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    After mulling it around, the development team has come up with a "plan" to proceed with this portion of the project.

    Those listed as editors (Doom, Mark Aurel and myself) will be responsible for compiling and condensing the comments made to the chapters we have responsibility for. It is important that people give constructive comments (Doom already referenced a good example of a well constructed comment) so that something can be be done with them. Comments like - "I don't like it" or "it sucks" just don't leave anywhere to go.

    It is also important for people to say what they like so that what the majority likes gets included. More often than not people only comment on what they don't like so things can get overshadowed. It would be good if the threads created referenced the chapter they were pertaining to, like Chap 2 - blood abilities or Chap 1 - skills. This will help the proper editor to focus in on what area he needs to be most concerned with.

    Timelines have not been set for revision yet - more on this later. IMO it will take at least a week for the majority of the netforce to mull through the product presented so far.

    Things have seemed to settled into a more condusive discussion atmosphere, this should be encouraged. Personal comments and insults should be kept at bay since this is a group project. Also we, as a group, need to keep our focus on the goal - to create the best Birthright 3rd ed product we can. This is a D&D campaign so we definitely don't want to cross medias (i.e., make it look like Star Wars or d20 Modern). Also D&D 3.5 is upcoming, I'll believe it after I get it in my grimy little paws, so we can keep in mind that when that occurs there may be some revisiting of this product. It depends on what the netforce as a whole expresses an interest in. So this is an ongoing project, at least for the near future.

    Please keep on reading and commenting, we editors need something to work with. We are not set in stone on anything - if we personnaly disagree with something we can always remove it from our personal versions, as can anyone. We (all of us on the birthright.net) are trying to come up with something that the majority of the netforce thinks is workable. :)
    Duane Eggert

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    Speaking of "The plan", another thing to keep in mind:

    The design team (on the whole) felt like it probably needed a couple of
    month or two more to get out something that we were "completely" happy
    with as a first draft. The draft that we released is, in our opinion,
    early... I think that I could have definately used another couple of
    months. There seemed to be a VERY strong sentiment that we should
    release something "sooner rather than better" so we arbitrarily picked
    the January deadline as a "complete in scope by not in content" draft
    date.

    In particular, Chapters 5, 8, and 9 have NOT undergone the same amount
    of discussion, revision, and testing as the other chapters. There are
    several issues in each of these chapters that the design team members
    did not have a chance to come to a concensus on. At least one critial
    team member didn`t even get a chance to comment on major revisions to
    Chapter 5. Please keep in mind that Chapters 5, 8, and 9 (in
    particular) are very "work in progress/brain-storm" oriented. We fully
    expect that there will be far more problems/necessary changes in those
    three chapters then elsewhere.

    Several people have noted text errors. When you do so, please also
    include the page number. We are compiling lists of "errors" that will
    be released as "patches" to the document until such a time as we revise
    everything into a final version after the community works out all of
    the bugs. Grammar errors are entered into the patch document without
    vote or question (pretty straight-forward). More substaintial changes
    will/should require a fairly strong agreement in the community for a
    the desirability of the change. ANYTHING can be changed... as long as
    a vocal majority support the change.

    The team isn`t invested one way or another - we`ll definately "justify"
    the decisions that we made when potential problems are noted, but
    (like everyone else) our primary goal is to get a final document that is
    as close to "perfect" as we (the community) can create.

    - Doom

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    Dr. Travis Doom wrote:

    >Several people have noted text errors. When you do so, please also
    >include the page number. We are compiling lists of "errors" that will
    >be released as "patches" to the document until such a time as we revise
    >everything into a final version after the community works out all of
    >the bugs.
    >
    p. 8 left column: Erik, High Druid of Erik... (of Reynir)
    bye
    Michael Romes

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