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May 21, 2016

Ultimate Equipment Errata

Paizo released an errata on UE. We are working on incorporating this into the wiki, but ask that folks be patient in the meantime. If this errata affects you, please let us know and we will do what we can to work things out!

May 10, 2016

One-on-ones with T2s!

Hey, there! We have gotten a few questions about T2 plots. We wanted to let you know, staff will be offering 1-on-1s if you would like or are curious about trying your hand at these. Please contact us if so and would like to sit down over coffee, as it were. Our door is open, and we do mean that. Otherwise, game on!

We are still intending to get with folks over storymeets, as well. If this is you, please be patient with us. We are doing our best. :3

Incremental Antimagic!

Did you know we have rules for offering partial, and graduated antimagic? They can be used to make an area feel more challenging in a thematic, in a story-focused way. Too, removing ALL magic can have a wonky effect on CR that is hard to predict. Incremental alleviates some of these problems in a flavorful way. Whether you want it a little challenging, or a lot--or just quirky--Incremental has you covered.

Incremental was made (indirectly) for us by the awesome Interjection Games, who has given us permission to use it on our site. Check it out!

May 8, 2016

Did You Know About These RP Options...?

We like character options and roleplay so much that over the years we've added options, and rewards, for investing in your personal story. We do this because your character's stories are important to us. If you're new, or perhaps an older player just looking around, here are a few ideas:

We like character options and roleplay so much that over the years we've added options, and rewards, for investing in your personal story. We do this because your character's stories are important to us. If you're new, or perhaps an older player just looking around, here are a few ideas:

Social Options Room: Want to list your homeland, or basic associations? Set them quickly and easily in this room!
More:Type SO from the Gaming Table!
Aspects: In a world filled with magic, Aspects are what happens when that magic begins to respond to a character on a personal level. Aspects are a Tiered RPP spend that grows as you level. They come in several flavors and varieties; is there one that fits your character?
More:http://tenebraemush.net/index.php/RPPs#The_Big_List
Exclusives: Exclusive RPP spends tend to represent a primary track or focus of your character. For example, is your character really dedicated to their organization? The Organization RPP spend offers benefits for being involved. Perhaps your character made a bad (or good) deal with an outsider, and you'd like that to develop and grow over time. If this interests you, check out Blood Pact! Check out anything with an "E" to the right, on the below link:
More:http://tenebraemush.net/index.php/RPPs#The_Big_List
Short Stories: Short stories let us reward you for the stories you craft ongrid. For example, your character believes him or herself to be a master chef. You'd like to explore that, and the hilarious accidents on the way. Engage others in roleplay and share your tale, and gain bonuses, too!
More:http://tenebraemush.net/index.php/Player_Run_Plots
Merchant's Vehicle: Looking for a seller's cart or a merchant's stall? Perhaps a hoverbike for your artificer? Check our our Small Vehicles spend. (These cannot substitute for a mount.)
More:http://tenebraemush.net/index.php/RPPs#The_Big_List
Gain Ranks in Crafts, Profession, or Perform through Roleplay: What does your character do during their downtime? Check our our RPP options for advancing crafts, profession, and various perform skills through your roleplay.
More:http://tenebraemush.net/index.php/Character_Spends
Meetups: Do you want to meet other Vardamen or the Ygdrassil Union? Arrange a Meetup, and receive rewards for meeting PCs you'd wanted to, anyway.
More: http://tenebraemush.net/index.php/Player_Run_Plots
Character Pages: Character pages say a lot about you. They also: provide a way to archive +sheet/journals, are a place to add badges, and include yourself in wiki categories. For example, if you're Elunan, you could add the Elunan tag. Someone clicking on the wiki category, "Elunan," would bring up a list of the Elunans ingame--including you! However, only if you add the tag.
More:How to Make a Character Page & Character Page Extras
+sheet/journal: Did you know your journal updates when a plot finishes? If you'd like to add more detail (or notes), check out +help journal. You can add to and edit your own entries, too!
More:+help journal

Whew! Thank you for reading! There are more options, such as player-made orgs, noncom PrPs, prosthetic limbs--and that we award noncombat and combat PrPs equally, but there is really too much to cover, here. A big thank you again for making this game what it is!

- Your Tenebrae Staff

May 7, 2016

Did You Know You Could...

Aside from chardev options, did you know you could do this as both a player and storyrunner?

Invent any "inbetween" details: Tenebrae's theme is crafted in broad, sweeping strokes. We deliberately left the small details open so our community could fill them in. If you need a particular farmer's village to exist, invent one. If you need an acolyte or minor priest who works at the Daeusite temple, invent one. While major NPCs and landmarks are set, local details often aren't.
Invent NPCs: Anyone may enact general and minor NPCs to enrich ongrid RP, outside of a scene! Of course, the usual caveats apply: no posing NPCs to talk about how awesome you are, to giggle over your PC's dimpled chin and manly gaze... don't do that.
Pose combat: You're welcome to pose combat in ongrid RP, too! Pose having a group of drunken gobbers rushing a bar fight. Include dice if you really want to. PCs can react and pose throwing them out, or getting trounced. For general storytelling, there's no need to involve a DM, or even make a full scene. You don't even need a timestop.
Summon timestops, anywhere!: Timestops may be called anywhere ongrid, by typing +timestop!
Enjoy dramatic time: Also known as "skipping to the good parts!" In general, we assume travel during scenes happens when it is reasonable for it to happen, or durnig periods when your character isn't doing anything. This prevents timebubbles between or during scenes. The same applies when traveling around the grid.
Use +sotd: Looking for an unusual place to RP, today? Try +sotd, short for Spot of the Day! It changes every 24 hours!
Use +event/leg: Make a LEGwork +req based on a scene you run! Usable for any type of scene, from Meetups to PrPs! It auto-adds all confirmed players, so they can rumormonger and investigate!
Social and combat scenes award the same: They do! Check out some of our logs or talk with DMs for details! Well, we do award social scenes a little more: an added 2 RPP to the plot runner, but that is the only difference.
Ask for a staff announce: Running something and would like a little extra notice? Ask for a staff announce!
Ask staff for help: Need ideas? Wondering if something would work, or wouldn't? Trouble handling a range of levels, or trouble with an encounter? Ask staff! We are here and glad to help. For APL and CR, Whirlpool, Hurricane, and Inferno are great to go to. For story and what you can do, check with any of the above, or for story support for your scene, tackle Beaglefinder or Derecho.
Ask the community for help: Check out our TPK channel, too! It's the place to go for advice on scenes. In fact, we created it just for that. We love stories, too!
Find RP prefs, character details: Type +rpwho and see the magic! In scenes, you can also use +tscan if you are the storyrunner!

In general, we are pretty open so long as what is done falls within general behavior guidelines and spirit of the game.

- Your Tenebrae Staff

May 2, 2016

New Org: The Alexandrian Tribume!

The Tribune has been added to the list of orgs! Details on this will be available soon. PCs who are members would be considered staff, reporters, and so on. You will NOT need to be a member of this group to publish articles. Article publication (as a character or as a player) is open to everyone, and you will always get at least 1 RPP for it!

April 26, 2016

Update!

As of today, we're adding in the following updates of AWESOME:

  • RPP HP Rerolls are now 1 higher! Fighters may now reroll 1-3, for example.
  • If you RP and submit a +request/rpp for roleplay relating to a crafting request, the crafting time is reduced by 1 day (minimum 1 day spent crafting). This may include +requests currently in queue (though it may mean going ongrid again, but RP is also awesome)
- Your Tenebrae Staff

Looking for Someone?

