[Proposal][Exception for Unusual Territory Claim] Seattle, WA for Tea With Dragons

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Proposal Type: Bylaw Revision
Opened: 02-Apr-2018 12:00AM EDT
Closing: 09-Apr-2018 12:00AM EDT


Greetings Council,

 
  As the CM for Tea with Dragons, with the advice of the Membership coordinator, I am requesting an exception to the following Bylaw:
  1. Chronicles
    1. Chronicle Boundaries and Control
      1. Chronicles have full control over the events inside of their boundaries. These boundaries are registered with the Membership Coordinator, but should be well known to surrounding chronicles. Storytellers wishing to run scenes in another chronicles boundaries must first obtain permission from a Storyteller from that chronicle. A chronicle may only claim territory that is considered a reasonable distance from its IC location.
  This is in order to claim the city of Seattle, WA, and all surrounding suburbs/nature areas for the purposes of establishing a principally online Changeling the Dreaming satellite chronicle. This city is currently claimed by the Cam and Brujah Coordinator, both of whom have agreed to its release to this chronicle's territory: we will afterwards be creating a named NPC prince who will remain in their control, cementing the city remaining cam and allowing for any meetings for Cam/justicar stuff they wanna do there: lesser elements of vampire plot may be used by the chronicle. Similarly the sept in the city, other than any named npcs will go from the cbc to the chronicle. 
 
 If this proposal looks a bit familiar, it is the revamped locale for a previous proposal which was withdrawn after discussion of an alternate space to ease the legit cultural concerns of our Canadian players. In making this change, TwD hopes to do right by them. 
 
  Rationale:  (Note this is exactly the same as the one for the previous proposal if you don't want to read it again) In my several years running, and coordinating, changeling the dreaming, the biggest theme I hear come up time and again is that 3-4 people in any given region *REALLY* want to play changeling but lack the critical mass required to create a game. Also among the biggest themes I hear is from those who are interested, but have no good means to explore the genre, understand its mechanics or note examples of how it is to play.
   It is part of my plan to solve these issues by creating a highly genre-standard changeling chronicle which is accessible to far more people: to serve the disparate locations which lack the population to formulate a game of their own. This will also be a teaching exercise for potential future STs to be able to grasp the game enough to start their own local chronicles. 
    It is not desired for me to host such a game in our current area because doing so would need to involve a long running chronicle with its own complex storyline which would not be easy to join into (and my local PCs don't have a lot of interest in online games). Seattle is a totally sweet city and I think it'd be a neato setting. 
   Should a local game ever desire to begin in Seattle, I would happily negotiate a sharing arrangement for them, particularly as it is highly improbable a local Changeling game would form there and seek to join OWbN. 
   While I understand not everyone loves principally online games, I ask this not be made into a referendum on them: Changeling is a genre in unique position to benefit from them because of the reasons listed above. It is not meant as competition to local games; the options for play in the genre, though they have greatly expanded over the past few years, remain limited. 
 
   Thank you for your consideration. 
 
  -Eric L, CM hat. 

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