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  3. Here they are. idmagic-May-22.pdf estimatevalue-May-22.pdf
  4. New NPCs

    Hello! I'm Michael, I'm the Second Marshal for Marketing and Player Outreach. First, let me just say Welcome to Kingdoms of Novitas! I think you’ll really fit in here by the sound of it. You’ll find a bunch of crafts and theatre people around and *especially* TRPG nerds (myself included)! In my completely unbiased and definitely not influenced by anything at all opinion, I really do think Novitas presents a great experience to people who are new to LARPing. We have a very helpful staff and an enthusiastic player base who are both dedicated to providing players with the best experience possible. You will find a lot of people who will be quick to help answer any questions from new players, the first two among them being myself and the Marshal for M&PO (my boss) Brandon Febles. As for first steps in learning about our game - there's some important information that I would definitely recommend reading up on, You can find a list of races on the Wiki here that gives information and costuming requirements for all current races. The Wiki overall provides a fairly good introduction to the game in the "Learn to Play" and "New Characters" sections. You can also find information about the setting on the Wiki as well. I would also recommend checking out our YouTube channel to get a visual representation of the vibe we shoot for. I would also *highly* recommend joining our Discord where you can connect with our community! It's likely the most active location for the community (besides game itself of course)! I also usually recommend new players NPC their entire first event, if not the first few, before making a PC/OC, but it seems y’all have already made that your plan! We’ve *always* got use for more NPCs, so you can be ready to be engaged in your choice of combat, roleplaying, or both come June! We're looking forward to seeing you in June and again, if you have any questions, feel free to ask either myself or our Marshal for Marking and Player Outreach, Brandon Febles! I am typically best contacted over Discord (though Facebook or these forums also work), and I believe Brandon prefers being reached out over Facebook primarily, but will also see messages on Discord and the forums as well.
  5. New NPCs

    Hey there! My name's Jane, and I've got a group of friends who are really curious about Novitas. We've all been looking for a chance to LARP, and you seem like a great group with a cool set-up. We're all from different backgrounds, but the six of us are all theatre and craft people, and we love TTRPGs. This would be our first LARP, so we're thinking it might be best to play as NPCs to get our feet wet before trying out OCs. If it helps, we're musically inclined if you need a roving minstrel band hahaha. So what do you think? Think you could put us to work, maybe in June?
  6. More in-game buildings/areas

    So (speaking only for myself)... I want the exact opposite of this for a couple of reasons. Yes it would be great for immersion. However, every location an NPC has to go to find PC's to hook for a plot is more time that NPC is in play JUST WALKING and not interacting. Its variable how much that walking tires out the npc in question, some players have no issue with extra walking, some walk 5 feet and then need to sit forever before they go out again (and often with those players lets be real walking isn't the issue). But regardless of how it impacts that hook, the people sitting in a field somewhere as monsters are just sitting... waiting. We want the hook npc to be able to find PC's quickly and relatively efficiently so we can get those npcs back again, resulting in more plots going out the door. I personally hate having two inns. My argument is that we want one single location where hooks go to find adventurers, and if adventurers want to get hooked they go to that location. The helix makes that much harder, so 2 inns it is. Targeted plots, color plots, things where npcs wander about to interact with players are a different story, and more locations don't hurt. However then we enter into another issue with the site. The more permanent PC locations we have, the fewer locations GM's have to send plots that can be "different". It makes me sad the former slap and tickle has been absorbed by PC groups immediately, it would be nice to have a single building out there where some stories can be told that want something other than a lean to. Having said all that, I mean these could very well be cool locations. Adding more to the bazaar would certainly be great for making it more immersive. There's nothing to stop you from building these things.
  7. I would love us to have more in-game buildings/areas. Currently, the only places to hangout that feel immersive are the two inns, the Temple, and maybe Northtown when people actually set up encampments there. Whenever NPCs need to look for people, they always start at the inns because thats where the majority of players are going to be. It would be great for immersion, storytelling, and the overall player experience to have more in-game areas. So here are my ideas for some: (Before I start, I just want to say that if KoN ever decides to implement any of these, I am more than happy to help set it up and can be reached at Andi Livingston on facebook!) GRAVEYARD (Chris Toia originally came up with this idea!) We could get sooo much use out of a graveyard. It would be a great place for people with the medium skill to go look for ghosts (and for ghost NPCs to go look for mediums!). It's a great place for any weird necromancy stuff. ALSO there could even be occasional bonus loot given to players who actually bring the bodies of dead people NPCs to the graveyard. In addition it would be a great place for players to RP, especially to mourn retired PCs. Plus general spookiness. Set up: All that would really be needed are some foam gravestones set up in an opening area. Just some general gravestones can be stuck in the ground before game starts, and anyone who wants to set up a specific grave for a retired PC or a person from their backstory can do so. (You can make foam gravestones really easily/cheaply, or you can buy ones like this https://www.amazon.com/Olgaa-Halloween-Tombstone-Decorations-Graveyard/dp/B09B7JPRG5/ref=sr_1_36?keywords=styrofoam+tombstones&qid=1650736557&sr=8-36) LIBRARY This would be a perfect addition to the game right now, since the Scholar tree was recently added! A library would be a great place for scholars to gather and talk. This would be a good spot to put a courier mailbox and maybe even a letter writing station. In a perfect world, some in-game books (rule book, world book, PC written books) would be available so PCs could check them if needed. There could even be the occasional librarian NPC overseeing it who has information about the plots going out that shift, so PCs could go there looking for info which would be fun to RP. Overall I just think a library fits in really well with the new Scholar tree and it would be so fun to have one! Set up: This could be put in one of the buildings near Northtown, or even just be a table in the Bazaar. I think for it to really work it would need to look pretty good. You'd need books (preferably game related books), the courier mailbox (?maybe?), pens and paper, candles, some decorations, and a sign. It's something that would take awhile to put together, but would be really fun to have. Thats it! Except I'd love the Bazaar to be more immersive too but I won't die on that hill. If I come up with any other ideas I will surely post them.
  8. Vargainen Garb Guide

