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Hello fellow PCs!

We all, most of us I suppose, like getting our threads reviewed by another person. It's a necessary step to get graded by another player, as there may be issues with our threads that we're too close to really identify. It's the only thing that really legitimizes the progression system and ensures that impacts upon the game world are impactful and worthy of note. It'd be the easiest thing to switch to a more free self-review system where our PCs actions are permitted without regard for their impact, and the impact of their actions are not held to any sort of standard of realism or continuity. At that point we may as well make the game non-progression based and freeform, because we'd be writing effectively in a vacuum.

To that end, I ask that anyone who was a peer reviewer in the past or wishes to become one join us in reviewing threads. I'll not lie but we're getting far behind on reviews, with the last review as of writing this having been posted 41 days ago. Discord is available for support for peer reviewers, but not mandatory. At any rate, we offer full support to our peer reviewers wherever their judgement lies on various threads.

And if point bank and adoration of staff isn't enough to motivate you, reviewing other peoples' threads gets your threads reviewed sooner!

So please do consider joining up.
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Quality of Life Update!
Hi all,

Today's update has the following!

For Mods:
* There is now a new section in the MCP for viewing PC rewards (both claimed and unclaimed).
* The review form now enforces that all knowledges have a ‘skill option’ selected.


For Players:
* Many of the Threads and fields that you need to configure in the UCP are now automatically put in place for you during registration, including your:
* Letters.
* Templates.
* Plot Notes.

Massive thanks to Tech Guy, as always!

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Hello fellow PCs!

We have news about the Settlement system, going forward. Rather than having only our local mods seeing to settlements in their area, we've decided to unify the queue to a central list. The list can be found here from now on. Volunteers that are signed up to oversee the settlement system will be able to see to entries in this list as they are posted. We hope this will ensure a more fair wait for those who are getting their settlements reviewed, as well as a sense of consistency when it comes to the moderation of settlements.

We've debated the merits of this for a while, and most involved in that discussion (which involves settlement leaders and settlers) feel this will be a positive change for settlements.

If there are any questions, please direct them to the Q & A forum. Thank you!
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Hello fellow Players!

We've completed Daia's Mark, now to the point where it has an Exalted line and Champion line. That is all for now: Here is the exalted line

For anyone who has questions, please direct them to the Q & A forum.

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Hello players!

We've tweaked the NPC rules just a slight bit. Overall it's not a sweeping change but more of a quality of life thing. Instead of requiring at least two threads for a personal NPC to gain 10 xp, they only need one thread for 5 xp in a given cycle. There's still a upper limit to the amount of xp you can gain in a cycle in that way, which has been and will continue to be 20xp for having four threads involving that personal npc.

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If there are any questions about this please direct them to the Question and Answers forum.
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FLIGHT OF THE DRAGONS


All right, it's been a bit, but another of the Ruin's Dawn Effigies is released and ready for play. This time, the Dragon in question is Drathaidir, the Joyful Treasure. Her Effigy can be found here for those who are interested in obtaining it or already have it. I'm already working on the next project, so hopefully it'll be out fairly soon, fingers crossed. Anyway, see you all next time.

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Hello Players!

A new opportunity for those interested in building character wealth is available. In addition to the seasonal Wealth Threads, we've implemented a Business/Job thread which can be done one per season. These must be identified in the Wealth Claim as business/job threads, preferably with a link to the related business or identifying the specific job that your PC is doing.

We've done this change to incentivize the playing with businesses outside of transaction or collaborative business threads. Since the advent of the Wealth System, the act of owning a business has tended to be something that just sorta is there, unless it's being patronized by pcs. This will give players a chance to engage in the running of their business, whether or not it actually sees PC customers.

Hope you enjoy this change, and if there are questions please direct them to the Q & A Forum.

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Hello fellow PCs!

Hey all, it's been a hot minute since we made a push for people to join up as volunteers. Whether you'd like to be a Prophet, start as a Reviewer reading the fun stories our members write and grading them with rewards and such, or doing wiki work, helping with the back end of site maintenance and development and such. Please do consider giving us a bit of time volunteering for the enjoyment we all get out of keeping this site running.

Discord is available for support for peer reviewers, wiki workers, and prophets, but not mandatory. At any rate, we offer full support to our peer reviewers wherever their judgement lies on various threads as long as they communicate with us. Communication is key, especially if you anticipate an extended absence from volunteering or being away from the site.

And if point bank and adoration of staff isn't enough to motivate you, reviewing other peoples' threads gets your threads reviewed sooner!

So please do consider joining up. You can express your interest on the PSF, in a ticket to discuss if and how you'd like to contribute to the site. There's no expectation of deep commitment. Just so long as you're consistently and clearly communicating.

At the same time, I must stress that volunteering is just one way of contributing to the site. Our players contribute to the site by their dedication to their stories that they share with other players, so that's important too. And if you ever thought your enjoyment of the site was compromised by volunteering, we'd encourage you to step away from it and just enjoy the game for a while.

So really, there's no pressure to volunteer and if you find it's not for you, you can step away at any time.

Anyway, off the soapbox I go. Thanks for listening!
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Hi Players!

It's been a minute since we've had a staff-related announcement, but this isn't the one we wanted to make. Unfortunately, Avalon has been stepped down from staff. We wish Avalon the best, and we're sad to see her leave the staff team, but we hope to see her continuing in her PC account.

As Viden is now left without a moderator, changes will be forthcoming in future announcements.

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Discord Update!
Hi all,

Following player suggestions and a staff vote, we've decided to go back to a single site Discord. We're behind the scenes making that happen at the moment. Staff in the city discords will announce over the next few days. This will be a single central discord so any "side" discords (like the settlement one, for example) will be disbanded.

If you have any questions, please raise them in your city discord.

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