Play Release 108!


Greetings Fellow Avatars!

Release 108 goes live November 17th at 10:30 AM CDT.

Welcome! The Catnip Games development team marks this monthly release of Shroud of the Avatar with new content and improvements. For Release 108 (R108), we offer a way to get rid of premium items you don’t want and a better way to dance in celebration after.

For those wishing to participate in any community activities, upcoming one-time and recurring community events have been announced! Be sure to also review the Player Guide and Known Issues for additional information on recent changes and upcoming fixes.


News Announcements

Community Updates

 


Place Emotes in the Hotbar!

The noncombat hotbar filled with color-coded emote icons

Emotes can now be placed in the non-combat hotbar. An icon has been created for each of 278 emotes and, if the player has tooltips enabled, each emote’s name will appear when hovering over the icon. Each has color-coded curtains to help differentiate similar ones by group:

  • Red – Story/Main game/Seasonal/Quest
  • Yellow – Telethon/Crown Purchase
  • Blue – Pledge
  • Countach Pink – Make a Difference
  • Green – Meretz
  • Grey – Obsidian Trials
  • Gold – Seedinvest
  • Purple – Unique/Limited-time
  • Iridescent Pink – Ultra-special

A dedicated (optional) emote bar is on the way in a future release.

 


Discard Unwanted Items Into Garbage Bins!

Almost all items, including ones normally restricted from deletion, can be removed from the game using this new item. NOTE: Quest Items cannot be deleted, even this way.

To use the garbage bin, drag the item to be deleted onto the bin. Only one item at a time may be deleted and there is a confirmation pop-up box for each.

These are publicly available: they have been added to many NPC scenes (listed in detail in the patch notes below).

If you wish to purchase your own from the Crown Store, it can be placed on either a player lot or on POT land (POT placement requires Steward or Governor access).

Garbage Bin

 


Release 108 Patch Notes

Below are a list of the updates that are live as of Release 108 in the game of Shroud of the Avatar! R108 is a polish month. Polish, additional improvements, and bug fixes are inbound for R109 next month. We hope you enjoy the changes that are live today as of Release 108!

Crafting, Decoration, & Inventory Item Changes:

  • All wax cylinders should now be tradeable and so should function in multiple-cylinder phonographs as expected.
  • Streamer bundle loot tables have been adjusted.
  • Two identical bowls have been split into “Large Pewter Bowl” and a new “Large Dark Pewter Bowl.” The new variant has been added to shelves in locations in Skrekk and K’rul. A third duplicate, unused, has been removed. SOTA-66198

Combat & Skill Changes:

  • The effect of bard specialization on frenzy has been halved. Bard spec was giving the same effect as taming spec, which was much more than intended. SOTA-70414
  • Players will now be dismounted if the mount is moved out of their inventory. Mounts are now required to be in inventory and unlocked to be used.

User Interface, Store Information, & Lua Changes:

  • Crown-purchased mounts are now blocked from being sold to merchants.
  • No-trade items can now be placed in the bank even if the bank is full. SOTA-70901
  • Added a more detailed starting-player-specific logout feedback form and removed the general one.
  • Adjust the store description for the Rift Dungeon Entrance. SOTA-70889
  • Fixed a null exception with the lua function StopFX when changing scenes.

World and Quest Changes:

  • Added new garbage bins near the town criers in Aerie, Ardoris, Blood Bay, Brittany Alleys, Brittany Wharfs, Broochash, Castle Atos, Central Brittany, Etceter, Graff Island, Grusk, Kingsport, Owl’s Head, Resolute, and Soltown.
  • Seasonal Monsters: Pumpkin Head is now dormant and Krampus has returned to East Sanctus Forest and some Snowy Mountain Road Encounters. (Now using the “timed events” spawn option.) SOTA-69911
  • Updated the appearance of bandit elves and Obsidian Eye elves, adding variety (colors, gender) and consistency (assigned some colors to roles, which alternate per tier). Corrected gender label and sound references for female elves. Deleted unused prefabs.
  • Quest items used as world objects will only be able to be picked up when the player is on the quest and meets the quest requirements. SOTA-70856
  • Turned off GPU instancing for a tree curtain used in many scenes to hopefully fix their too-dark appearance. SOTA-69629
  • Hidden Vale: Improved the path grid, especially to help pets walk across a certain land bridge. SOTA-70897
  • Novia: Moved a random encounter east of Brittany away from the water’s edge. SOTA-70888
  • Added a signpost teleporter at the permanent large island that is now Hunters’ Island in Aldwater, Brekken Bay, Endurance, Forewind, Port Titan, and Taenby Landing. Added a compass POI for the island to Brekken Bay only (for now).
  • Aerie: Added basic loot to Skull Clippers that can appear in this scene. Renamed the prefabs in the project for consistency. SOTA-70894
  • Aerie: Corrected a journal entry from James Cook to clarify that East Longfall Wetlands is east of Aerie. SOTA-70855
  • Aerie: Fixed a typo in the “job” response for Ruby Walsh. SOTA-70900
  • Ardoris: Updated the logic which Damai and Pintar use when talking about how their rulers have instructed the avatar. SOTA-70852
  • Blood River Outskirts: Ailith in the vigilante camp no longer has clothing similar to the Aerie Rangers and has improved responses. Made data adjustments to her fellow vigilante guards. SOTA-70853
  • Blood River Outskirts: Fixed typos in the “Mention Naturamans to Gus” journal entry. SOTA-70880
  • Blood River Outskirts: Replaced some covered wagons with uncovered ones. Removed an unnecessary teleporter wagon. Integrated Obsidian color variants of elves.
  • Braemar: Fixed an issue with Flynn Gilson’s logic to block the “Mention ‘Shipments’ to Abbott” task when you already have the “Mention ‘Shipment’ to Anton” task. SOTA-70881
  • Braemar: Reduced the excessive amount of smoke coming from the tavern chimney. SOTA-68978
  • Braemar: Updated the in-game map icon used by the town crier. SOTA-70882
  • Brittany Fields: Removed or moved reeds, bushes, and trees that were overlapping into lots and couldn’t be cleared by decoration placement. SOTA-69472
  • Brittany Wharfs: Added anti-theft protection to numerous objects around the scene. SOTA-70926
  • Castle Atos: Replaced “exit to Novia” triggers in the back half of the scene with collision. Added a “back alley” connecting the kitchen with the dining hall. SOTA-70885, SOTA-70886
  • East Vauban Foothills: Added treasure near the Blessing of Invigoration that restocks when the blessing is activated. SOTA-70877
  • The Epitaph: Added an extra restriction to block players from acquiring a shard of the Vermillion Lens after Episode 1 is complete. SOTA-70923
  • The Fall: In the room with two liches, slowed their respawn rate to better follow our standards and added a chance for a higher-tier lich to spawn. Added flame traps in the halls above.
  • The Fall: Added an extra room nearby where another pair of liches can alternately spawn.
  • Grusk: Added a new story for Vishpop.
  • Highvale Outskirts: After accepting Hyla’s quest, the avatar no longer says they found her father’s note unless they actually did. SOTA-70836
  • Highvale Outskirts: Moved a dead body so it wouldn’t be obviously visible from the elevator platform. Replaced the monastery gate with a non-breakable one. Fixed typos in some non-guard responses. Updated the “monastery” response for some guards to not assume they are at the bottom of the elevator. SOTA-70928, SOTA-70927, SOTA-70922, SOTA-70921
  • Hills Encounter: Updated the unicorn scenario to account for a rare case where no unicorn appears. SOTA-70925
  • Lost Whiteguard Silver Mine: NPCs can now walk through the shallow water. Added more ladders to connect the floor to the raised platforms. SOTA-70895
  • Lost Whiteguard Silver Mine: Reduced the awareness radii for wave battle enemies that spawn behind the locked door at the end of the cave system. SOTA-70898
  • Owl’s Head: Added a “Return to Previous Location” wagon teleporter. SOTA-70878
  • Owl’s Head: Changed some props to be protected by anti-theft detection. SOTA-70863
  • Owl’s Head: Fixed data issues in some of Emily the Crafting Goods Merchant’s responses and added a missing word to her “outlander” response. SOTA-70857
  • Owl’s Head: Improved how Kendra Trueshot learns the avatar’s name the first time she hears it. SOTA-70858
  • Snowy Tundra Encounter: Aether dragons no longer appear in this scene. SOTA-70873
  • Solace Bridge Outskirts: Fixed the placement of an inaccessible ore node. SOTA-70890
  • Spindelskog: Added fireflies to help see the wildflower required for a Tanglemire quest.
  • Spindelskog: Fixed a typo in the “Despise Monolith” compass marker name.
  • Ulfheim: Fixed a typo in the “Despise Monolith” compass marker name.
  • Ulfheim: Moved the ‘positive truth’ monolith away from where the wyvern and reaper spawns. SOTA-70884
  • Vikland: Avatars should no longer be able to trigger buried treasure chests by walking over the buried location.
  • Vikland: Fixed a typo in the “Despise Monolith” compass marker name. SOTA-70790
  • Vikland: Fixed descriptions in “buried treasure” instructions. Moved the compass marker for the “witch and kobold” statue to the correct position.
  • Vikland: Fixed the logic that should archive the “Deliver Amulet to Raider” task when giving the amulet to Liva the raider. SOTA-70851
  • Vikland: Lengthened reset time for “buried treasure” chests to over 4 minutes. Improved how avatars can climb up the central hill to the “witch-and-zombie” statue. Added butterflies/fireflies to some locations. SOTA-70883
  • Vikland: Fixed a bad section of the path grid. SOTA-70924
  • Westend: Fixed missing collision under two stairs. Added extra blockers to keep avatars from swimming under most of the main town platform. SOTA-70896
  • Whiteguard Foothills: Fixed a misnamed compass marker discovery at a small campsite. SOTA-70891
  • Added a map for the Breach.

