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Christmas 2012 Play-A-New-Character event
« on: December 11, 2012, 12:08:47 PM »


Salutations all mist-dwellers,

Once again, we invite all roleplayers to take part in another instance of our recurring event - the "Play-A-New-Character-Week".

Don't miss out on this outstanding opportunity to meet with new and old friends, and join in on the sharing of creativity - through intense amounts of satisfying and inspiring, enthralling and immersive, genuine gothic horror roleplay. This time, the event will be running in December from Friday the 21st to Monday the 31st during which only entirely new characters will be let into the core areas*, putting everyone on same terms in an exclusively low level environment.

We shuffle the deck and re-explore the original fear.

Expect a number of DM events and special occurrences to appear in game during the period, but we also invite you to use our forums here for pre-planning things with other players. For tips, info and links to discussions, see below.

Looking forward to seeing you all there,

~ The Server Staff

* (This implies all characters made within the event as well as characters who are made pre-event, but haven't yet entered the IC world. Core areas are all west of the Svalich Pass near Castle Ravenloft.)
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Re: Christmas 2012 Play-A-New-Character event
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2012, 12:13:44 PM »
Useful info, hints and tips for the event:

- To plan out, organize and discuss character concepts for the event, use the topic here: http://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?topic=30971

- 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 and want to utilize it for the event, there will be ordinances available that allows converting pre-played characters to be eligible for taking part in the event. This however entails loosing all acquired items and XP.

- 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.

- 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: Christmas 2012 Play-A-New-Character event
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2012, 12:15:08 PM »
Special Rules for the event

- 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 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: Christmas 2012 Play-A-New-Character event
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2012, 07:53:35 AM »
The event has now begun! On behalf of the staff, we are all looking forward to share these days of gothic horror atmosphere and fascinating roleplay with you all!

And Merry Christmas everyone, or merry whatever you celebrate!

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Now get to it! :onfire: