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Rulebook Version 5.6!

added 2012-05-20 22:22:00 by Tim

I am pleased to announce the completion of the newest rulebook revision!

It is available for download at: http://www.terresrising.com/main/download as well as being navigable on the website.

The main things we changed were that we completely overhauled the Armor system. For those who print hard copies, you should go ahead and re-print the entire thing, as there were little changes all along the way.

For the impatient and the thorough, the following is a list of the revisions:

  • Acknowledgements page
  • Page 6 - Phys Reps, Game Item Tags, Special Game Items
  • Pages 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 - Remove Max Armor
  • Page 12 - clarified Drain Essence
  • Page 12, Lyches armor detriment.
  • Page 13, Wyldlings armor detriment.
  • Page 14, Dagon armor detriment.
  • Page 15, Mystics armor detriment.
  • Page 16 - Added "Basic" to Acrobatics and First Aid
  • Page 17 - Remove Wear Armor, added Wear Light Armor, Wear Heavy Armor. Edited Repair Armor. Added RP [Emotion] to Willpower.
  • Page 20 - Edited Riposte, Added "Basic" to Channel Magic
  • Page 23 - Added "Basic" to Flesh Armor, edited to add 4 points
  • Page 28 - Armor COMPLETELY revised.

Effects Chart

  • Riposte - Removed from Effects Chart.

Rulebook Version 5.2!

added 2011-08-24 11:38:00 by Tim

I am pleased to announce the completion of the newest rulebook revision!

It is available for download at: http://www.terresrising.com/main/download

It is not yet available as navigable on the website. (This will be done, soon.)

For the impatient and the thorough, the following is a list of the revisions.

If you have printed the Rulebook, you are advised to reprint the entire book, as several page numbers have changed, to accommodate the addition of clarifications, and a lot of general language has been edited.

  • Page 6 - Clarified Special Items
  • Page 7 - Clarified Attunement
  • Reformatted and clarified Line of Sight
  • Page 8 - Death Modified
  • Clarified Line of Voice
  • Page 12 - Undead, moved Unarmed Combat Claws 36" max from Free
  • Purchases to Bonuses.
  • Page 16 - Clarified First Aid
  • Page 20 - Shadow Cloak description revised
  • Page 22 - Eagle Eye modified
  • Page 27 - Feast of Strength, added Rip Out Rules.

Effects Chart

  • Life - Death effect is removed from target, and BP restored to 1.
  • Eagle Eye - Removed from Effects Chart.
  • Changed all Shadow Cloak to Invisible.

Rulebook Version 5.0!

added 2011-04-12 22:34:00 by Tim

I am pleased to announce the completion of the newest rulebook revision!

It is both available for download at: http://www.terresrising.com/main/download as well as being navigable on the website.

RULEBOOK REVISIONS 5.0:

  • Acknowledgements page edited
  • Page 3 - Edited text
  • Page 10 - Added for Elves under Free Purchases, Skilled Profession Header and Choice of 1 Skilled Profession
  • Page 13 - Ritika: removed text "+1 production point for each purchase of a production skill.", extra production point now integrated in "Production Points per purchase of Development"; see Artisan Production.
  • Page 15 to 22 - Adjusted formatting of text from page to page
  • Page 15 - Edited text of introductory paragraph
  • Page 16 - Changed names of Artisan skills to match the new standard of Lore (header) and Development (leveling).
  • Page 18 - Parry, fixed typo
  • Page 19 - Precision Strike, added "This skill can only be purchased three times, at character creation."
  • Page 19 - Second Wind, clarified description
  • Page 20 - Magic Shield, changed description to "This skill allows a character to resist any Magic based effect, and can be used on effects in progress."
  • Page 20 - Learn Spell, edited text
  • Page 20 - Read Magic, removed any relation to Rituals.
  • Page 20 - Ritual Lore, completely rewritten, increased to 3 SP
  • Page 20 - Ritual Development, edited text
  • Page 20 - Ritual Theory, new skill
  • Page 21 - Ritual Affinity, new skill
  • Page 21 - Contact reduced to 1 SP to purchase
  • Page 23 and 24 - Production Rules completely overhauled
  • Page 25 - Defined "attack" as "An attack is defined as a detrimental action that targets another character."
  • Page 26 - Added, "spells, like "Spell Shield" will defend against the first magical spell attack. It will not defend against beneficial magical spells."
  • Appendix B: World Primer - Fixed Typo in Krasslig; Modified Barulis entry and fixed typos; Added Alshambra; Removed Other Crossroads Notables.
  • Appendix D: Effects Chart - Destroy, added text "(a/k/a Shatter)."; Fear, added to chart.