Everything is crazy interlinked now, or getting there! Here's a little GIF illustrating it:

Orgs internlinked.gif

...I am sorry the GIF is kinda bad. I am really tired. XD

April 25, 2016

Y'all are Awesome

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April 22, 2016

Welcome, New Players!

If you're running an adventure and can include one or more new players in it, who have been on the game for not too long, we'll give the runner of the plot a nice little bonus at the end of it. :)

Just so you guys know! Get those newbies!

April 15, 2016

New Command!

Because Whiteout is wonderful, he's made us a +sheet/hprolls command! It does exactly what you think it does. :3 Please send him a thank-you if you think this is as awesome as I do.

Well, I think it is pretty awesome. <.<

Lifestyles in Alexandria

Alexandria exists in a contentious cradle--a geographic desired by, and once conquered many times, by other more powerful, larger nations. As a result, the area is tough, proud, and as varied as any place on Ea.

To celebrate that spirit, I'd like to toss out a challenge. Come up with a short article or story for the local paper on food, or lifestyles in part of Alexandria, and I'll award a bonus RPP for it, in addition to the one you get for sending in an article to begin with.

April 11, 2016

Tribune on the Grid!

Somehow, the scrappy crew at the Tribune has gotten together enough funds to run the presses once more! The Tribune has lately re-opened its offices in the gossip-filled Lower Trades. (The Tribune is set as the +sotd today, if you would like to visit!)

PS If you are there, please help us add decorations to Derecho. The gnomes have brought in tinsel, but the color does not seem quite right...

Events of Tenebrae Past

Oh, hey! If you didn't know, we archive many of Tenebrae's goofy (or memorial, but you know) objects in Cuddles' Apartment. Cuddles stores them in her closet for us. If you are brave enough, drop on by. In there, you'll find previous versions of Holiday Cuddles that the community decorated, as well as certain former splash banners.

April 8, 2016

Exclusive Boost!

Howdy! We're pleased to announce that all Exclusive spends got a boost at T6 for existing players, and for new players, across the board! You see, on Tenebrae, upper levels are about reaching out and uplifting others, and we wanted to reward that.

From here on out, when someone you've helped gain their feet takes T1 in your Exclusive spend, they get it for free, and you gain 5 Bonus RPP! In addition, if the new character is in a different level bracket, you both get the value of a PrP at your respective levels. So, lots of bonuses and thank-yous, just for helping someone else.

Thank you for making this game what it is.

April 4, 2016

What IS a Small Story, Anyway??

A small story is a summary of collected roleplay around some goal, that occured with other characters outside of a scene. For example, you might roleplay with friends a plot to steal Sandy's laundry. Or, roleplay your concern as you recover from being attacked by yellow musk creepers, with others helping you along the way.

From there, write a summary and send it in. Many folks elaborate and turn the summary into a full retelling, to make it more of a story. This is not required, though you are certainly welcome to.

You could say that Small Stories are a means for us to reward the stories and ideas you come up with outside of DM scenes, and that is true.

So, in summary, Small Stories

  • Are worth a lot, a lot, a lot!
  • Must involve other people
  • Occur ongrid, not in scenes, although they can be tied or or inspired by scenes
  • Should involve at least three separate roleplays


When you send in your summary or retelling, be sure to:

  • Make sure to include your goal ('dealing with the musk creeper attack' or 'stealing Sandy's laundry!')
  • Make sure it's evident other people were involved; delving into your character's headspace is cool, but we need to know that others were there, too!

April 3, 2016

Classified Ads!

To celebrate the opening of the Tribune's new +request bucket, I'd like to publish a special issue for the crafting PCs, the Classified Ads. All you have to do is craft a quick, simple ad for your magic item crafting abilities, and you'll get an RPP out of it!

See you in the papers!

Tribune!

The Alexandrian Tribune now has its own +request bucket, '+request/trib'! It works just like the RPP bucket, automagically awarding 1 RPP upon approval, so feel free to send in more rumors, articles, and what amusing newspaper things you can think of!

See you in the papers!

April 1, 2016

Announcements!

This is just a post to let you know there will be a post about an announcement about an important announcement sometime in the future!

Your Tenebrae Staff

New Year!

As we settle into 2016 (can you believe we're closing in 15 years already?) We began life inspired by settings like Iron Kingdoms, Final Fantasy and Warcraft, and we've added a lot of things from a lot of people over he years! Kabooms! Magics! Artifice! HOBGOBLINS. Yet, there is always room for improvement. FOR CHANGE. Starting in April, we are beginning a new phase. We are converting to SOAPS MUX.

Theme update to follow!

(Also, more announcements!)

Your Tenebrae Staff

March 31, 2016

Nothing was greater than when Prince Humperdinck cried, "For the last time, surrender!"

To him, we say: DEATH FIRST!

Somehow, somehow we have never celebrated that greatest of movies, Princess Bride! It's inconceivable. So, this April 14th we will be hosting a Movie Night here on Tenebrae. Bring your chips, bring your drinks, pirate hats, and the glove of the six-fingered man!

To celebrate the greatest movie ever made, we'll be awarding any PrP bonus XP and GP for not just the runners, but participants as well! This will be a slightly larger bonus than we normally do. :D This is for any PrP that gives a nod to the Princess Bride, from here until the 14th! Participants getting into the spirit of things will get a bonus, also!

The battle of wits has begun!

Let's drink!

- Tenebrae Staff

March 28, 2016

Monsters!

Hey, there! Do you have a favourite creature, or one you don't think gets enough love? Please @mail Whirlpoops if so. We'll be running an open mic night for our monsters, chatting about ideas to use them in plots, and general mayhem.

Alts!

Hey, there. As a general rule, we here at Tenebrae try to foster a culture of openness and trust between players. We shoot for a feel where, at the end of things, Tenebrae is something like a giant gaming table. At that table, you know who is playing the bard, or the barbarian. This leads us to be pretty open about things like alts. We are not a political PvP game, or other game that requires alt secrecy.

We attempt to set this standard in our own behavior. You all know who my alts are, who Whirl's are, Hurricane's, Derecho's. We keep things pretty low-key that way. That said, we understand it's not that way on other games and that might caue a bit of culture clash for folks who aren't used to it. We're all used to different environments and we try to respect that. At the end, we hope you'll feel comfortable around the table, and settle in to roll some dice.

March 24, 2016

Sewer Fun!

So, recently, it was learned by some PCs that there are demonic forces lurking around in Alexandria's sewer system, threatening to burble up from underground from time to time.

So, what'd I'd like to see is the continuance of demon-hunt PRPs. No, you don't have to use the Alexandrian sewers, but those demons are out there, threatening civilians and keeping things busy. Plots which involve in this will be noted by me as going towards clearing out this infestation and will have an impact on the overall storyline. :)

Whirl

March 23, 2016

Incremental Antimagic!

Want more options than standard antimagic offers? Would you like to make higher level spells more challenging, while leaving the lower level ones alone? Offer elements of antimagic as a trap? Interjection Games was kind enough to step in, and craft Incremental Antimagic! Indirectly crafted for Tenebrae, we have permission to use this awesome product in our MUX.

Incremental Antimagic is linked to on all magic pages on the wiki:

Characters > Magic

World > Magitech and Magic

These options are open for use on Tenebrae.

Spreading rumors, sharing tales!

