2009 Board Votes

Jan. 22, 2009

New Website Adoption

Pass: 9

Fail: 0
Abstain: 0

Change Does TGN wish to use the newly created site http://thegarounation.wikidot.com

Feb. 19, 2009

Admin Policy Change - Loosen Stargazer R&U Restrictions

Pass: 2

Fail: 7
Abstain: 1

The Stargazer tribe has been allowed to return to the Garou Nation, having sworn fealty to the Silver Fang King of the Nation Jonas Albrecht. Stargazer characters are still considered to be Rare. It is recommended that chronicles require new Stargazer PC's to take the following Flaw at character creation: Probationary Nation Member (2 points): Until proving his worth to his local sept alpha, the Stargazer is two traits down on all Social challenges with other Garou belonging to the Garou Nation. This does not apply against other Stargazers. Upon proving their worth to their local sept alpha, per the declaration made at the Concolation, the player may buy off the Flaw. Each chronical may have a single stargazer without the approval proccess of bylaw 9. Any further goes by the normal rule restrictions.

Feb. 26, 2009

Remove Chronicle - Hammond

Pass: 8

Fail: 0
Abstain: 0

This proposal is to remove the Hammond, IN game from TGN. No one has heard directly from them in nearly eight months. They have never contacted the EXO and have been asked to via email, list and personal message multiple times. No one even knows if they still play. UPDATE: They've been on hiatus since the end of November. Brian spoke with that game's HST, who told him that she ended the game several months ago, and did not know how to let the org know. The game is not on hiatus. It doesn't exist anymore. So, there's nothing to leave on hiatus.

Feb. 26, 2009

Remove Chronicle - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Pass: 11

Fail: 0
Abstain: 0

This proposal is to remove the Ft. Lauderdale game from TGN. This game has been on hiatus for over six months, and it has come to the attention of the EXO and several other ST's of this org that the storyteller running that chronicle moved out of state, and the game died with his departure.

Feb. 26, 2009

National Plot - Red Star/Malfeas Bacchanal 2009

Fail: 5

Pass: 3
Abstain: 2

Plot Proposal Hidden

March 27, 2009

Strike - Tampa

Pass: 6

Fail: 3
Abstain: 0

The proposal for the Tampa chronicle's first strike largely relates to the events surrounding their event game and a history of related events. The organization was lied to surrounding the involvement of Malfeus in the event game plot, a proposal which did not pass when it was voted on, but was run anyway. In addition, at the event game, staff members of the Dark Eclipse chronicle insisted that the only solution lie in going into Malfeus, which was clearly not the case as explained to the organization.

In a previous event game run by Tampa, a Tampa storyteller tried to run a plot in which he replaced the Black Furies tribal totem of Pegasus with the Gorgons. It was NOT approved, and the EXO at the time was forced to call an emergency ST meeting mid-Event game to demand the storyteller fix it and alter the plot. How many times should the organization HAVE to deal with similar issues? This is not the first time a situation like this has occurred, nor is it the first time any of them have been brought up. This is NOT a situation where we are asking to strike a chronicle for having run one single bad game. This is a chronic history of irresponsibility. 

Also a separate incident occurred involving the adjudication of a challenge in favor of an ST's signature npc, citing the reasoning as it being national plot, though there was in fact no national plot supporting the st's decision in this manner.

In addition to the event game, the number of places of power (Caerns/Nodes/Freeholds/etc) that the chronicle uses are excessive and stray too far from genre. The mention and proliferation of mage/technocracy from Tampa over the course of the weekend reflects back to long standing issue the organization has had with the use of the mages in a garou game. 

Also, the organization seeks clarification on the game's status. Is Dark Eclipse still two games under one charter? If so, there is clearly no shortage of games the storyteller's can participate in.

In short, this event game must be the end to an abusive cycle. The Tampa: Dark Eclipse chronicle cannot continue to do as they wish in regards to straying from genre nor can they continue to do as they want without considering the consequences to our shared universe. As EXO, it saddens me that the organization is unable to resolve it's issues with the Tampa chronicle by other means but perhaps with civility and respect we can work through our differences and resolve this peaceably.


