Ramsalon Winter Festival Information

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Ramsalon Winter Festival Information

Usually around the end of December - beginning of January we schedule the Winter Solstice Festival for Ramsalon which is also the time of the Tournament of Champions.

This year due to some of the personal situation of several of the staff it is likely this won't happen until the second week of January (most likely that weekend which would be Jan 13th - 16th - sorry looked at the calender wrong)

With that in mind I would like to collect some information from the players in order to help with the planning of the events.

Due to the popularity we had split it up over a couple of days allowing for shorter sessions and divisions of championships.
With the current schedule crunches please reply with the following.

Would you like to participate in the Tournament for the Mages (combat via casting spells only)?
Would you like to participate in the Tournament for Physical Combat (no magic at all)?
Would you like to participate in the Free for all Tournament (anything goes)?

Multiple Characters are permitted, but remember only one will get the full prize, and only one set of XP will be awarded per session (ie only one character can get all the XP or the XP can be divided up among the characters)

Please respond by December 27th.

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Ooh, yes!

I'm happy to be on hand to help run one of the sessions that weekend.

As far as attending, I think I'd like to have a character compete this year! I would really like to have Lisette compete in the mage portion of the tournament. As funny as it would be to accidentally sign her up for melee, I don't think getting slapped out of the air would be all that interesting to anyone but me. ;) So if there's room, please sign Lisette up for the Magic only event.

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Tossing my virtual hat in the ring as far as being on hand for ruling/narration goes :)

Player-wise, I'd love to have Stephyr in the Mage tournament.

I'm thinking of benching Jessica from the Free For All tourney this year, although if there's anyone who'd specifically like a shot at her in the brackets for that or the Physical tourney, let me know, I'm happy to throw her to the wolves :)

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Just a Reminder

There are 7 days left to sign up for the Tournament of Champions for the Ramsalon Winter Festival.

There will be no allowances for late sign ups. I really need to know asap how many we have for what in order to plan and coordinate with other staff.
This will also determine how many days of sessions there are in order to break up the load.

So far we have 2 for the mage tournament.

If you are concerned about going up against higher might characters this year we will be testing an idea that came up last tournament, as in the past we have had some rather one sided matches.
The lower might character will be effectively granted a temp bonus to their stats which will bring them into the bracket of the higher might character. Which should close the gap.

Such a boost is only allowed to happen in special events like the Tournament of Champions, due to the nature of the event.
However should the player population grow, we will move away from the boost method and do a division of weights - creating brackets for certain ranges of mights.
Just at this time we do not have the population to warrant such a spread.

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Yes please!! I like the idea

Yes please!! I like the idea of adding a handicap to the tourney this year. We actually do that in RL sports sometimes too. :)

I usually bring Seryi to heckle and cheer (for reasons entirely his own he doesn't like showing off what he can actually do where people will see it) since everyone needs a good audience and bet coordinator. ;)

For competing:

I'm totally up for bringing Briggy to fighting - Physical at the least, and I let's see if she can hold her own in the free for all this year too!

If we're doing all of these on different days, then I'm pretty sure Catherine could rope Lukacs into the mage tournament. ;)

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At this time we have 2 sign ups with a possible third for the mage portion of the tourny.
Plus a contender interested in the physical and free for all.

That should be enough at the moment to warrant 2 days. So I will go ahead and toss up 2 session announcements.

If we get more sign ups by the 27th for the free for all or physical we will also go for that sunday.

Of which only 5 more days left to sign up.

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Am up for it

Daniels gonna do all three knowing him^_^

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Just 3 more days to sign up!

Just a reminder that sign ups to compete in the tournaments will be closed on Dec 27th - which is just 3 days.

(There is no deadline if you just want to come be a spectator and participate in audience stuff)

Other then that hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday time!

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I just wanted to add in, even if you are unsure you could make the day, its better to sign up as a maybe so we can go ahead and plan as if you was there. That way if you miss its ok! We would miss you, but in the case you could make it then that way we would be prepared.

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Just hours left to sign up!

Today is the last day you can sign up to be a competitor in the tournament of champions.
But the window will close at 12am pst (3am est)

Remember that is just to compete. You can still come spectate and participate in audience activities.