Hey, there. Just a reminder that if you'd like to send in a rumor, story, or just some flavor--please consider sending it to the Tribune! Each article awards 1 RPP.

As a bonus, if we all work together, we can keep Derecho too busy to plot our collective dooms--

I mean--stories are AWESOME! :D

March 17, 2016

Release Package 24!

Howdy! We're pleased to announce Release Package 24! In it, you will find:

  • New spells for: Artificer, Bard, Cleric, Druid, Inquisitor, Ranger, Wizard/Sorcerer, and Witch!
  • New options for Fighter! We are glad to include Advanced Weapon Training!
  • A new feat to support AWT!
  • Updated, streamlined spell commands! A big thank you to everyone who has provided feedback, and helped test these!
  • Updated spell +help!
  • Shinied up +help for many commands!
  • Some nice buffs to the Homelands RPP spend!

A big thank you to our code and wiki staff for making this all possible! Also, a big shout-out to everyone who provided their thoughts and ideas for feedback! We hope the new spells commands are easier to pick up and learn. As with any new content, expect the occasional burp and burble. If you'd like to take advantage of any of the new content, just send us a +request and we will work something out.

Our next Release Package will be Release Package 25. That is a pretty cool number. :)

- Your Tenebrae Staff

March 14, 2016

What've you seen ongrid?

Hey there! I'd like to add some of the ideas that folks have developed to the wiki. I could use some direction from all of you, from things you have been RPing ongrid (so, ideas that have developed actively through RP)

If there's something that you've seen develop over RP, please let staff know about it. Just send in a +pitch!

March 13, 2016

Update Your Time Commands!

Hey, folks. Please don't forget to set your +time/offset! DST has struck again (which also means that existing event times will appear an hour off, but new ones will not).

SET OFFSET:

+time/offset <offset>
+time/offset -5 (for example, for CDT)

CHECK OFFSET:

+time

Setting your offset from your alts should set it for all of them. If it does not, check that all of your alts are registered, by typing +finger.

March 07, 2016

Bug Reporting!

Howdy! In response to questions about what to send in when submitting a bug, we've updated the help files! See +help requests3 for what is helpful to send in. What is really helpful to staff is to know where it happened, what you typed, and what the game output. Finally, what you'd expected to happen.

Knowing these things help us troubleshoot quickly and effectively. Thank you!

- Your Tenebrae Staff

March 02, 2016

Spell Commands!

Hey, there! As a heads-up, we are looking at ways to streamline our spells commands sometime in the future. At the moment, these commands possess all different looks and styles. What we're proposing to do is to streamline them along the lines of: +spells/list and +spells/prep, for example.

This may be sooner than later, depending on how things roll out.

February 27, 2016

PrP Bonus!

Hey, there! It's almost--man, it is almost March, and we'd like to go in like a lion! ...even if it means mincing out like a gnomish lamb. :D For this month, anyone who drops a scene ongrid will receive bonus XP and GP for that scene, just for making it happen and helping folks here have a good time. It's also our way of saying thank you for being awesome.

Just toss an +event together later, an' all. There's no need to announce ongrid scenes ahead of time, unless you'd like to.

Also, for everyone else: please remember, if there is a Timestop present (you see (TIMESTOP) in +where), you MUST page before joining. For sanity, PrP DMs have the right to refuse afer a certain number, or ask you to swap for a different PC for levels, and so forth. In general, be polite, rescue the gnomish prince, slay a few monsters, and have a good time. That is what we are here for, after all. :3

- Your Tenebrae Staff

Alexandrian Tribune, Reloaded!

SO BUSY.

So! We are relaunching the Alexandrian Tribune! It is the local Alexandrian newspaper!

What does this mean?

It means if you'd like to, submit an article for publication! Articles can be rumor posts, editorials, etc. about anything from gnomish theatre, to rumors about a plox (just ping the DM, but they are usually very happy to see this!). If you contribute to an edition, you'll be awarded 1 RPP!

Just send them in to the RPP queue, and send Derecho lots of hugs! He will be helping coordinate the new Tribune!

Sending in Goss--articles! Article

Update! We were asked: "Well, how do I send in that awesome article about new petticoats being found at Sandy's store, in the most fashionable sildanyari style EVER, anyway?"

A: Just use the RPP queue, and please, please prepend with: Tribune! So: +request/rpp Tribune: Sandy's Store=<article>

You will get RPPz, and your foo will be published in upcoming newspapers!

Also, hugs for Derecho!

February 25, 2016

Humble Pathfinder Bundle

https://www.humblebundle.com/books/paizo-pathfinder-bundle

Some of you might be interested in getting this. Digital copies of the PF books for $1. :D

February 24, 2016

Equipment Page Update

I've added the material for breaking and damaging objects and weapons to the Equipment page. It could use some buffing, but the material is now there: Equipment and Damaged Objects.

February 23, 2016

Just Plottin' Around

The +jobs for plots are available and there to be used. If you're looking for an in on something, want to learn more about the plot, or have an idea you want to contribute to them, they are there for everyone.

February 21, 2016

Union Meeting!

Tomorrow evening is a meeting of the Yggdrasil Union. All who have any reason to attend are welcome to do so, even if you aren't a druid. :)

February 20, 2016

New Wiki Section?

Howdy. I've been tossing around the idea of adding a 'Player Development' section to the race and a few other pages, to record things folks have come up with and included in their RP. At the moment, I'm gauging interest and viability. If this interests you, or if there's material you've developed, please @mail me.

- Lah

February 16, 2016

Timestop Help Update

Hey, folks. +thelp received a major update (type +thelp when a timestop is present), which included a sweep-up of its help commands! Also, +help timestop received a good sweeping.

I've left an open timestop in the GT for y'all to poke at. It will stay there for a day or so.

- Lah

February 13, 2016

New Faces!

Everyone say hi to Nysallia, Wilros and Cawlro! We've been seeing a number of new faces lately and make sure to give them a good, warm welcome!

Grid Saturday

No promises as it depends on my schedule and plans for the day, but if people are out on the grid and RPing, things may happen. :)

February 12, 2016

What You Don't Know About Timestop

Timestops are used to help run combat in a scene or PrP! Here are some things you may not know about them:

FOR PLAYERS

  • Timestop commands aren't usable until you +init, so always +init!
  • Timestops can now track everything from AoOs to a paladin's mercies to a druid's wildshape: see +thelp/player once a timestop is dropped!
  • Timestops can show you party hp! Type +hp!
  • Timestops show up in +where! If you see (TIMESTOP) in +where, it means there is a PrP in progress! Page the GM a thank-you for running for folks!
  • Timestops offer live, ingame maps! Not everyone uses them, but they are pretty cool!

FOR DMS

  • Timestops come loaded with their commands! This means you can summon them ANYWHERE ongrid, not just plot rooms!
  • Timestops let you scan your party for stats! Type +tscan!
  • Timestops can track status effects, too! Check out +thelp/dm and check out the note functions! You can even set a timer.
  • Timestops let you quickly view abilities your players possess, such as wildshape! Type +abil/list <name> to check!
  • Timestops offer maps, but these are optional; there when you want them, not when you don't!

Finally: Timestops may be dropped anywhere, anytime, not just in plot rooms! In fact, if you run a plot ongrid, there is no need to pre-scedule. Just please do so after--that is just so we can make sure everyone gets a chance at scenes, and so on.

Have fun, and kill demons!

