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By Zephyr on %03/%16/%2022 %1:%Mar:%th 3:52 p.m.

Please don't use flashbacks from the web site while we fix some errors with them. Thanks.

Game Update: Recent Months

By Zephyr on %01/%16/%2022 %0:%Jan:%th 9:49 a.m.

Apologies to all - real life has hit staff hard the past few months. We are still here and will continue working as we can.

Code Update: Fog Mechanics

By Zephyr on %08/%29/%2021 %1:%Aug:%th 2:12 p.m.

Another small change to the Fog - leaving the Fog should no longer take you back to the exact place you started. This doesn't mean that if you started in Amber and went to the fog, that you won't necessarily end up in Amber. However, if you started in the Switchback, you should not end up in the Switchback.

Code Update: Clearing the Fog Update

By Zephyr on %08/%09/%2021 %1:%Aug:%th 8:53 a.m.

Hi all. We've been reviewing the "try" code and how it's working, and will be making a couple changes to hopefully promote rp. First, we are adding a requirement that there is at least some rp interaction before the try code will work on the fog. Practically this means that we are expecting at least one scene in any week that you are trying to clear fog. Second, we have added a little more oomph to the Fog -- you …

Game Update: Revelation!

By Zephyr on %07/%03/%2021 %1:%Jul:%rd 2:40 p.m.

Hi all. Wanted to let you know that we've reached our first in-game milestone with our first Revelation being discovered. Yes, you too can discover this, via investigations! (help investigate) Congratulations to all who have helped us to get here! Well done!

Code Update: Map and Directions

By Zephyr on %05/%28/%2021 %1:%May:%th 10:48 p.m.

Getting lost in the city? Try help map and help directions for help in the city. Please note that room names and such are probably OOC information, as are things like map names. They don't come labelled in game. Zeph

Code Update: Small upgrade

By Zephyr on %05/%15/%2021 %1:%May:%th 1 p.m.

Hi all, We've just upgraded to Evennia version 0.95 today. If you notice anything strange, please let us know! Zephyr

Game Update: Talents, Gifts and Will

By pinion on %05/%03/%2021 %1:%May:%rd 3:51 p.m.

The GMs are currently adding more gift and talent descriptions to those which have not been fleshed out. In general, from now on, using Will is going to make it possible to do something you could nearly do before, and not easier to do something you can do already. Most talents and gifts will have a general (and wide) area in which you can use the talent or gift for a bonus, and then a 'stretch goal' which will allows …

Code Update: Clues Update

By zhiroc on %05/%01/%2021 %1:%May:%st 8:37 a.m.

We have made some improvements to the @clues command. * The list of all your clues now shows the date they were discovered and the tags associated with them. They are now sorted by #. The previous order was by discovered date, and this can still be done by using the /date switch * Clues may now be searched by only their tag value (which must match exactly) by using the /tag switch with /search * Dates are now formatted …

Code Update: +attempt

By zhiroc on %04/%12/%2021 %1:%Apr:%th 8:32 a.m.

There has been an addition to +attempt, as well as a few changes. A new /switch has been added, named /flub. This is a way to automatically fail the +attempt, but otherwise all the output to other players about the difficulty, talents, etc. will be indistinguishable from a normal +attempt. The other difference is that while spending Will is reflected in the output as normal, no Will will actually be spent. Other changes are minor: * Help for +attempt has …

Code Update: Web Client

By Zephyr on %04/%05/%2021 %1:%Apr:%th 2:49 p.m.

It seems our web client was broken for some time. It is now fixed, and folks should be able to access the game using the web client once more. Please let anyone who may have been using the web client know!

Game Update: New Staff and Player Helpers

By Zephyr on %04/%03/%2021 %1:%Apr:%rd 8:48 p.m.

It's been a little while since the last update here. We'd like to introduce you to our 2 player guides - Markus and Gaval. Hit them up with whatever questions you have. They may not know all the answers, but they'll certainly try to remember to ask us if they don't. Feel free to ask questions on the Pub channel - that's one of the reasons it's there. I'm pleased to introduce Zhiroc to you all, as he's joined our …

Code Update: Web Page Tweak

By pinion on %02/%27/%2021 %0:%Feb:%th 1:01 p.m.

We think you should be able to now see your talents and gifts if you login on the web page. Please login using the same credentials you use to login to the game. Reminder: Flashbacks exist, and you can update them from both in-game and on the webpage.

Game Update: Small Tweaks

By Zephyr on %01/%24/%2021 %0:%Jan:%th 12:55 p.m.

In case you're wondering, we're stabilizing some of the systems and making a few tweaks here and there. We are also making some updates based on experience so far, in hopes of improving things. There will be a few more; we're starting to think about advertising for new players sometime in the near future. I hope those of you who are playing are having fun - please provide feedback! And welcome to those not yet playing with us. Come join …

Game Update: Character Portraits

By Zephyr on %01/%16/%2021 %0:%Jan:%th 10:24 p.m.

Character Portraits are now enabled, so you can put up a picture of what your character looks like.

Game Update: Happy New Year

By Zephyr on %12/%31/%2020 %0:%Dec:%st 5:34 p.m.

Hope everyone has had a tolerable holiday season at worst. Honestly, I hope you all had a great one, but I feel like maybe that's not the case this year. It's about time to say so long to 2020 and hello to 2021 -- here's hoping we're on an upswing! Happy New Year!