May 8, 2009

New Chronicle - Probationary Admission of Seattle

Pass: 9

Fail: 0
Abstain: 0

Chronicle Application Hidden

Aug. 31, 2009

National Plot: Sword of Heimdel for Wyalusing 2010

Pass: 8

Fail: 3
Abstain: 0

Plot Propsal Hidden

Sept. 3, 2009

Admin Policy Change - Strike Policy

Pass: 8

Fail: 1
Abstain: 0

1st Strike: All disciplinary strikes require one week discussion followed by a majority vote of the TGN Board. Each alleged infraction being cited will recieve its own, individual vote. If any infraction point passes, the final strike issued will list all infractions wich passed their vote as the reasons for the single strike. If zero infractions pass, no strike is incurred. The 1st Strike issued to a chronicle gives the offending chronicle 6 games to correct the infraction to the acceptance of the Board. If the matter is resolved in that time, the chronicle simply maintains this strike for a duration of 6 months, beginning that chronicle's first game following the issue's resolution. The strike is automatically removed after the 6 months if there are no other problems with the chronicle during that period. If the offense is not resolved in 6 games, or another issue arises during the 6 month period, the EXO or another member of the Board may propose a second strike.

Sept. 3, 2009

Bylaw 9 Change

Pass: 7

Fail: 1
Abstain: 1

Bylaw 9 Change - Exceptionally rare PC's, such as Mummies, Abominations, non-Garou Changing Breeds (Nuwisha, Bastet, Corax, etc.), characters with abnormal supernatural powers (such as Numina, Disciplines or things from non-Garou sources) and any Garou not belonging to one of the 12 Tribes of the west, must be announced with a complete character sheet on the Storyteller listserve for discussion two weeks prior to their first appearance in any chronicle. If at the end of the discussion there are no objections, it is free to enter play at the home chronicle's discretion. If there are any objections, the character will be placed up for a vote of approval. NPC's that are Unique, that are rare in the context of the geographic location in which they appear, or are generally accepted as unusual by the ST's of the org as a whole, must also follow this procedure. In addition, the three Lost Tribes are considered extinct. There are no living Bunyip, Croatan, or White Howlers. No more than 10 percent of a chronicle's average attendance for the previous two months' games should be rare creatures. Unique characters, such as named NPC's from White Wolf material, are managed by the appropriate Tribal Moderator.

Sept. 22, 2009

Admin Policy Change - National Plot/Board List

Pass: 6

Fail: 3
Abstain: 0

National Plot/Board List: "National Plot must be proposed onto the Board List, where it must then seconded, discussed, and voted upon as normal."
"The Board listserve consists of the Executive Officer and one appointed Storyteller and one Player Representative from each chronicle. The Board list is for discussing administrative issues, votes, rules changes and additions, and inter-chronicle coordination and communication. It is not for discussions of plot, with the exception of National Plot being proposed for vote."

Dec. 21, 2009

Admin Policy Enforcement - Eternal Storm Resolution

Pass: 6

Fail: 2
Abstain: 1

This proposal is the determined resolution regarding the question of the NPC of Dark Eclipse known as Eternal Storm. It has been brought forth by the storytellers of TGN that this NPC may be in violation of any of a number of bylaws of our Org any one of which would make this character ineligible for play within TGN. The specific bylaws being addressed with this proposal are: Bylaw 8: Revenge and Singularity - In that the character was in play in multiple differing organizations which violates this bylaw. Bylaw 7: Resurrection - In that the character was dead and brought back to life without resurrection vote or is currently dead and needs resurrection vote in order to return to play. This vote is settle this matter by a majority vote of the Storytellers of TGN in order to bring resolution to the issue.

Dec. 21, 2009

Removal of Breaks the Spiral from Erebes

Fail: 5

Pass: 4
Abstain: 0

The PC Breaks the Spiral from Melbourne is in Erebes. He would like to come home.
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