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Points Race

2012-2013
Demystification

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Points System Demystification


For many years, The Guild has sponsored a number of awards. The two longest standing ones are for "Member of the Year" and "Game Master of the Year". Both are awarded based upon the amount of time & effort expended in the support of games played between or alongside fellow Arcadians. We shall continue to accept points tallied in game sessions up to 90 days after the session has been played, after that time points will not be accepted, so send in those points to the keeper as soon as your game ends! The overall list of all Guild members alumni can be found here: The Arcadian Guild Alumni




The Game Masters
In the past this has been exclusively held by the Role-Playing Game Masters, now the grouping will be expanded to include any who act as both the host and prime operator (rules aware) of any gaming session. This is not to be applied to computer games, except where one person is the owner of all, or the majority of the computers used in the gaming session. Remember the intent is to reward efforts expended in running the games, each player will still get player points for a head-to-head game over the internet.
Each game "Game Mastered" is +5 points, if the game was your own scenario or designed by you (play testing) then a further +3 points are awarded. This +3 points is also applied to each entry for a multi-player play by mail (or e-mail/Play-by-Post/MUSH) game and for use of props, such as music, video or visual aids like painted miniatures. To a maximum of three categories or +9 points.

For Game Enjoyment and Good NPC play each category is worth a variable amount from 1 to 6 as decided by the consensus of the Arcadians playing in the game.


GAME MASTER
LEVELS


Apprentice: 41-80
Experienced: 81-125
Professional: 126-250
Master: 251-560
Grand Master: 561-1000
ARCADIAN Muse: 1001-1400
ARCADIAN Lorist: 1401-2800
ARCADIAN Sibyllinist: 2801-5000
ARCADIAN Laureate: 5001-9000
ARCADIAN Major-Domo: 9001-12500
ARCADIAN Seneschal: 12501-15000
VIZIER ARCADIAN GAME MASTER: 15001-50000
GRAND VIZIER ARCADIAN GAME MASTER: 50001 and up

 


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The Players; all Guild Members

Each game played is +2 points; this will be for a single contest, so if you do many head-to-head computer games, each group game will be worth +2 points (with a maximum of 10 points in any four hour session). +2 points for each day of action on an Arcadian GM's MUSH site. For a miniatures battle (with painted figures) you will get a bonus +3 points - representing the work needed to upkeep painted models. Completion of RPG objective is a variable scale of 2 to 7 points, as decided by the Game Master (or Dungeon Master for the D&D die hards) for that session. This is in keeping with The Guilds' tradition of supporting role-playing games the highest, simply because of the total amount of effort needed by the players and Game Masters in the crafting of role-playing events.

PLAYER
LEVELS

Novice: 0-15
Rookie: 16-40
Intermediate: 41-70
Experienced: 71-120
Professional: 121-200
Master: 201-500
Grand Master: 501-1000
ARCADIAN Initiate: 1001-1700
ARCADIAN Brother: 1701-2600
ARCADIAN Veteran: 2601-3700
ARCADIAN Pathfinder: 3701-5000
ARCADIAN Dramatis Personae: 5001-6500
ARCADIAN Suzerain: 6501-9500
VIZIER ARCADIAN PLAYER: 9501-25000
GRAND VIZIER ARCADIAN PLAYER: 25001 and up

 



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BEST GAME-Master // Best Player


A vote-only award, first awarded in 1992, that the Guild executive are able to be nominated for.
In any year that the Guild has more than twenty (20) members, this pair of awards is available to be voted for.

The full description of the Best Player is:

THE PLAYER WHO BEST UNDERSTANDS THE ROLE OF
THE GAMEMASTER AND ASSISTS ITS FULFILLMENT


The full description of the Best GM is:

THE GAMEMASTER WHO BEST ENABLES THE PLAYERS
TO PARTICIPATE ACTIVELY TO THEIR FULLEST


The procedure is to vote for the top five (5) in each category rated 1 to 5 by every member. Only GM's that have been active that year are able to be elected for the Best GM award; every member is on the election list for Best Player.
At least 50% of the current Guild Members must submit ballots within the voting period for the awards to be presented that year.


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The Candle Dragon Inn Longevity Award

This Award was first given in 2007 and was designed to acknowledge the contributions of a person who has been involved in gaming over the years.


THE ARCADIAN GUILD CHARACTER AWARDS


This award was created in 1995, it is designed to work in connection with the Guild Awards Dinner, where any member/alumni may award anything to any other member/alumni.
The best one is then selected by open vote by those members/alumni that are present at the Awards Dinner. The recipient'(s) of the Character Award then have one year to update the Character Awards Plaque with an appropriate note tag.
To date the award has only been presented 4 times. Winning examples are: A plaque with a broken sand timer (tilted at 30 degree angle) glued on it and a tag that read "Vacant Hour Veteran's Award" that was presented to a chronically late arriving player. A collection of costumes (t-shirts) for a starship crew were made up and given out to all the relevant players. A fluffy pink/purple stole and plastic tiara were given for a couple of players that for one reason or another were always cast in 'opposite' gender roles in RPG's called "Cross-Dresser of the Year" award.
Many others have also been given, things like "Assassin of the Age", "The Senators", cotton balls given away to defeat the "Most Voluminous GM", etc.
In the end what is presented is limited only to the imagination of the Guild Members/Alumni!


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RECORDS of GUILD POINT events

Single Day Points Record!


