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10-year anniversary Play-A-New-Character event
« on: October 27, 2015, 07:51:59 PM »


Salutations all roleplayers!

On the Halloween of 2005 we first opened Ravenloft - Prisoners of the Mist to the public, and to celebrate the ten year anniversary of this date, we once again invite you all to take part in our recurring server and community initiative - the "Play-A-New-Character-Event".

During this event, everyone participating rolls up entirely new characters*, providing even terms for all in an exclusively low level environment that is the perfect setup for loads of satisfying, immersive, gothic horror roleplay. If you are looking for some of the best online roleplay has to offer while meeting with new and old friends, this is the place to be!

The event will be running from October 30th (Friday) 2015 to November 13th (Friday) 2015.

You can expect a number of DM events and special occurrences to appear in game during the period, but we also invite you to use these forums for pre-planning things with other players. There's already several topics for sharing ideas for characters concepts here, but also feel free to start new topics in that forum section if you deem it relevant.

Looking forward to seeing you all there, and above all, thank you for 10 magnificent years of gothic horror!

~ The Server's Staff

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* (Pre-event characters can still be played, but will not be let in to the core areas, i.e. all areas west of the Svalich Pass near Castle Ravenloft. The exception is pre-event characters that have not yet entered the world, or choose to reset XP and items to the common starting point.)

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Re: 10-year anniversary Play-A-New-Character event
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2015, 06:02:06 AM »
Useful info, hints and tips for the event:

- If you are entirely new to NWN, Ravenloft or the concept of actual, true roleplay, we have a FAQ here: http://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?topic=29190.0

- 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.

- If you've created a character before the event and have passed through the intro-cutscene with it, 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.

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: 10-year anniversary Play-A-New-Character event
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2015, 11:17:03 AM »
The 10-year anniversary Play-A-New-Character event has now begun!

We encourage you all to not just see this as a chance to experience gothic horror roleplay of the highest quality, but also as an opportunity to form new alliances and friendships - for your characters own survival and for the benefit of the roleplay.

Additionally, we hope to welcome many new players for this event as well as many returning old. Please all help these people feel welcome and easily become a part of things.

And as always, strive to hone the fact that this server is about gothic horror roleplay. The event will hopefully quite naturally bring it about in abundance, but please help us preserve that atmosphere in your roleplay, and take your part in building it.

And lastly, thank you for choosing to be a part of this community and server and making it a success - without you, we wouldn't have lasted all these years. It has been a privilege and a pleasure that hopefully will continue for years to come.

Let the roleplay begin!

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Re: 10-year anniversary Play-A-New-Character event
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2015, 05:13:13 AM »
This event has now ended. Thank you to all of you who took part - we hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did!