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Sun Dec 20, 2015

The Guild

The New Guild is now open.

Inside, there is a common room and a trophy room.

Things can be submitted to the trophy room! If something memorable happens in an adventure and you want to add it into the trophy room, open a job and we'll get it added to the +views!

Thu Dec 17, 2015

Since I have been asked...

You do not have to be a monk to sign up for 'Kung fu in the library', but priority is given to monk PCs because, well.. c'mon. It's about Kung FU in the library. ;)

Wed Dec 16, 2015

Holidays Reminder!

To celebrate the holidays, we're doing something special this year! If you haven't heard, this December, and January, if you run any 2 of:

  • PrP
  • Meetups
  • Short Stories (this refers to completing your own)

We'll award 1 full level and stipend to any PC of 10 or below, OR 1/2 level to any PC 11 or higher!

How does this work, exactly?

All you need to do really, is tell your story. Run a PrP, craft a Short Story--any of the items on the list and send it in as normal. We'll award you normally for this first one. If you run a SECOND within the time period, other participants will receive their award as normal, but you'll get the level (or half-level) benefit, instead!

How long does this run?

This runs until January 31st! Or, roughly the next two months.

Any types of PrPs requested?

We are looking for all types, but especially those that tie into the current arc, or make use of ritual magic! If you are interested in the arc, now is the time to tag Whirlpool! That said, the floor is really open for what you would like to do.

This is awardable once per player, not character.

Unchained Barbarian LIVE!

Hey there! As of now, Unchained Barbarian is now rolled out! Special thanks to Whiteout for handling the code backend! +rage code has been updated, as well!

If you have any character who possesses barbarian levels:

  • Review your rage powers! This is true even if you do NOT think you will be making adjustments. Many rage powers updated, some no longer exist, others may be replaced with different options.
  • Send us a +request with any Rage Power adjustments. We will be happy to readjust your 'powers or let you select different ones. Note, if you swap out a power, you must meet all pre-requesites at the level you would have taken the rage power.
  • Send us a +request (possibly the same one) to let us know which feat you'd like in place of Raging Vitality. Raging Vitality no longer exists.

The Unchained Barbarian is part of our upcoming Release Package! We are releasing it early in light of the holidays. That is, it gives staff a few fewer +requests to process by then, and lets us concentrate on family. Also, it gets you your awesome earlier.

Regards,

Your Tenebrae Staff

Mon Dec 14, 2015

Holiday Bonus!

Guys, please remember to mention if the item you are sending in is your second! Also, provide a link where applicable. We are bobble-headed here sometimes, and want to make sure you get your bonuses!

Thu Dec 10, 2015

Barbarian go RAWR!

Howdy! As a heads-up, we will be updating to the new, Unchained Barbarian! Existing PCs will auto-convert, though you will be able to send in a +req to update and alter your rage powers or other bits of fine-tuning. Paizo has smoothed out many of the mechanics, and made some formerly weaker powers more awesome!

Expect this update sometime around the 16th of next week. In the meantime, we've added the Unchained Barbarian to our wiki for easy perusal.

- Your Tenebrae Staff

Mon Dec 07, 2015

Gmabit Finale!

I believe I've given everyone their XP and gold for the gambit finale scenes! IfI missed something, let me know!

Update to PrP Policy!

Can you cameo in your own PrPs?

For the longest time we have said 'no,' because well, DMPC. Who wants those, really? However, we are looking at relaxing this rule, given some guidelines. A PrP DM's PC may be a questgiver in a PrP, with the following caveats:

- The quest must be accomplished on behalf of their organization, a greater plot arc, or similar body and not themselves.
- The PrP DM's PC may appear at the beginning of a plot, but not be part of it. This means no following the PCs along, no joining in on the adventure. The spotlight must be on the participants. The purpose of the DM PC should be to explain the plot, provide additional information, or some similar function at the start of the adventure.
- It is always a good idea to run this by staff, first.

As with all things, expect some adjustments as we go, based on experience and feedback!

Sun Dec 06, 2015

Finnish Indepdendence Day!

It's Finnish independence day, everybody! Spam Lolth with happy wishes, seeing as how she's, y'know, a Finn.

Sun Dec 06, 2015

Ideas for the New Guild Building

If you have any ideas for the new guild building you'd like to see (no spiders in the rafters, Alba, NO), please @mail them to me!

Fri Dec 04, 2015

I am WAR!

"--ARVETH! Servant of War! Arveth, Soldier of KOR!"

"Answer our call to your earthen Vessel!" The priest thrust his hands skyward as the clanfolk roared. A great thunder shook the earth and one of them--a warrior in the back, stood as Arveth made his choice known. Her hair was wild and her eyes fierce. As they watched, dark smoke overtook her gaze, and when she spoke, her voice was one that had not been heard for over a hundred years.

"I. AM. WAARRRR!" Black fire erupted from the oruch's mouth as she raised her blade to the sky in tribute to the godservant who honored them. Priests hurried to place the Pauldrons of Arveth on her shoulders. Shaped by their most skilled blacksmiths, the pauldrons resembled those Arveth, Herald of Kor, had traditionally worn to battle hundreds of years ago. Today, Arveth would ride to battle with them, at the flanks of their chieftains.

They were invincible.

Across the plains, the arvek armies gathered. Their leader watched the enemy through his spyglasses, and spat upon the earth. "Showoffs," he said flatly. He raised his arm. Around him, soldiers stood straighter. Around him, the officers called formations as their gorgets flashed in the sun.

The arvek would march. Individually, they heard the Anger of Arveth, Individually they shivered, but as they formed ranks the fear splashed against Discipline and ran screaming into the gutter. Discipline made the fear as useless as a sil's beardwhiskers, and as one, the units of soldiers formed ranks and began to move more quickly than any solitary, ordinary man had a right to.

Nothing would stand in their way. Nothing. Come hail or hellfire, they would march forever against their enemy. Even into Sunset, and rout the oruch before them.


Say hello to the magic of Ea! We've touched on ways magic responds to individuals through Aspects--now see how it responds to nations and tribes with the power of Story--a power anyone here wields in their hand! Each race section now includes special DM Rules for racial magic.

The magic is not intended to be used to power PCs individually--but rather illustrate and provide guidelines for how different races and cultures can make their impact felt on the World.

These special rules may be used by anyone to enhance stories and plots, to add sf-x in a meaningful way, and so on.

Ritual Magic is now live with RP 22!

Release Package 22

Welcome to Release Package 22! In it, you will find:

  • Ritual magic for every race! (This is now live)
  • Updated class and deity pages!
  • New feats! Clinging Climber, Combat Advice, Concentrated Splash, Covering Fire, Directed Disarm, Exceptional Pull, Friendly Fire Maneuvers, Lob Shot, Ranged Disarm, Ranged Trip, Relentless Shot, Throw Back Arrows, Trick Shooter, Volley Fire, Warning Shot, Weathered Warrior
  • New magic weapons from UE!

If you would like to update your PC with some of these new items, please contact us and we will do our best to work something out. As with all new content, expect some bumps as we go along and adjust.

Tue Dec 03, 2015

Happy Holidays!

Hey there! This year, we're celebrating the holidays with something special. This December, and January, if you run any 2 of:

  • PrP
  • Meetups
  • Short Stories (this refers to completing your own)

We'll award 1 full level and stipend to any PC of 10 or below, OR 1/2 level to any PC 11 or higher!

