ASH signups to help with the Big End of year events

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ASH signups to help with the Big End of year events

Greetings all our lovely ASHs!

If you haven't seen already, in the general forums we have started making our announcements for the tentative schedule for the big end of year holiday event for our settings.

It has become a tradition in Vaxia to basically have a large kind of session, which was called Tournament of Champions, that was Ramsalon's way of greeting in the new year by celebrating and show casing some of its finest fighters. Last year we expanded it a little more to include more options for those not largely interested in being a participate, and this year we have turned into a 4 day holiday event to include more casual activities along with the tournament to give everyone a little something.

Not only that but Sirian will also be getting its own big end of year event to mirror the vaxian one as to give players something in that setting as well.

With these events also comes some opportunities for ASHs to run a session that fits within the theme of the events. We are looking to give ASHs as much chance as possible to get in and run something (and yes no matter what is ran, this will count towards your sessions), a chance to get some experience in sharing session ideas and themes, experience in learning to craft a game holiday event.

These events are unlike other sessions as holiday events tend to be a mix of session generally of one action type and one more casual, this is due to wanting to give every mix of character something fun to work with, and explore more of the holiday and the connections that characters can build IC. So there is a bit of balancing that needs to be done especially with our current population. But the fantastic thing is we can perfect our craft now and when we have more we all can be confident in making holiday events that no one will feel left out :3

Vaxian and Sirian's events will be running on different weeks, so you do not have to chose.

Now with that in mind this also means we need to be on our coordination game.

If you are an ash and are interested please post here wit the following:
Which day
Which event/theme you want to work with (and no worries if you can't think of anything to build out! we can help you out with that and a couple are straight forward.)
Ideal time (keep in mind especially when there are tournaments some of that can get long, especially when we get to anything pc v pc, leaving early is ok! And so is arriving late. Just we need to know so we can keep things going.)

Then we can schedule among the SH's whom can be around to mentor, etc.

Sirian events: December 18 - December 21
http://vaxia.org/forums/sirian-orbital-anniversary-celebration

Vaxian events: December 30 - Jan 2
http://vaxia.org/forums/ramsalons-winter-revelry

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Vaxia Side Update

The preliminary Session announcements for the Winter Revelry is up.

The schedule of those events (outside of the Tournament of Champions) is not finalized and has plenty of room to change.

People have until December 20th to sign up to run an event/suggest an alternative event to the holiday thing. I will update the session announcements as needed so no worries on that!

Considering how dynamic and fluid the Vaxia side larger events seem to be it is very easy to have several small story plots going. So don't be afraid to sign up to do something as simple as just running mini games (its a good thing trust me!) and introducing NPCs. It doesn't have to be anything big or fancy, in fact small and simple is best for Vaxia as the Tournament of Champions takes up a lot of the time (so be sure to keep that in mind!)

Our holiday session events are more about giving opportunities for continuing more social aspects of the IC world. Something that casual RP can easily build off of to help characters get to know each other (which is awesome, cuz it means in the future player driven plots become easier!) and have a bit of fun, and get some goodies. These also tend to be highly collaborative on the A/SH end with each of us running a different part of the event all at once.

If you are worried about your own characters missing out - don't be. This is why we have basically all hands on deck. We just don't rule our own characters actions. We also do not reward anything to our own characters, and we are as transparent as possible if items are handed out.

If you aren't sure you can't rule something and play your own character, that is ok. Focus on the ruling, PC's can be temp NPCd as a kind of spectator/support for other characters (the ruling aspect still applies in this case too). However the way these events are design it is really easy for a character to come and go, and we won't penalize anyone for it.

If you want to help but not sure what to do, just let us know, we can figure it out together :3

But remember - last call is Dec 20th!

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Alrighty, I'll take the 30th.

Alrighty, I'll take the 30th. I'll update tonight or tomorrow with a concept/style. I'm a good fit for running something on the late side (I figure variety in time slots would be a good thing too). Let's say 7:30pm PST?

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The Tournament can be a bit hard to judge on how long it will run, but welcome to start up stuff anytime that is over.

Pretty much just say you want to run an evening event unless you wanna help rule the Tournament part

All the evening stuff will kind of be happening at the same time relatively (its designed like that because we want more then one A/SH running at a time to give as much spread of activity for characters as possible)

So don't feel pressured to have to run yours late unless that is the time that just works out for you :3
I will pretty much be around all day the 30th that I know of. The 31st I have to leave at 7pm PST.

(I am a dork, and confused myself, edited to make sense...sorry XD)

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Whoops!

Yeah, I didn't realize there was tournament action that night. I have now found and educated myself with the relevant session announcements and will figure out the actual best time for me to run something! :)

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Yeah for each night of the Vaxian one there is tourny action, which is why we are starting up around 1pm PST.

But as mentioned the idea is to have a bunch of like mini events and a lot of co running, there is no need for full blown sessions (assisting in any part of the events will still give credit for a session run for the ash!) its a bit different style then the usual session.

AH! I have a better way to explain it - think of the Revelry as like a pot luck - with all the A/SHs bringing a dish for the meal, and together we all make one big session!

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Potluck is about right :) Tis

Potluck is about right :) Tis a team-work thing. Counts towards session reports too :)

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The 31st I will only be able to be around from 1pm pst until like 4:30 pst.

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31st

I can definitely take point on organizing the days events when Zxe is gone. So no worries there. :) Then we can collaborate on the stuff in the hours around that.

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Sorry, I kinda disappeared on

Sorry, I kinda disappeared on this. So, I would be happy to help with both the "Parade of Contestants" and "Performances at the Arena" on the 30th, starting at 1pm PST. If someone else wants to take one of those, please lemme know.

So if that sounds good, I'd love to start up a PM thread w/ you Zxe, just so I can ask a few questions about the IC.

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No worries, and yeah this time of year can be hectic.

Feel free to pm me at any time!