- Your Tenebrae Staff

Lonely Hearts

Lonely Hearts will be an open, on-grid scene on Sunday. People will be able to come and go as they please. It is geared towards lower level PCs.

February 11, 2016

Timestop Update

Do you find yourself with more stubborn enemies than you can Smite?

Are you so good at buckling your swash that your Panache always goes UP?

Are zombie hordes approaching faster than you can change Channels?

For all of these ailments and more, try new +abil! With just one simple spritz of +abil <ability>=<#>, you can keep track of just how many more uses (and which!) of your stupendously awesome abilities you have remaining! Just as your DM (or DM's evil dice!) will now precisely when you have run out, so he/she/it/they can murder you. Fun for all ages!

But wait, there's more! For the paragons of fantasticality, using a NEGATIVE <#> will refill your ability's per diem (up to maximum, of course!).

SURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING: While +abil may be able to handle any ability known to man, sil, or gobber, not all abilities from all sources have been upgraded to make use of this wonderful discovery. Should you find yourself unintenionally lacking, please submit a +request or @mail to Whiteout.

February 06, 2016

Name your companion!

Thanks to Whiteout, we have an amazing new command! Use +comp/name <name> to give your companion a name! You'll be able to see this using +sheet/comp, which brings up the companion portion of your +sheet!

January 31, 2016

Clarification: Companions!

The new code means you'll be able to select options for your AC as you level! This also means companions will no longer need approved. You are good to rock and roll!

Animal Companions: How-To

Because we've gotten a few questions, here's what to do if you have an AC!

If you are an APPROVED character:

1. Are you one of the following? Druid, ranger, paladin, cavalier, or an inquisitor or cleric with the animal domain?
2. If you're one of the above, and have an Animal Companion, send a +request to staff. Use the SHEET bucket. In the +request, include just the choices you'd personally made for your companion: their feats, their skills (include ranks, not bonus), and which attributes you'd raised. Also, let us know if you have companion-specific items. You do not need to list anything else.
3. If you are NOT one of the above, grab a pizza and go on with life.

If you are NOT approved:

1. Are you one of the following? Druid, ranger, paladin, cavalier, or an inquisitor or cleric with the animal domain? If so, you may need to +start over. Code will take care of you from here. There is no need to contact staff.
2. If you're NOT one of the above, grab a pizza and go on with life.

Aside from this one event for existing characters, the Chargen and Advance rooms should handle everything.

Sunday, Jan 31, 2016

Release Package 23!

Howdy! We're glad to announce the launch of RP 23! This has been a big one, in terms of Release Packages, and so parts of it have already been rolled out in stages! In RP 23, you will find:

  • Unchained barbarian! If you have not updated your barbarian, please let us know! Most +sheets should update automagically, and the new +rage code is already in place. Staff will work with you to adjust rage powers, and so on! With Unchained, look forward to more full-length rage powers, better barbarian DR, and free 'buffer' hit points you regain every combat!
  • Companion code! A big thanks to Whiteout for this! This has been a BIG behind-the-scenes accomplishment. If you have an animal companion, please +request to staff! Include:
1. Your companion's feat choices
2. Your companion's skill choices
3. Your companion's attribute raise choices
4. List any items in your inventory belonging to your companion

That is all you need to include! Code will handle everything else automagically. We will also modify your items so they auto-add to your companion when you equip them!

From here on out, you will be able to make choices for, and level, your companion in chargen. You'll also be able to see your companion's stats by using +sheet/comp.

The animal companion update applies to: druids, rangers, paladins, cavaliers, and also inquisitors or clerics with the animal domain!

  • More mentor rewards! Each Exclusive RPP spend offers a Mentor option now, as part of their T6 ability. This is just a reward for taking a newer PC "under your wing." If you act as their mentor, they often get T1 in that spend for free, and you both get bonus RPPs!
  • New +prepare code! For those corner cases like Combined Contraptions, we've implemented some updates to +prepare! To go with it, +help spells2 has also been prettified and updated, with more examples!
  • Update to +sotd! Using +sotd now lets folks know how to to get there, too!

As always with new material, there may be bits and pieces here to work out or polish! If this happens, just let us know via +bug. Character upgrade requests go to /sheet, please. Thank you, and game on!

- Your Tenebrae Staff

Mon, Jan 18, 2016

What do YOU think is missing?

Howdy. I've been looking over the different RPP options. One of the things that comes to mind is: what's missing? Exclusive spends? Tokens? Aspects? What would you like to see?

Toss some ideas to +pitch!

If you're curious, here are a few of our design guidelines:

  • Many basic spends aim for trait-level or thereabouts. This isn't universal, but it's a good rule of thumb.
  • Spends tend to avoid +x to attack (our point buy would make this insane).
  • Feats are generally a no-go (EWP was considered more trait than feat), but it doesn't mean they can't be used as inspiration.
  • Try not to take abilities outright from other classes, though inspiration is super-cool.

Wed, January 13, 2016

New Aspect!

Say hello to the new, Fae-Touched Aspect!


Jul 12, 2016

PrP Policy Update

Howdy!

Given local challenges in running PrPs, as well as us having added a lot of new options, SPELLS!, FEATS! and neat things lately, we are adjusting our encounter guidelines a bit. That is:

Groups will be assumed to be APL+2 as "Average"
(higher or lower numbers of PCs adjust this, ofc)

Previously, we had assumed APL+1. However, we have added a lot of options to the game since then, as well as learned more about Pathfinder! We believe this change is needed to keep things challenging. In the end, it is a pretty small change overall, and plot runners are generally free to pick whichever challenge is appropriate.

We've also worked to provide better guidelines for what might, or might not be, challenging for groups on Tenebrae. Where before things were kind of a sweeping statement, we've tried to be more nuanced:

T1: Up to CR+3 (up to CR+4 if 5 or more)
T2: Up to CR+4 (up to CR+5 if 5 or more)
T3-4: Up to CR+5 (up to CR+6 if 5 or more)

Are these more helpful? Please let us know. We'll be testing things out as things run, and taking your feedback.

Also, the numbers above should not be considered the standard, but upper limits. As normal, creatures using tactics will always be stronger than those without, groups are better than singles, so always consider the party before selecting challenges. (The reason the upper tier numbers ramp up is that power can rachet up pretty quickly in the upper levels, and we hope this opens the floor to new challenges and fun.)

We will be taking feedback as with all new things, and may adjust along the way, so please keep in contact with staff and other PrP Runners. If you've questions or want to run ideas by us, please do. Also, don't hesitate to make use of the GM's Guild (page Hurricane about the next meeting!).

Finally, we are considering allowing Mythic rules for creatures at T2 plus. These could make running a "single boss monster" against groups more viable. What do YOU think? Should we test it? Would you be interested? Such tests would be nonlethal, ofc.

- Your Tenebrae Staff

Jul 4, 2016

Heroic Fantasy, Tequila, and a FAQ

OH GOD. ALIGNMENT!

More seriously, we went ahead and tacked this onto the FAQ because it does come up from time to time, and here is kind of something folks can point to. It addresses the small picture, big picture, how much we dislike policing alignment, and also things like the general lack of gray morality in a heroic fantasy setting.

Because we're crazy, it touches on inquisitors and paladins, too.

Someone please pass the tequila!

Yours in Spirits,

The Tenebrae Staff

June 25, 2016

Sparklepire PrC!

Staff is pleased to announce that we are hard at work on an upcoming, Sparklepire PrC! While it will primarily be aimed at gnomes, we hope lucht, oruch, and more will take a bite out of the sparkle side!

