Announcements


2019 Nero Season Schedule

Here is the 2019 Nero Event Schedule!

Day Events:

January 26/27th — Tentative day event on Saturday OR Sunday

Febrauary 23/24th — Tentative day event on Saturday OR Sunday

March 23/24th — Tentative day event on Saturday OR Sunday

Full Event Weekends:

April 12 – 14

May 3-5

May 17-20 **4 day event

June 7-9

June 28-Jul 1 **3 day event

July 19 – 21

August 9-12 **3 day event — Celestial Solstice

September 6-8

September 27-29

October 18-20 **All Hallows

November 9 **YULE Banquet


2018 Yule Banquet

Good Evening Everyone,

I know this is the long awaited post about Nero Yule!

Date: November 24, 2018
Times: Arrival 3:30-4:30
IG RP & Dinner etc 4:30 – 9:30
OOG Announcements etc 9:30-10:30
Clean Up 10:30-11:00
Location: Central Arena Auditorium
519 Drury Lane
Burlington, Ontario
L7R 2X3
Food: It will be very similar to the food had last year at Yule. Please send usany food allergies/sensitivities/dietary restrictions ASAP
Cost: $30

IF you are not coming to the November event, please send us a direct message letting us know you would like a Yule ticket and we can figure out getting the money before Yule.

Any questions please let us know!


Reminder About Site

We have some new players showing up so we just wanted to go over a couple important site rules here before people even arrive on site.

1) When driving on the drive way, please drive slowly and carefully, there are many animals on the farm and some of them roam free (especially the dogs) driving carefully means you have more control of the vehicle and don’t accidentally hit the farmer’s dogs, let’s not do that!

2) Cars must not drive on the grass. You can go on the driveway, you can drive as far as the edge of the gravel on the other side of the tavern, but you can not drive out to the cabins or tenting spaces.

3) When parking you must leave room for other vehicles to get through the driveway, not just cars but larger farm equipment. If you are unsure if you can park somewhere, find an older player and ask.

4) No large dogs are allowed on site (aside from the farmer’s dogs) If you want to bring your pup with you, it’s probably best to get in touch with Pam Scroggie, site coordinator, or our GM Hans Vierhuis and check first.

5) Cigarette smoking is allowed but only in the designated smoking section. This is a picnic table next to the parking lot that has a can for your butts. Please put the butts in the can. If the can knocks over and butts are spilled please pick them up.

EDITED TO ADD.
only cigarettes and their butts are to go in the can at the smoking section. DO NOT PUT PACKETS OR ANYTHING ELSE FLAMMABLE IN THERE!!!


Spell Memorization Sheets

Hi Everyone

A Veteran player was kind enough to make these Spell Memorization Sheets for Nero Canada!

If you are a spell caster it is expected that you have one of these, filled out, and on you at all times and are marking the spells off that you use as you go along (usually at the end of a mod). This was you can keep track of what you have in memory and don’t accidentally cast more spells than you have! Feel free to ask questions if you have them about how these work!

There is one for each school of magic

Earth Memorization Spell Sheet

Celestial Memorization Spell Sheet


Welcome New Players!

Good Morning Everyone!

This post is mostly for newer players to the game who may be needing some additional information before their first full event!

Our event schedule for the rest of the year is posted as part of this post!

Our website, where you can find a lot of resources for building a character and world history etc is:
http://nerocanada.ca/

For a full weekend event there are options for where you can stay. You are welcome to bring a tent and set it up on site for sleeping. If you want a bunk in a cabin please get in touch with Pam Scroggie as she is our site coordinator and works very hard to make sure we can accommodate people in bunks, please be mindful that we will do our best to get you a bunk if you need one, but they are limited.

A few tips on what to bring for a full weekend:
-bedding, whether you are in a tent or a bunk you need to bring all of your own bedding
-costuming/armour/weapon reps…stuff your PC needs to be in game
-clothing, you will want to bring lots of layers as the weather gets colder on us. Extra socks (we can’t stress this enough) and proper footwear are essential too
-toiletries… we have bathrooms on site that do have a shower, running water and flush-able toilets. We encourage people to have a shower if they feel they need one, but to keep it quick. The bathrooms are there for everyone to use
– there is a full “tavern” on site that serves breakfast and dinner each day as well as hot/cold drinks throughout the day and late night snack. However, some people bring extra snacks to eat between these meal times and some people choose to bring their own food. There is a fridge on site for players to use, we ask that you keep your food in proper containers and label them, remembering to take home all that you brought at the end of an event.

IF you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask them. We are a community of players from a vast background and experience level and are really great about answering questions and helping each other out!

Looking forward to seeing all of you at future events!


