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Custom System: "Starting Over" Character Deaths
« on: February 18, 2020, 04:05:39 AM »
You've developed a character for years, amassed hundreds of experience points and powers, then fell in battle and lost it all. Now you're at a loss as to where to go from there. Starting over usually sucks. Well, papi Raven will try to make it suck less.

This program will allow you to step in your character's footsteps and begin your story anew. This will merely kickstart things so you don't have to go from zero. First of all, this will only apply to you if you've lost a character in a meaningful roleplay scene, often an event, and IF you have a backup of your character's features and sheet. Forced character kills (usually from a fuckup) don't count towards this. This is for well developed characters who met an untimely death.


Walking in your character's footsteps:
Important: This system only applies when your new character has the same foundation as the previous one. In essence, it has to be a character from the same Clan, House, Tribe, Faction, etc and have roughly the same background. If you were CK'd on an Assamite, you won't be able to start over as a Brujah and claim the benefits of this. A Nephandi player has to play another Nephandi. If you want to go for a Verbenae you'd have to re-apply.

Eligibility Requirements:
- 1 Namechange token;
- 1 Racechange token (may or may not be needed).
- The Character Death was not a result of stupidity, boredom (/pm admin ck me pls), nor forced unto you due to breaking the rules.
- A screenshot of your character's Roleplay Features, Experience Log and Character Sheet.

Options:
- You may start over with a new account. No tokens will be required.
- You can start over on a secondary account. A RC/NC token may be necessary.
- You start over on the same account. A namechange token will be necessary.

Benefits:
  • Experience Points:
    Your character is eligible to an XP refund proportional to your development. At re-creation your character will be refunded 20% of the IC experience points you had on the old character. Each death will substract 10 experience points from this sum.

    A character with 325 experience points and 2 deaths will thus be refunded 45 experience points at creation. 
    The final death that resulted in the Character Kill will not substract any XP from the total.

  • Foundation Refund:
    You will be able to retain the Rank, Arete, Generation, Faith Score or other base stats without the need to re-apply for it. This is assuming you can afford it XP wise.

  • Stats Refund:
    During the character creation phase, you will be able to rank up certain stats without the need to re-apply or wait for the development times. The levels in these stats cannot be greater than the rank you had on your previous character.
    You would thus be able to get Willpower 8 without waiting for 3 months of development. This applies to the following:
    -Attributes
    -Abilities
    -Virtues

  • Powers Refund:
    If your character has the same foundation, you will be eligible to reacquire common powers. This entails In-Clan and uncommon tier Disciplines, Lores, Spheres, Gifts and perhaps certain backgrounds. This will not cover very exclusive things like Serpentis, Koldunic Sorcery, Earthbound Lores and others. What is refunded will be discussed and adjusted appropriately by management.

    You can get these powers back during character creation, or you will be exempt from re-applying for them assuming you don't have the XP. You will however have to wait normally like everyone else between progression times.


TL:DR.
If you were CK'd in a meaningful scene, you can PM management and get a small XP boost on a character that is more or less the same as the previous one. You will not have to re-apply for the stuff you originally applied for and be able to focus on other development.
« Last Edit: March 10, 2020, 11:01:32 AM by Iron »

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Re: Starting Over: Character Deaths
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2020, 04:17:09 AM »
« Last Edit: February 18, 2020, 04:24:37 AM by Shmoits »

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Re: Starting Over: Character Deaths
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2020, 04:39:27 AM »
If we die once, we get cked?

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Re: Starting Over: Character Deaths
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2020, 04:54:13 AM »
If we die once, we get cked?
no....

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Re: Starting Over: Character Deaths
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2020, 11:21:25 AM »
Ehh this has alot of flaws.. you shouldnt lose everything if you've been playing a char for 2 years.. and you choose to risk him in a meaningful way if anything players should be rewarded for being strong enough to a close a chapter on a char they play.

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Re: Starting Over: Character Deaths
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2020, 13:59:16 PM »
Ehh this has alot of flaws.. you shouldnt lose everything if you've been playing a char for 2 years.. and you choose to risk him in a meaningful way if anything players should be rewarded for being strong enough to a close a chapter on a char they play.
Well, your first PK isn't a CK. Usually, you're notified whenever you're engaging in an event where you may lose your character. Therefore, this is at your own risk.

Second; this system is better than nothing imo.

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Re: Starting Over: Character Deaths
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2020, 14:31:15 PM »
Ehh this has alot of flaws.. you shouldnt lose everything if you've been playing a char for 2 years.. and you choose to risk him in a meaningful way if anything players should be rewarded for being strong enough to a close a chapter on a char they play.
ok what r the flaws

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Re: Starting Over: Character Deaths
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2020, 11:15:47 AM »
Ehh this has alot of flaws.. you shouldnt lose everything if you've been playing a char for 2 years.. and you choose to risk him in a meaningful way if anything players should be rewarded for being strong enough to a close a chapter on a char they play.
ok what r the flaws

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Re: Starting Over: Character Deaths
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2020, 13:01:55 PM »
this change doesnt mean u get CK'd instead of PK'd :baka:

this is a bonus in the event you do get ck'd

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Re: Starting Over: Character Deaths
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2020, 23:01:52 PM »
Ehh this has alot of flaws.. you shouldnt lose everything if you've been playing a char for 2 years.. and you choose to risk him in a meaningful way if anything players should be rewarded for being strong enough to a close a chapter on a char they play.

This is the reward? Your only other alternative is that you get absolutely nothing.

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Re: Starting Over: Character Deaths
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2020, 02:08:13 AM »
Ehh this has alot of flaws.. you shouldnt lose everything if you've been playing a char for 2 years.. and you choose to risk him in a meaningful way if anything players should be rewarded for being strong enough to a close a chapter on a char they play.
I agree, that's why they introduced this system. Great system @Management, thanks.

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Re: Starting Over: Character Deaths
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2020, 11:40:56 AM »
The system is fine, but I disagree with one point.

Playing the same Tradition (Avatar Essence too)/ Clan/ Tribe (Auspice too) would only get repetitive. If a character died in a significant way, it is obvious that you'd grow accustomed and fond of it, therefore the new character, of the same basically everything, will be, more or less, a copy of the previous one.

Of course, if changes are radical, say playing a Bone Gnawer and changing to a Silver Fang, or playing a Verbenae and switching to one of the Society of Ether or the Mercurial Elite, the Race Moderators will have to either test you or brief you on the lore and complexity of the Paradigms, Practices, etcaetera.

If you decide to change it so that we can choose Factions of the same allegiance (Traditions/ Sects/ Garou Nation) it would be more diverse and dynamic, in my opinion.

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« Last Edit: February 20, 2020, 11:43:21 AM by Skeeper0 »

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Re: Starting Over: Character Deaths
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2020, 13:42:13 PM »
Bladie bladie bla bla, just dont participate in events that can get you cked
I solved it all once again

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Re: Starting Over: Character Deaths
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2020, 16:12:17 PM »
yeah i agree with skeeper

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Re: Starting Over: Character Deaths
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2020, 16:16:30 PM »
I think the point is to not lose all the progress you've gained, not put all the progress you've gained into a completely different char concept.