Mark here with some more updates for Season 19!
First, we are super stoked to launch the new website, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Big ups to Leslie H. for putting a lot of time and effort into making sure our web presence is as awesome as we are IRL!
We are also excited to announce a few of the rules changes that will be going live this season, because they are some good ones! As always, please be aware that these rules are subject to change at staff’s discretion, should we run into any issues.
With that being said, let’s get into it!
Throughout the event, you may notice someone wearing a red headband. This headband indicates that this person is a member of staff and any questions regarding rules, mechanics, etc. should be directed to them. As usual, we do have our Rules Marshals that are around for any questions if a staff member is not present, but we wanted staff members to stand out a bit more out in the game world, so keep an eye out for those red headbands!
Packet Ranged Rules
In Season 18, we introduced a Packet Archery play test, and we received a TON of positive feedback, so this will be officially live for Season 19! The rules can be found by clicking here: Packet Ranged Rules. We want to thank Zack Houser for putting together the play test and making this happen!
Rations (see update below)
Oh boy, rations… A lot can be said for rations, and after numerous in-depth discussions about this mechanic, we have decided to no longer require characters to consume rations between events. Rations themselves are not going away, but rather than having a detriment, we thought we would rather have a boon instead. So, if you consume your character’s required amount of rations to sustain yourself between events, you will receive a +5 ability point bonus to your primary spender (PRE, END, DEX) for the next event! You will still need to include your ration tag with your character card at the end of the event. We are working on changes to Wilderness Survival and food crafting to balance out this change, so please stay tuned.
That’s all for now! Please keep an eye out for more updates in the near future!
Rations UPDATE! (5/1/2022)
Given the feedback and some lengthy consideration for the impact to multiple areas of the game, here is an update to the rules concerning Rations for Season 19.
- Rations will no longer be necessary for a character to consume between events.
- Consuming a ration will restore 5 of your primary ability points.
- You may consume no more than 1 ration per period.
You must roleplay consuming food for 10 minutes to gain the benefit of the ration.
- Wilderness Survival grants 2 rations at the start of the event.
- Rations created by the Kisharian Prayer “Create Feast” must be consumed immediately and do not require an item tag.
- Uruk receive the full benefit of each ration. They may eat expired rations and still receive the benefit.
- Rations will still expire after one month. Rations can still be sold at the store or to wandering merchants