New rules are awesome, but just want to clarify a few things. Traits such as Mark of Privilege, Tonsured and Made Man give a 1D affiliation, should I assume this a mid power organisation and, rank and file membership? Also should players be allowed to just spend the difference in RP to increase the organisation scope? And finally on the mechanics should a player be required to buy a relationship for this trait based affiliations?
On the above comments and in the rules you mention that you can not use circles to find a person of a faction you do not belong to. However isn’t the historical opposition to why these factions exist in some cases. For example if you wanted a stone mason to build you a new cottage you would use the guild to find a reputable craftsman… so would it make sense that for secretive organisations, cults, cabals, criminal gangs & guilds, etc that yep you cant circle them up. But for craftsman’s Guilds and the major Church of the setting (for example) it’s easier to find a pardoner, stone mason etc as they actively advertise through there faction to the wider world.
Also when it comes to nobles, I can understand not getting access if you are a villager etc, so maybe there is a social class element. Any way keep up the awesome work.