How does this work, exactly?

All you need to do really, is tell your story. Run a PrP, craft a Short Story--any of the items on the list and send it in as normal. We'll award you normally for this first one. If you run a SECOND within the time period, other participants will receive their award as normal, but you'll get the level (or half-level) benefit, instead!

How long does this run?

This runs from this Saturday to January 31st! Or, roughly the next two months.

Any types of PrPs requested?

We are looking for all types, but especially those that tie into the current arc, or make use of ritual magic! If you are interested in the arc, now is the time to tag Whirlpool! That said, the floor is really open for what you would like to do.

Awards available once per player.

Tue Dec 01, 2015

War Stories!

Howdy! We are trying something new! That is, the tomes you see in the Gaming Table will be archived after their arcs are over, and preserved ongrid for future players and characters. If there is something you'd like to share, please do so.

As with all new things, there may be adjustments down the line dependant on interest, etc.

Sun Nov 29, 2015

Fresh Snows

Alexandria is covered in a blanket of fresh snow.

It is very cold. It makes quite a change from the furnace that is Dun Mordren!

Reminder of Awesome!

If you haven't taken advantage of it, now ANY active and approved PC who makes their charpage receives 1 RPP! This is an update from when it was just for new players. As always, please be sure to let us know you've made one by sending us the URL via +req. Otherwise, we may miss it, and we would like to make sure you get your RPPs!

How to Make a Character Page! http://tenebraemush.net/index.php/How_to_Make_a_Character_Page

Badges! http://tenebraemush.net/index.php/Character_Page_Modules

Advanced Templates! http://tenebraemush.net/index.php/How_to_Make_an_Advanced_Character_Page

As always, drop a line if you'd like some help, either to staff (Typhoon or myself), or to the GT! We have a great community, and are always willing to help!

Plans!

Okay, folks! For the next week (possibly two), I'm encouraging folks to get out on the grid and get to talking about current events. From a scene perspective, I'll be getting things caught up both on demon-related legwork as well as running some 'Back to Basics' adventures for folks. :)

I encourage everyone thinking about PRPs to run one themselves as well!

Thu Nov 26, 2015

Wiki Update: Classes and Faiths

Hey, there! Our class and deity pages recently got a spiff-up! The summary boxes at the top now contain quicklinks to associated groups and organizations! These aren't exhaustive lists (though if we missed some, please let us know!) but are intended to get folks started. Also, common interests with other PCs (such as a shared group) are great for background enrichment and RP!

Check out our new Fighter page for example, here: http://tenebraemush.net/index.php/Fighter

Or, Gilead: http://tenebraemush.net/index.php/Gilead !

Game on!

Thu Nov 26, 2015

Okay!

Dun Mordren is now done, as I've said, and you're all untimefrozen to pick up the pieces after that. people will be returning to Alexandria, so I expect to see all of you ont he grid a bit and RPin'!

What this means is that the Asumit plotline, which I had to pause on account of Dun Mordren hitting its climax, is now back on trcak. It will take me a few days to power through related jobs as well as get loot and XP done. :)

TIME TO PUNCH DEMONS IN THE FACE.

Wed Nov 25, 2015

Dun Mordren Complete

The Dun Mordren arc is COMPLETE. This means all frozen RP is unfrozen, and everyone is welcome to get to assuming it all happened. Rumor posts and summaries will go up soon, and it will take me a few days to get through all the loot and XP, if not more.

But the important part: get out there on grid and RP the results, folks! This was a big deal and everyone involved is a BIG DAMN HERO.

Happy Holidays!

Howdy. :3 I realize a good chunk of our players aren't in the US (our server's hosted in a terrifying land of ice and snow!) but any reason is a damn good reason to celebrate RP!

So, this week expect to see staff popping ongrid, and dropping a few extra noms, just as a thank you for being here, and for being a part of the community!

- Lahar

Tue Nov 24, 2015

New Command of Awesome!

Have you ever wanted to rumormonger or investigate after a PrP? Maybe you're running, and wanted to offer this to your players? Maybe you're in a scene, and thought something was really cool? Or, maybe you're a runner and would like to make it more evident to your players that there's more to do if they'd like to explore?

Well, we've been working to make that as easy as possible, because we think it's cool, too. Now, just type +events/leg and +events will auto-create a LEGwork! It will auto-add all of your confirmed players, too!

We hope you'll use this to plot and scheme, and otherwise harass Sandy lots!

Well, mostly the plotting and the scheming.

But the harassing is good, too!

Did You Know...?

Did you also know about these?

+sheet/journal: A journal of your recent adventures! Use the journal commands (+help journal) to add your own entries, to keep track of important events in RP, and so on. There is a limit on the overall number of entries though, so you will eventually need to archive to your charpage.
+selfboot: Tired of old connections sticking around? Try this!
+sotd: Looking for an unusual place to RP, today? Try +sotd, short for Spot of the Day! It changes every 24 hours!
+timestop: Sure, they can be used in the plot rooms. But did you know they can be used ongrid, too? Or, anywhere?
+event/leg: Make a LEGwork +req based on your scene! It auto-adds all confirmed players, so they can rumormonger and investigate!

Fri Nov 20, 2015

Dun Morden Stories!

The Stories of Dun Morden! object will be locked, and placed on our grid at the Adventurer's Guild guildhouse once the arc is over. This will make it a permanent fixture of the game!

At the moment, it is in the Gaming Table for easy access.

Thu Nov 19, 2015

Announcements!

Hey, folks! As a heads-up, we will be rolling in some special rules that are only for plot runners! You can get an advance look over this-a-way: http://tenebraemush.net/index.php/Magitech_and_Magic#DM_Rules_for_Racial_Magic!!

These will be usable for plots and short stories, and you will be able to expand on them!

We'll be rolling these out over the upcoming holidays, and some other things, besides. :3 In the meantime, please share your ideas--send us an @mail, or a +pitch!

Watch this space!

Tue Nov 17, 2015

Dun Morden Tales!

The Panacea's plan has been a long time coming. Potentially years. Currently their assault on the kingdom of Dun Morden is coming to fruit, and the King's life is on the line--unless you're there to prevent it! In the meantime, please feel free to share your own stories about the conflict. When the war concludes, this tome will be archived at the Adventurer's Guild, ongrid, for all to read.

- Your Tenebrae Staff

Mon Nov 16, 2015

Gambit Finale Rules

A character may only go on one of those scenes. While preferences will be given to players who haven't gone on any but alts are perfectly welcome to go on these as well. :)

Those rules do not apply to the Monday scene. That's the conclusion ad everyone is invited. :)

Please sign up for the actual events on the day you want to go and not 'reservations' because those were just me planning schedules. <.<

There is plenty of room for PRPs here as well! And PRPs do not count towards your alts 'finale scene' limit. GO on as many of those as get run! Run one yourself!

Sat Nov 14, 2015

Re: That cool thing!

Just a reminder--if there is something cool you've done, and went wow! That was fun! please consider sharing your ideas in our web forums. For example, if you figured out how to make a hip-dancing goblin swashbuckler (thanks for the help, Stirling!) that would be something quirky to write about.

You don't need to be an expert. This isn't CharOp (we're too varied a game for that!). It's all about fun ideas, sharing a tale, and quirky characters.

