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Re: The Republic Reborn II: Reborn Again [Due October 26]
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2014, 10:45:16 PM »
Well, I appear to be a bit date-challenged - I set a date of October 26th for the deadline, but then I wrote "November 26th," and the thread title said January 26th.  Whoops!

Of course, it's also a challenging time for a lot of people - while I'm blessed to no longer be in school, I know that's an issue for at least some of you.

Please let me know what time would be best for you guys for a new deadline.
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Re: The Republic Reborn II: Reborn Again [Due October 26]
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2014, 10:46:55 PM »
I'm finally free so I should be good again for whenever. I do understand some of our others are busy though so I'm fine waiting a bit.

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Re: The Republic Reborn II: Reborn Again [Due October 26]
« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2014, 11:50:13 PM »
I was thinking it was going to be November 26th... I do not think I can get anything done before Sunday and probably the 17 th.

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Re: The Republic Reborn II: Reborn Again [Due October 26]
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2014, 11:51:19 PM »
Oh! I had assumed January was indeed inaccurate, but that the November date was correct. Two weeks at least would probably be good, honestly. I am very busy.
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Re: The Republic Reborn II: Reborn Again [Due October 26]
« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2014, 05:23:53 AM »
I'm open to any date. Considering the update though, I think there might be alot of interactions between the players and with NPCs. So maybe we'll need some time. The november deadline seemed fine to me.

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Re: The Republic Reborn II: Reborn Again [Due October 26]
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2014, 05:38:36 PM »
Alright.  I'm not going to set an exact deadline just yet, but it sounds like 2-3 weeks from now is the most popular option.  When we get a little closer I'll post a definitive deadline.

(Naturally, you don't need to wait 2-3 weeks to post :wink: )
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Re: The Republic Reborn II: Reborn Again [Due October 26]
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2014, 06:07:18 AM »
OOC: Due Date
The due date for orders is Thursday, November 20th.  Please let me know if you need additional time.
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Re: The Republic Reborn II: Reborn Again [Due November 20]
« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2014, 11:05:57 PM »
IC: Letter to DeVinti
As you so often remind us in your calls to charity; it is the city's aqueduct- in honor of your sacrifice, I have mentioned your name when mentioning the construction. Now, I see no need to give you honor in that fashion since obviously my mention of it embarrasses you and it would be better honor to not mention your name in juxtaposition. Even though your name is on it, the Senate as a whole, rather than you alone control its future; therefore, discussing its nature in the Inner Council has the same end as discussing it with you in private; and that is certainly a far cry from discussing it before the entire Senate--or should it not be seen as a gift, but as a rental to the city?

As to your other insinuations, grain once eaten is gone and forgotten, clearly. So, I see no reason to expect you would remember my ongoing charity and herculean efforts these past two years in donating ALL of my grain, which as I am not a farmer and as grain has been difficult to acquire, has not been replenished.

Instead of humility, you seem to prefer your name etched in stone and to be aggrandized, which is understandable-it is only natural for flawed human beings to seek glory on earth rather than from God, but it is questionable that you insist on positioning yourself on higher ground than the many multitudes of equites who have given far less than us both. Do you call them into disrepute and threaten them in veiled or even not-so-veiled terms? I suspect that if you did, you would find few allies.

I will give when needed as I have in the past, and if my words seem short here it is because of the way your note is worded; if no offense was intended, perhaps a discussion in person would be less likely to be misinterpreted, as words are a weak window unto the soul.

-M.
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Re: The Republic Reborn II: Reborn Again [Due November 20]
« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2014, 03:46:49 PM »
IC: Letter to Vittorio Manzinni
Senator Manzinni,
There is no need for us to leave the security of our estates only to speak to one another regarding such matters as I brought up. God has given us the gift of communication through symbols for just such dangerous times as we currently live in. If one of us misinterprets something, the other merely has to make himself clear as to his intentions.

The Aqua Virgo certainly is a structure dear to all Romans and whose fate is, as you said, in the hands of the senators. I simply observed that your suggestion, that of taxing those who use it, was not appropriate for a variety of reasons. You will at least concur that the suggestion was ill-timed, will you?

Rest assured, Senator, that your charity has not gone unnoticed. I appreciate it more than you seem to think, as do the people. However, I failed to mention it because we both stand out as generous donors to the people. I thought it ill-advised to bring such matter to your attention while we well know the extent of our respective efforts. Perhaps I have been impolite in forgetting a mention of your charity in these difficult times. If so, allow me to offer my apologies and thanks.

It is true that I dream of honourable deeds and eternal fame. But if my path to attain these things that I so wish is organized in such a way that I give to others what they desire and otherwise would never get, then does that not make me a good servant of God? I seek not to undermine the good work of my fellow equites. In fact, I now extend my hand to one just such person in order that we might work in tandem and offer those we govern a chance at something other than a miserable existence.

If it should be your desire to contribute to their well being, in times of peace as in times of war, know that you will find in me an enthusiastic collaborator.

Senator Hugo De Vinti

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Re: The Republic Reborn II: Reborn Again [Due November 20]
« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2014, 08:59:53 PM »
Carp I'm going to have to unfortunately bow out. I keep thinking I'm going to be able to get active on the cbg (or really become able to do anything but school) and everytime I do real life tells me no.

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Re: The Republic Reborn II: Reborn Again [Due November 20]
« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2014, 10:09:38 PM »
Could the deadline please be extended to  Nov. 23... and actually, It might be best for me if it was moved to Dec. 20th, though I would feel a bit bad making people wait that long, so I understand if that move is not going to happen.

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Re: The Republic Reborn II: Reborn Again [Due November 20]
« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2014, 01:41:53 AM »
I'm afraid the deadline I set is not, in fact, going to work for me.

Some of you who've chatted with me online may be aware that my father has been sick for several years.  Unfortunately, I learned a few days ago that the treatment he was on for that time has now failed.  We expect that he has at most a few weeks left.

I don't intend for this to be a goodbye note.  I enjoy the CBG, I enjoy running RR, and I'm thankful for everyone on the CBG who I've chatted and played with.  I intend to come back.  I have been a little worried about both RR and the CBG lately - we're in a slow season generally, and with Llum gone and Nomadic leaving RR is rather short on players - but those are issues we can hopefully put aside for later.  When the time comes, I'll just have to see where the interest is.  If we can resume again, then I'll do that.  If we can't, then I'm grateful to all of you for playing my freakishly long-lasting forum game.

I'll probably still be on IRC from time to time if you want to say hello or complain about Arnoldists or whatever.  I wish you all the best.
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Re: The Republic Reborn II: Reborn Again
« Reply #27 on: November 18, 2014, 07:03:18 AM »
Likewise, Polycarp. Sad to hear that.

Of course, my interest in playing RR is still high. If, when you return, we have an opportunity to re-open this game, I'd be very happy to continue playing my character. Thanks to you, and all the players who contributed to the awesomness of this game. It's been nearly three years now? That's something you can be proud of as GM and us as players.

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Re: The Republic Reborn II: Reborn Again
« Reply #28 on: November 20, 2014, 12:58:22 AM »
My thoughts are with you Polycarp.

I will keep monitoring the thread and when I have time, I will get to some of the responses I need to prepare- that way, things will be ready to go when you are ready to return.

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Re: The Republic Reborn II: Reborn Again
« Reply #29 on: December 16, 2014, 01:23:37 AM »
Hello everyone.

This is an interest check regarding a resumption of RR this month, for both old players and potential new ones.  Please post in this thread or PM me if that sounds like something you'd be up for.  If you're and old player who's interested in continuing the game but can't hack it at this particular point in time, feel free to tell me that too.
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