2019 Plot Writers Needed!

Hi all, please send plot an email if you are interested in being a full time Plot person next year whether as a writer or a marshal. Send the message even if you are doing it this year already and even if you have already told me you were interested. If you have questions please also email. ncplot@gmail.com

Thanks!


Important Announcement About Pets On Site

Hi everybody,

Please be aware that the site no longer allows large dogs to be on the premises. If you have any questions or concerns please email Nero Canada.

Sorry for any inconvenience.


Call To The North!

IG:

Call to the North!

Adventurers of Thrush Peake and beyond – the Kingdom of Haylem asks once again for your assistance. With the claiming of new northern territory and the solidification of our alliance with the peoples of Terasel, our commitments to the North are great and the threats many. Who better to stand with the Kingdom and our allies than the famed Adventurers of Thrush Peake?

Accommodations in the style of Thrush Peake’s adventurers complex have been prepared at the Northern Encampment in anticipation of your arrival, and the Green Dragon Tavern is proud to serve you at its new Northern Border location. Those adventurers who answer the call this upcoming Gather will have the gratitude of the Kingdom and the opportunity for valour, heroics, and treasure in the mysterious North.

The Leadership of the Northern Encampment welcomes you, and invites you all to a briefing on the current state of the Northern campaign on Saturday morning in the Green Dragon Tavern.

OOG:

We will have a slight geographic switch in location this season, with the Thrush Peake adventurer’s complex moving to the Northern Encampment at the border between Kyrinen and the northern territories. For now cabin assignments will remain the same. We think this will be lots of fun, and provide immersive exploration and danger in the immediate vicinity of the ‘town’ setting.

If you have any OOG worries about the IG relocation (special effects on your cabin, that body you buried out back in case you ever needed a last-minute revenant), please drop us a line at NCPlot@gmail.com and we’ll help to resolve.


Important Update for 2018 Season!

Hi all,

Based on feedback we have received from a number of players that we need to make the difficulty of the game a little harder there will be some changes to the style of the game. Please keep in mind the following:

1) There is no rule that says an NPC cannot hit you while you are on the ground; if someone hits you in this circumstance, please take the damage without question. If you are moving, NPCs will assume you are moving in game. First aid and refit must be viable and obvious. Both require you to be on your knees (not laying down) and saying the words “First Aid” or “Refit” in a normal speaking voice at least once every 10 seconds. Searching also needs to be obvious.

2) Wards must be cast in-game. You will be able to purchase them but an NPC will come into game to cast them once it starts.

3) Theft by NPCs will occur when it is logical for it to occur. If your stuff gets stolen, there may not be a route for you to get it back.

4) Assume modules are not-scaled, meaning that you may have to retreat more often and if you don’t retreat when overwhelmed, you will likely die

5) NPCs learn – if you fight the enemy multiple times, they will get better at fighting you, the same way you get better at fighting them.

6) When a Contingency 5-Earth or Contingency Life are used, you must turn a tag over to a Plot Marshal at the end of the module/encounter or you will take the death.

7) If you do something reckless, expect that there will be consequences.

If you have any questions please feel free to email Nero Canada for clarification.

Thanks!


Race Packages

Hi Everyone

We are working on getting the race packages completed over the winter. If you are interested in helping out with this email: feedback@nerocanada.com and you will be added to the Google group working on this project.

Thanks


Closing Ceremonies Announcements November 2016 2

Hi Everyone,

Here are the announcements for closing ceremonies for 2016!

— A HUGE thank you to the 2016 plot team for all of your hard work and for an amazing year of plot. We all know that without our plot team we would not have Nero!

— A HUGE thank you to everyone that NPC’d both this event and throughout the year. Again without our NPC crew we would not be able to run Nero!

–Thank you Kitchen Mom! Seriously Andrea your food is amazing and we love everything you do for all of us!

— The whole Season survey has been posted… Please complete it! Your feedback is very important to Nero Canada and we cannot make changes to things if we don’t know what needs changing. Also there are rewards for completing it so please do it!!

— Please make sure that you are checking the website over the winter months as there will be important stuff posted and as much as we TRY to cross post to Facebook it is not always possible to do so! We are hoping to make the website more functional like adding Forums etc. Please check in now and then to the website!!

— There is going to be a rather large change to how Plot is done in 2017 (and possibly permanently) going forward. As such there may be requests for additional volunteers. Please make sure you are checking the website for these important announcements.

— We hope to have the 2017 Schedule posted by the end of this year. Please make sure to check back to see when it gets posted.