Here are a few we've had:

Colrick enjoys firearms, so wrote a guide about firearm options in Tene!

- http://forum.tenebraemush.net/index.php/topic,1441.0.html

Jareth wrote about tanking and defense!

- http://forum.tenebraemush.net/index.php/topic,1620.0.html

I said hey, Jareth! Let's expand that, and so we did! Here's drawing aggro:

- http://forum.tenebraemush.net/index.php/topic,1817.0.html

Making paladins heroic healers and battletanks (aka, not being the bandaid)!

- http://forum.tenebraemush.net/index.php/topic,1781.0.html

Sneak with a tower shield, by thinking outside the box!

- http://forum.tenebraemush.net/index.php/topic,1741.0.html

And, one by Aldean on bards as counterspellers!

- http://forum.tenebraemush.net/index.php/topic,1816.0.html


New Forum!

Because CDO, I've made a separate forum for sharing ideas! Check it out, here:

http://forum.tenebraemush.net/index.php/board,71.0.html

Also, if you've an old how-to you'd like shared, please @mail me!

Tue Nov 10, 2015

Steady Shot, Crossbows, and You

Seeing as how crossbows need some love, we have decided to allow the feat, Steady Shot, to apply to them for now. We'd like to see if this increases the viability of crossbows even a little and allows for people whose concepts lean in that direction to be played a little more easily. If you have a crossbow user alt, please don't hesitate to submit a job to trade in for this feat.

http://tenebraemush.net/index.php/Feats_J-Z#Steady_Shot

Thanks, folks!

Queen's Speech and others

There were several speeches played oer the broadcast system. Everyone would've heard them. When I can, I'll get the texts up on the bboards. Yes, even Rhar's.

Mon Nov 09, 2015

PRPs

I am offering a PRP bonus of 10 to anyone who runs a PRP this week. They will need to be Gambit related for this bonus to be applied.

Thanks, folks! This is primarily to encourage events while I am preparing for the finales. :)

Sun Nov 08, 2015

Gambit Update

The ending of the Gambit will be starting when I wrap up the Save the Queen scene. :) We'll be moving towards that this week and the final bits should cocur next weekend!

AFter that, all time bubbling is over and everything will be back on course, assuming I don't kill everyone. :D

Wed Nov 04, 2015

That Cool Thing That One Time!

Hey, folks. If there is something cool you've done, and went wow! That was fun! please feel free to share your ideas in our web forums. For example, if you figured out how to make a hip-dancing goblin swashbuckler (thanks for the help, Stirling!) that would be something quirky to write about.

You don't need to be an expert. This isn't CharOp (we're too varied a game for that!). It's all about fun ideas, sharing a tale, and quirky characters.

Rage Powers Cleanup!

Thanks to some help from Latenat, our Rage Powers received the fuzzy broom! Please give him some big thanks next time you see him. :3

http://tenebraemush.net/index.php/Barbarian#Rage_Powers

Thu Oct 29, 2015

Minor Blood Pact Update

T3 now grants your entity's language. Please send in a +req if this describes you. :3

Thu Oct 29, 2015

Announcement: Half-Gnomes!

Hello, everyone! We are currently evaluating adding HALF-GNOMES to the game!

You can see the stats, here: http://bit.ly/1keNrPv

If you like this idea, please @mail Hurricane. It was all his doing.

October 27, 2015

Class Pages Update

We've made a small update to all class pages for utility's sake. Classes with spellcasting, familiars, or companions now list these on their page, as well as the bonus spells per level rules. The Magic page has been updated to include the bonus spells per level also.

- Your Tenebrae Staff

October 14, 2015

PLOTS and PRPs.

We're hoping that information in plots will help you guys also to run PRPs around these plots! Don't hesitate to make use of that information to run stuff and if you, of course, need any help or have ny questions on how you want to tie things together, just ask us!

October 06, 2015

Timebubbling

Since I've gotten a couple questions about how exactly this works, we generally assume anything timebubbled like Dun Mordren 'hasn't happened' until it's done. You're all free to carry on unrelated RP around that while assuming it hasn't happened yet. I know this can be a little awkward, but timing on MUSHes can be a little hard sometimes. :)

October 05, 2015

Related RP

While Dun Moredren IS timebubbled, feel free to RP about what's going on in the City Center. Just be understanding that events will be occurring over a shorter time IC than they will be playing out in OOC. :)

October 05, 2015

The King's Gambit

Narvin Forgeholm wants to be King of Dun Mordren.

To this end, he has seized the castle and named himself Regent. He has forces throughout Dun Mordren. for the next two weeks, all Dun Mordren related RP is time-bubbled as the various forces involved will duke it out and the dwarven city guard will be leading the charge to restore order to the city.

You are ALL ENCOURAGED to run PRPs relating to this. If you want to, talk to me and I can give you all the info you need. There will be a bonus of increased experience and gold to the PRP DMs who help make this an exciting plot for everyone!

At the moment, only the city center is in control of people not aligned with Narvin Forgeholm. This will evolve as the plot goes on. :)

October 02, 2015

Gambit Notes

Okay, folks.

The Gambit is on for Sunday still. This will be a public scene setting the next stage of the plot into motion. From that point on, the events in Dun Mordren will be moving ahead through various events and scenes. They will be happening over a smaller space of time than it will take us to resolve them. Some of you have character's in scenes related to it already frozen. Those of you in that case will not be able to bring those characters to the public scene.

September 28, 2015

Sunday!

The Gambit is now Sunday. This is a big deal so I hope most of you can make it there. I will also be wrapping up a lot of the secondary plot stuff relted to it's prelude this week. It's taken a long tiem to get to this point, so I hope you'll all think it's worth it as we go onto bigger and better things. Thanks for all your patience!

September 27, 2015

Plots Queue

This is a new thing we're doing to try to keep track of stuff. All of you should now have access to the plots queue. We hope this will make keeping, and tracking, plot arc info easier for all of you and help newbies get more involved.

If you're a player DM running a mini arc, you are also welcome to do this! Just make sure you talk to us first. :)

September 14, 2015

New Advanced CP Template!

New Advanced Character Page Template: Riding Dog!

View it here: Riding Dog Character Page Template.

How to adapt it, here: How to Make Advanced Character Pages.

You can find Advanced Templates as well as Character Badges! from the How to Make a Character Page link. That is: Community > Character Pages. The "How to" is right at the top, and there are all sorts of goodies there!

Blood Pact Badges!

Blood Pacts now have badges! Feel free to ping with ideas:

Blood Pact Badges!

You can find badges on the main Character Pages page, and on relevant pages throughout the wiki.

September 14, 2015

RPP Update!

Howdy! To streamline things a bit, we're opening the 'First Character Page' and 'Introduce Your PC' to all PCs, not just your first! This means that any approved PC may gain an RPP for making an intro post, and then another for fleshing out a charpage.

Originally, these were only for new players, but we've decided to open things up, because that is more fun.

We have hundreds of great PCs, and so are unable to award this retroactively. However, any PC approved after or during Sept 13th is eligable and can claim these bonuses!

September 03, 2015

Events

Hey, folks. Please remember to use *events/confirmed after a PrP. This helps us know if someone could use a few more scenes, as well as thank those who take the time to run!