PS We're totally serious. Totally.

June 19, 2016

GMs Guild...?

Hey there! Some of you have requested a 'Tenebrae GMs Guild' and we are working on that! What this means is that once a month, or every few weeks, we'll host an open gathering. Someone can propose a topic, but the rest of the time is up to you--whether you'd like to share resources, or bring up ideas. We'll be putting Hurricane on the spot to start with, but I am sure he'd love to hear voices other than his!

This 'Guild' is ofc open to everyone. What I'd like to do though, is make a logo for it. Any ideas?

Lahar

May 24, 2016

Did You Know These GM Commands...?

Did you know about these great DMing, and other scene-related commands?

+tdamage: Like +init, this handly little feature comes packed with options. Would you like to damage everyone because FIREBALL? Type: +tdamage all=<amount>! Use negative numbers to heal.
+tnote: Want to track rounds of Haste? +tnote lets you set notes on characters such as, "Stinky" or "Haste." You can also set a duration.
+init: More than just rolling initiative, the +init command takes modifiers, too. For example, you can +init+2 if you are a swashbuckler and have at least 1 panache available to you. (Situational bonuses like these are not coded in, but we try to make them as easy to use as possible!)
+tmap/reach: Curious about a creature's, or your, reach? This can help! This command takes into account a creature's size. Default is medium. Note, it does not take into account reach weapons.

These are a few of the commands found in +timestops! Whenever a +timestop is present, just type +thelp for more things you can do.

But wait, there's more!

+request/plots: Had a great adventure? Share your journals! This helps new players catch up to what's going on and is a great help. Personal journals may always be created and kept using +help journal, although this is more of a note-keeping system to help you keep track of recent stories, such as: Today we rescued the Prince Otyugh. He looked great in tightpants.
+event/leg: Want to do some followup to a great adventure? This +events command creates a new LEGwork queue with all confirmed players.

I hope these are helpful, and awesome! For more possibly unknown commands and options, hit +bbread 1 and look for the "Did you know...?" titles. The last I checked, they were around entries 1/54 and 1/55.

Lahar

Breaking Down +breakdown!

The question came up: why doesn't +breakdown work on +csheet? The answer for this lies in how +csheet values are encoded. To get it really, truly broken down would require recoding +csheet. In the meantime, +breakdown does work for your rollable +sheet values. Tinker with it and see what comes up!

Also, I am reminded that +timestop code now takes into account +polymorph. Three cheers for White, guys!

Lahar

May 21, 2016

Ultimate Equipment Errata

Paizo released an errata on UE. We are working on incorporating this into the wiki, but ask that folks be patient in the meantime. If this errata affects you, please let us know and we will do what we can to work things out!

May 10, 2016

One-on-ones with T2s!

Hey, there! We have gotten a few questions about T2 plots. We wanted to let you know, staff will be offering 1-on-1s if you would like or are curious about trying your hand at these. Please contact us if so and would like to sit down over coffee, as it were. Our door is open, and we do mean that. Otherwise, game on!

We are still intending to get with folks over storymeets, as well. If this is you, please be patient with us. We are doing our best. :3

Incremental Antimagic!

Did you know we have rules for offering partial, and graduated antimagic? They can be used to make an area feel more challenging in a thematic, in a story-focused way. Too, removing ALL magic can have a wonky effect on CR that is hard to predict. Incremental alleviates some of these problems in a flavorful way. Whether you want it a little challenging, or a lot--or just quirky--Incremental has you covered.

Incremental was made (indirectly) for us by the awesome Interjection Games, who has given us permission to use it on our site. Check it out!

May 8, 2016

Did You Know About These RP Options...?

We like character options and roleplay so much that over the years we've added options, and rewards, for investing in your personal story. We do this because your character's stories are important to us. If you're new, or perhaps an older player just looking around, here are a few ideas:

We like character options and roleplay so much that over the years we've added options, and rewards, for investing in your personal story. We do this because your character's stories are important to us. If you're new, or perhaps an older player just looking around, here are a few ideas:

Social Options Room: Want to list your homeland, or basic associations? Set them quickly and easily in this room!
More:Type SO from the Gaming Table!
Aspects: In a world filled with magic, Aspects are what happens when that magic begins to respond to a character on a personal level. Aspects are a Tiered RPP spend that grows as you level. They come in several flavors and varieties; is there one that fits your character?
More:http://tenebraemush.net/index.php/RPPs#The_Big_List
Exclusives: Exclusive RPP spends tend to represent a primary track or focus of your character. For example, is your character really dedicated to their organization? The Organization RPP spend offers benefits for being involved. Perhaps your character made a bad (or good) deal with an outsider, and you'd like that to develop and grow over time. If this interests you, check out Blood Pact! Check out anything with an "E" to the right, on the below link:
More:http://tenebraemush.net/index.php/RPPs#The_Big_List
Short Stories: Short stories let us reward you for the stories you craft ongrid. For example, your character believes him or herself to be a master chef. You'd like to explore that, and the hilarious accidents on the way. Engage others in roleplay and share your tale, and gain bonuses, too!
More:http://tenebraemush.net/index.php/Player_Run_Plots
Merchant's Vehicle: Looking for a seller's cart or a merchant's stall? Perhaps a hoverbike for your artificer? Check our our Small Vehicles spend. (These cannot substitute for a mount.)
More:http://tenebraemush.net/index.php/RPPs#The_Big_List
Gain Ranks in Crafts, Profession, or Perform through Roleplay: What does your character do during their downtime? Check our our RPP options for advancing crafts, profession, and various perform skills through your roleplay.
More:http://tenebraemush.net/index.php/Character_Spends
Meetups: Do you want to meet other Vardamen or the Ygdrassil Union? Arrange a Meetup, and receive rewards for meeting PCs you'd wanted to, anyway.
More: http://tenebraemush.net/index.php/Player_Run_Plots
Character Pages: Character pages say a lot about you. They also: provide a way to archive +sheet/journals, are a place to add badges, and include yourself in wiki categories. For example, if you're Elunan, you could add the Elunan tag. Someone clicking on the wiki category, "Elunan," would bring up a list of the Elunans ingame--including you! However, only if you add the tag.
More:How to Make a Character Page & Character Page Extras
+sheet/journal: Did you know your journal updates when a plot finishes? If you'd like to add more detail (or notes), check out +help journal. You can add to and edit your own entries, too!
More:+help journal

Whew! Thank you for reading! There are more options, such as player-made orgs, noncom PrPs, prosthetic limbs--and that we award noncombat and combat PrPs equally, but there is really too much to cover, here. A big thank you again for making this game what it is!

- Your Tenebrae Staff

May 7, 2016

Did You Know You Could...

Aside from chardev options, did you know you could do this as both a player and storyrunner?

