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Under the Black Flag GB - The Rules

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NARSES2:
This will be the place for the rules gents which I will post up for discussion much nearer the date.

It will run from 1/3/2022 through to 31/5/22. Moderators will be Scooter and joncarrafarrelly.

NARSES2:
Right here's the first draft of the rules for discussion/finalisation

Under the Black Flag GB, Pirates, Buccaneers and Smugglers

1.   The Under the Black Flag GB, Pirates, Buccaneers and Smugglers, runs from 00:01 Tuesday 1 March 2022 until 23:59 Tuesday 31 May 2022 (all times local).  An extension may or may not be considered/set up according to demand and or pecuniary overtures.

2.   Any subject that meets the criteria of piracy (including privateers, buccaneers and smuggling) set in any time period is eligible.  This can also include Intellectual Property piracy - unlicensed production of videos, music etc. which is different from simple theft, if you can work out how to include it. This might be an avenue for our “story tellers” to explore ? Plus of course one shouldn’t forget Pirate Radio. If still in doubt about your plans contact the Mods.

3. You may build, draw or write as many entries as you like (good luck!).  The posting of in-progress pictures is encouraged as always.  Back stories - however long or short - supporting physical models and profiles are always welcome.

4. “Preparation" work is allowed prior to the start of the GB - this includes the cutting out and cleaning up of parts, even designing and printing your own decals, but anything involving paint or glue is not allowed.

5. Eligibility of part-started models will be considered by the moderators. You should pm to explain what you have done (pictures re a great help if you can include them) and they will decide, their decision being final.

6. No rule 6 - is there ever a rule 6 ? It’s one rule or another so from now on it’s 6
 
7. Moderators are Joncarrfarrelly, Nighthunter and Scooter. Thank you gents

8. All finished builds must be posted in the Finished Builds thread before the deadline in order to be included in the poll. The completed builds thread will then be locked at the end of the GB and shortly afterwards the poll will be set up.  Number of votes each depends on the number of entries.  Keep your eyes out for updates!

9. As decided previously by the Membership the first three placed entries in the Group Build will automatically be nominated for a Whiffy in a new, specific Group Build Class.

Small amendment made to Rule 8 in order to clarify that all finished builds need to be posted in the Finished Builds thread.

zenrat:
OK.  Rule 2 states;

This can also include Intellectual Property piracy - unlicensed production of videos, music etc. which is different from simple theft, if you can work out how to include it.

Would this include unlicensed production of aircraft, cars, motorbikes etc?  An American motor manufacturer pirating the plans of the latest Japanese sports car and putting it into production with their own power plant and badges on it for example.



Dizzyfugu:
I already mentioned this a while ago, but since we now have a place to ask (and official moderators, thanks a lot for taking the challenge  :thumbsup:) if bounty hunting/hunters are thematically eligible for this GB?

Wikipedia describes the job as "a private agent working for bail bonds who captures fugitives or criminals for a commission or bounty. The occupation, officially known as bail enforcement agent, or fugitive recovery agent, has traditionally operated outside the legal constraints that govern police officers and other agents of the state."

Would the topic qualify, as it would give me some motivation to tackle a long-postponed project for the GB? ;)

Thanks a lot in advance!

Weaver:
Couple of random points:

1. Given the recent confusion, would it not be an idea to incorporate in ALL GB rules from now on a rule to the effect that builds must be posted in the Finished Builds thread before the deadline in order to be included in the poll?

2. With respect to Dizzy's question, I would submit that bounty hunters should not be eligible for this GB since, although they operate outside the same legal constraints as the police, they still operate under a legal framework/licencing system, and are therefore not 'outlaws' like real pirates. You can't be jailed simply for being a bounty hunter. You could equally well say that the darker corners of the intelligence agencies operate outside the same legal constraints as the police too, but I think most people would think it a stretch to call them 'pirates', except perhaps as a hyperbolic insult.

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