If you're unsure how to use this command, see +help events3, or check with staff. We are always glad to help.

Thank y'all for making this game what it is!

September 01, 2015

Release Package 21

Say hello to Release Package 21! In it, you will find:

  • New magic rings from Ultimate Equipment! Special call-out to Latenat for some last-minute assists on the data!
  • A new format for the rings page!
  • New feats, including: Aquatic Combatant, Aquatic Spell, Armored Athlete, Artful Dodge, Cudgeler Style, Cudgeler Sweep, Cudgeler Takedown, Deadly Grappler, Explosive Escape, Got Your Back, Grappled Caster, Harrying Partners, Heroic Leader, Juke, Just Out of Reach, Kraken Style, Kraken Throttle, Kraken Wrack, Leaping Evasion, Open Up, Phalanx Formation, Press to the Wall, Reactive Arcane Shield, Redirect Attack, Shrug On, Stick Together from Melee Tactics!
  • New spells from Ultimate Magic! New spells are in place for most 1-4 and 1-6 level casters! 1-9 casters and bard will be included in the next RP, because wizard schools make even Alba cry, and there are horrors on this earth that we were never meant to know.
  • New +armor code for Titan Armor! Check it out the next time a +timestop drops. A big thank-you to Whiteout for making this for us!

As with all new content, there may be adjustments down the line as feedback and play comes in! In the meantime, game on, and thank you all for making Tenebrae what it is today.

If there is new content that interests you, please just send us a +req and we'll be glad to work with you.


- Your Tenebrae Staff

Community Arts!

As a thank-you to folks who've stepped forward and through gift or commission, offered sketches, doodles, or more finished works for characters here, let us know and we're offering a small gift of RPPs. This is just our way of saying thanks.

Likewise, if you're someone who considers themselves a community artist and would like to offer the occasional gift or commission, please let us know! We'd love to feature you, as well as provide a link to your gallery or site.

Community Artists

August 31, 2015

New Player Bouses!

Once again, we seem to be having an influx of new peoples!

Because of this, we will be extending a couple of bonuses into the first two weeks of September.

Bonus number one: If you run a plot that has a new player in it, you will receive a bonus to your XP for running the plot.

The second bonus is for engaging in grid RP with the new players. If you RP with someone you haven't RP'd with before, we will award one extra RPP to any RPPs submitted for the scene! (Please be sure and let us know in the RPP!)

Carry on!

August 27, 2015

You Make us Happy

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Seriously. Thank you.

New RPP Spend Launching

Homelands is a flavorful spend we are looking at including soon. In the meantime, please send in your feedback via @mail or +req! Homelands should be launched with RP 21.

Did You Know About These CharDev Options?

We like character options and roleplay so much that over the years we've added options, and rewards, for investing in your personal story. We do this because your character's stories are important to us. If you're new, or perhaps an older player just looking around, here are a few ideas:

Social Options Room: Want to list your homeland, or basic associations? Set them quickly and easily in this room!
More: Type SO from the Gaming Table!
Aspects: In a world filled with magic, Aspects are what happens when that magic begins to respond to a character on a personal level. Aspects are a Tiered RPP spend that grows as you level. They come in several flavors and varieties; is there one that fits your character?
More: Aspects
Exclusives: Exclusive RPP spends tend to represent a primary track or focus of your character. For example, is your character really dedicated to their organization? The Organization RPP spend offers benefits for being involved. Perhaps your character made a bad (or good) deal with an outsider, and you'd like that to develop and grow over time. If this interests you, check out Blood Pact!
More: The Big List
Short Stories: Short stories let us reward you for the stories you craft ongrid. For example, your character believes him or herself to be a master chef. You'd like to explore that, and the hilarious accidents on the way. Engage others in roleplay and share your tale, and gain bonuses, too!
More: Small Stories
Merchant's Vehicle: Looking for a seller's cart or a merchant's stall? Perhaps a hoverbike for your artificer? Check our our Small Vehicles spend. (These cannot substitute for a mount.)
More: Vehicles
Gain Ranks in Crafts, Profession, or Perform through Roleplay: What does your character do during their downtime? Check our our RPP options for advancing crafts, profession, and various perform skills through your roleplay.
More: Get Craft, Profession, and Perform Skills
Meetups: Do you want to meet other Vardamen or the Ygdrassil Union? Arrange a Meetup, and receive rewards for meeting PCs you'd wanted to, anyway.
More: Meetups
Character Pages: Character pages say a lot about you. They also: provide a way to archive +sheet/journals, are a place to add badges, and include yourself in wiki categories. For example, if you're Elunan, you could add the Elunan tag. Someone clicking on the wiki category, "Elunan," would bring up a list of the Elunans ingame--including you! However, only if you add the tag.
More: How to Make a Character Page & Character Page Extras
+sheet/journal: Did you know your journal updates when a plot finishes? If you'd like to add more detail (or notes), check out +help journal. You can add to and edit your own entries, too!
More: +help journal

Whew! Thank you for reading! There are more options, such as player-made orgs, noncom PrPs, and prosthetic limbs--but the list has gotten a little long. Also, for those interested--there's just 5 more days to claim the Rose Treaty celebration! These celebrations are a thank-you for getting involved, sharing your stories, and being a part of the Tenebrae community. Game on!


- Your Tenebrae Staff

Ceriday, August 22, 2015

Release Package 20!

Alexandria's always been the little guy surrounded by behemoths. No matter how hard they've tried, Alexandria's survived it all. The Rose Treaty celebrates these battles--a week filled with reenactments, celebrations, and parades, it's a Big Deal.

...but in a battle against behemoths, you need some armor, so to celebrate, we're pleased to announce Release Package 20! In it, you will find:

  • New armor and shields!
  • A new format for the armor and shields page!
  • New token spends for Blood Pact, Ancestral Weapon, and Org!
  • New materials!
  • The Extra Panache Feat!
  • New Ki powers!
  • New page for org-specific items!
  • Updates to Sun-Touched and Stone-Born Aspects!

As with all new content, there may be adjustments down the line as feedback and play comes in! In the meantime, game on, and thank you all for making Tenebrae what it is today.

PS The MUX went down when adding ki powers! THIS WAS NOT MY FAULT.

- Lah

Wiki Formatting Note

A note about wiki formatting: Some of the spacing may be a little off, and the armor/shield tables may not be perfectly sorted by price, then alphabet. Please bear with me. I am not sure how to get around some of these errors at this time, but it is being worked on.

On the other hand, if you find a pricing or other error, please @mail me. Thank you!

- Lah

Ultimate Combat Errata

Most of the recent UC errata should now be reflected on the wiki. The areas that applied to us were primarily tweaks to a few feats here and there. Most notably, the Dragon Style, Crane Wing, and Moonlight Stalker feat lines.

- Lah

August 22, 2015

Summit Update

Yes, I know this is taking a lot longer than I thought it would. This is not surprising.

Right now, the Summit at Dun Mordren is still 'ongoing'. As we know, travel between it and Alexandria is accessible. Until I can finish moving things along and into position. Thanks for your patience, everyone! We're in the home stretch now.

Whirlpool

August 22, 2015

Time is Running Out!