    Soon you will be able to play characters from Vargainen. P&A has compiled a small guide to how to garb your new characters. As always if you have any questions feel free to reach out, we are happy to help. Vargainen_Garb_Guide.pdf
  9. Latex Weapon Vendors

    Hi! I've never been a player before, and I attended last months LARP where I was only a NPC. I was wondering if you were selling any weapons for April 29th weekend. Thanks!
  10. Production points rules

    You do not need to pay additional coin to use the extra production points, the 3c per point covers the cost of production. So in your example you would pay 36 extra coin for that extra 12 production points (for a grand total of 44 coin with the 8 points of your own being used). Good question!
  11. With the character sheet app we are currently aware of a bug that seems to only appear when using an Apple browser on Apple phones (specifically when trying to make language and ritual choices for scholar). If you encounter this problem (where you can't select languages/ rituals with scholar) try using a different device or a different browser.
  12. The online character sheet app is ready for use*! You can find it here: http://charactersheetapp.kingdomsofnovitas.net/#/ *If your character has learned rare languages through plot but not through Scholar it does not presently record that, you'll need to add that manually to a printed copy, this will be fixed in a future update. Checking your total XP online Any player can use a character ID number to check the current TOTAL xp of their characters using this look up sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1F2mM0R_ZhMfHKDIs7GmM9J4ZQCDA_1hxl5jH0sOw1zE/edit#gid=927735354 It's a temporary solution so that players can access that information now. Hopefully it will eventually be something we can integrate into the app, but that's another big step for later. Character ID Numbers Every character has an ID number. Those of you who were at the April 2022 game had it written onto your character sheets. If you missed the event or lost the number, you can contact Liska or I and we can message the numbers to you for any of your characters. Any time a staff member assigns experience it will instantly be visible in that total. For example all players have been assigned experience for NPCing during the April 2022 event (which was 2 days ago as of this post) already. How does this affect sign in? If you have an online character sheet you printed from home you will be able to have your character sheet approved the FAST way. You'll get to show your sheet to the person checking sheets, and they will verify that your total xp matches the total xp we have for that character. That's it. Sheet successfully checked. No math needed (the app does that for you). Anyone who does not have an online sheet will still be able to check-in the previous way, having xp written onto your sheet so that you know how much you have. XP Banks Many players choose to save xp until they decide they want it or until they create a new character. In the past the game has rolled that experience over month after month building a steadily larger sum until you finally take the xp. Starting this month every player has a character in our records that is named "XP Bank". Any experience you don't take will get assigned to that character. You can message Liska or I at any time and we can take the XP from your bank and assign it to another character. You can check your xp bank like any other character by changing the last digit of your character's ID number to "9". Any player who didn't attend the April 2022 event had all experience that was waiting for them automatically assigned to their XP bank. Further experience earned for players will continue to go to their XP bank until they notify Liska or I (or whoever is doing check-in) that they want to see the xp go to a different place. If you have xp going to a character, it will continue going to that character until you tell us to change it. As long as you are happy with where your xp is going you don't need to tell us if you are taking your xp any more. Starting in May 2022, any experience you get during a month will be only the experience earned since the prior event. What to do if you think your total is off Total experience was calculated for each character based on the most recent character sheet in the character archives. This means that for some people who haven't archived anything lately this will be WAYYYYYYY off. If that is the case, take a picture of the front side of your character sheet and send it to me and I can update your xp totals. Bear in mind most marshals assign experience one time per month, right before a new event, so don't expect to see anything immediately after an event from things like PELs. We're all volunteers have some patience. Written XP Ideally staff will now be assigning all xp between games online. If staff for some reason feel the need to write XP onto a character sheet, you'll need to bring your sheet to the logs desk to have it recorded, so that it shows up in the XP look up.
  13. And I'm here with another new guy question, specifically making sure I'm understanding the rules: For production points, it says you can buy additional production points at a cost of 3c, am I correct in assuming that it means that, should I want to spend the coin: I have 8 production points, leaving what with that and 8c I make my 8 points of alchemicals, and then I could buy another 12, for 36c and then by paying another 12c turn them into another 12 points with of alchemicals? If I wanted to pay 4x the cost?
  14. New player, really excited to get started

