Allegiance Command School

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Allegiance Command School

Public material

Formerly private material

The Allegiance Command School (or ACS) was founded in response to the need for experienced commanders to step forward and run games. Just like tabletop role-playing games need to be run by a good game master, good Allegiance games rely on good commanders to build stations, purchase tech, and organize the team.

It is the mission of ACS to:

  • Train accomplished pilots in the art of command through a mix of reading, "written work" and one-on-one mentoring.
  • Service the Allegiance community by providing players who can competently command pickup games.
  • Service younger and smaller squads by providing players who can competently command squad games.
  • Ensure that diverse segments of the Allegiance community benefit from the program.

ACS runs in nine-week sessions with limited class sizes. Rather than accepting applications on a rolling basis (like Cadet does) each ACS session is preceded by an application period. Requirements are steeper than Cadet, and expectations are higher. Students accepted into the program are expected to read the program's material and discuss in forum. Students are expected to command and log several games over the session, applying to gameplay what they learned in forum.

A brief history

The program was started by Phrase in early 2005. Despite the participation of expert commanders and one-on-one mentoring, the program had mixed success and languished due to neglect. The program was later picked up by Virulence, who reworked the program into a public forum for discussing command (making all of the previously written material publicly available). After several months under this format, Shizoku took up custodianship of the program, returning it to a closed-forum, "apply and be accepted" program like Cadet. He generated a great deal of new material for the program, and eventually involved every long-standing squad in a complete rewrite.

In February 2007, Shizoku gave up the program to Clay_Pigeon, who oversaw the completion of the rewrite and oversaw program's initial classes. Several sessions ran under Clay_Pigeon's oversight, graduating many highly regarded commanders. In April 2008, Clay_Pigeon handed control of the program over to spideycw.

ACS is now non-existant

The old content may be found here

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