Hey, guys. Just a heads-up that there's only 10 days left for:

  • All of August, anyone who makes a: witch, inquisitor, swashbuckler, cavalier, or druid will receive our cleric bonus for that PC! This are stackable with other bonuses, up to a starting level of 4--so check out Roleplay > Bonuses! Remember, PCs must be primarily of one of these classes to qualify.
  • We have a lot of new players. A lot of old players! If you've been actively getting out there and helping our players, new and old, get involved in the metaplot ongrid, please send me a +req! This is true if you have, or if someone was helpful to you! Just let us know what you (or they) did, so we can get to giving out some rewards. :3

Also! There are 13 days left for:

  • If you run a low level plot that has at least *one player* new to teh game in it, I will increase your reward for it for the next two weeks! Don't be afraid to use the Dun Mordren setting for any of the scenes! The Summit is still ongoing as I sort out all these adventures relating to it! - WhirlPoopin'

Happy Rose Treaty, everyone, and a big thank you to everyone who has stepped forward, and made our new players, and older ones, as welcome as you have. You really do make this game what it is.

- Your Tenebrae Staff

August 20, 2015

New Playes!

We've recently had a number of new people turn up! Welcome aboard, everyone!

I am hereby issuing a challenge to all our PRP runners. Our new players need low level plots. As you can see, I am a bit booked solid, and my other DMs are doing the best they can.

If you run a low level plot that has at least *one player* new to teh game in it, I will increase your reward for it for the next two weeks! Don't be afraid to use the Dun Mordren setting for any of the scenes! The Summit is still ongoing as I sort out all these adventures relating to it!

Whirlpool

August 15, 2015

Only 2 skills a level?

...so what?

Check out our Legwork Workshop #1, and our updated Legwork Guide!

August 13, 2015

Underdogs Reminder!

Hey, guys. Just a quick reminder that there's about two weeks left to claim the Underdog!

  • All of August, anyone who makes a: witch, inquisitor, swashbuckler, cavalier, or druid will receive our cleric bonus for that PC! This are stackable with other bonuses, up to a starting level of 4--so check out Roleplay > Bonuses! Remember, PCs must be primarily of one of these classes to qualify.
  • We have a lot of new players. A lot of old players! If you've been actively getting out there and helping our players, new and old, get involved in the metaplot ongrid, please send me a +req! This is true if you have, or if someone was helpful to you! Just let us know what you (or they) did, so we can get to giving out some rewards. :3

Happy Rose Treaty, everyone!

- Your Tenebrae Staff

August 12, 1017

The Underdog! Pt 2!

We have a lot of new players. A lot of old players! If you've been actively getting out there and helping our players, new and old, get involved in the metaplot ongrid, please send me a +req! This is true if you have, or if someone was helpful to you! Just let me know what you (or they) did, so I can get to giving out some rewards. :3

This is intended as a thank you for involving others and reaching out a hand. Reaching out and being a hero is part of the Alexandrian spirit, after all!

Note, this is specifically for reaching out to a variety of people, ongrid. Community guidelines apply, so variety is important, here!

Thank you. :D

(PS If you'd send an @mail, this is fine!)

August 03, 1017

+Aoo

Whiteout has graciously coded a new command. When you want to take or use an AOO, you can now +aoo. The code will track your AOO useage and refresh appropriately! This is good news for you folks with tons of AOOs to use. :)

August 03, 1017

Legwork!

Legwork is a mechanic that becomes increasingly important the higher level you are. Enemies become more clever. Going toe to toe with the master vampire may be the final 5 percent of the plot. So, how do you get in on that?

If you're a martial PC, how do you do that without sacrificing combat potential?

We discussed that and more: Legwork Workshop #1!

I've added an addendum since the last post, about making up the difference between class and non-class skills for certain PCs.

Lah

August 02, 1017

Celebrate the Underdog in August!

Celebrate the Underdog!

This month, we celebrate the ROSE TREATY! As part of these celebrations, we'll also be shining the spotlight on five classes ingame who are new or who have been overlooked!

All of August, anyone who makes a: witch, inquisitor, swashbuckler, cavalier, or druid will receive our cleric bonus for that PC! This are stackable with other bonuses, up to a starting level of 4--so check out Roleplay > Bonuses!

What is the ROSE TREATY?

Alexandros has always been the scrappy underdog--an island in the midst of behemoths. Independence is a big deal. An important deal. A stroll through its history shows just how hard Alexandrians have fought for it. You'll be hearing about some of these events as the celebration draws closer. The TLDR version is that Alexandria is in a strategic area, geographically and politically, and everyone has wanted a piece...for a very long time.

July 31, 1017

Harrison has Nothing on You

Hello, adventurers, look at your hat, now back to me, now back at your hat, now back to me. Sadly, your hat is not a rugged fedora, but if you joined the Acquisitioners and roamed the world hunting dangerous artifacts, it could be.

Look down, back up, where are you? You’re on a pit with an idol the khazad sealed away centuries ago. We have 72 hours to reseal it before the world is destroyed! What's in your hand? Back at me, I have it. It's a trusty whip to carry you on daring escapes! But I've dropped it at the edge, and the door is closing, hurry! Can whips let you swing like that? Anything is possible when you're a member of the Acquisitioners! I'm on a horse.

The Acquisitioners!

July 29, 1017

Meet the Shining Chalice!

Fayde just crafted our latest organization, the Shining Chalice! You can read about it here: Community > Player-Made Orgs on our website. The Chalice are a largely sorcerer-based group who believes that seeks to understand the Ways of the Stars and Moon. They believe their blood and blessings afford them special insight--and who knows? They could be right!

The Shining Chalice will be soon added to our Social Options room. In the meantime, you can +request entry, and meet Fayde and other Elunites ongrid! Use OrgChat (addcom oc=OrgChat) to find them!

Local Organizations: Core Setting > Local Organizations
World Organizations: World > World Organizations
Player-Made Organizations: Community > Player-Made Organizations

If you'd like to make one yourself, come talk with us! General guidelines may be found on any organizations page.

July 27, 1017

Alts

Hey, there. Please check your +fingers and verify your alt lists are correct. If not, please let me know! We have had some shifting-about of late due to some updates.

Tenebrae Artists!

Just a reminder: if you're an artist and would like to offer your work, commissions or otherwise, to folks here--just shoot a +req that includes your gallery URL, and we'll feature you on our artists page!

July 24, 1017

Upcoming for August!

Howdy. Next month we'll be swapping gears to focus on the underdogs! What this means is, we'll be shining the spotlight on the five classes ingame who are either new, or who've been overlooked!

All of August, anyone who makes a: witch, inquisitor, swashbuckler, cavalier, or druid will receive our cleric bonus for that PC!

We're announcing this ahead of time to give you the opportunity to plan ahead. This is just one of the things we'll be doing to celebrate Alexandria's biggest holiday--the Rose Treaty!

In the meantime, please check out +bbread 1. July is ending soon, as is the opportunity for 5 bonus RPPs for PrPs, DC-level awards on Short Stories, and more.

July 23, 1017

Status Reports

I will be doing some war reports on the status of various plots and so on to bring folks up to speed on some aspects of waht's been going on.

If there's anything specific you want to see covered in them, please let me know. :)

Whirlpool

July 23, 1017

Legworks: Getting Answers! Log

RAWR! http://tenebraemush.net/index.php/Legwork_Workshop_1

Log be there. :D We covered legworks in general, as well as a focus section on martial PCs. Finally, how to abuse RPPs and make connections. Lots of good stuff.

