Announcements – Event 6 (August 2016) 2


The following announcements were made at the event:

  1. PACKET PLAY TEST: There is a current play test regarding valid targets for packets.  For the play test, a player’s head is not a valid target for a packet and a player hit in the head does not have to take the damage/effect.  The packet attack is considered to have missed and any spell or packet delivered production item is considered used.
  2. BACK CASTING: A scroll must be used by the last event prior to the expiry date.  Scrolls cannot be back cast.  The only exception is if a request is made to cast a ritual at an event and a formal marshal or plot is unable to accommodate.
  3. NPC SHIFTS: As we are seeing a decline in full time NPCs at events, we will be reducing the number of non-NPC task options available to players.  The plan on how this will be administered will be posted by the Wednesday before the event.
  4. FORMAL PLAYTEST: New rules are coming into effect for the next event. The rules are attached below.  If you are a formal caster, please review prior to casting any rituals.   If you have any questions on what the rules mean, please use the Facebook Group “Nero Formal Playtest“.

2016 Rules Document – Playtest


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2 thoughts on “Announcements – Event 6 (August 2016)

  • Ghost

    So reading the Formal Playtest, I noticed that “If a Secondary caster starts the ritual and then leaves the circle or, is dying, dead. without the ability to use game skills or without the ability to move freely success and failure are calculated but a flaw/backlash is automatic”

    I am pretty sure it’s missing a comma or something in that, but it seems like you automatically get a flaw if a secondary steps out of the circle. So wouldn’t it be expedient to simply have one caster step out of the Circle when flaw surfing, and have the rest push for success/tempt fate to maximize on the automatic flaw? It would seem you’d want one off-school formal caster to do this in each ritual unless the chance of success dramatically lowers to make it less useful than simply spending the power on the flaw.

    • Karin Post author

      You have interpreted the intent that was written and caught something that all the reviewers missed. This is the perfect type of feedback.
      Will add this to the list of things to address.