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Discussion / Re: Participants Wanted
« Last post by _Nugget_ on January 21, 2019, 05:16:23 PM »

First off - I hope I can post this here! If not I'm sorry!

Second, Nugget whats to buy a bird (Lol) She isn't part of a guild (yet) so she is willing to help people with mental and spirital healing along with physical healing. She uses herbs but she is more of like the 'spa' type healing. ( hot stone massages, foot reflexology, aromatherapy massages, yoga etc).  Currently, she sings and dances on the streets of Chanson. I do want Nugget to join a guild but I don't know what yet so....    come play with Nugget! :)

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News / Updates / Re: Experimental story time stuff
« Last post by Kodiak on January 20, 2019, 12:46:44 PM »
 :D I'm sure Tearteeth will have a blast!
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Otkrytoye Polotno / Record of Scores [Coldhaven Games] 2019
« Last post by The Skald on January 20, 2019, 01:53:38 AM »
2019


Fishing:
Total Participants: 7
Winner: Yara Ixchel - Caught a 100cm whopper that could not even be matched. This is Yara's second year in a row win!
Unlucky awarded to Rhia for managing to catch a 1cm fish.
[Honorable Mention] Nugget caught the most fish 7/10.


Archery:
Total Participants: 4
Winner: Hakkiem - Won by an 8 point lead. (Guess he practiced!)
Lucky awarded to Hakkiem for getting a perfect shot.
For nostalgia: Aera and Rhia had to have a tie breaker... that would have needed another tie breaker.


"Color War"
Participants: 6
Winner: Rhia AND Nugget - Chosen for their creativity at work.
Jackpot total: 800 [400 ea]


"Tug-O-War"
No participants
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News / Updates / Re: Experimental story time stuff
« Last post by Witchcrafted on January 17, 2019, 10:40:54 PM »
I'll throw Mino in!
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News / Updates / Re: Experimental story time stuff
« Last post by Retro on January 17, 2019, 07:30:36 PM »
Plenty of mundane charas here.
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News / Updates / Re: Experimental story time stuff
« Last post by Amara on January 16, 2019, 08:57:23 PM »
I have a character I can throw in :)  so count me in!
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News / Updates / Re: Experimental story time stuff
« Last post by aipsylon on January 16, 2019, 05:59:24 PM »
I have a character Osazses, a simply guide, a snake man.  I'd be up for some scenes with him at some point.
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News / Updates / Experimental story time stuff
« Last post by Snowflake on January 16, 2019, 04:21:40 PM »
Okay, so I've had an idea rattling around in my head for a bit.

A lot of the stuff that happens in chat is quite large impact - the main characters in stories are relatively quite well informed, they have the assistance of wealthy and powerful people, and they are about saving the world essentially. There's nothing wrong with that of course, it makes for some great stories....But what about the little people?

I had this idea that I would run some 'low level' events where we can look at people who don't have authority, or power or money necessarily, who still have things happen.

Another thought that came to me was that we have a lot of gaps in the world - we don't know a lot about what kind of places or people live in each area, and that would be some neat world-building stuff. As such I thought about how to combine these things.

Which brings me (rambling) to the point of this thread.

I propose to run some events that are lower on the societal chain that will assist with world-building. A recent event has sent a criminal running? Who might we go and ask about that? Maybe there's a guy in a shady tavern who knows about criminals around here - Boom, you helped create an npc and/or location just by rping, and helped fill out the world. You won't be saving the world, but you will take part in events that will be part of the world's history - the time you helped fend off juggling bears in a riot will be there in world history, enriching the setting.

My question to you, is if you are interested in this kind of thing, and would want to explore it more?


Q&A:

What is this?
I intend to run some events that focus on the more 'average people' of the world, and the events that effect them, and the world, but tend to get lost in the bigger stuff

Average? Does that mean I have to play a dirt-farming peasant?
No, it just means people who have more mundane lives, and are not connected to wealth, power or money in a way that is easily accessible to them. There might be people of power involved, but the solution to a situation should probably not be "I'm going to tell the Prima, I know her" lol. This one is pretty negotiable really

So set me up, give me a slice of what might happen?
1. Okay, so for example, you could find yourself, along with a group of other players, stuck in a situation. In this example, packs of wild dogs/wolves/rabbits or whatever have been causing problems lately, the guard do not have the spare manpower or time to chase beasts across the countryside all the time, so this group of beasts has gotten bold.