Player-Owned Town Changes:

  • Serpent’s Hold: Corrected the exit target for when players leave this town into Novia. SOTA-70854

Player Dungeon Changes:

  • Removed deco surfaces from the spawning versions of player dungeon rooms.
  • Disabled the PvP experience multiplier in player dungeons.
  • Added Dungeon Cards for the various foyers.

 


Latest News and Q&A November Livestream

 

The post-release Community Livestream is Friday, November 18th at 4PM CT on Twitch! Join Chris “Atos” Spears and other members of the development team for a 1-hour community livestream!

To enter the prize drawings, type “feels like snow” into any in-game chat channel OR make a purchase on the website Add-On Store.

Please submit questions using in-game universal chat by typing “askadev” before your question. We’ll do our best to answer these questions live on the stream, and we’ll even be periodically posting answers to some unanswered questions in the forums. Watch on Twitch, Friday at 4PM CT!

Atos and other members of the Shroud of the Avatar development team go live frequently on twitch.tv/shroudoftheavatar — be sure to get the channel on follow for notifications so you can join us right as we go live! Also, if you’ve missed our latest streams, check out our archive of content at our YouTube Channel. Like! Follow! Subscribe! Prizes!!!

Don’t forget to also join the Shroud of the Avatar team and community over at all our social media venues:

 


Sales and Bonus Events

  • Double XP will be enabled Thanksgiving weekend, for November 23rd through November 28th.
  • Crown store sale category items will be 30% off for all of R108.
  • Ravalox has other sales to announce in the Friday the 18th stream.

 


Release 108 Subscriber Login Rewards

Not to be put up before Thanksgiving! The Rewards Program login items for Release 108 are 2022 variants of a Tabletop Yule Tree, a Snow Globe, and Medium and Large Yule Stockings.