— We all hope that you enjoyed the Nero season… Now Plot needs (and deserves) a break!! IF you send anything in to Plot between now and mid January please do not be upset if you do not get a response. The Plot team worked very hard and would like a break to recover! Thanks!!

— IF you need to contact Karin please make sure that you are using the Nero email and not her personal email or Facebook. Karin is a busy person and as such your inquiry may get lost in her email or Facebook messages. She’s not ignoring you, she just needs you to contact her the proper way… also please see the above message about Winter break and when you can reasonably expect responses to start happening!

— A few of the PC’s have created a Yule Committee and will be posting details about that soon. As soon as we have details we will let you know.. or they will!

Happy Winter Everyone! I cannot stress this enough please, please, please check back to the website for important announcements and updates… please don’t rely on Facebook cross posting them!

 


September 30th – October 2nd Opening and Closing Ceremonies Annoucements 2

For Everyone that wasn’t able to make it to game, and for those that forgot the announcements, here is a recap of what was said at opening and closing ceremonies as far as announcements:

Opening:

  • Cleanliness at Site has been an ongoing issues. Please make sure that we are all cleaning up after ourselves. We are not the only people to use this LARP site and we need to make sure we are leaving it in a clean state when we are done.
  • Thank you to everyone who used the sign up sheet and completed their task on it. NPC camp has been really short staffed lately and the NPC shifts on the sign up sheet are really important so that we have enough NPC staff to make the game fun for everyone.
  • Consent: Please make sure that you are respectful of each other and get someones consent before touching them or any of their personal property. Please remember that if you have any concerns Hans is the GM and you can reach out to him to discuss concerns or questions.
  • Head shots have been getting better but we still have some work to do. Be mindful when swinging your weapons or throwing packets not to aim for someones head.

Closing:

  • The survey will be posted within a few days after the event per usual. Please make sure you take the opportunity to fill this out. It is what helps to drive the fun at game. The Plot team read each survey and use the feedback to make the game as fun as possible for everyone. If we aren’t filling out the survey they don’t know what is or isn’t working.
  • Formal Magic system is still in the playtest stages. Plot is welcoming any feedback you have on the new system (good or bad) so they can make it fun for everyone. As of next event Jason Leibold will also be a formal marshall on site.
  • Please join the Nero Canada Fan Page on Facebook. This new Fan Page will be used for all announcements and events and any official news from Nero Canada. The pre-exisiting Nero page will be for a more social player driven communication and important announcements can often get lost in the news feed. The link for the Nero Canada Fan Page is: https://www.facebook.com/nerocanada/
  • Reminder that Rebecca Dotto is now doing the Haylem Herald. If you have anything you would like to see placed in the Herald please send it to her by midnight on the Friday before the next gather to guarantee it will make the deadline. You can send your articles etc to: haylemherald@gmail.com
  • IF you have a position with Nero Canada that utilizes an email address please reach out to Karin and Matt H as they are working together to streamline the emails for the group.
  • Plot would like to make the Halloween Event as fun as possible and currently they are really under staffed. As a result they are focusing their time and effort between gathers on the next event. They wanted the player base to know that IBGA’s may be shorter than normal as they try to shift their focus to the event itself. Please keep this in mind when submitting IBGA’s. Plot still encourages you to submit an IBGA!

September 9-11th Opening & Closing Ceremonies Information

Opening Ceremonies:

— Charging and turtling instances and calls have gotten much better, thanks everyone, keep up the good work!

— Head shots are getting to be a real problem, please try to watch the head shots

— There is a NEW Formal System. It is currently in the playtest phase. Basically magic has changed and this change will come apparent through IG channels. There are copies of the rules available, they have been provided to each Guild in town. There are new Formal scrolls and as per the rulebook you need to have 1 level of Formal magic in either school to read a Formal scroll. Please remember to provide feedback about your thoughts/opinions on the Formal system in your event survey

–Please use the sign up sheet. All of the sign up items go to benefit the game be it an NPC shift or a cleaning duty or the $10 donation. The money from the donations is usually spent upfront by the plot team in an effort to increase the production value of the game. Please make sure that you follow through on what you have signed up for.

— Rules would like to clarify that ALL calls must be made at a minimal volume so that the person “attacking” you can hear the call.

 

Closing Ceremonies:

— Site cleanliness has been an issue of late. Please remember to help clean up the tavern, washrooms and other common areas on site. It is the persons staying in cabins to also ensure their cabins are tidy when they leave. Mike would like to remind us that ANY garbage that is placed in the trailer out back of the tavern must be done so in large black garbage bags, not smaller kitchen bags. Please remember to clean out the fridges as well as they are shut off between gathers and food left in them spoils and makes everything smell!

