Wednesday, July 31, 2013

What You Missed - Pressure Point

Photo by Bethany Tozier - 2013

Photo by Bethany Tozier - 2013

Photo by Bethany Tozier - 2013

Photo by Bethany Tozier - 2013

Why I Want to Go- Best Forgotten

Best Forgotten
August 3, 2013 (Saturday 12pm) - August 3, 2013 (Saturday 6pm)
Event Type: Quest

This is the second part of the Path of Light series of events for this year. Again the players will be protecting Harconian Keep. This event will be very combat heavy so come prepared for some epic fights. Likewise there is no limitation this event for how many weapons a person can carry. Be aware that PCs will be asked to NPC certain portions of the event; basically players will PC some and NPC other sections similar to Convergences style events. There is an 80 person cap for the event so check to see if there is still room; likely there will be room but check first to be sure.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Why I Want to Go- The Event Which Must Not Be Named II

The Event Which Must Not Be Named II
August 2, 2013 (Friday 6pm) - August 4, 2013 (Sunday 5pm)
Event Type: Quest

Last year this homage to the Harry Potter series was chock full of superb costuming and props. Along with those, there were interesting and fun encounters for the players of various types. You could tell a lot of work went into the event and the people who were there had a lot of fun. If you missed it last year, this is your chance to join in on the fun times. This will be a solid 3 days of questing running from Friday night until Sunday. Honestly, you should go if you can.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Does this hurt?

The following is a work sheet from Pressure Point.  Post your answer (yes, no or maybe) on do you take this shot, curtsy aside, in the comments section.

Struck by a normal weapon after it was hit by a boulder

Struck by a magical weapon after it was hit by a boulder

Struck by a javelin off of the ground

Struck by an arrow off of a wall

Struck by a quillion on a sword

Struck by the halt (pipe) of a sword

Struck by the foam covering of a marn

Struck by the foam stabilizers on the back of a javelin

Struck on the hand while you are holding a shield

Struck on the hand while you are holding an arrow

Struck with a magic missile prop before the caster finishes “Magic Missile”

Struck by the foamed edge of a shield

Struck by a Lightning Bolt off of the ground

Struck by a single short, while the person is holding a pike in the other hand

Struck by a sword after it was struck by a boulder, to which the wielder used the spell “Protection from Boulder”

Struck by a single short, while the person is holding a hand and a half in the other hand

Struck by the second hit of a 6’6” wielded by one arm

Question of the Week - 103

What is your favorite monster to fight against?

Friday, July 26, 2013

Realmscraft: Acteon by Gary "Dagger" Heinstrom

In this addition, we take a look at the construction of Acteon.  There is also a revised version of the Play Realmscraft section with links to help and information websites.  If you are interested, or just want something built, you can follow those links and learn what you need to get the answers and assistance you want.

Realmscraft Project
“For over 20 years [Around 30], players in the Realms have met on weekends and played characters in a fictional world.  We have maps, and imagine that we come from lands with castles, roads, bridges, towns, and everything else that might fit a medieval fantasy theme.  Until now, those lands have lived in our stories, songs, poems, and fertile imaginations.  This project is an attempt to change that.
‘Realmscraft’ could never replace LARPing, but with the right approach it can be a tool to make our shared roleplaying experience deeper and more fulfilling than ever before.”

In service to the Realms,
- Stephen Johnson, KoR, KoEF 

Author’s Notes
Today in Realmscraft, we have a handful of new projects underway.  Members of the Blackwood province of Thorne Valley have joined the ranks and have begun the construction of their lands.  In the last issue we looked at Eagles Rook City.  Today, much of the nation of Eagles Rook, as a whole, is also well underway.   One of the longer running projects, and the focus of this issue, thus far is the construction of the City of Flying Tree in the Blackwood Province of Acteon.  Toah has been hammering away at temples, shops, arenas and taverns for many months.  Here is a glimpse at what he has come up with so far.

Brief History
Far to the west lies the humble yet dangerous land of Acteon.  A battle was raged at the base of a great tree.  At the end of the battle, the trees’ base had been destroyed but the tree remained floating high above the ground.  That tree became the name sake of the city that sprung up around it.  Flying Tree is now Acteon’s capital so named after a floating tree.

Lord Saegan Hart is the lord of these lands.  In recent years, the nation of Acteon swore to the Principality of Blackwood uniting its strength with theirs.

Welcome To:  Acteon



Church of Cernunnos

Church of Cernunnos Inside

Acteon After Dusk with the Flying Tree in the Back

Play Realmscraft
The Realmscraft project is not just for mass builders who seek to construct nations.  It is also for those who would like to enjoy a little tastes of what the Realms has to offer in a new light.  Quests, dungeons, Roleplaying, and all sorts of other activities are created, and made available, for those who would just like to enjoy another Realms related outlet. 

Here are some links that may be of assistance in getting you in to our rendition of the Realms World. – Stephen Johnson (Sir Duncan Conrad of Rhiassa) hosts the Realmscraft server.  The Rhiassa website is your gateway to Realmscraft. - Joining the Server Page. —This is the home of the Library of CrestGrath (currently under construction).  There is a useful help page here that I recommend all who are interested in playing use. - Realmscraft Project Help and Information Page.  Includes:  Maintenance help, helpful links, contact info, etc. - Texture Pack Page.  Includes a DropBox link to many useful texture packs to help enhance your Realmscraft experience. - Minecraft website 

Join the Realmscraft Project
Do you have a nation that needs building?  Email us, and we will insure that you get the tools, knowledge, and help you need to complete the job.