Tabletop Yule Tree 2022

Snow Globe 2022

Medium Yule Stocking 2022 and Large Yule Stocking 2022

Subscribers to the Rewards Program must log in during Release 108 to receive these special login items.

The Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program lets you earn the best rate on purchasing Crowns, AND receive monthly reward items! For the low price of $9 USD per month you will receive the following:

 

  • 900 Crowns of the Obsidians every month
  • Monthly Login Reward Items (about 3 per month)
  • Exclusive Title every 3 months
    • 3 Months: Keeper of the Faith
    • 6 Months: Keeper of the Word
    • 9 Months: Keeper of the Vow
    • 12 Months: Keeper of the Flame
    • 15 Months: Keeper of the Oath
    • 18 Months: Keeper of the Pledge
    • 21 Months: Keeper of the Bond
    • 24 Months: Keeper of the Promise
    • 27 Months: Keeper of the Covenant
  • Pick any Dye 12-Pack every 6 months
  • Pick any three of these 7 Obsidian Potions every month:
    • Potion of Capacity: Increases carrying capacity
    • Potion of Conservation: Reduces reagent use chance
    • Potion of Expedience: Swift gathering on all gathering skills
    • Potion of Precision: Increases Meticulous Collection to all gathering skills
    • Potion of Preservation: Reduces armor and weapon damage
    • Potion of Reclamation: Increases Salvage and Repair to all production skills
    • Potion of Stamina: Decreases focus use from sprinting
  • While subscribed to the rewards program, players also receive these special bonuses:
    • Obsidian Potions are significantly more powerful!
    • 24 Additional Deck Slots!

 


December Login Reward

Each account that logs in during the month of December will receive a one-time gift of a 2022-variant Yule Tree and a Small Yule Stocking.

Yule Tree 2022

Small Yule Stocking 2022

 


Crown Store Updates

New in the crown store for November 17th:

  • Garbage Bin
    Garbage Bin

  • Large Yule Tree 2022
    Large Yule Tree 2022
  • Giant Yule Tree 2022
    Giant Yule Tree 2022

…for December 1st:

  • Yule Tree 2022
    Yule Tree 2022

…and for December 2nd:

  • Tabletop Yule Tree 2022
    Tabletop Yule Tree 2022
  • Snow Globe 2022
    Snow Globe 2022
  • Yule Stockings 2022 3-Pack
    Yule Stockings 2022 3-Pack

The Fall Holidays store items are available until Monday December 12th:

List of Fall Holidays items:
  • Fall Wreath 2017
  • Fall Wreath 2019
  • Ornate Cornucopia 2014
  • Ornate Cornucopia 2015
  • Ornate Cornucopia 2016
  • Ornate Cornucopia 2017
  • Turkey Decoration Pet
  • Banded Turkey Decoration Pet
  • Speckled Turkey Decoration Pet
  • White Turkey Decoration Pet
  • Turkey Statue
  • Turkey Statue (2022)

The Winter Holidays store items are available until Wednesday February 8th:

List of Winter Holidays items (aside from the new items from this release):
  • Blank Yule Card 2017 5-Pack
  • Blank Yule Card 2018 5-Pack
  • Blank Yule Card 2020 A 5-Pack
  • Blank Yule Card 2020 B 5-Pack
  • Candy Cane Wand
  • Ceiling Yule Tree
  • Giant Haunted Yule Tree
  • Giant Yule Tree 2015
  • Giant Yule Tree 2016
  • Giant Yule Tree 2017
  • Giant Yule Tree 2018
  • Haunted Sleigh
  • Haunted Snow Family
  • Haunted Snowman Mask
  • Haunted Yule Tree
  • Krampus Mask
  • Krampus Statue
  • Kwanzaa Table Decorations
  • Large Haunted Yule Tree
  • Large Yule Tree 2016
  • Large Yule Tree 2017
  • Large Yule Tree 2018
  • Menorah 2014
  • Menorah 2015
  • Menorah 2016
  • Menorah 2017
  • Menorah 2018
  • Menorah 2020
  • Menorah 2021
  • Ornate Mantle Garland 2017 12-Pack
  • Ornate Mantle Garland 2018 12-Pack
  • Ornate Replenishing Snowball Box 2014
  • Ornate Replenishing Snowball Box 2015
  • Ornate Replenishing Snowball Box 2016
  • Ornate Sled
  • Ornate Sleigh
  • Ornate Snow Family 2015
  • Ornate Snow Family 2016
  • Ornate Snow Family 2017
  • Ornate Snow Family 2018
  • Ornate Wall Garland 2017 12-Pack
  • Ornate Wall Garland 2018 12-Pack
  • Ornate Yule Music Box
  • Ornate Yule Wreath 2015 3-Pack
  • Ornate Yule Wreath 2016 3-Pack
  • Ornate Yule Wreath 2017 3-Pack
  • Ornate Yule Wreath 2018 3-Pack
  • Red-Nosed Reindeer Mount
  • Small Ornate Wall Garland 2017 12-Pack
  • Small Ornate Wall Garland 2018 12-Pack
  • Snow Globe 2020
  • Snowman Mask 2015
  • Snowman Mask with Hat & Moustache 2018
  • Snowman Mask with Stovepipe Hat 2016
  • Snowman Mask with Stovepipe Hat 2017
  • Tabletop Haunted Yule Tree
  • Tabletop Yule Tree 2014
  • Tabletop Yule Tree 2015
  • Tabletop Yule Tree 2016
  • Tabletop Yule Tree 2017
  • Tabletop Yule Tree 2018
  • Yule Elf Outfit
  • Yule Gift Box 2016 3-Pack
  • Yule Gift Box 2017 3-Pack
  • Yule Gift Box 2018 3-Pack
  • Yule Gift Box 2020 3-Pack
  • Yule Gift Box 2021 3-Pack
  • Yule Stockings 2016 3-Pack
  • Yule Stockings 2017 3-Pack
  • Yule Stockings 2018 3-Pack
  • Yule Stockings 2020 3-Pack
  • Yule Stockings 2021 3-Pack
  • Yule Tree 2014
  • Yule Tree 2015
  • Yule Tree 2016
  • Yule Tree 2017
  • Yule Tree 2018

 


Bug Brigade & Testing Directives!

The Bug Brigade was established to improve how the community and the development team work together to improve the game. Since the Brigade’s inception, the program has gone through a number of changes and was eventually placed on hold. The stability of the game is as important to the development team as it is to the players, therefore the program was revamped and was relaunched.

The Brigade has been up and running and the volunteers (Alley Oop, Echondas, Flair Minamoto, and Justyn) are in a good rhythm for verifying and submitting bugs to the developers. If you have reported a bug that has not yet been addressed, please be patient while the backlog is being worked. The Brigade is working diligently to clean up the backlog of bug reports posted by players on the forums.

Every month, a considerable amount of development time will be spent working many of the verified bugs which have been submitted to the team by the Bug Brigade. This focused effort on bug fixes would not be possible without the recent efforts of the Bug Brigade. Please take the time to thank these bug hunting aficionados when you encounter them in your travels!

In turn, the development team would like to express a big thank you to the Bug Hunters! These community members are doing a fantastic job bringing so many bug reports to the team, and they’re doing it in a way which makes the process smooth and efficient. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Much improvement has been noticed by the development team and we’re so very excited to see the program’s continued success!

The development team would also like to thank all of those who take time to participate in QA Testing Directives. Thanks to your hard work and dedication, many issues and bugs can be identified and fixed prior to content going to the Live Server! Keep up the great work! For those that wish to participate in future bug hunting endeavors, please check the forums regularly for upcoming QA Testing Directives.

