Hello Alliance Seattle!
Our events going forward will be 2.0 Pre-Release games. This means that if you are an existing player, you will need to make sure that you have a character setup in the new online character manager, have an idea of what you want to change your magic items to, and know what you want to do with your production. Here are some FAQs and hopefully some helpful answers.
What is the CMA and How Do I Use it?
The CMA (Character Management Application) is a new system of Logistics that allows YOU to control your character and its blankets, build, goblin stamps expenditures, and etc. etc. It is in the Beta phase currently so some of those features aren't quite available yet, but we will be using it for any 2.0 Pre-Release games.
In order to use the CMA, please make sure you have an email address registered with logistics! If you haven't done so, please fill out this very short form. Email Form
I just want to NPC for this event, how do I do that?
First, make sure you have an email address registered with logistics! Then, you'll be able to log into the CMA. Visit the pre-reg link above, click on the "NPC" toggle button, let us know if you want the Meal Plan, then you should be good!
I don't know what's going on! 2.0? What?
If you do not know what is happening, Alliance is allowing chapters to play the 2.0 ruleset before it is released. The playtest period is over, but in order to get to know the rules, we are running a game in the latest rendition of the 2.0 ruleset. That means that the current version (1.3) will be going away soon and we have a comprehensive set of new rules that we all want to learn and help ARC tweak before the full release.
Where are the 2.0 rules? I'd like to read them.
The latest version of the 2.0 playtest (version 0.12) can be found here:
I have read this whole document and I would like some help running through some of this, and I cannot make the in-person 2.0 discussions. Can anyone help?
Absolutely! Don't fret! We're all new to this ruleset and everyone is going to make mistakes. Please familiarize yourself at least with what your abilities can do and you'll be set. We will have marshals, 2.0 coordinators and ARC officials on the field to help answer questions.
We also have a very active community on the official forums, Facebook, and the Alliance Seattle Discord. If you are still at a loss, send an email to our New Player Representative Evan Rawson or reach out to anyone on the Seattle Staff we'll help you get squared away.
Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/allianceseattle/
Facebook Playtest Builds Discussion: https://www.facebook.com/groups/281318745752239/
New Player Rep: NewPlayer@alliance-seattle.com
Okay, how can I get started?
The first thing you'll want to do is play around with character builds on the free play version of the new character manager, which is located here: https://freeplay-alliancedb.herokuapp.com/
Feel free to do anything you want in that free play version of the character generator. When you come to the game, you will want to ensure that you have a character with the same build value as the 1.3 database. This is very important. You will not be able to bring in more powerful (or less powerful) characters than you are! This is so that we still get a wide range of levels at the play test, just like we do at a normal event. We will be checking at logistics to make sure everyone is coming in with characters of the correct build level.
When you have figured out exactly what kind of character you want to play, you can head over to the full version of the CMA (Character Management Application) and plug in the skills you want here: https://alliancedb.herokuapp.com/
That "Notes" area is awfully large, what do I need to put in there?
The Notes section prompts you to answer several questions, including information about The Meal Plan and possible allergies, High Magic, Production, and Magic Items. Just follow the prompts and the examples provided.
Can I still use my 1.3 production?
Yes. 1.3 tags may be used, as long as they are items not changed by the 2.0 ruleset. For example, shield tags, weapons tags and armor tags equal to or lower than 40 points. Armor tags higher than 40 points will need to be purchased since they are being introduced with 2.0. The playtest packet has several charts that can show you what has changed and what has stayed the same. Healing potions will be used as healing for their production value. The playtest packet has a list of items and their production values at the end of the document.
Any items used up during the 2.0 playtest is still used up as normal and will not be replenished at the end of the event.
We are doing a 1 to 1 transfer on rituals. If you do not pre-register the magic item with it’s 2.0 rituals, you will not be able to use it! All magic Item updates must be done through pre-registration. If your current rituals does not exist in the 2.0 rules set, the playtest package has suggested rituals to replace with your effects.
What about dying? Is that going to hold over?
Every death will be adjudicated immediately and a decision will be made whether it was a player mistake or a 2.0 rules problem/misinterpretation/statting problem.