2.So for whatever reason, you have volunteered to look into this - maybe there's a guy who knows about animals who you can ask. If you choose to look around, then boom, I will create an npc and or location that will help you continue your adventure.

3. That guy you found -who happens to be a trapper, in this instance - just now thinks that these animals are acting too smart and organised for what they are, he's seen them being selective about targets in a way that doesn't make sense. He can tell you where he's seen them running around though...


And so on - chunks of story mixed with organic world building.

Will there be rewards?
Items, gold, badges and more may be available depending on what you do, and how.

But I don't like fighting D:
That's not a question. That aside, not all of them will be about fighting - I would hope that people will choose to explore a bunch of options through means other than "I cast sword"

When will these things happen?
When people are around.

But what if my character gets busy?
This is why I recommend relatively unknown characters for this exercise, don't commit someone to a story that you want to have a lot of freedom.

What about those dice rolls huh?
When I arbitrate things in chat, I usually just have people roll and eyeball it. For some things I use a tabletop rpg called open legend though. It's very simple and very customisable, you can make any character with it. If you want to make a sheet to use, I will help you do so (note: you don't need one if you don't want one). Skald has never played a tabletop rpg like d&d and she picked it up super fast, so no need to be afraid of it, if you're curious


I have other questions D:
Then fire me a message and I'll answer as best I can. You can DM me on discord with any questions or to throw your hand in for testing this highly experimental idea out.
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News / Updates / January 2019
« Last post by The Skald on January 15, 2019, 12:24:25 AM »
Welcome to the new year!

We are currently at 182 characters across 33 accounts.

In character wise, it's already been an eventful one, between a crashing of the gala by a wanted person, and the second Virtuoso making its more noticeable return.  I almost feel like we're (almost) getting to where I can comfortably allow us to be advertised. Still some things I need to work out with you guys, my awesome and patient guinea pigs. As we pick up in activity and stories being played out I decided to complete another item on my list: Badge Request! In years previous (and on most sites I have been on) requests were generally placed on a forum, this isn't a bad method that needed to be messed with-- so this is largely a 'because I can' creation. It is located on the News and Requests, now just Requests, option of your Control Panel (CP).

How it works:

1. Pick a name from the drop down that you are suggesting the badge for. This can be someone you've played with or one of your own characters.
2. Choose a badge from the second drop down. If you are suggesting a new badge for the site's consideration, use Not Listed.
3. Fill out any details about the badge (if you chose Not Listed) or details why that person deserves/needs said badge.
4. Submit, obviously.

Some notes:
  • "Major" badges are unavailable at this time to be suggested, mostly because those center around quests or rather large acts. If you feel someone still fits one please use Not Listed to explain what and why.
  • Requests are date stamped, so any time-sensitive badges will begin from that date.

Upcoming Events:

The Coldhaven Games will be held on the 19th at 7pm EST and hosted by the White Mist Pack this year. "Rain date" will be the 26th at 6pm.  Visit http://www.skaldsongrp.com/wiki/index.php/Events#The_Games for an idea of what the event will be like.

Going Forward:
  • Do not be alarmed by any changes you might see, but do let me know if there is something absolutely broken.
  • Have me focus on a particular feature or necessity here: Suggestions (Project List)
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Chanson Isole'e / Books and Brew Event Results
« Last post by The Skald on December 22, 2018, 02:39:25 PM »

Participatory badge, item, and gold given to:
  • Ignace (Host)
  • Hester (Hostess)
  • Shi Shen the Eye of Dreams +500g
  • Haylee +500g
  • Jayr +500g

Jayr really dug into the drinking part of the event, earning this badge which has been dubbed "Second Place Drunk" for the event.

Event Item:
Can9 Mug

Goal Item:
Tapestry History Vol 3 [Placed in Shi Shen's inventory]
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