Don’t forget, the Bug Brigade is open to all players in good standing and bug rewards are SWEET! They will be awarded on a monthly progression basis with only minimal requirements to qualify. The available rewards to receive in progression via qualifying participation are as follows:

  • Antennae Head Gear and Forum Title 1: “Bug Hunter”
  • Single Ant Cloak
  • Lady Bug Backpack
  • Bug Painting A and In-Game Title 2: “Associate of Aphids”
  • Ant Farm
  • Insect Leg Table
  • Many Ants Cloak and In-Game Title 3: “Bachelor of Beetles”
  • Bug Painting B
  • Bug Sprayer and /bugspray Emote
  • Bug Painting C and In-Game Title 4: “Master of Moths”
  • Butterfly Chair
  • Corpion Chair (Pictured Below)
  • Yellow Fireflies VFX and In-Game Title 5: “Doctor of Dragonflies”
  • Hacked Oracle Flyer
  • Giant Blue Butterfly Pet
  • Butterfly Mask
  • Dragonfly pet
  • Fairy Wings
  • Monarch Butterfly Pet
  • Dragonfly Wings
  • Hacked Oracle Crawler
  • Blue Butterfly VFX
  • Orange Fireflies VFX
  • Orange Butterfly VFX
  • Autumn Fairy Wings
  • Green Fireflies VFX
  • Landing Flies 3-pack
  • Blue Fireflies

If you’ve come to think of Shroud of the Avatar as your home, sign up and help make New Britannia a better place to live! To learn more about joining the Bug Brigade, please read the announcement thread by Ravalox in the main Bug/Feedback forums.

 


Streamer Program

Streamers of Shroud of the Avatar can participate in a program to showcase the game and be rewarded for their efforts. Any Streamer who wishes to be included in the Streamer Program can contact Laney via in-game mail with their Character Name and Twitch Channel information. If you have already signed up for the program in the past, fear not: you’re on the list and you don’t need to reapply.

Streaming Rewards Program participants must adhere to our Terms of Service (TOS) and Community Rules while Streaming Shroud of the Avatar.

Streaming Rewards Program participants must stream at least 10 hours of Shroud of the Avatar ACTIVE game play to remain in the program with reward accrual.

Streamers will receive a one-time digital reward of in-game items after meeting the program’s requirements: Streamer’s Cloak, Streamer’s Camera, and the LIVESTREAMING title.

Rules:

  • To qualify for Streamer Rewards, each streamer must continue to meet the minimum requirements for 60 days after application.
  • To accrue additional rewards, Streamers must stream SotA a minimum of 10 hours per month, tallied on the 1st day of each month, to remain in the program.

Monthly Streamer Bundles:

On the 1st of each month, qualifying streamers will be eligible to receive 50 Streamer Bundles. Bundles will be sent out to Streamers via in-game mail.

A few things you need to know:

  • Streamer Bundles are intended to be given away to stream viewers, not consumed by the streamer.
  • Streamers are not allowed to put paywalls in place for the Streamer Bundles. (For example, giving away Streamer Bundles once the stream reaches a certain number of bits, subscriptions, or donations).

Other Items of Note:

  • Streamers in the program will be included in the SotAbot StreamPop function, appearing in the player-streaming channel in Discord.
  • An optional “Streamers Kit” is available to the participating streamers as well as all players of Shroud of the Avatar, which includes graphics, overlays and other material.
  • Streamers must be actively playing the game during their streams. Being away from the keyboard (AFK) for short periods is acceptable. If Twitch indicates the streamer is playing SotA but they are streaming other content or a timeout/login screen, they risk being removed from the program.

 


Upcoming Release Dates

Be sure to check out the Upcoming Events page for spotlighted events plus links to various areas to post or find events on our forums. The upcoming 2022 Release Schedule is as follows:

  • This Release 108 – November 17 (Polish)
  • Release 109 – December 15 (Polish)
  • Release 110 – January 26 (Content)
  • Release 111 – February 23 (Polish)
  • Release 112 – March 30 (Polish)
  • Release 113 – April 27 (Content)

 


Community Events & Resources

Greetings event holders and event attendees! So many fun and exciting events are available in the upcoming weeks. Be sure to get out there and participate, make some new friends, perhaps make some great emote, recipe, or gear trades, or get some adventuring and role-playing into your mix! Here are spotlighted events or updated community resources that we’ve noticed popping up lately on the official forums.

