar-Din Blackwind
Baronial Court: Lord Seneschal Rhovanar, Squire Killian
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OOG NERO Things / Re: Noble Courts of Tyrangel and Sutherlands
« Last post by Shane Wiley on May 03, 2018, 02:57:02 AM »
Barony: Faradhen
Baronial Seat:  Valrest Keep
Colors: Vert and Sable
Crest: Stag
Motto:  TBD
Baron: Baron Daimos Namyrien Marlowe D'Eit. Knight Eternal.
Baronial Court:
Lord Seneschal Thaddius Oswalt, Faradhen (Luke Edwards)
Lord Magus Lear Lichbane, Faradhen (Adam Richards)
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