Blood of Dragons: Announcements

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Planning the Future

Now that we’ve gone through the death of Daeron II and the coronation of Baelor I, we’d like to invite players to participate in helping us figure out what sort of future events—small or large scale, short term or long term—they’re interested in seeing take place on the game, and being a part of. We’d love your input! We already have some ideas and plans sketched out, but we’re always happy to develop more. We’re not necessarily looking at individual personal plots (though we’d be glad to hear about those, too), but just ideas for things you’ve thought before, “That was cool,” or “That would be cool.”

Bear in mind that we are bound by canon in regards to some things—Baelor will not be dying before his allotted time—so there are limits to what can be done. However, there’s a vast swathe of history out there yet to be made, and we’re looking forward to exploring it with you. On a related note, Dorne’s going to be the most wide-open area in terms of larger-scale events, and it’s an excellent place for those who want to have a somewhat freer hand in terms of plans and plotting. It won’t be a free for all—we still do know certain things—but it’s even less written about than the rest of the Seven Kingdoms.

Please feel free to contact us via e-mail at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or via +mail on the game, with your ideas, suggestions, and questions about future plans on the game. Or check the BoD forum, where this post will be archived, and start discussing it there.

SP and XP Awards

Based on the nominations for April, no story points have been awarded. Experience Points (XP) were awarded to Pennei, Elmer, Ober, Luthor, Ethos, and Galwell for their contributions to the game.

For more information concerning the system, see +HELP ADVANCEMENT. For information about how to use story points or experience points you’ve earned, see System Advancement.

CDB Alterations

After introducing the Events and liking that format, we’ve decided to rework how some of the Long Info fields of the CDB work. Hints, Notes, Rumors and Secrets will be moving to the new Notes attribute which works similar to Events as shown by +HELP CDB NOTES. Each note is identified with a title and can be set to public or private. Notes can contain both IC and OOC information and will occasionally be used by Staff to place information on a character for a future player.

All current Hints, Notes, Rumors and Secrets have been moved into public Notes called Hints and Rumors and private Notes called Notes and Secrets. As Notes are fully editable by players, feel free to rearrange these as appropriate, but keep in mind that secrets that were part of the approval may not be removed and any Notes placed by Staff should also be kept if still relevant.

+Scene Command Added

A new command, +scene, has been added. It allows players to make a game-wide announcement when they are starting a public roleplaying scene. See +help +scene for more details, and please don’t be shy about using it.

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.