    And I should bring my own sleeping bag,blanket, pillow correct? Or do you have extra? Thanks.
  15. New player, really excited to get started

    Also, do you have water for drinking, or should I buy that at grocery store too? Thanks!
  16. New player, really excited to get started

    Hi! No worries, was just checking. Also, what kind of food is available at the "tavern/inn" for purchase. Are there fruits/veggies/whole grain/eggs/meat (or some protein)? Just wanted to check to see if I should go grocery shopping before getting there. Thank you.
  17. Here they are! estimatevalue-Mar-22.pdf idmagic-Mar-22.pdf
  18. Read This Before Posting In Here!

    Hey Squirrel, what was your question?
  19. I usually sleep in the Sioux A-Frame, downstairs on the left as you walk in. This is for medical reasons ( back injury)
  20. New player, really excited to get started

    It would be quite difficult to heat a lean-to as one side is entirely open to the elements, except for a large plastic sheet with acts as a curtain. I suppose you cold attempt to close the gap in the middle and heat it with a portable space heater (no outlets), but I have stayed in a lean-to in December and been fine with just some warm clothes and good blankets. We also do not require testing or proof of vaccination before arriving.
  21. New player, really excited to get started

    Nice! I checked the weather and it seems pretty cold. maybe I'll check to see how many people are in the A-frames, and then bring my tent just in case. Also, maybe this is a dumb question, but is there anyway to heat the lean-tos (either something I could bring or you could provide). And are people required to get tested/proof of vaccination before arriving? Thank you.
  22. Camping in a tent is allowed, however there are some complex rules around doing so. If you are using a modern tent you will need to break it down on Saturday morning and then set it up again on Saturday night which is undesirable. Period tents do not have this requirement but do have locations we would prefer to see them in. Its worth pointing out that there are MANY lean-tos available for use though they can get cold in the winter, this is probably your best option for sleeping without sharing a room. There are plenty of beds available in heated rooms, but those rooms do all share their space with other people roughly 10-20 depending on the building. A short hike from the main building there are also the A-frames (which are heated and enclosed) that sleep 10 people each, and lately have been fairly low occupancy. I hope that helped to answer your questions.
  23. New player, really excited to get started

    Nice! Is camping in a tent allowed? I only ask because I am trying to be cautious because of COVID. Would you recommend it? Do a lot of people do that? Also, is there any option to not share a room, and if not, how many people would i be sharing a room with? Thank you so much and looking forward to my first LARP.
  24. A new Board is posted outside the Inn

    Early in the morning, an Elder leaves a number of fliers throughout the public spaces in Maplewood. They read:
  25. hi! new player.

    oh ok good thing i asked wouldve shown up way to early lol
  26. Leather leg armor and bracers

    This is way overdue but I wanted to reply just in case someone comes across this post. These items are no longer for sale.
  27. hi! new player.

    Players can arrive at any point after 4pm! First shift begins at 9.
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