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    Temperance Cooper, Druid of Cranky
  • Birthday 01/26/1976

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    Potsdam, NY
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  1. Someone from Player Outreach will respond soon with lots of advice, but I'm just here to say: all you REALLY have to do is show up. We'll coach you through a first event, complete with new player orientation and however much hand-holding you need!
  2. NNY items

    In re: tax returns. This is a hobby, and a game. The marshals do, yes, try to make items that will entice you to spend money on them, to help support our game. But if the only way you can afford something is by losing your tax return on it... that's not a great financial choice. And we have NEVER wanted to see the auction bankrupt a player, or put them in a precarious position. If the auction only works because players are making dumb decisions rather than thoughtful donations, we'll find another way. So the tax return argument isn't going to get much traction with us.
  3. Shift Balance for 2017

    There's a legit reason for this. What we learned when one party was effectively covering every shift (or running on a single shift 15 deep) was that we can't write plot or field encounters that keep everyone entertained. 15 PCs means you need a fucktonne of NPCs to make a satisfying encounter. A single well-organized party that covers every shift means that they can easily monopolize plots (intentionally or not). We need to make sure we don't let the game get un-fun for the rest of you by letting one group get too many tendrils in the stone. So: 6+1 is the adventuring cap. Parties can be as big as you want, but don't monopolize the game.
  4. Shift Balance for 2017

    Clarification that is important: You choose your shifts month by month, not by the season. If it becomes obvious that someone is trying to game the system to avoid in-game consequences of in-game actions, we will squish you.
  5. Hey, guys, I forgot to post this! If you need preproduction (and it speeds things up considerably if you do it), please submit really quick! Hello friends! Please post here or PM Maggie with your pre-production needs for the November event. Please submit to pre-produce the following: Crafting You will be receiving your numbers prior to event so if you are creating numbered items, post here or PM Kyle (http://www.kingdomso...hp?showuser=575). Numbers will be handed out at sign in by the Props and Atmosphere Marshal, Kyle. Personalized Incants You have the opportunity to personalize your scroll incants. To do this, post or PM Maggie during the pre-production window and they will be printed for you. Otherwise, you may produce these at sign-in by writing your incant in on scroll template blanks. (This is not required, but is an option.) Character Retirement As always, if you are retiring a character you need to contact us ahead of time to arrange the retirement process. Seriously, you need to do this. If you know you are retiring at this event, PM Jenica immediately! Please submit all pre-production requests by TOMORROW, Wednesday, November 2 at Midnight. Any requests after that time will have to be done at sign-in. Thanks! Please remember the new potion bottle policy and be prepared! Thank you!
  6. Best of October

    The bath house out by Elf Town. It is amazing. It is heated. It is clean. The water is hot. I am in love. The Tvarus-Cooper encampment is only going to get better, and it was pretty great. Elf Town Coffee Hour, to replace Orc-O-Clock. (It's my PC shift, I'll use it to drink coffee if I want to.) Ryan Staring brought a digeridoo. The NPCs who dropped their eyes and shuffled away when Elderwoman Lavinia said "Citizens: Go home" upon finding them harassing Pisceans. And Steve's septon who handled it perfectly. 93 people signed in. The Logistics Team was amazing. I love this community.
  7. Sign-in feedback

    Players: I want your feedback on how sign-in worked. Let us know, in the FB thread! https://www.facebook.com/groups/KingdomsOfNovitas/permalink/10154343185221418/
  8. Shift balance 2016!

    UPDATE: Bryan made a great shift balance with some significant changes, but then the Marshals realized there actually wasn't much point in making things even more disruptive right now. So we will adjust shifts in 2017 as needed. Plan to play an all PC shift on Friday night of October's event, and on Saturday PC/NPC in your usual pattern.
  9. Sign in at Hoover