July 20, 1017

Celebrating the Underdog!

In a few days, we'll be announcing an Underdog Special in honor of Alexandros' independence!! Just as it starts, the following will be CLOSED FOREVER:

  • RPP Token purchases open call!
  • Short Stories will award at Death-Consent levels! ...and their usual bonus 3 RPP!
  • PrPs will award a bonus 5 RPP in addition to their general awesomeness (up to 2).
  • If you have an alt of 4th or higher you don't care for any longer, you may decide to toss them into Mt. Doom. ...and gain a half level on any 1 other alt of your choice! (Earnable once)

These expire at the end of this month! That is, July 31st is the last day you can claim them, unless you make arrangements ahead of time.

Just as it starts, we'll be switching a few gears behind the scenes for the upcoming Rose Treaty! "Korero! Alexandria!"

Thu Jul 23, 2015

Y'all Make Us Happy

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Mon Jul 20, 2015

Race Art by Pendleton!

Pendleton made some great arvek nar renders! Check out his other contributions here.

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Upcoming Rose Treaty Celebrations!

The month of August celebrates the ROSE TREATY! Alexandros has always been the scrappy underdog--an island in the midst of behemoths. Independence is a big deal. An important deal. A stroll through its history shows just how hard Alexandrians have fought for it. You'll be hearing about some of these events as the celebration draws closer. The TLDR version is that Alexandria is a tiny nation in a very, very strategic spot.

Everyone wants a slice. Politically and militarily speaking.

Coincidentally, OOCly, August is also the month of Woodstock, the 19th Amendment, and the first transatlantic balloon trip. There is lots to celebrate!

In the meantime, we look forward to sharing one of our setting's most important holidays with you! Live, Alexandria! City of wonders, city of impossibilities. Soon is the month of your independence!

"Siniath! Alexandrie!"
"Nuacht an tAlexandreann!"
"Korero! Alexandria!"
"Mrezne! Alexandria!"
"Alexandria-zagad Berud!"

OOC: In order: sildanyar, lucht, oruch, gobber, khadzul.

Celebrating the Underdog

In a few days, we'll be announcing an Underdog Special in honor of Alexandros' independence!! Just as it starts, the following will be CLOSED FOREVER:

  • RPP Token purchases open call!
  • Short Stories will award at Death-Consent levels! ...and their usual bonus 3 RPP!
  • PrPs will award a bonus 5 RPP in addition to their general awesomeness (up to 2).
  • If you have an alt of 4th or higher you don't care for any longer, you may decide to toss them into Mt. Doom. ...and gain a half level on any 1 other alt of your choice! (Earnable once)

These expire at the end of this month! That is, July 31st is the last day you can claim them, unless you make arrangements ahead of time.

Just as it starts, we'll be switching a few gears behind the scenes for the upcoming Rose Treaty! "Korero! Alexandria!"

Lewt Spreadsheet

A Google doc to make lives easier. We recently updated it with added user-friendliness: http://bit.ly/1JbN41M

Sat Jul 18, 2015

Combat Manager!

Everyone who wants to run PRPs would do well to download Combat Manager. It automatically figures things like CRs for the creatures and entire encounters FOR you so you can balance your fights more easily! It also lets you do things like track HPs per creature.

It is a great program every Pathfinder DM should use. :)

- Whirlpool

Tue Jul 14, 2015

New Underworld Org: The Sunset

Tired of a glass ceiling, a group of arvek decided to step around local business circles, and make their own.

Read more about them on our Local Organizations page, here: http://tenebraemush.net/index.php/Local_Organizations#The_Sunset

Expect to see more of these guys in plots ahead. In the meantime, if you'd like to update your sheet, let us know!

Sat Jul 11, 2015

Possible Downtime

Hey, folks. We may experience some downtime this Sunday as Lolth runs some updates. It's temporary, and we should be up again after about an hour. Please let folks know!

- Your Tenebrae Staff

Fri Jul 10, 2015

Alt Sweepage

Over time, many of us collect a lot of PCs! This is generally a GOOD thing. However, sometimes an idea or two does not work out. From now until the 16th, we'll be offering some "alt forgiveness." That is, if you have an alt of 4th or higher you don't care for any longer, you may decide to toss them into Mt. Doom. ...and gain a half level on any 1 other alt of your choice.

Some things to know:

  1. This is irreversible. They will be tossed into Mr. Doom on the spot. :(
  2. Be sure and transfer your RPPs ahead of time.
  3. You can do this once.
  4. Offer expires at the end of this month.
- Tenebrae Staff


Sun Jul 5, 2015

New Faces!

Seeing a lot of new faces around! Welcome aboard, everyone!

- Whirlpool

Thurs Jul 2, 2015

Cool Glass of Lemonade

Hot damn, it is getting hot out there! Because of the heat, we're setting up the offer of a second, cool glass of lemonade.

  • Short Stories will award at the full level of a Death-Consent PrP this month. That is, two full encounters' of XP, plus gold...and then a bonus 3 RPP.
  • PrPs will award a bonus 5 RPP in addition to their general awesomeness (up to two).
  • ...aaaand, we are taking suggestions for new Token spends! Send in two, gain bonus xp and treasure!

So, there is some all around awesome this July.

Have another glass of lemonade.

Drink it after you slay the half-insectoid troll garillion, though. With one foot on the corpse.

With one pinky raised.

In style.

- Your Tenebrae Staff

Wed Jul 1, 2015

Swim and Climb Items

As part of RP19, the following items were updated:

  • Gloves of Swimming and Climbing
  • Ring of Swimming
  • Ring of Climbing

If you own any of these items, please send in a +request for an adjustment! Thanks!

Mon Jun 29, 2015

New Inventory Command

Hey, folks. Be sure and send White a thank-you for his awesome work. :3 He just coded a new +inv/slots command for us all!

We've added this command to +help inventory.

- Your Tenebrae Staff

Our L12s and Higher!

If you're a L12+ PC who took on a Flaw after we'd introduced them, we went ahead and awarded you the L4 bonus on the spot. We'll now be handing out the L12 bonus, which is 10 RPP! If you're interested, please +req in and in a few lines, let us know how it's shaped your story.

Normally, you'd just do this as you hit L12, but as we'd introduced Flaws really only this year (or late last), this is a new thing. Think of it as playing catch-up; we'd still like to give y'all your points!

- Your Tenebrae Staff

Sun Jun 28, 2015

Release Package 19!

Need new spells? We've got you covered! Release Package 19 has additional spells from the APG for many of our classes--druids and bards should take a look, especially! We've also added:

  • New spells for many classes!
  • Our new Organization and Influence Limiteds are now live! Please +request if you need to convert a previous Face About Town or Card-Carrying!
  • New Token spends for Influence and Orgs...
  • New social options available through Chargen, including the ability to list your Nationality! To set these options for existing PCs, use the temporary exit in the Gaming Table. Later on, you'll be able to access them anytime through the last room in Chargen.

Release Package tightens up some loose ends and expands your options. Please let us know if you've any questions or would like some assistance with the new material.

A big thank you to Whiteout for helping get in our spells, and for everyone who's offered their thoughts and reviews along the way.

