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de la Rey

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  1. [i]*pulls out a -not so- clean deck of cards of his satchel and shuffles them with an.. interesting smile stuck on his face*[/i] Hmm..
  2. MD is blocked in .ro., or so it seems.

  3. [b]Name[/b] – Maximiljen de la Rey - ''Rhah'' [b]Player ID[/b] – (to be added) [b]Title/Tag[/b] – Feydakeen al-Haqma (unofficial) [b]Role[/b] – A not so long time ago, Rhah gave up his [url="http://maxdelarey.blogspot.com/2009/10/my-story.html"]life[/url] as a warrior as he learned that battles are first won through strenght of mind and only after through strenght of hand. He saw a thousand deaths, he delivered a thousand kills, only to find out that the Way is in strategy and tactics. Burdened by his past, he now seeks his own forgiveness in scholastics. He has not forsaken war as a protective means of evolution and development, but he searches for the possibilities and knowledge that lie outside (but are intertwined with) the circle of blood (conflict/peace/conflict) -> diplomacy, manipulation, subterfuge, deception. [b]Interests[/b] – Psychology, mass psychology, cultural and political anthropology, semiotics, heraldry. [b]Petition[/b] – ''I am a man of the desert. I was born in the desert, it is my wish to go full circle and die in the desert. Aside such macabre yet sentimental plans, I see my place in Necrovion for a couple of other, more earthly reasons. It is here where I can pursue my goals, it is here where I have the time and the peace of mind to continue my researches, it is here where my dreams and nightmares come to life, it is here where my fears emerge, it is here where I tame them. And myself on the way. My soul made a choice long time ago, I shant go against it.''
  4. I am curious on something. Votes for ALL categories are mandatory, or everyone votes for what category he wants, be it only one or three or all?
  5. Glad to count myself amongst Zleiphneir`s friends.

  6. Maybe there should. Anyways, it don`t matter, in the end there shall still be unsatisfied people, no matter how is the voting system.
  7. Well, I believe everyone should have the same chances in winning anything, even if they did win the same thing before. If it`s all about votes, then it should be a chance for anyone. If there`s gonna be a jury, then those who won before should be left out, like the Nobel Prize.
  8. [quote name='Liberty4life' date='02 December 2009 - 11:34 PM' timestamp='1259789670' post='48973'] best drunkard? eh? since when alcoholics are to be praised? doesnt it gives.. a bad image of society? [/quote] Best drunkard, as in tar 'n feather him and show him to the world, with a big ''WRONG'' sign tied on his back. -- Now, seriously, I proposed the drunkard section without knowing anyone would take it seriously. Since it was taken, I'll stick with it. Much of the community action happens in pubs, and such character would shouw a society as it is, not a cosmeticized face of a world that cannot or would not accept consequences for what those living in it do. It is wrong to praise alcoholism, yet it would be wronger to close eyes and pretend that doesn`t happen.
  9. [quote name='Gargant' date='02 December 2009 - 05:35 PM' timestamp='1259768133' post='48907'] What do I plan to do? - Revive.. - Get the adventure.. - Renew interest.. - Reinstate.. - Make sure.. - Get people.. [/quote] It is a lovely plan, my friend, but people are more interested on HOW are you going to do all that, instead of WHAT are you planning to do. That is, to avoid the feeling that all that are just campaign promises
  10. My post works both ways : I nominated myself, that it is true, yet I gave an idea on what to award. (As stupid as it would seem) I proposed an award for those whose minds aren`t where they should be. Please, don`t mind me.
  11. I nominate myself for Best MD Drunkard.
  12. If you`re starting to talk.. You`ll lose some precious time.
  13. What I want: to explain theories AND find ways to implement them in MD.
  14. de la Rey