Rulebook Version 4.7.4!

added 2010-08-06 09:48:00 by Tim

I am pleased to announce the completion of the newest rulebook revision!

It is both available for download at: http://www.terresrising.com/main/download as well as being navigable on the website.

For the impatient and the thorough, the following is a list of the revisions.

RULEBOOK REVISIONS 4.7.4:

  • Page 6 - Phys Reps, added to "If an item is stolen IG, then the person stealing the item will take the game item tag from the item" and added "return the phys rep to a staff member."
  • Page 8 - Timeblocks, added language to submit timeblocks on website.
  • Page 8 - Karma, revised rules based on forum changes.
  • Page 9 - Clarified difference between Free Purchase and Bonus.
  • Page 11 - Ghouls, moved Second Wind to Bonuses.
  • Page 13 - Ritika, clarified Repair Armor bonus. (Ritika cannot teach Repair Armor x 3. It is innate to the race.); Removed "Invention". (The skill has never been clarified, and never established. Does not change RP, nor other skills, and penchant for inventing things.)
  • Page 14 - Mystics, removed "Specialists in their spell school" from Free Purchases. (Does not change rule, just clarifies, as this is a bonus, NOT free purchase.)
  • Page 16 - Wear Armor, skill point cost reduced from 7 to 3.
  • Page 18 - Shield, added "numerical" in the sentence, "Shields have the ability to block any numerical damage..."
  • Page 20 - Learn Spell, added spell stacking clarification
  • Page 22 - Adrenaline Surge, changed Curse effect to "an incurable exhaustion that inhibits the character from using any In-Game skills"
  • Appendix C: Religion, Avanti - Change color of Avanti to Light Blue; Simone - Added green or dark green as color. Change "cycle of life" in Simone section to "cycle of nature".

Thanks,
Tim

Deadlines

added 2010-06-25 10:25:23 by Tim

Free timeblocks for this event MUST be submitted on the website, no later than June 30, 2010. http://www.terresrising.com/events/timeblocks

Summer Timeblocks for July and August can be purchased for $10 per month. Payment for these must be received, and they must be submitted on the website, no later than July 30, 2010.

All character update requests MUST be received by characters@terresrising.com, no later than August 20, 2010, at 5:00 PM.

There will be no exceptions to these deadlines.

Character Update Deadlines

added 2010-04-08 17:00:00 by Tim

All character update requests MUST be received by characters@terresrising.com, no later than April 23, 2010, at 5:00 PM.

There will be ABSOLUTELY no exceptions, and no updating at check-in! (I will not be at the first event, and as such, any updates must be done in-game, and approved by a Director.)

If you are playing a new character, or know someone else who is, please make sure that they have their character sheet completed by April 23, 2010.

Timeblocks Deadlines and Information

added 2010-02-22 23:19:00 by Tim

As the 2010 TERRES RISING season draws near, the following are some bits of important informaton:

October Timeblocks will be sent out to players by March 5. The submission deadline has long passed, and we're sorry, if you did not send in your timeblocks for October, you will not be able to do so.

However, all hope is not lost! Winter Timeblocks are hereby offered for a cost of $10.00 per month, up to SIX months of additional timeblocks. Email directors@terresrising.com for payment options. We will not process Winter Timeblocks unless your payment is received. If you buy all six months of timeblocks, you may also exchange 100 karma for 1 SP. Winter Timeblocks are due by April 9. Please submit timeblocks here, or if you have any questions, email characters@terresrising.com.

