Blood of Dragons: Announcements

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Updates

New Article

A new Article, Playing a Woman at Court, has been added thanks to Damphair:

Questions or comments? Let us know.

SP and XP Awards

Based on the nominations for February, one Story Point was awarded this month to Luthor. Experience Points (XP) were awarded to Burton, Caitrin, Elmer, Ethos, and Joleta for their contributions to the game.

For more information concerning the Advancement system (how to use SP and XP, how to nominate, etc), see +HELP ADVANCEMENT and SYSTEM ADVANCEMENT.

XP Rewards

We have raised the XP rewards for various player-level +jobs as well as added XP rewards for some additional ways that players can help out but which aren’t part of +jobs: recruting new players, running NPCs and submitting logs.

Advancement Experience Points

Court Positions

As part of our efforts to strengthen the political aspects of the game (the campaign in Dorne won’t go on forever, after all), we have posted two new resources in the Articles section of the website detailing the court structure and the court positions in both King’s Landing and Sunspear. Many of these positions are such that players can aspire to fill them if they have the right qualifications, and we suggest that players with political ambitions get familiar with these documents.

Policy Changes

The Policy & Roleplay files listed below have been updated and all players are required to read them as soon as possible. If anything is unclear or if you have any questions, please get in touch with us.

One reason for this update has been that we have been informed that players supposedly have left the game over issues with other players. This is not the first time such claims come to us afterwards, and we are quite frustrated by the lack of communication on behalf of these players. The simply fact is that we cannot do anything about situations that we are not informed about, and by that we mean informed by the party or parties involved.

If players choose to leave the game rather than communicate with us, then so be it, it is up to them. That said, we sincerely hope that none of them then complain about issues with the game elsewhere, if they never even gave us the chance to address said issues.

New Staff

We’d like to welcome the latest addition to our staff: Damphair! His regular PC is Dagur Saltcliffe, and he’s been with the game from its start in beta. He’ll be helping to develop and implement plots on the game, as well as generally being available to assist players.

Defects Added

We’ve made a few additions to the list of descriptors for the Flaw Defects: Anxious, Cruel, Fanatical, Insecure, Jealous, Miserly, Pacifistic and Paranoid. We’ve also changed Liar to Dishonest.

New Logs Added

Ten new logs have been added to the site. All of these logs are from roleplay related to King Daeron’s current campaign in Dorne, so anyone who is curious about what is going on can check these out.

Forum Update

The Westeros forums have recently been upgraded to a new version of the forum software, and as part of the upgrade & skin changes we have added a “Blood of Dragons” field to the forum’s member profile. This is for listing your character(s) on Blood of Dragons, and it would be great if as many players as possible do this to further raise awarness of the game on the forums.

We encourage all players to become members of the forum and to take part in the discussions in the Blood of Dragons subforum.

SP and XP Awards

Based on the nominations for November, no Story Points were awarded this month. Experience Points (XP) were awarded to Andry, Burton, Dagur, Obany, and Rosalind for their contributions to the game over the last month.

For more information concerning the Advancement system (how to use SP and XP, how to nominate, etc), see +HELP ADVANCEMENT and SYSTEM ADVANCEMENT.

+Events

A new command, +events, has been added. The helpfile can be accessed with +HELP +EVENTS. This command will allow the Admin as well as all players to create events that other players can sign up for. This command will take the place of the Events board, though we may look at having the command post to the Events board when an event is added, edited or deleted.

SP and XP Awards

Based on the nominations for October, a Story Point (SP) has been awarded to Joleta, and Experience Points (XP) were awarded to Anders, Andry, Dagur, Reyna, Aurana, and Tancred for their contributions to the game over the last month.

For more information concerning the Advancement system (how to use SP and XP, how to nominate, etc), see +HELP ADVANCEMENT and SYSTEM ADVANCEMENT.

+Help CDB Events

After a couple of days of knocking my head against a wall, we have managed to complete work on a new CDB features, Events. See +HELP CDB EVENTS for more information. This will allow players to add a short text describing something of note that happened to their character on the selected day. This note can be private or public. This should help players keep a track of RP events, and help future players of those characters get up to speed on things that have happened to their character.

The system is not really envisioned as an everyday sort of thing, and is primarily intended for use to record noteworthy events (for the character, not necessarily for the greater public) rather than to catalogue every single RP session that a player partakes in.

Custom CG Offer

Ever since the MUSH opened, we have found that a lot of prospective players struggle with or have no interest in going through the full CharGen process. Based on player feedback, we have continuously tried to improve the process as well as added alternative ways of getting started on the game. As things stand right now, a player is able to get started quite quickly by selecting a previously played character. But we still get a fair number of prospective players who don’t like the idea of taking up a character that someone else made and who also don’t want to go through the CharGen process. We are now going to experiment with a new approach to this problem.

If you would like to play in Sunspear, but you do not want to play a previously played character and you do not want to do the CharGen setup yourself, we can do the CharGen setup for you from a written concept that you send in. This offer applies both to current and prospective players, and the following limitations and caveats apply:

1) At this time the offer is only valid for characters based in Sunspear in Dorne. This means that it is preferred that you have read A Storm of Swords and maybe also A Feast for Crows. Exceptions can be made for experienced MUSHers. If this experiment turns out well, we may extend the offer to King’s Landing-based characters too.

2) We ask that anyone interested in this offer first take a look at the CharGen process, to decide whether or not they really want us to do it and to give them a sense of what to put into the concept writeup.

3) The concept does not have to be lengthy, but the less information that it provides, the less likely the character will be just what you were hoping for. It is definitely suggested that it includes anything you are totally against as part of your character.

+CDB/VIEW /ALL Switch

Thanks to a suggestion from one of our players, we have introduced a new switch to the +CDB/VIEW command: /ALL. This will display all information concerning a character that you are authorized to see. It is a compliment to +cdb/rview’s /all switch, and combined should give a very good overview of any character on the game.