— Any Formal scroll that currently has an expiration date of October 31, 2016 is now extended to December 31, 2016.

— IF you find a mistake on a scroll please go and ask for clarification from Plot. Please keep in mind that the entire Formal system has been 100% reworked and there is going to be a period during the playtest where things are fine tuned and may get missed or copied incorrectly.

— YULE Feast will be held at the November Event. At present there was a poll taken at Closing Ceremonies and a vast majority of people present voted for Chinese Food Takeout. More information will come out as it is available about feast.


Brainstorming

Looking to run some brainstorming sessions and focus group type stuff to get input on ideas. If you are interested in participating please send an email to nerocanada@rogers.com. Please include the following in the email:
1) Email Address
2) Your Real Name
3) Your Character Name
4) If you could wave a magic wand and fix 3 things about Nero what would they be?
 
You should hear back from me on this in mid to late September.

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


Yule Feast

Hey everyone. As I mentioned at closing ceremonies here is the link to the form for the Yule Feast. I also have the menu done up. This will be in Buffet Style so you don’t need to order a specific thing. The cost for the feast is $15 and $8 for Pages, children under six free.

Turkey Pie
Pork Tenderloin cooked in Apple
Sweet and Sour Beef Meatballs
Paneer

Mashed Squash (with brown sugar and maple syrup)
Roasted Fall Vegetables
Brussel Sprouts
Broccoli and Cheese Casserole
Gingered Carrots

Roasted Potatoes
Spanish Rice

Apple Crisp
Pies (types undecided at this time)
Spice Cake

Registration Form


New Documentation

There’s some great new content posted in the Library section of the website including write-ups for each of the 5 Duchies. Thanks to Hilary and Steve for their effort at writing up this material and Carolyn for helping to edit. The detail for the County of Kyrinen will follow.

Kingdom Geography


Source Material Update 3

Here is an update on Source Material.

  • Guide to Haylem including an overview of cities and towns and notable people (Update: June 19th)
  • Noble Reference Guide (Complete)
  • Medium and Major Augments (Update: Released June 12th Event)
  • Ordo Solis Reference Guide (Update: July 17)
  • Chivalry Reference Guide (Update: July 24 )

My apologies for the delay in the June material; I neglected to take into account the additional preparation time for the 5-Day.

Karin


Goblin Stamps & Tokens 7

Prestige Tokens and Goblin Stamps will be provided to individuals who make donations and volunteer for Nero Canada:

Goblin Stamps will be awarded at the following rates:

  • Approximately 1 Goblin Stamp for each $1 of goods donated. All donations must be preapproved prior to donation and receipts must be provided as applicable.
  • Goblin Stamps for each hour of volunteering outside an event—must be agreed to in advance.
  • 25 Goblin Stamps for acting as a Formal Marshal or doing Logistics for an Event, provided they are not also NPCing or working on Plot.
  • 10 Goblin Stamps for each hour of NPCing when not NPCing full time (sign up required in time slots provided by Plot Team)
  • Going forward Goblin Stamps can be used to buy Prestige Tokens at a rate of 1 Prestige Token for 50 goblin stamps.

Prestige Tokens will be awarded at the following rate

  • Bringing a new player to the game; 1 Token for each of the first 3 events they attend
  • 2 for NPCing or working on Plot a full Logistics Period (uninterrupted)

Prestige Tokens can be spent in the following ways:

  1. One Token to reset all skills between 6am and 8am on any day of an Event (Production/Magic Items are not impacted) —must be spent at starting Logistics for the Event
  2. Two Tokens to reset all skills, as per item number 1, when spent at the time of reset rather than during Logistics. (Must be registered with Plot. Skill reset is only available between 6am and 8am on the first morning of a 2 day Event, or either morning of a 3 day Event.)
  3. One Token to double the XP received for an Event (Long Events may require expenditure of multiple tokens)
  4. One Token for 50 points of production – only 2 tokens can be used for production per logistics period
  5. A number of Tokens to avoid drawing from the bag when your character dies: 1 Tokens the first time, 2 the second, 4 for the third, 8 for the forth and subsequent times. (death count still increments)
  6. A number of Tokens to buy back deaths off a character’s card 4 Tokens for the first time, 8 for the second, 16 for the third and subsequent times.
  • Note: Counts for 5 & 6 increment together.

Production Preregistration

A message from Lindsay about Logistics:

Please send all preorder production to Logistics@nerocanada.ca

Please include name, character name, production levels, production wanted, and total owing.

Please remember that to use a lab, forge, master levels or tokens it must be to me by 11:59pm on Thursday evening before the event.

Also, for this month, people that preorder can skip the logistics line to get their envelope and hand over their gold.