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First Edition Rules Master
By BCSWowbagger (James Heaney)
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#452737
First Edition has had six distinct Rules Masters (and one interim):

[just anyone at Decipher with email access] (aka dAnswerMan) (Nov 1994 - Feb 1996)
Jason Winter (aka dAnswerMan aka Q) (Feb 1996 - Jan 1998)
Kathy McCracken (aka Major Rakal) (Jan 1998 - Jun 1999)
Evan Lorentz (aka Mot the Barber) (Jun 1999 - Aug 2000)
Kathy McCracken again (Aug 2000 - Aug 2001)
[vacant] (2001 - 2008)
Nick Fancher (aka whitestar28) (1 July 2008 to 21 November 2010)
Allen Gould (24 December 2010 to 15 May 2012)
Jordan Leung (aka FrakkinPhoenix) [interim]
Jon Carter (aka pfti) (4 December 2012 - present)

I don't know whether anyone noticed it before, but I only picked up on it today: this makes pfti the longest-serving rules master in 1E history, and by a wide margin. I'd always thought of Kathy McCracken as the "Decipher Era" rules master, but her tenure was actually pretty brief and broken up in the middle.

If Pfti serves as Rules Master for just six more months, he will finally have been in the position even longer than the long [vacancy] during the game's dark age.

Why was I looking this up? Because I stumbled across an old CRD while looking up something else, got curious, found it interesting, and then got too deep to pull out.
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By Boffo97 (Dave Hines)
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#452743
Me: (various times via mutiny)
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By Iron Prime (Dan Van Kampen)
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#452768
Hip Hip Hooray for Jon Carter!
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By Iron Prime (Dan Van Kampen)
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#452771
I bet!
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By nobthehobbit (Daniel Pareja)
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#452772
AllenGould wrote:Man, that year and a half felt like forever... :cheersL:
Wasn't that right around when OTF was getting set up and was going through growing pains?
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Online OP Coordinator
By pfti (Jon Carter)
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1E American National Champion 2020
2E The Neutral Zone Regional Champion 2021
#452773
I am not sure if this says something good about me, or just that I am used to people not liking me/my decisions?
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By Iron Prime (Dan Van Kampen)
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#452778
pfti wrote:
I am not sure if this says something good about me,
or just that I am used to people not liking me/my decisions?
Depends. Are you married? :wink:
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First Edition Rules Master
By BCSWowbagger (James Heaney)
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1E World Champion 2021
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#452781
pfti wrote:I am not sure if this says something good about me
I'm pretty sure it makes you a concrete symbol of the game's blessed stability in the OTF era.
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First Edition Rules Master
By BCSWowbagger (James Heaney)
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1E World Champion 2021
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#452818
Commandeur was director of 1E, and was a very active director, involved in many rulings and staffing decisions. His degree of direct involvement with Rules was much greater than with his successors.

But Nick Fancher (initially under the title "Head Judge") actually chaired the Rules Committee, conducted votes, and issued rulings during that entire period.
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Executive Officer
By jadziadax8 (Maggie Geppert)
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#487510
Iron Prime wrote:
pfti wrote:
I am not sure if this says something good about me,
or just that I am used to people not liking me/my decisions?
Depends. Are you married? :wink:
Yes, and a college professor! :shifty:
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Online OP Coordinator
By pfti (Jon Carter)
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1E American National Champion 2020
2E The Neutral Zone Regional Champion 2021
#487517
HaHa! I beat the vacancy!
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