As always, first Sunday of the month means our monthly Althing. Here's the big ticket items:
-I am requesting an extended absence from my post of Sherriff from the weekend of December 14th until Midreign, so I may leave Springfield temporarily for Christmas Break. For/Against? Requires a 2/3rds majority of the populace. This would temporarily install Sage as the Pro-Tem Sherriff until I return in January for Midreign.
-VisionCon 2009 is coming up January 23rd-25th. I am interested in running a Demo for the entire weekend. I'll be footing the bill for the club table ($40), but only if there's interest in doing so. If we have at least 10 people pre registered, you can get in all weekend for $25 and participate in events at the con. We'd be there for a little bit on Friday, a lot of Saturday and most of Sunday, and yes, you can get time off to do other things at the con. (We need people walking around!) So I will bring this up Sunday, but I need interest.
Also, A&S is this weekend, themed as Secret Santa. Bring something special that you've made at home as a gift, or make something at the park.
Straight from Brennon, the guy heading up the Rules Committee, the official 7.3 rulebook with all proper wordings, numbers, spells, abilities and changes will be available this Friday. (Proof: http://www.electricsamurai.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=15905 yes, it's e-sam, but eh, that's where this sort of news comes from.) Also, he doesn't screw around, assumedly, so cross your fingers but it'll be official soon.
So what does this mean to you?
If you play Amtgard, you've got a new rulebook to read and understand.
If you're reeve certified, you'll probably have to retake the Reeve's test with the new rules.
If you've got a bow, there's entirely new rules.
If you've got armor, there's slight changes.
If you're a caster, you've got to reconsider your spells.
I'll stress one big change that affects all our casters: The range you have to be heard at when casting has changed. The rule now reads "Heard within 50' feet or by the Target, whichever is --FURTHER--" (Emphasis mine). So, no more self casting really quietly or in your head.
So, I'll see you all this weekend, and yes, I will have at least two copies of the new rulebook with me for everyone to pursue.