Invent any "inbetween" details: Tenebrae's theme is crafted in broad, sweeping strokes. We deliberately left the small details open so our community could fill them in. If you need a particular farmer's village to exist, invent one. If you need an acolyte or minor priest who works at the Daeusite temple, invent one. While major NPCs and landmarks are set, local details often aren't.
Invent NPCs: Anyone may enact general and minor NPCs to enrich ongrid RP, outside of a scene! Of course, the usual caveats apply: no posing NPCs to talk about how awesome you are, to giggle over your PC's dimpled chin and manly gaze... don't do that.
Pose combat: You're welcome to pose combat in ongrid RP, too! Pose having a group of drunken gobbers rushing a bar fight. Include dice if you really want to. PCs can react and pose throwing them out, or getting trounced. For general storytelling, there's no need to involve a DM, or even make a full scene. You don't even need a timestop.
Summon timestops, anywhere!: Timestops may be called anywhere ongrid, by typing +timestop!
Enjoy dramatic time: Also known as "skipping to the good parts!" In general, we assume travel during scenes happens when it is reasonable for it to happen, or durnig periods when your character isn't doing anything. This prevents timebubbles between or during scenes. The same applies when traveling around the grid.
Use +sotd: Looking for an unusual place to RP, today? Try +sotd, short for Spot of the Day! It changes every 24 hours!
Use +event/leg: Make a LEGwork +req based on a scene you run! Usable for any type of scene, from Meetups to PrPs! It auto-adds all confirmed players, so they can rumormonger and investigate!
Social and combat scenes award the same: They do! Check out some of our logs or talk with DMs for details! Well, we do award social scenes a little more: an added 2 RPP to the plot runner, but that is the only difference.
Ask for a staff announce: Running something and would like a little extra notice? Ask for a staff announce!
Ask staff for help: Need ideas? Wondering if something would work, or wouldn't? Trouble handling a range of levels, or trouble with an encounter? Ask staff! We are here and glad to help. For APL and CR, Whirlpool, Hurricane, and Inferno are great to go to. For story and what you can do, check with any of the above, or for story support for your scene, tackle Beaglefinder or Derecho.
Ask the community for help: Check out our TPK channel, too! It's the place to go for advice on scenes. In fact, we created it just for that. We love stories, too!
Find RP prefs, character details: Type +rpwho and see the magic! In scenes, you can also use +tscan if you are the storyrunner!

In general, we are pretty open so long as what is done falls within general behavior guidelines and spirit of the game.

- Your Tenebrae Staff

May 2, 2016

New Org: The Alexandrian Tribume!

The Tribune has been added to the list of orgs! Details on this will be available soon. PCs who are members would be considered staff, reporters, and so on. You will NOT need to be a member of this group to publish articles. Article publication (as a character or as a player) is open to everyone, and you will always get at least 1 RPP for it!

April 26, 2016

Update!

As of today, we're adding in the following updates of AWESOME:

  • RPP HP Rerolls are now 1 higher! Fighters may now reroll 1-3, for example.
  • If you RP and submit a +request/rpp for roleplay relating to a crafting request, the crafting time is reduced by 1 day (minimum 1 day spent crafting). This may include +requests currently in queue (though it may mean going ongrid again, but RP is also awesome)
- Your Tenebrae Staff

Looking for Someone?

Everything is crazy interlinked now, or getting there! Here's a little GIF illustrating it:

Orgs internlinked.gif

...I am sorry the GIF is kinda bad. I am really tired. XD

April 25, 2016

Y'all are Awesome

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April 22, 2016

Welcome, New Players!

If you're running an adventure and can include one or more new players in it, who have been on the game for not too long, we'll give the runner of the plot a nice little bonus at the end of it. :)

Just so you guys know! Get those newbies!

April 15, 2016

New Command!

Because Whiteout is wonderful, he's made us a +sheet/hprolls command! It does exactly what you think it does. :3 Please send him a thank-you if you think this is as awesome as I do.

Well, I think it is pretty awesome. <.<

Lifestyles in Alexandria

Alexandria exists in a contentious cradle--a geographic desired by, and once conquered many times, by other more powerful, larger nations. As a result, the area is tough, proud, and as varied as any place on Ea.

To celebrate that spirit, I'd like to toss out a challenge. Come up with a short article or story for the local paper on food, or lifestyles in part of Alexandria, and I'll award a bonus RPP for it, in addition to the one you get for sending in an article to begin with.

April 11, 2016

Tribune on the Grid!

Somehow, the scrappy crew at the Tribune has gotten together enough funds to run the presses once more! The Tribune has lately re-opened its offices in the gossip-filled Lower Trades. (The Tribune is set as the +sotd today, if you would like to visit!)

PS If you are there, please help us add decorations to Derecho. The gnomes have brought in tinsel, but the color does not seem quite right...

Events of Tenebrae Past

Oh, hey! If you didn't know, we archive many of Tenebrae's goofy (or memorial, but you know) objects in Cuddles' Apartment. Cuddles stores them in her closet for us. If you are brave enough, drop on by. In there, you'll find previous versions of Holiday Cuddles that the community decorated, as well as certain former splash banners.

April 8, 2016

Exclusive Boost!

Howdy! We're pleased to announce that all Exclusive spends got a boost at T6 for existing players, and for new players, across the board! You see, on Tenebrae, upper levels are about reaching out and uplifting others, and we wanted to reward that.

From here on out, when someone you've helped gain their feet takes T1 in your Exclusive spend, they get it for free, and you gain 5 Bonus RPP! In addition, if the new character is in a different level bracket, you both get the value of a PrP at your respective levels. So, lots of bonuses and thank-yous, just for helping someone else.

Thank you for making this game what it is.

April 4, 2016

What IS a Small Story, Anyway??

A small story is a summary of collected roleplay around some goal, that occured with other characters outside of a scene. For example, you might roleplay with friends a plot to steal Sandy's laundry. Or, roleplay your concern as you recover from being attacked by yellow musk creepers, with others helping you along the way.

From there, write a summary and send it in. Many folks elaborate and turn the summary into a full retelling, to make it more of a story. This is not required, though you are certainly welcome to.

You could say that Small Stories are a means for us to reward the stories and ideas you come up with outside of DM scenes, and that is true.

So, in summary, Small Stories

  • Are worth a lot, a lot, a lot!
  • Must involve other people
  • Occur ongrid, not in scenes, although they can be tied or or inspired by scenes
  • Should involve at least three separate roleplays


When you send in your summary or retelling, be sure to:

  • Make sure to include your goal ('dealing with the musk creeper attack' or 'stealing Sandy's laundry!')
  • Make sure it's evident other people were involved; delving into your character's headspace is cool, but we need to know that others were there, too!

April 3, 2016

Classified Ads!

To celebrate the opening of the Tribune's new +request bucket, I'd like to publish a special issue for the crafting PCs, the Classified Ads. All you have to do is craft a quick, simple ad for your magic item crafting abilities, and you'll get an RPP out of it!

See you in the papers!

Tribune!

The Alexandrian Tribune now has its own +request bucket, '+request/trib'! It works just like the RPP bucket, automagically awarding 1 RPP upon approval, so feel free to send in more rumors, articles, and what amusing newspaper things you can think of!

See you in the papers!

April 1, 2016

Announcements!

This is just a post to let you know there will be a post about an announcement about an important announcement sometime in the future!

Your Tenebrae Staff

New Year!

As we settle into 2016 (can you believe we're closing in 15 years already?) We began life inspired by settings like Iron Kingdoms, Final Fantasy and Warcraft, and we've added a lot of things from a lot of people over he years! Kabooms! Magics! Artifice! HOBGOBLINS. Yet, there is always room for improvement. FOR CHANGE. Starting in April, we are beginning a new phase. We are converting to SOAPS MUX.

Theme update to follow!

(Also, more announcements!)

Your Tenebrae Staff

March 31, 2016

Nothing was greater than when Prince Humperdinck cried, "For the last time, surrender!"

To him, we say: DEATH FIRST!