Camp Howe Work Day

added 2010-02-21 14:54:37 by Eric

Camp Howe will be having a work day on April 17th. They tend to begin early-ish in the morning and go until late afternoon, I believe. Any player who attends and works hard for the whole day will receive 1 SP and 200 Karma.

Camp Howe has been a great partner to us since Jay and I took over Terres Rising and any help we can give them is a great way to show our appreciation and dedication to their success. Their camp is our camp, so all of your work comes back to help us in the end!

2010 Terres Event Dates

added 2009-10-20 12:50:00 by Eric

We've got our dates for 2010, so mark them on your calendars!

  • April 30-May 2
  • June 4-6
  • August 27-29
  • Oct. 1-3

Winter Timeblocks

added 2009-10-07 18:18:00 by Tim

Winter Timeblocks will be offered for a cost of $10.00 per month, up to SIX months of additional timeblocks.

Please use the form here: http://www.terresrising.com/events/timeblocks

If you buy all six months timeblocks, you may also exchange 100 karma for 1 SP.
Email directors@terresrising.com for payment options.

Deadlines for Timeblocks and Evals!

added 2009-10-07 18:06:00 by Tim

The deadline for XP bonuses for October Event Evaluations is October 23, 2009. XP Bonuses start at 10 XP.
http://www.terresrising.com/events/evaluate

The deadline for submission of October timeblocks is October 23, 2009.
http://www.terresrising.com/events/timeblocks

Deadlines for Timeblocks and Evals!

added 2009-06-09 10:16:00 by Tim

All Timeblocks for the Month of June must be submitted by July 1, 2009. The form is here: http://www.terresrising.com/events/timeblocks

You may purchase up to two months of additional timeblocks for $10.00 per month.
Email directors@terresrising.com for payment options.

XP given for Event Evaluations will be given up until June 22, 2009, so get those event evaluations in! XP awards start at 10 XP for filling out the eval!
http://www.terresrising.com/events/evaluate

Travel times

added 2009-05-18 05:47:24 by Eric

Travel times for timeblocks to most the locations throughout Ashriya have been posted. Please check the travel page for more information.

Deadline for Timeblocks and Character Updates

added 2009-05-06 06:54:59 by Tim

All timeblocks must be submitted by May 15, 2009 via the online timeblocks form

All character updates must be submitted by May 22, 2009.

If you do not submit an update by May 22, 2009, you must play with your character sheet "as is." However, you still may be able to learn skills ingame! All update submissions must go to characters@terresrising.com ONLY.

Deadline for Winter Timeblocks!

added 2009-03-23 10:40:00 by Tim

We are offering off-season timeblocks at $10 per month, for a maximum of six months, at $60.00.

Please use the form here: http://www.terresrising.com/events/timeblocks

If you are paying by PayPal, please add on another $2.50 per event to cover the fee they charge us and send it to directors@terresrising.com.

The deadline is April 15, 2009.

Thank you!

Camp Howe Work Days

added 2009-03-23 10:31:00 by Eric
Camp Howe currently has the following

Work Days scheduled. The first one is tentative, depending upon weather, but the other two should be firm. For our sake, we would like to see as many people attend the first two to make sure the site is up and ready for our first event. I am checking to see how long each day would be expected to last and whether it would be ok for people to stay overnight to split up travel time.
The dates are:

  • Saturday, April 18th
  • Saturday, April 25th
  • Saturday, May 16th

For more information, please go to the discussion thread in the Forum.

2009 Updates

added 2009-03-18 12:07:21 by the Directors

We have listened to all of the issues that have come up with pricing and we're well aware of the current financial situation, so we've made some changes. We are no longer requiring a membership fee. Price per event is $65. If you pay at least two weeks before an event, you receive a discount of $5 off. If you are a first time player, you get $10 off. So, a first time player who pays 2 weeks or more in advance of an event, will only pay $50.

Payment can be made by check or cash (contact the Directors for the specifics). Payments can also be made though PayPal payment to "directors@terresrising.com", but we need to charge a $2.50 surcharge per event per person to cover the fee PayPal charges.

