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Salutations all mist-dwellers!

Our beloved Neverwinter Nights is turning 10!

But this game just never gets old, so to celebrate the anniversary, the general NWN PW community has decided to run a major event called NWPAD. You can read more about it here: www.nwpad.weebly.com

The celebrations will last from June 18th to July 3rd - marking the dates of the North American release and the International release.

Naturally, at Ravenloft - Prisonsers of the Mists we will take part in these festivities too, but we also intend to take it a step further by running one of our recurring "Play-a-New-Character" events. This means that between the dates listed above, we'll seal off the central parts of the server from all pre-existing characters, exclusively allowing new characters made for the event inside this zone.* Expect a veritable crucible of gothic horror roleplay to be formed as all players have the same level of vulnerability and weakness, and altogether much more reason to fear the dangers of the world. Meanwhile DMs and MPCs will do theirs to make things even more horrifying - and exciting!

For more info, look below, or use the rest of the forum to ask any questions you might have.

Looking forward to seeing you all there,

- The Ravenloft POTM community and staff.

* ("New characters" implies all characters made within the duration of the event as well as characters who are made pre-event, but haven't yet entered the IC world. The areas sealed off are all west of the Svalich Pass near Castle Ravenloft.)
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Re: NWN's 10 year anniversary, NWPAD and New-Character event
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2012, 07:42:24 AM »
Useful info, hints and tips for the event:

- For those new to the server looking for basic info about how to actually play, get all info here: http://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?topic=862.0

- You can create your character pre-event and still use it for the event, as long as the character hasn't passed through the intro-cutscene. All other characters will however not be able to access the zone of the event for the duration of the week.

- If you've created a character before the event that you've scarcely used andl want to utilize it for the event, we recommend that you simple recreate that character.

- Remember that while finding people to revive a friend or the sufficient gold to have an NPC do it will be hard during the event, the XP loss of using the shaft of light in the Near Ethereal to restore you to life is very small at lower levels.

- For the duration of the event, Daniela's Weapon Shop in the market district has a few silver weapons in stock. They might be expensive, but can make all the difference when fighting creatures of the night.

- All old characters have their starting points relocated to points outside the zone of the event if logging in while it's running. If you would like to avoid this, simply refrain from logging on to that character during the event.

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Re: NWN's 10 year anniversary, NWPAD and New-Character event
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2012, 07:43:56 AM »
Special Rules for Character Creation

- Players that prior to the event own characters that are members of a faction is allowed to make a new character for the event that starts out as a member of this faction. The exception to this rule is characters of the Ba'al Verzi, the Dawnslayers, the Van Ritchen Society and the Fraternity of Shadows factions.

- Players that prior to the event own a AMPC or MPC character can make new characters for the event that start out as AMPC. They will have a maximum lifespan of the event.

- Players that do not prior to the event own an AMPC or MPC character but wish to make one for the event can apply for that on the usual AMPC terms. We will however be more lenient toward accepting such AMPCs compared to usual.

- Players can convert existing characters to be eligible for taking part in the event by having their character stripped from items and set to level 2 (if above). Keep in mind though that the losses will not be reimbursed once the event is over or if you change your mind.

- Players who do not want to take part in the event but rather roleplay their existing characters outside the zone of the event is allowed to, but have to make up an IC reasoning themselves as to why they ended up outside the zone.

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Re: NWN's 10 year anniversary, NWPAD and New-Character event
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2012, 07:46:54 AM »
To hook up with other players and get inspiration for what to do during the event, use the forum topic here: http://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?topic=28788.0

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Re: NWN's 10 year anniversary, NWPAD and New-Character event - NOW LIVE
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2012, 06:38:55 AM »
The event has now begun. On behalf of the community staff, we are all looking forward to share these days of gothic horror atmoshere and fascinating roleplay with you all!

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Re: NWN's 10 year anniversary, NWPAD and New-Character event - NOW LIVE
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2012, 08:34:51 AM »
VeeTpl has made a completely breathtaking video collage that sets the atmosphere and promotes the event.

Make sure to check it out in HD and fullscreen:

[youtube=730,600]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdT9MYP4uyA[/youtube]