    Hey, everyone. In my continuing quest to make sure you know how the new site will work, let's talk sign-in. Sign in will be slightly different at Hoover than at VK, and we have an opportunity to mek things even better by breaking up Friday sign-in from the main Logistics space. Here's how it’s going to work. First, take a look at this map: Logistics map On Friday night, you'll arrive and turn into Hoover where it says Entry. You will drive in the main road until you reach the medical building on your right -- and you will take the left turn at that intersection, which will lead you to Logistics. There is ample parking around Logistics: Stop here. Sign in has its own building at Hoover. It looks like this: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jenica26/28925499014/in/album-72157673511642726/ It has a picnic shelter and table outside for waiting your turn or hanging out, https://www.flickr.com/photos/jenica26/28925495454/in/album-72157673511642726/ and has a front door that leads to a sign-in counter. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jenica26/29550688765/in/album-72157673511642726/ (Those bunnies are obviously rabid killers. Pink, hoppy, rabid killers.) We will have our usual staff complement at this counter -- a computer for paying, shift balance, and XP, a production stop, and a person to help you level up and check your sheet. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jenica26/29550686335/in/album-72157673511642726/ When you're finished, you can leave through the back door, and head back to the picnic tables. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jenica26/29550690835/in/album-72157673511642726/ For this event, we will have Logistics Team members available to guide you to wherever you're sleeping, so that you don't have to guess or get lost. You can drive to very close to your bunks, no matter where you're sleeping, so once you've located your bed your next step will be to unload your stuff. Once you have your car empty, you need to move your car around the outside loop to the parking field, also marked on the Logistics map. We will have signs by the field, but if you miss it, the road is a big circle and you can just loop back around past Logistics and the Spinning Jenny and try again! After you're parked, you are now ready to play: either go get ready to PC, or head to the Logistics building (which you can see here: https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8115/29470296191_f1434514fc_b.jpg) for your NPC shift. Any questions? Hit me up here and I'll answer them as we go.
  10. Shift balance 2016!

    HOld tight for another few hours...
  11. October preproduction

    Hello friends! Please post here or PM Maggie with your pre-production needs for the October event. Please submit to pre-produce the following: Crafting You will be receiving your numbers prior to event so if you are creating numbered items, post here or PM Kyle (http://www.kingdomso...hp?showuser=575). Numbers will be handed out at sign in by the Props and Atmosphere Marshal, Kyle. Personalized Incants You have the opportunity to personalize your scroll incants. To do this, post or PM Maggie during the pre-production window and they will be printed for you. Otherwise, you may produce these at sign-in by writing your incant in on scroll template blanks. (This is not required, but is an option.) Character Retirement As always, if you are retiring a character you need to contact us ahead of time to arrange the retirement process. Seriously, you need to do this. If you know you are retiring at this event, PM Jenica immediately! Please submit all pre-production requests by Wednesday, September 28 at Midnight. Any requests after that time will have to be done at sign-in. Thanks! Please remember the new potion bottle policy and be prepared! Thank you!
  12. Shift balance 2016!

    Sorry about tech glitches -- must be how google interacts with your browsers. But! I will be doing this over the weekend. Get your last responses in ASAP.
  13. Magic Lock and Maplewood Tents

    and does Magic Lock encompass the structure (ie, both doors) or do you have to cast two?
  14. Shift balance 2016!

    It's time to make sure our shift balance is set in a way that works. tl;dr: One person from each party, and every independent, needs to fill out the survey at the link below, this week. >> Click here for the survey << Explanation: If we just let people choose when they want to PC, we end up with wickedly unbalanced shifts -- Friday nights where we have 20 PCs and 55 NPCs. The PCs get destroyed, and are super exhausted and kind of feeling beat up, and then when it's time for everyone to switch around, we have 55 PCs and 20 NPCs, and the GMs managing those NPCs can't put out enough plots to keep all the PCs entertained. And in the end, that's no fun for any of us. So to keep it fun, and keep it manageable, we do this. We run a survey, get your info, and the Logistics Marshal (me!) spends quality time with a spreadsheet and a white board, and works out a plan that looks like it's going to be balanced and fun. Your information here is really important -- the better your answers, the better the schedule I can build. I need your info by next Wednesday, September 21. My whiteboard and I thank you.
  15. This is obviously not for IC use, since it's labeling all the things Logistics cares about. As we start talking about housing registrations, this is where things are. Green is player space, orange is staff-and-out-of-game space.The Encounter Tents are in-game areas, but they are staff-controlled. They are not player sleeping areas.
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