- Your Tenebrae Staff

Thu Jun 25, 2015

New Social Options Room

Some of you may have noticed some tinkering going on in the +where. We are getting ready to launch the new Social Options room, which will let you select and list a nationality, among other things, for your character, right on your sheet that you'll be able to set.

We're also taking feedback and finalizing the new Limited spends for Organizations and Influence, as well as adding a few new abilities here and there.

These will go live, soon! In addition, down the line we'll be adding more exclusive magic items and materials to organizations--things you'd have easier access to, just as a "thank you" for being part.

- Your Tenebrae Staff

Fri Jun 12, 2015

Mobile Devices

If you connect to Teneberae from a mobile device, or visit our webpage with it, we'd like to hear from you. We're planning to adjust the webpage to be more mobile friendly in the future and we need to know who to ask to make sure everything is functioning properly from it.

If you can @mail myself and Lahar, I'd appreciate it!

- Whirlpool

Thu Jun 11, 2015

Org and Influence Brushups Preview

As part of cleaning house, A Face About Town and Card-Carrying will be turned into Limited spends. These will just be two-tiered spends, but should allow for more expansion and flavor.

You can check out the current drafts on each page.

RPPs for Pages!

While normally only for new players, until the end of next week, we'll be offering an RPP to anyone who makes a new character page! This page must have some content, and must be for a PC you have not made one for, before.

Wed Jun 10, 2015

+where Upgrade!

We've gone ahead and replaced the standard +where with the +lwhere output. It's snazzier!

Release Package 18!

Hey, there! We're pleased to announce the release of Release Package 18! In it, you will find:

  • New slotless items
  • Athletics!!
  • The feat Fencing Grace!
  • Some snazzy new code updates! First, all negative levels are all listed on +sheets! Second, +lwhere has been merged with +where, for extra sparkles.
  • A new Token spend for Blood Pact.

Thank you Whiteout and Ty for helping make this possible.

Those of you who possessed Climb and Swim, will note some changes to your +sheet. Your ranks in Climb were converted to Athletics automagically. Swim was converted to 'Extra.' Please +req for reallocating these skills, or for just general goofiness, sparkly hats, and asking about the latest designer plumed hats for arvek.

- Lah

Old Climb and Swim Items

Some items we will be making adjustments to in the future. Others are more situational, and so their bonuses will end up being added separately, when that version of the skill is used.

For example, we'll be adjusting Rings of Climbing to Rings of Athletics, but a Climbing Kit will probably need applied by the user when performing that function (it may not make sense to have a combo Swim/Climb kit)

We'll be handling these as they come up (and when I finish coughing, augh).

- Lah

Tue Jun 9, 2015

Dun Morden!

Dun Mordren is now available to RP in. Transport back and forth is provided, either through magic or airship.

The Summit will run for most of June and possibly July.

Thu Jun 4, 2015=

Are You a Survivor?

Getting into Tier 3 is a pretty big deal! As a thank you for surviving (and because it's such a great song) we're offering a new bonus. You can read about it on the Bonuses page!

If you are already eligible for this bonus, you may go ahead and claim it on your next PC. Or, if you recently created an alt (in the last two months, say), come talk with us.

Sat May 30, 2015

The Guild and More

As you all know, the Guild of Explorers recently was asploded.

There's a lot of legwork and plot threads coming together over this and other things. I will be trying to sort through them over the weekend and contacting a lot of you.

The Summit might be slightly delayed OOCly just due to timing issues. :)

Fri May 29, 2015

RPP Pages Restyled

Fuzzy broom applied!

Tue May 26, 2015

LFG, part 2: Mentors and Guides!

Organizations allow you to meet others, and can provide a strong framework that lends depth to RP...as well as greatly expanding your social resources.

What about getting involved in the first place, though?

Are you interested in mentoring? By mentoring, we mean both ooc guidance and ic support--more a guide or helpful friendship instead of master-apprentice (which we don't really do).

Mentoring (ooc and ic) is a great way to make friends, and help others become involved--as well as be there to answer questions such as, "So now that I'm part of the Vardamen Temple, just what's been going on?" to "I heard your PC was pretty good at undead research. Could we meet and RP?"

Please let me know if your PC is available to mentor, and in what. Also, if you are looking to meet others, keep in mind what you're interested in as an opportunity for that may just come up!

In the meantime, you can advertise by +rpwho (+help who) and by tagging your character page. (See me if you're unsure how.)

Keep watching this space! More ahead, including the varied benefits to taking part, how to expect them to play out over time, gathering others and receiving rewards, and more!

See you May 31st!

Mon May 25, 2015

An Arena by Any Other Name

Hey there! We're tired of 'Arena' being just...Arena! It's one of the oldest, and more dramatic structures in the Alexandrosian landscape.

We'd like to give it a great name to reflect that!

Can you help?

Please @mail Lahar with your ideas and suggestions!

Sun May 24, 1015

LFG, part 1

In just a week or two, we'll be celebrating the Expo! Here are a few of the groups that will be there:

Order Paramount! A longtime favorite, the Order is active in the Arena district and elsewhere. It is also a favorite of more physical types...or those who just enjoy a good competition.

Progressive Arcanists: The Arcanists have seen a resurgence in recent years. Many outside the Arcanists understimated their new director...much to their chargrin. Not only have the Arcanists cornered the market in usnusual wear, they've also forged ahead in new research, and worked to establish their identity as "Alexandrians" rather than "transplanted Runites."


...to some who could use a little love:

Pastoral Shapers: Diplomats, druids, rangers and more. The Pastorals work to unify the differences between the wild and farm, or wild and city. They also work to tend crops and ensure a good harvest.

Hunters of the Dead: The Hunters have received a surge in recent years, though they too are recovering from the decimation of the Vardaman Temple so many years past. They've seen a surge of Serrielites among their ranks, as well as other faiths, and the whisper, "Against Heth!" grows.


...and some who embody knighthood of all stripes:

The Knights of the Seal: The Void is Ea's greatest, perhaps unknown threat. The Knights of the Seal guard against its influence in a thankless and eternal vigil.

...and those who despite the name, do not, such as the Order of the Cockatrice, who war only in glory's name!


More ahead, including the varied benefits to taking part, how to expect them to play out over time, gathering others and receiving rewards, and more!

Thu May 14, 2015

Have a PrP Question?

Howdy! In just a week or two, we'll be kidnapping our DMs again, and doing a "back to basics" PrP Workshop! We'll be covering topics such as finding players, how to use +events, and finding the perfect monster!

In the meantime, please @mail Whirlpool any questions or additional ideas you'd like to see covered!