Sunday January 11, 2004
Collectively the Guild earned: 163 GM points
and
270 Player Points!



STARFLEET was a place for great performances!
At the gaming session of January 11, 2004 of Star Fleet where the characters were transported to the 'Mirror' Universe...
Tim Cooke earned a 'perfect score' of SIX in each of the GM and Adventure category!
Lisa Benard was rated by the two GMs at an average score of 6.5!

David Dinney earned a PERFECT 7.0 score from both Game Masters in the session of
October 23, 2005!

Elaine Brown has matched Lisa in a 6.5 score from two GM's
in the Star Fleet games of September 25, 2005, and November 13, 2005.

Ted Christensen has earned the 6.5 from two GM's
in the Star Fleet game of December 4, 2005.

Lisa Benard has done it again, this time gaining an average score of 6.3 from three GM's in one adventure session; the Star Fleet game held February 13, 2005.

Eric Tanguay has matched Lisa in a 6.3 score from three GM's
in the Star Fleet game of March 6, 2005.



More great performances have come in Fantasy Role-Play:

22 Aug 2009:
GM Mark Sim earned a perfect score of 6 for GMing and NPC's from six players and the six players were given a perfect score of 7 for their portrayals of their characters during an intense session on the streets of Shan Fan.

12 July 2009:
GM Jeff Holm earned a perfect score of 6 for GMing and NPC's from four players and the four players were given a perfect score of 7 for the very entertaining ending session to the latest plot point in the campaign.

02 May 2009:
GM Mark Sim was given a perfect score of 6 for GMing and NPC's for the thrilling conclusion of the story arc by the "Snake Killers" group to finish 8 months of gaming.
The players as a group were given perfect scores of 7 by GM Mark for their advancements of the story arc and to finish the last Fantasy Session until the fall.

12 April 2009:
GM David Henderson earned a perfect score of 6 for GMing and NPC's from his group of Eight at the Candle Dragon Inn.
The players as a group scored 6 out of 7 for player participation.

7 September 2008:
Great work by Players David Henderson and Mike Pearce with a posted perfect 7.0 for both.

24 August 2008:
A perfect game all round at the Candle Dragon Inn, the scenario involved a battle with an elemental lord and all 5 players liked the portrayal so much that they all rated the GM, Jeff Holm, a perfect 6.0 score in both the NPC and Adventure categories.
Likewise the players performed so well that the GM rated Pete Dryden, David Henderson, Mike Pearce, The Rocketman, and Mike Wallace all with a perfect 7.0 score!

27 July 2008:
Two players from the Candle Dragon Inn have managed perfect 7.0 scores; David Henderson and Mike Pearce.

13 July 2008:
Jeff Holm was awarded the perfect 6.0 GM score in both Adventure and NPC's category
from all FOUR of the players.

8 June 2008:
Jeff Holm was awarded the perfect 6.0 GM score in both Adventure and NPC's category
from all SIX of the players.
Two of those six players; David Henderson and Jason Mackenzie were all awarded the perfect 7.0 for their efforts as players!

1 June 2008:
Jeff Holm was awarded the perfect 6.0 GM score in both Adventure and NPC's category
from all FIVE of the players.
Two of those five players; David Henderson and Jason Mackenzie were all awarded the perfect 7.0 for their efforts as players!

4 May 2008:
A perfect all round performance!
Jeff Holm was awarded the perfect 6.0 GM score in both Adventure and NPC's category
from all FIVE of the players.
Likewise those five players; David Henderson, Mike Pearce, Mike Wallace, Pete Dryden and the Rocketman were all awarded the perfect 7.0 for their efforts as players!

23 March 2008:
David Henderson this time comes away with the perfect 6.0 GM's score from FIVE players!

16 March 2008:
David Henderson this time comes away with the perfect 6.0 GM's score from SIX players!
Likewise, Players Mike Wallace and Peter Dryden came away with perfect 7's!

14 October 2007:
David Henderson this time comes away with the perfect 6.0 GM's score from SEVEN players!

30 September 2007:
ROCKETMAN (aka Rod MacKenzie) stood out again with a perfect 7.0 score as a role-player!

9 September 2007:
Jeff Holm again awarded a perfect 6.0 in both categories from five players.
Likewise David Henderson and Mike Pearce came away with perfect 7's!

2 September 2007:
Jeff Holm again awarded a perfect 6.0 in both categories from five players.

26 August 2007:
Jeff Holm again awarded a perfect 6.0 in both categories from five players.
Likewise the ROCKETMAN (aka Rod MacKenzie) was the best of the players with a 7.0!

8 July 2007:
Jeff Holm again got the perfect 6.0 in the Adventure and NPC categories from five players!

10 September 2006:
Jeff Holm has pulled down a PERFECT 6.0 in both the
Adventure and NPC categories from five players!



In other Role-Playing Games:

Call of Cthulhu:
October 5, 2007: Lisa Christensen and Elaine Brown both gave perfect 7.0 performances!



Individual Records:
Peter Dryden - 1403 Player Points in one year: 2006 (16 months)
David Malinski - 1847 Game Master Points in one year: 2004 (12 months)
Tim Cooke = Game Master of the Year for 2002, 2003, & 2004
Peter Dryden (2001 & 2002) & David Henderson (2006 & 2004) = only two Guild members who have won both Game Master of the Year & Member of the Year.
The years are shown respectively in brackets.


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