Somehow, somehow we have never celebrated that greatest of movies, Princess Bride! It's inconceivable. So, this April 14th we will be hosting a Movie Night here on Tenebrae. Bring your chips, bring your drinks, pirate hats, and the glove of the six-fingered man!

To celebrate the greatest movie ever made, we'll be awarding any PrP bonus XP and GP for not just the runners, but participants as well! This will be a slightly larger bonus than we normally do. :D This is for any PrP that gives a nod to the Princess Bride, from here until the 14th! Participants getting into the spirit of things will get a bonus, also!

The battle of wits has begun!

Let's drink!

- Tenebrae Staff

March 28, 2016

Monsters!

Hey, there! Do you have a favourite creature, or one you don't think gets enough love? Please @mail Whirlpoops if so. We'll be running an open mic night for our monsters, chatting about ideas to use them in plots, and general mayhem.

Alts!

Hey, there. As a general rule, we here at Tenebrae try to foster a culture of openness and trust between players. We shoot for a feel where, at the end of things, Tenebrae is something like a giant gaming table. At that table, you know who is playing the bard, or the barbarian. This leads us to be pretty open about things like alts. We are not a political PvP game, or other game that requires alt secrecy.

We attempt to set this standard in our own behavior. You all know who my alts are, who Whirl's are, Hurricane's, Derecho's. We keep things pretty low-key that way. That said, we understand it's not that way on other games and that might caue a bit of culture clash for folks who aren't used to it. We're all used to different environments and we try to respect that. At the end, we hope you'll feel comfortable around the table, and settle in to roll some dice.

March 24, 2016

Sewer Fun!

So, recently, it was learned by some PCs that there are demonic forces lurking around in Alexandria's sewer system, threatening to burble up from underground from time to time.

So, what'd I'd like to see is the continuance of demon-hunt PRPs. No, you don't have to use the Alexandrian sewers, but those demons are out there, threatening civilians and keeping things busy. Plots which involve in this will be noted by me as going towards clearing out this infestation and will have an impact on the overall storyline. :)

Whirl

March 23, 2016

Incremental Antimagic!

Want more options than standard antimagic offers? Would you like to make higher level spells more challenging, while leaving the lower level ones alone? Offer elements of antimagic as a trap? Interjection Games was kind enough to step in, and craft Incremental Antimagic! Indirectly crafted for Tenebrae, we have permission to use this awesome product in our MUX.

Incremental Antimagic is linked to on all magic pages on the wiki:

Characters > Magic

World > Magitech and Magic

These options are open for use on Tenebrae.

Spreading rumors, sharing tales!

Hey, there. Just a reminder that if you'd like to send in a rumor, story, or just some flavor--please consider sending it to the Tribune! Each article awards 1 RPP.

As a bonus, if we all work together, we can keep Derecho too busy to plot our collective dooms--

I mean--stories are AWESOME! :D

March 17, 2016

Release Package 24!

Howdy! We're pleased to announce Release Package 24! In it, you will find:

  • New spells for: Artificer, Bard, Cleric, Druid, Inquisitor, Ranger, Wizard/Sorcerer, and Witch!
  • New options for Fighter! We are glad to include Advanced Weapon Training!
  • A new feat to support AWT!
  • Updated, streamlined spell commands! A big thank you to everyone who has provided feedback, and helped test these!
  • Updated spell +help!
  • Shinied up +help for many commands!
  • Some nice buffs to the Homelands RPP spend!

A big thank you to our code and wiki staff for making this all possible! Also, a big shout-out to everyone who provided their thoughts and ideas for feedback! We hope the new spells commands are easier to pick up and learn. As with any new content, expect the occasional burp and burble. If you'd like to take advantage of any of the new content, just send us a +request and we will work something out.

Our next Release Package will be Release Package 25. That is a pretty cool number. :)

- Your Tenebrae Staff

March 14, 2016

What've you seen ongrid?

Hey there! I'd like to add some of the ideas that folks have developed to the wiki. I could use some direction from all of you, from things you have been RPing ongrid (so, ideas that have developed actively through RP)

If there's something that you've seen develop over RP, please let staff know about it. Just send in a +pitch!

March 13, 2016

Update Your Time Commands!

Hey, folks. Please don't forget to set your +time/offset! DST has struck again (which also means that existing event times will appear an hour off, but new ones will not).

SET OFFSET:

+time/offset <offset>
+time/offset -5 (for example, for CDT)

CHECK OFFSET:

+time

Setting your offset from your alts should set it for all of them. If it does not, check that all of your alts are registered, by typing +finger.

March 07, 2016

Bug Reporting!

Howdy! In response to questions about what to send in when submitting a bug, we've updated the help files! See +help requests3 for what is helpful to send in. What is really helpful to staff is to know where it happened, what you typed, and what the game output. Finally, what you'd expected to happen.

Knowing these things help us troubleshoot quickly and effectively. Thank you!

- Your Tenebrae Staff

March 02, 2016

Spell Commands!

Hey, there! As a heads-up, we are looking at ways to streamline our spells commands sometime in the future. At the moment, these commands possess all different looks and styles. What we're proposing to do is to streamline them along the lines of: +spells/list and +spells/prep, for example.

This may be sooner than later, depending on how things roll out.

February 27, 2016

PrP Bonus!

Hey, there! It's almost--man, it is almost March, and we'd like to go in like a lion! ...even if it means mincing out like a gnomish lamb. :D For this month, anyone who drops a scene ongrid will receive bonus XP and GP for that scene, just for making it happen and helping folks here have a good time. It's also our way of saying thank you for being awesome.

Just toss an +event together later, an' all. There's no need to announce ongrid scenes ahead of time, unless you'd like to.

Also, for everyone else: please remember, if there is a Timestop present (you see (TIMESTOP) in +where), you MUST page before joining. For sanity, PrP DMs have the right to refuse afer a certain number, or ask you to swap for a different PC for levels, and so forth. In general, be polite, rescue the gnomish prince, slay a few monsters, and have a good time. That is what we are here for, after all. :3

- Your Tenebrae Staff

Alexandrian Tribune, Reloaded!

SO BUSY.

So! We are relaunching the Alexandrian Tribune! It is the local Alexandrian newspaper!

What does this mean?

It means if you'd like to, submit an article for publication! Articles can be rumor posts, editorials, etc. about anything from gnomish theatre, to rumors about a plox (just ping the DM, but they are usually very happy to see this!). If you contribute to an edition, you'll be awarded 1 RPP!

Just send them in to the RPP queue, and send Derecho lots of hugs! He will be helping coordinate the new Tribune!

Sending in Goss--articles! Article

Update! We were asked: "Well, how do I send in that awesome article about new petticoats being found at Sandy's store, in the most fashionable sildanyari style EVER, anyway?"

A: Just use the RPP queue, and please, please prepend with: Tribune! So: +request/rpp Tribune: Sandy's Store=<article>

You will get RPPz, and your foo will be published in upcoming newspapers!

Also, hugs for Derecho!

February 25, 2016

Humble Pathfinder Bundle

https://www.humblebundle.com/books/paizo-pathfinder-bundle

Some of you might be interested in getting this. Digital copies of the PF books for $1. :D

February 24, 2016

Equipment Page Update

I've added the material for breaking and damaging objects and weapons to the Equipment page. It could use some buffing, but the material is now there: Equipment and Damaged Objects.

February 23, 2016

Just Plottin' Around

The +jobs for plots are available and there to be used. If you're looking for an in on something, want to learn more about the plot, or have an idea you want to contribute to them, they are there for everyone.

