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Official ruling on the passage of time
« on: November 25, 2008, 03:48:27 PM »
After a lengthy discussion amongst both DMs and Developers, we have come to a decision regarding how much time has passed. While the day/night cycle as well as seasons are rather rapid, we decided it would still be easier for plot progression and NPC/PC development to keep time flowing at the rate of the real world.

In other words, for every year in real life that passes, one year has passed in the game world.

Thus, three years have passed in total since we have opened up the server, both in real years AND game years.


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Re: Official ruling on the passage of time
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2008, 01:38:55 AM »
Bump

This is not a suggestion, this is an official ruling. Only 3 years have passed in game since we started running the server.

Please keep this in mind when creating your character's backstory.


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Re: Official ruling on the passage of time
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2009, 12:53:25 PM »
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This is a reminder on the passage of time.

Effectively, what a 1:1 ratio means, for instance if you choose to Roleplay pregnancy and giving birth; expect the 1:1 to apply, given that the child wont go from 1 year old to ten in one month or a game year.

One of the reasons to the installment of the rule was to prevent the quick growing up of children player characters.


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Re: Official ruling on the passage of time
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2009, 01:30:29 PM »
Annual bump :bump:

This is a reminder of the official rule: It has been roughly 4 and a half years since we began the campaign, so only this much time has passed in-game.


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Re: Official ruling on the passage of time
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2009, 04:11:16 AM »
Just a follow up:

The current year is 764 BC (Barovian Calendar) <-- 2009


in January it will be 765 BC <-- 2010

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Re: Official ruling on the passage of time
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2010, 01:34:55 PM »
Just a reminder, seen we're almost ending this 2010 and there are luckily lots of new players here who are unaware.

The current year is 765 of Barovian Calendar (2010)

On 1st of January it will be 766 BC (2011)

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Re: Official ruling on the passage of time
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2011, 05:41:23 AM »
As it sometimes happens, feel the urge to nudge this because as new players come in the server, this rule is often forgotten.

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Re: Official ruling on the passage of time
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2011, 03:27:34 AM »
As it is, as a reminder for our players, on the 1st of January we shall be in 767 of the Barovian Calendar.

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Re: Official ruling on the passage of time
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2012, 08:33:26 AM »
Okay there has been some confusion over this, and it's the most appropriate thread to voice it:

Does the Ravenloft week have seven days (ala: Real life) or Ten (ala: Forgotten realms)

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Re: Official ruling on the passage of time
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2012, 10:50:46 AM »
Seven...

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Re: Official ruling on the passage of time
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2012, 11:43:05 AM »
It has essentially the same calender as the real world: same amount of days, same amount of months, the months are even the same names (July, August, etc.)


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Re: Official ruling on the passage of time
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2013, 07:15:02 PM »
 :bump:
Looks like the year is 768 BC as of a month ago.

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Re: Official ruling on the passage of time
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2014, 09:35:45 AM »
769!

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Re: Official ruling on the passage of time
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2015, 04:03:41 AM »
770!

(I was so looking forward to this...)

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Re: Official ruling on the passage of time
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2016, 05:21:40 PM »
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Re: Official ruling on the passage of time
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