Everyone who pre-registers via online form or email to directors@terresrising.com at least two weeks in advance will receive 100 Karma once they pay for the event. Prepaying counts as pre-registering. Facebook event registration, telling staff members in person and emailing any address aside from directors@terresrising.com do NOT count as pre-registering.

All new players should contact characters@terresrising.com with your character stats and concept AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. We can't plan encounters for your character if we don't know you'll be there. If you need help coming up with a character concept, feel free to email the Directors and we can work on the basics with you.

Returning players, please contact characters@terresrising.com to update your character as soon as possible. Characters are only updated at an event at the discretion of the Directors.

New Rulebook!

added 2009-03-18 09:24:34 by the Directors

The latest version of the rulebook is now online and available for download. There have been several changes to improve the flow of the game and ease of understanding the rules. To download the rulebook or any of the appendices, please go to the Download page, or read the rules online in the new Rules section of the website.

The following changes were made from the last version of the rules:

  • New people acknowledged
  • Page 1 Minor revisions to Introduction
  • Page 6 Revised SP and XP definitions
  • Page 8 Gaining Essence and Experience Points clarified (VERY IMPORTANT)
  • Page 8 Timeblocks clarified
  • Page 8 Karma expanded
  • Page 8 Needing a teacher clarified
  • Page 11 Krosan typo fixed "Can learn Adrenaline Surge without learning header"
  • Page 12 Wyldling skill addition and definition of "Advanced Unarmed"
  • Page 13 Ritika typo fixed, "break, and those who want to be good at everything."
  • Page 13 Dagon defined Psi Meditation and Establish contact through sword
  • Page 15 Foraging clarified, to be ineffective for rituals, and only for production in timeblocks
  • Page 16 Unskilled Profession wages codified
  • Page 16 Artisan Skills re-written
  • Page 17 Skilled Profession wages codified, and new examples, including procuring components
  • Page 18 Clarified thrown weapons distinctions
  • Page 19 Backstab call and effect changed
  • Page 20 Fixed typo under Spell Sub-Headers
  • Page 20 Ritual rules clarified, to be only during events, but where some skilled professions can get components
  • Pages 23-24 Production completely re-written. (VERY IMPORTANT), Note, the rules have not changed, they are just re-written!
  • Page 28 Added clarification on latex weapons and such
  • Page 29 Clarified phys rep construction of rocks
  • Appendix B: World Primer, fixed typo, 150 AOD Errund 31 - The waters returned
  • Appendix D: Effects Chart, Disengage duration changed from Instant to 10 seconds.
  • Appendix E: Starting Spells, magical Healing only for living

Thank you,
The Directors

Terres Rising 2009 Event Schedule

added 2009-01-13 12:39:00 by Tim

We've sorted everything out with the camp and our dates for 2009 are below:

  • May 1-3
  • May 29-31
  • September 11-13
  • October 2-4

Note: The first event is contingent upon the camp being ready for business by that weekend. They've been hit by a couple of ice storms and have sustained quite a bit of damage with power lines and fallen trees. I will let you all know when the site has work days that you can go to and help make sure that we're ready to go for the first event. We will give Karma and/or SP for those who go help out.

Off-Season Timeblocks!

added 2008-10-23 15:14:00 by Tim

We are offering off-season timeblocks at $10 per month, for a maximum of six months, at $60.00.

Please use the form here on the website: Timeblocks

If you are paying by PayPal, please add on another $2.50 per event to cover the fee they charge us and send it to directors@terresrising.com.

Thank you!

October Event Evaluations

added 2008-10-15 10:16:00 by Tim

To Everyone who attended the October Event!

Please use the form here on the website: October Evaluation

You will get 15 XP, for any event evaluation that is received by October 27, 2008!

Tim

Timeblocks for October

added 2008-10-15 10:13:00 by Tim

Anyone who paid for the October event may submit timeblocks for October, no later than November 1, 2008.

If you did not pay for the October event, but wish to do so, contact directors@terresrising.com.

Cost of the event was $65.00, and you will then receive the 1 skill point blanket and one month of timeblocks.

If you are paying by PayPal, please add on another $2.50 per event to cover the fee they charge us and send it to directors@terresrising.com.

Thank you!