February 21, 2016

Union Meeting!

Tomorrow evening is a meeting of the Yggdrasil Union. All who have any reason to attend are welcome to do so, even if you aren't a druid. :)

February 20, 2016

New Wiki Section?

Howdy. I've been tossing around the idea of adding a 'Player Development' section to the race and a few other pages, to record things folks have come up with and included in their RP. At the moment, I'm gauging interest and viability. If this interests you, or if there's material you've developed, please @mail me.

- Lah

February 16, 2016

Timestop Help Update

Hey, folks. +thelp received a major update (type +thelp when a timestop is present), which included a sweep-up of its help commands! Also, +help timestop received a good sweeping.

I've left an open timestop in the GT for y'all to poke at. It will stay there for a day or so.

- Lah

February 13, 2016

New Faces!

Everyone say hi to Nysallia, Wilros and Cawlro! We've been seeing a number of new faces lately and make sure to give them a good, warm welcome!

Grid Saturday

No promises as it depends on my schedule and plans for the day, but if people are out on the grid and RPing, things may happen. :)

February 12, 2016

What You Don't Know About Timestop

Timestops are used to help run combat in a scene or PrP! Here are some things you may not know about them:

FOR PLAYERS

  • Timestop commands aren't usable until you +init, so always +init!
  • Timestops can now track everything from AoOs to a paladin's mercies to a druid's wildshape: see +thelp/player once a timestop is dropped!
  • Timestops can show you party hp! Type +hp!
  • Timestops show up in +where! If you see (TIMESTOP) in +where, it means there is a PrP in progress! Page the GM a thank-you for running for folks!
  • Timestops offer live, ingame maps! Not everyone uses them, but they are pretty cool!

FOR DMS

  • Timestops come loaded with their commands! This means you can summon them ANYWHERE ongrid, not just plot rooms!
  • Timestops let you scan your party for stats! Type +tscan!
  • Timestops can track status effects, too! Check out +thelp/dm and check out the note functions! You can even set a timer.
  • Timestops let you quickly view abilities your players possess, such as wildshape! Type +abil/list <name> to check!
  • Timestops offer maps, but these are optional; there when you want them, not when you don't!

Finally: Timestops may be dropped anywhere, anytime, not just in plot rooms! In fact, if you run a plot ongrid, there is no need to pre-scedule. Just please do so after--that is just so we can make sure everyone gets a chance at scenes, and so on.

Have fun, and kill demons!

- Your Tenebrae Staff

Lonely Hearts

Lonely Hearts will be an open, on-grid scene on Sunday. People will be able to come and go as they please. It is geared towards lower level PCs.

February 11, 2016

Timestop Update

Do you find yourself with more stubborn enemies than you can Smite?

Are you so good at buckling your swash that your Panache always goes UP?

Are zombie hordes approaching faster than you can change Channels?

For all of these ailments and more, try new +abil! With just one simple spritz of +abil <ability>=<#>, you can keep track of just how many more uses (and which!) of your stupendously awesome abilities you have remaining! Just as your DM (or DM's evil dice!) will now precisely when you have run out, so he/she/it/they can murder you. Fun for all ages!

But wait, there's more! For the paragons of fantasticality, using a NEGATIVE <#> will refill your ability's per diem (up to maximum, of course!).

SURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING: While +abil may be able to handle any ability known to man, sil, or gobber, not all abilities from all sources have been upgraded to make use of this wonderful discovery. Should you find yourself unintenionally lacking, please submit a +request or @mail to Whiteout.

February 06, 2016

Name your companion!

Thanks to Whiteout, we have an amazing new command! Use +comp/name <name> to give your companion a name! You'll be able to see this using +sheet/comp, which brings up the companion portion of your +sheet!

January 31, 2016

Clarification: Companions!

The new code means you'll be able to select options for your AC as you level! This also means companions will no longer need approved. You are good to rock and roll!

Animal Companions: How-To

Because we've gotten a few questions, here's what to do if you have an AC!

If you are an APPROVED character:

1. Are you one of the following? Druid, ranger, paladin, cavalier, or an inquisitor or cleric with the animal domain?
2. If you're one of the above, and have an Animal Companion, send a +request to staff. Use the SHEET bucket. In the +request, include just the choices you'd personally made for your companion: their feats, their skills (include ranks, not bonus), and which attributes you'd raised. Also, let us know if you have companion-specific items. You do not need to list anything else.
3. If you are NOT one of the above, grab a pizza and go on with life.

If you are NOT approved:

1. Are you one of the following? Druid, ranger, paladin, cavalier, or an inquisitor or cleric with the animal domain? If so, you may need to +start over. Code will take care of you from here. There is no need to contact staff.
2. If you're NOT one of the above, grab a pizza and go on with life.

Aside from this one event for existing characters, the Chargen and Advance rooms should handle everything.

Sunday, Jan 31, 2016

Release Package 23!

Howdy! We're glad to announce the launch of RP 23! This has been a big one, in terms of Release Packages, and so parts of it have already been rolled out in stages! In RP 23, you will find:

  • Unchained barbarian! If you have not updated your barbarian, please let us know! Most +sheets should update automagically, and the new +rage code is already in place. Staff will work with you to adjust rage powers, and so on! With Unchained, look forward to more full-length rage powers, better barbarian DR, and free 'buffer' hit points you regain every combat!
  • Companion code! A big thanks to Whiteout for this! This has been a BIG behind-the-scenes accomplishment. If you have an animal companion, please +request to staff! Include:
1. Your companion's feat choices
2. Your companion's skill choices
3. Your companion's attribute raise choices
4. List any items in your inventory belonging to your companion

That is all you need to include! Code will handle everything else automagically. We will also modify your items so they auto-add to your companion when you equip them!

From here on out, you will be able to make choices for, and level, your companion in chargen. You'll also be able to see your companion's stats by using +sheet/comp.

The animal companion update applies to: druids, rangers, paladins, cavaliers, and also inquisitors or clerics with the animal domain!

  • More mentor rewards! Each Exclusive RPP spend offers a Mentor option now, as part of their T6 ability. This is just a reward for taking a newer PC "under your wing." If you act as their mentor, they often get T1 in that spend for free, and you both get bonus RPPs!
  • New +prepare code! For those corner cases like Combined Contraptions, we've implemented some updates to +prepare! To go with it, +help spells2 has also been prettified and updated, with more examples!
  • Update to +sotd! Using +sotd now lets folks know how to to get there, too!

As always with new material, there may be bits and pieces here to work out or polish! If this happens, just let us know via +bug. Character upgrade requests go to /sheet, please. Thank you, and game on!

- Your Tenebrae Staff

Mon, Jan 18, 2016

What do YOU think is missing?

Howdy. I've been looking over the different RPP options. One of the things that comes to mind is: what's missing? Exclusive spends? Tokens? Aspects? What would you like to see?

Toss some ideas to +pitch!

If you're curious, here are a few of our design guidelines:

  • Many basic spends aim for trait-level or thereabouts. This isn't universal, but it's a good rule of thumb.
  • Spends tend to avoid +x to attack (our point buy would make this insane).
  • Feats are generally a no-go (EWP was considered more trait than feat), but it doesn't mean they can't be used as inspiration.
  • Try not to take abilities outright from other classes, though inspiration is super-cool.

Wed, January 13, 2016

New Aspect!

Say hello to the new, Fae-Touched Aspect!

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