Monthly Archives: April 2015

April 2015 – Event Survey


The survey for the April Event is posted and ready for responses.  Please try to provide as much detail as possible.  We use these surveys to improve the events and if you don’t provide the detail, there is no way for us to know what we need to do.

April 2015 – Event Survey

Nero Rulebook 4.1

The updated version of the rulebook with clarifications as requested is now updated in the Library.  This will be the last published version for the season.  We are hoping to have a full source book by the end of the year.

Notable changes from version 4.0 to version 4.1:

  • Clarified that each racial skill may only be purchased once.
  • Corrected Build Point progression.
  • Corrected Focus and Mastery costs (Were transcribed incorrectly)
  • Corrected example in “Proficiency” description.
  • Updated Formal Magic skill, specifically how converting formal magic to spells works.
  • Clarified that 2-handed weapons can be used to block 1-handed.
  • Updated Carrying rules to clarify what happens if a non-numeric attack hits a carried person.
  • Expanded acceptable reps for an armour patch to also include a square of leather or grey fabric.
  • Clarified that alchemists must have a level of alchemy that is equal or greater than a gas in order to use it.
  • Clarified the Master Potion Maker ability
  • Clarified that Master Alchemist ability can only convert elixirs that don’t already have a gas equivalent.
  • Clarified that your count resumes rather than restarts when a a character Created as Undead drops to -1.
  • Corrected Sanctuary to say it protects against Undead.

Character Rebuild 7

Each player will have the option of a Medium Spirit Forge for the start of the season.  This means that players may change how their Build Points are spent and their Class but not their race.

In an effort to keep time at logistics to a minimum, we encourage you to have your character done in advance of the event.  The following will be the process for doing your character change.

  1. Players put together a draft character in advance of coming to the event.
  2. Confirm your build total downstairs.  There will be someone with a list of everyone’s Build totals.
  3. Have your card confirmed downstairs.  There will be someone at a table to do a quick review
  4. Go through logistics.  If the line is moving well, your character will be updated immediately.  If it is not moving well, then a copy will be taken and it will be updated in the system later.

We cannot provide build totals in advance of the event so please build your character with your best estimate.

The Kingdom in Winter 1

As normally occurs in the spring, a Herald from court in Haylem City, has documented the events of the winter.  These words have been distributed around the Kingdom to ensure that all are aware of the events of the season both good and bad.

These words can be read on the Message Tree: The Kingdom in Winter.


(Thank you to Hilary for putting this together)


2015 In Between Game Actions (IBGA)

We are working to get all of the IBGAs out to everyone as soon as possible.  Winter IBGAs should be sent out to you by Wednesday, April 22nd.

Here are just a few reminders for the regular between event IBGAs for this year. We would really appreciate if everyone can review carefully so we can make the IBGA process more efficient for everyone:.

  1. Multiple characters may be included in an IBGA provided the following criteria is met:  Because of time constraints this year, we will be returning any IBGA that does not meet these criteria for a correction and will be asking the players to coordinate any overlap..
    • All players named in the IBGA must be cc’d on the IBGA.
    • It must be okay for us to send a single response to the entire distribution.  If you need a private response you will need to decide between participating with the group or doing the task that requires privacy.  We will only be sending one response per submitted IBGAs (example:  Joe’s character goes with a group of Dwarven players to visit an ancient Dwarven tomb but on the way back wants to talk privately with Master Smythe.  Both requests must come in the same email and Joe must be okay with everyone on the email getting the details of his conversation with Master Smythe.  If not, he must choose either the Dwarven tomb or visiting Master Smythe.)
    • No one named in the IBGA has already submitted an individual IBGA. – you can only be named in one IBGA whether it is a group IBGA or a personal one.  We will be assuming if someone sends a personal IBGA that they do not want to be included in a group IBGA. (example:  Jane sends an IBGA saying her character and Jim’s character are going to court.  Jim sends in a different IBGA for himself.  We will assume Jim’s individual IBGA takes precedence and send Jane’s IBGA back to her for correction.)
  2. Please send IBGAs in the body of your email – do not put them into a word document or PDF to avoid any issues with different software versions.
  3. You do not need to send requests involving the PCs of any plot members to the plot mailbox.  Please sent them to the person directly, like you would with any other PC.

You can access the current guidelines here – IBGA Guidelines


Nero Source Material

Hi all,

There have been some questions about game material and when it will be available.  I just wanted to update everyone with a schedule for when material is targeted to be available:

May 2015

  • Guide to Haylem including an overview of cities and towns and notable people
  • Noble Reference Guide
  • Medium and Major Augments

June 2015

  • Chivalry Reference Guide
  • Ordo Solis Reference Guide

There will be a separate update for Race Packages.


New Rulebook 9

After 2 years of work we are happy to publish version 4.0 of the Nero Canada Rulebook. It is located in the “Library” section of this site. The rules are complete and we are targeting to use without edit for the next 3 years. We may however make changes to the design, organization, layout and flavour text over the next few months. Our main objective is clarity so we would be happy to answer any questions in this regard.

We appreciate that everyone has a different opinion on how things should work bot please refrain from using the comment section on this post as a forum for that feedback and leave it as a forum for people requiring clarifications and additional information.

We ask that everyone read the entire rulebook but please at a minimum read the sections on your skills and the updated combat section. Please only use the Change Log as a guide at is by no means an inclusive list of all changes.


Welcome to the new Nero Canada Website.  The layout and design are temporary and we’ll be working to improve the site over the course of the next couple of months.  We plan on adding forums, some social elements and a photo/media library.  Please let us know if there is anything you would like to see.