Code Update: Your Own Home

By Zephyr on %12/%22/%2020 %0:%Dec:%nd 9:42 a.m.

If you would like a player home on the grid, you can now build one in the residential cul-de-sac room in the switchback. However, we do recommend maybe some sort of plot or scene to ensure your new house is empty of fog, ghosts or any other sort of troublesome thing. See 'help buildroom' when you are ready and let us know if you can't build your own. Note - this will only work in this one room!

Code Update: Goals and Plots

By Zephyr on %11/%29/%2020 %0:%Nov:%th 12:01 p.m.

Don't panic if it seems like there's a lot being activated. This is all optional. Nobody has to use it! BUT!!! We have now activated goals (help goals) and plots (help plots). What does this mean for you? If you have a plot that you think might be good to run, please use plots/pitch! Once approved, you're good to run the plot all on your own. (Though of course, if you have questions, feel free to ask, always.) The help …

Code Update: Testing Investigations

By Zephyr on %11/%22/%2020 %0:%Nov:%nd 1:20 p.m.

So, we've started the next bit of our update - which is activating investigations. (help investigate). These will require players to spend will, and enter information into a form. We need your help for now, as we work out how these work. Please give them a try and let us know if you have any issues. Right now, they should cost 1 will to create one, and if need be, 1 will to make them active during the next week. …

Game Update: New Web Colours!

By pinion on %11/%21/%2020 %0:%Nov:%st 11:59 a.m.

We've recently updated our web site colour scheme. Please refresh your browser including emptying your cache with Ctrl-Shift-R to see it! Let us know if you have suggestions for improvements!

Code Update: Give me a clue!

By Zephyr on %11/%08/%2020 %0:%Nov:%th 12:19 p.m.

Introducing clues for those of you who aren't familiar. Please check help clues. Some of you have been given a clue - you should now be able to share it with others, if you choose to, for the low cost of 1 Will, representing the cost of demonstration, convincing people, learning about it, and so on. It's not just stating a fact. Yes, there are other clues, and they will be released into the wild over time. There is more …

Code Update: mydesc

By Zephyr on %10/%31/%2020 %1:%Oct:%st 10:53 a.m.

For those who want to update their descriptions, please help us to test out mydesc. help mydesc for more details. Thanks, Z.

Code Update: Journals

By Zephyr on %10/%26/%2020 %1:%Oct:%th 12:53 p.m.

Hi all. Another feature from Arx that we are opening up to players is now live. help journals for details. White journals are public, black journals are private. Note - staff can see them all, but we're not policing your journals. If you are on a roster character, we encourage you to use these so that any future players will have information on what was going on. If you're on your own original character, it's up to you. Writing journals …

Code Update: Dice Code

By pinion on %10/%11/%2020 %1:%Oct:%th 9:56 a.m.

For random numbers that are not in character +attempts, we now have +dice, aka +roll. You can also use +coin and +chance for 50:50 chances. All of these take switches that allow you to keep entirely secret, announce to the room that you are rolling, or announce that you have rolled and show the result. See '+help dice' for syntax, or just type '+dice' for one-line usage instructions.

Game Update: Plot Rooms

By Zephyr on %10/%01/%2020 %1:%Oct:%st 8:52 a.m.

We have Plot Rooms! I have created our first plot room. These are rooms that are available for use during events. ie - if you want to put your event in a spot that doesn't exist on the grid. They will have an exit back to the switchback at all times. If you are creating an event, and would like a plot room, you can create your own, if there's not a wuitable public one already created. This is quite …

Game Update: +askstaff

By Zephyr on %09/%24/%2020 %1:%Sep:%th 12:58 p.m.

+askstaff will post a message to the staff info channel, if you have a quick question. If there is someone online from staff, they can hopefully answer it quickly. However, if you don't get a response in 10-15 minutes, please open a +request.

Game Update: +Lore

By Zephyr on %09/%15/%2020 %1:%Sep:%th 12:27 p.m.

+Lore should now be working. You can find the info on the World page under Lore, and also in game by typing Lore. There's not a lot of info in it as yet, and only two categories. This is where you come in! Please use +lore/request to ask questions for existing categories. If you have a new category, please use regular +request to suggest it. Thanks, Z

Code Update: Events! Flashbacks!

By Zephyr on %09/%08/%2020 %1:%Sep:%th 8:45 a.m.

We've been testing events in the game, and they seem to be working. Please feel free to create events, and let us know if you have any issues with them. Flashbacks are also working, it seems. Feel free to help us test those as well!

Game Update: Open for Beta Testing

By Zephyr on %09/%06/%2020 %1:%Sep:%th 12:59 a.m.

Shards of Amber is now open for Beta Testing! We have chargen up and running, mostly. our grid is up, and we have a bunch of new systems from alpha. We are working on an ARX code base, for those who are familiar with it, but not all the systems are working yet. Still, we have made a lot of progress! Come join us and help out!

Game Update: Open for Alpha Testing

By Zephyr on %07/%22/%2020 %1:%Jul:%nd 5:29 p.m.

The game opened for Alpha testing on June 1, 2020.

Code Update: First News Entry

By Zephyr on %07/%18/%2020 %1:%Jul:%th 4:39 p.m.

We are up and running on a very coded game, with only one room and 2 staffers.

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