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sadly abuse will always be an option to those looking for it. Current 
rule abuse could be as simple as a royal scalping their retinue passes 
at half price.

Lothar

On 4/8/2014 9:28 AM, Clayton Neff wrote:
> Lothar -
>
>     what i find VERY interesting is that we can give free passes to
>     royals and sometimes even retinue, but cant do so with new people ??
>
>
> Very different issues. The purpose (as I understand it) of the policy 
> about SCA monies benefiting individuals is to prevent event stewards 
> from saying "All my friends get in free." The wording is SUPPOSED to 
> prevent that, while ALLOWING the steward to say "Royals and 3 of Their 
> retinue get in free."
>
> The difference is the steward is benefiting a CLASS of people (Royals 
> and their retinue in this example) rather than individuals. If we were 
> to assume the worst, allowing a get-in-free voucher to exist, a Crown 
> could abuse it by handing out said vouchers to all their friends so 
> they could get in free to every event.
>
> I feel it is a sad statement on our (small s) society that we assume 
> such abuses will be prevalent, so we can't possibly allow something 
> like this to be implemented.
>
> -- Logan --