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Halloween 2022 Play an New Character Event (NCE)
« on: September 12, 2022, 12:04:22 PM »

Welcome Roleplayers

The Prisoners of the Mist Team are pleased to announce the next "Play A New Character Event" (NCE) will be held this Halloween, from Tuesday 25th October through Sunday 6th November.

Whether you're completely new to gothic horror, or an inveterate member of the community, we'd like to invite you all to roll up a new character, meet new people, find fresh perspectives and start creating new stories together.

NCE takes place in West Barovia (everywhere west of Svalich Pass). There you'll find only characters that enter the game world for the first time during the event - which means everyone you meet will be around the same low level as you are. NCE is a great time to try out a new concept, or, if you're new to Prisoners of the Mists, experience it for the first time.

Expect plenty of special DM events and stories, and of course lots of thrills and chills from a cast of Atmospheric Monstrous Player Characters! (AMPCs) throughout the two weeks.

This year, we are making a few changes from the traditional NCE format:
  • Characters will be able to leave the NCE area. This will be strictly one-way, allowing players who grow restless with West Barovia to enter the main game world.
  • Event AMPCs will have a 30 Day Timer, up from a strict event-only duration. We hope that by letting AMPCs outlast the event, they will help to bridge the divide between what goes on during NCE and the 'return to normal' that happens after. We also hope that monstrous players will be able to tell more complex stories. NCE is an excellent time to try out the AMPC role if you've never done it before, though application standards will be slightly higher than in previous years to reflect the increased timer.
  • For the first time in fifteen years or so, Mother Lizuca will be taking some much-needed time off. The Morninglord Priestess, who has so ably served the Sanctuary of the Coming Dawn in Vallaki's Outskirts, will be unavailable during night-time hours (6pm-6am) - that means no healing, no restoration, and no raise dead. We hope this will make dicing with Old Night (and the monsters that lurk within it) more tense and a riskier proposition. Consequently, we hope that players will instead create new hubs for roleplay in and around Vallaki.
Please keep an eye on this topic for further information and announcements as the date draws nearer.

We look forward to seeing you in the mists.

- The Ravenloft PotM Team
« Last Edit: September 13, 2022, 02:00:52 AM by Soren / Zarathustra217 »

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Re: Halloween 2022 Play an New Character Event (NCE)
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2022, 01:57:31 PM »
Useful Info

  • If you are entirely new to NWN, Ravenloft or immersive roleplay, we have a FAQ
  • For those new to the server looking for basic info about how to actually play, get all info here
  • You can create a character ahead of time, so long as you don't enter the game world with them through the intro cutscene
  • It will be possible to 'convert' existing characters for NCE using the Iron Maiden in the OOC Hall - at the cost of all XP and items
  • 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 pre-existing characters have their saved locations moved to outside the NCE area for the duration of the event.
  • Rentals will be extended by two weeks to make up for the time they won't be accessible
Special Rules for the event:
  • Players in a Faction can make a new character of that same Faction for the event. Exceptions are the Ba'al Verzi, Dawnslayers, Van Ritchen Society and the Fraternity of Shadows factions.
  • Players of an active MPC or AMPC can make a new event-specific AMPC
  • As noted above, you can apply for an event-specific AMPC with a 30-day duration. NCE is the best time to try your hand at running an AMPC if you've never done it before!
  • Participation is completely voluntary, and you can continue to play your pre-NCE character outside of East Barovia, but you have to come up with the reason they've relocated on your own!

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Re: Halloween 2022 Play an New Character Event (NCE)
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2022, 08:46:04 AM »
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Hello, Prisoners!

In order to ensure NCE kicks of as smoothly as possible, the DM Team has decided on a deadline of Oct 15, 2022 for all AMPC applications. This will allow us adequate time to make our selections, and then begin setting the characters up in advance of the event.

We look forward to seeing what wonderful horrors you all come up!

Happy gaming!

The PotM DM Team