- Your Tenebrae Staff

Mon May 4, 2015

We Like Rewarding Character Development

Tenebrae offers several avenues, and rewards, for investing in character development. We do this because your stories are important to us. If you're new, or perhaps an older player just looking around, here are a few options and means to gather rewards for investing in a character's story:

Aspects: A world filled with magic, Aspects are what happen when that magic begins to respond to a character on a personal level. Aspects are a tiered spend that gain more oomph as you level, and as you invest in them. They come in several flavors and varieties; is there one that fits your character?
More: http://tenebraemush.net/index.php/Character_Spends#Aspect_Descriptions
Exclusives: Exclusive RPP spends tend to represent a primary track or focus of your character. For example, is your character really dedicated to their organization? The Organization RPP spend offers benefits for being involved. Perhaps your character made a bad (or good) deal with an outsider, and you'd like that to develop and grow over time. Look at Blood Pact.
More: http://tenebraemush.net/index.php/RPPs#The_Big_List
Short Stories: Short stories let us reward you for the stories you craft ongrid. For example, your character believes him or herself to be a master chef. You'd like to explore that, and the hilarious accidents on the way. Engage others in roleplay and share your tale. We'll reward you for it.
More: http://tenebraemush.net/index.php/Small_Stories
Ongrid Accessories: Looking for a seller's cart or a merchant's stall? Perhaps a hoverbike for your artificer? Check our our Small Vehicles spend.
More: http://tenebraemush.net/index.php/Buy_a_Small_Vehicle
Gain Ranks in Crafts or Profession through Roleplay: What does your character do during their downtime? Check our our RPP options for advancing crafts, profession, and various perform skills through your roleplay.
More: http://tenebraemush.net/index.php/Character_Spends
Meetups: Do you have an interest, such as the Vardamen or the Ygdrassil Union? Arrange a Meetup, and receive rewards for organizing roleplay among these groups. Note: larger groups work better for Meetups, though combining several smaller groups works great!
More: http://tenebraemush.net/index.php/Meetups
Character Pages: Character pages say a lot about you. They also: provide a way to archive +sheet/journals, are a place to add badges, and include yourself in interest categories. For example, if you're Elunan, you could add the Elunan tag. Or, add the faith badge as an easy means to identify yourself and share with others.
More: http://tenebraemush.net/index.php/How_to_Make_a_Character_Page & http://tenebraemush.net/index.php/Character_Page_Modules
+sheet/journal: A new command, your journal updates when a plot finishes. Or, add to and edit entries on your own. It only keeps the most recent 20, however. Please archive important entries on your character page.
More: +help journal

Whew! Thank you for reading!


- Lah

Tue Apr 28, 2015

Release Package 14

Welcome to Release Package 17! A big thanks goes to Whiteout, who just finished coding two new classes. Two. Seriously.

What's new?

  • Monk, Unchained! We have added the unchained monk!
  • All for one, and one for all! We've added swashbuckler!
  • New exclusive spend: Blood Pact!
  • New feat: Slashing Grace!
  • We are removing brass knuckles from the game.
  • Prosthetics have been revamped!
  • New +journal system! (type: +help journal !)

Whew! That is a lot of content! If you are interested in any of these classes, please keep reading. Details will be in the next post.

As always, there may be adjustments going forward as we settle into new content.

- Lah

Sun Apr 26, 2015

Monk

Howdy! This is a heads-up that, sometime next week, we will have some big announcements! One of those will be our transition towards the Unchained monk.

We have talked about this transition for some time. This is just to let folks know that it is official. This post is just so you can begin planning, and become familiar with the new content. The old monk page has been swapped out to let you do this.

In the meantime, there is no reason to discontinue playing your PCs. We hae always had a friendly adjustment policy, and until everything is officially in play, things work just like they did before.

Also in the meantime, please send Whiteout flowers, cookies, hugs, and big thanks for his hard work behind the scenes!

Fri Feb 27, 2015

Goodbye, Spock

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You will be missed.

Mon Feb 2, 2015

+SOTD

Curious for a place to RP? Want to try something new? Try our new and exciting Spot of the Day! Typing +sotd will send you to a random locale,possibly secretly set by gremlins! This location will update every 24 hours.

A big thanks to Whiteout for this great new tool. :3

Your Tenebrae Staff

Small Stories Rewards!

We have really been listening to your feedback on this one. Short story examples, such as Aspect stories, Mentoring stories, and so on are now included, and the breakdown is shorter and sweeter than before.

We have also sorted out rewards: a level 10 PC for example, could earn 2400 xp and 3 RPP for completing one, once a month, in addition to the RPP they'd earned on the way. Oh, and treasure, too.

Rewards are limited to once a month per player, not character.

Calendar Reminder

As you all know, we keep all our IC Holidays on the +events. Sometimes, people feel a little leery of tackling doing things with these themselves. Please don't hesitate. If you have a fun idea for Kegger Fest (come on, it's Kegger Fest), do it. Same for Deathwatch. If you have any concerns, approach a member of staff directly. We'll help you out!

Wed Jan 28, 2015

Backgrounds!

Batman began somewhere. Though that moment in the alleyway is not the sum of who he is, it is a part of it--a reason that he's who he is, today. Backgrounds in a sense, are like that--not the definition of a character, but a beginning.

We're inviting you to share yours. Bring it up in discussion, share it at the Gaming Table, ask questions of others.

As a MU, staff will be implementing a 10% bonus to PrPs which make use of another character's background tale. The goal behind this is to encourage sharing stories, and providing greater opportunities for your character's development.

This is a new mechanic, so we'll be seeing how things go, of course.

Thu Jan 8, 2015

Legwork Scenes?

This is a heads-up that I'll be doing a more personal workshop on legwork-based scenes, also known as extended scenes, 'find your own party scenes,' and so on. I'm not certain of the date yet--this is more a declaration of intent.

So, what are they? Legwork scenes tend to:

  • Involve judicious use of a single, very long +job queue
  • Involve mixed levels
  • Be more roleplay-dependant, though this does not exclude combat
  • Involve and encourage more planning, intrigue, problem-solving
  • Possess a looser schedule than traditional scenes

Previous examples have been:

  • Getting together to sabotage some of Arendt's army
  • Getting together to do retcon on a political figure
  • Arranging a funeral for a dragon in Am'shere
  • ...etc.

In the meantime, I'll be looking for specific questions or ideas you'd like see addressed or shared, as well as general interest: that is, is there any?

Wed Jan 7, 2015

Flaws!

Hi all!

Some of you were about when we announced the potential of Flaws for Tenebrae. Well, Flaws have now entered playtest to see how they'll hold up. We've added some guidelines to keep them friendly, and within what we feel is the Tenebrae spirit, as well as a few additional rewards for taking and developing them for a character.

If you're interested in the playtest, please contact Staff if you need help and peruse our wiki for additional info. These are merely in testing as an idea. :)

Tenebrae Staff

New Monster Templates

Heth is power unseen upon Ea since its greatest age. The wights of Dragonier, it is said, are an extension of his will.

So, undeath just got a little boost, and adventurers' paychecks just got a little bigger.

We're pleased to announce new toys for our plot runners! From soul-eating undead to empowered ghasts, please feel free to use these to give your players a great big...hug.

  • Devourers and Dread Devourers
  • Dread Ghost templates
  • Dread Ghast Templates

These may be found by visiting: World > World Bestiary.

Your Tenebrae Staff

Release Package 14

Hello all,

I would like to announce the release of our latest information package of shiny and new things! While there are new things from the MI section of Ultimate Equipment, for sanity of staff we are releasing this information in chunks. Don't worry, more will come soon in time as we are able to. Please remember to keep to our Wiki for what is approved and coded into the game. The full list of this package is as follows.

  • A number of new MIs from Ultimate Equipment in Belts, Body, Chest, Eyes, Feet and Hands
  • A fix for nobility domain!
  • An update to Unit Tactics

As always with new content, expect there may be an update or two as things adjust. In the meantime, if you'd like to swap for any of these new items, please send a +request to staff.

Your Tenebrae Staff