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    I wasn`t drunk. Yet.
  15. [quote name='Kafuuka' date='24 November 2009 - 04:26 PM' timestamp='1259072814' post='48359'] Do we have cavalry in MD or is that part of the philosophical aspect? I think there are people interested in both the non MD and the MD aspects of conflict and the link between them is also interesting.[/quote] Kafuuka, think of ''cavalry'' or ''infantry'' as concepts and principles, not regular units as we see in movies, men on horses and guys with shields and spears. When I speak of cavalry, I`m referring at the concept of cavalry: speed, mobility, force. You ask about cavalry in MD. Nope, we don`t have it, but the ideas that form up the concept of ''cavalry'' can be used within MD without problem. And there aren`t two different aspects of conflict: in my Way, there`s only one. And that can be applied everywhere, be it a real conflict or a football match. The principles are always the same. [quote name='Kafuuka' date='24 November 2009 - 04:26 PM' timestamp='1259072814' post='48359'] I propose an additional topic: - The origin of conflict [/quote] I agree with you, but this won`t be an additional topic, it`s going to be inserted in the introduction. Being a vast subject, if I have with whom to debate (), then we can surely break the debate into pieces, episodes.
  16. Exactly! The t-shirt had some dude painted on it, he`s the one to be blamed! Ahh... the hell with it. The truth is had too many beers and went to the bathroom too fewer times.
  17. Hey, hey!?! I officially protest! The photo in which I appear has been digitally modified in photoshop or with the aid or other devilish tool! I do NOT have such belly!! Totenkopf, do me justice and put a nice regular photo!
  18. I can`t dance like that.. No matter what I do, I can`t dance like that. I broke my leg a couple of years ago and now I have a piece of metal inside the right leg. But I would definitely yell out. HO!
  19. [quote name='Shadowseeker' date='23 November 2009 - 10:35 PM' timestamp='1259008545' post='48264']Still, you seem to be mistaken in one thing...basically everything a person can do can also be mimicked. [/quote] Perhaps I should explain to you what I meant by ''debate'', with a practical example. Let`s take, for example, set three of the rundown, propaganda. Some guy steps in front of the others and explains to them what propaganda is. He gives examples, he talks of a couple of ways to ensure the success of propaganda, eventually tells about the ways propaganda can be used within MD, and after that, the others ask questions or argue on the veridicity or utility of the information provided by the speaker. It`s as simple as that. There`s no mimicking, just sharing information. Those who are willing.
  20. [quote]I can help you by writing something but I don't know if I will be able to attend the meeting. I have no clue what my scheduled is for this week or the next one and I don't want to say I will be there and not come. [/quote] dst, in this case it will be my pleasure to receive your written ideas on the matter, and I`ll be honoured to read them (or a shorter version) at the debate. [quote]Just a question: Why would those actually versed in these want to share it, potentially raising more enemies?[/quote] My dear Shadowseeker, if one is afraid his enemies might discover his secrets, then that one isn`t quite ''versed'', is he? True leaders are able to conceal their most precious secrets. And this debate is mostly philosophical, therefore theoretical. That means participants can share ideas, yet those ideas might or might not represent their true beliefs.
  21. Hey, kid *grins*.

    Keep smiling. Or... else *points at his boots*.

  22. Well then, dst, does this mean I can sign you up with a speech and a q&a session regarding the art of spying, mislead and deceit? I won`t put you up with treason, because the word itself means the agent has been discovered, and that is translated through ''failure''.
  23. In the light of the recent turmoil regarding the Caretakers Alliance, having read here and there about what happened (to my dismay, the whole story ended before I had the chance to jump in with a personal opinion), and about what people believe it happened, seeing the suggestions others made and the outcome of the event, I felt compelled to propose a debate. I thought of this before, but only now did I find the perfect opportunity to bring such matter in the public eye. As the title goes, the subject of the debate regards strategy, subterfuge and propaganda, all pictured in a (not so) philosophical manner. My final and at the moment so faraway goal is to form up a handbook with different opinions that circulate in the MD universe. And why not - if I`ll be capable of pulling this through - establishing a set of guidelines (not rules) to be used whenever conflicts burst out in the otherwise peaceful lands of Magic Duel. Why?.. I`ve seen a lot of characters with military background and I know some of them are keen on sharing their military expertise. Even though in some isolated cases the ''military page'' speaks only one thing: ''go out there and kill the enemy''. Well, that`s one way to have things done, but not the only way. I want you to take the stand and share your vision and theories on warfare - tactics, the employment, deployment and use of cavalry, infantry, logistics and auxiliaries (scouts, spies, diplomats) I want you to take the stand and share your experiences (not tales) with war: lost battles, won battles, the cause and effect. I want this debate to take place at the Clash of Ages, sometime at the end of this week. For now, a rough and simple rundown of the debate would look like this: - Opening - Introduction to warfare - Set one - Head on - conventional warfare; how are we doing it - theory - Set two - In the shadows - the use of ''agents'' or <How can one man win the war>; deceit and treason. - Set three - A mouthful of words - they can`t fight as good as we can speak. - Set four - All still standing go to a pub and drink their minds out while sharing experiences, like the true warriors they are. This might sound awfully complicated, but if you people are interested in it, then we can continue the debate at some later time. If not, then there`s no need to worry. So, what do you think about this?
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