Recurring Events:

  • Monthly Release Fishing Contests: This will be a rotating, multi-location contest sponsored and organised by Rajazel, The Town Museum and its Governor Diablotine.
  • Trash to Treasure Dropped Items Turn-In: Some unscrupulous fella has been flooding all of New Britannia with junk: Headdresses, Wings, Backpacks, assorted miscellany of every sort. It’s time to clean this trash up and so a bounty has been placed on all gear crafted by Coswald Dirthmire that is turned in each contest period!
  • Lightbringer Isle Fishing Contest: Why not earn some extra prizes each month and participate in Lightbringer Isle’s monthly fishing tourney? Lots of fantastic prizes — don’t miss out!
  • 500 Crown Leisurely Fishing: Sonja Solar and friends are running a continuous fishing contest in Brittany Fort “Now and Forever for All Eternity” which has wonderful prizes and objectives. You can now win 500 Crowns for record fishies caught in Brittany Fort by anybody at any time in history for display in Sonja Solar’s fishy aquarium museum. Be sure to watch the video indicated in the “Brittany Fort” link provided in the first post to see the full explanation of the contest rules.
  • Lightbringer Isle Auction: Lightbringer Isle hosts a monthly auction held the Sunday after release at 11AM CT!

Community Calendars:

  • Avatars-Virtue Radio Calendar: Just when are all those talented DJ’s and streamers broadcasting? Don’t just guess, check out there very helpful calendar! Never again will you wonder when’s the best time to tune in!
  • NBNN Calendar: This calendar provides a great schedule for NBNN and WRFB programing as well as many other community events. If you’re a fan of the Laz & Jack show or even if you’re hoping to catch them in action for the first time, this is the calendar for you!
  • SotA Event Calendar: Event participants, take heed! Thoryk Omara has done a wondrous job creating a community event calendar which is available to all players of Shroud of the Avatar. Please make an effort to support this new calendar. The more resources players have at their disposable for event notifications, the better!

Community Event Resources: Here are some fantastic resources for tracking down community events or posting your own events. Become involved! Create! Explore! Make friends! But most of all, have fun!

  • One-Time Community Events Forum: Sometimes events happen only a single time, so you’ll not want to miss out on these events as they occur. Check out the forums routinely to spot these!
  • Recurring Community Events Forum: Some events occur on weekly or monthly schedules which are a great way to routinely meet up with friends and to make new ones. Be sure to check this forum frequently for new events or time changes to existing ones.
  • Game Master (GM) Potion Request Procedures: Shroud of the Avatar has an amazing in-game consumable for player event holders — the Potion of Temporary GM Powers! Players wishing to enhance their in-game community event by having GM Powers at their disposal need to simply follow the procedures outlined in this forum thread.
  • Player Event Trophies and Special Item Requests: Would you like to request a special trophy or renamed item for a player event you’ve created? Head on over to this thread to see what’s available and to obtain more information about request procedures.
  • Player Radio Station Forum: If you want to check out the latest and greatest from our in-game radio stations, go to the radio stations forum! If you’re a DJ, be sure to advertise your time slot and venue in this forum.
  • Player Livestreams & Videos Forum: If you’re searching for a Shroud Streamer to watch, head on over to the streamer forum! If you are a live streamer for Shroud of the Avatar, be sure to advertise your Shroud stream by posting in this forum.
  • Town Directory Forum: Want to find a town to live in or get your town listed in the directory, head over to the forums and check it out!
  • Guild Directory Forum: Looking for a guild or want to get yours posted in the guild directory? Head on over to the forums and check it out!
  • Fire Lotus Tavern: This wondrous role-playing and story writing forum is the spot to be if you love fan fiction and role-play.
  • Community Resources: Looking for links to community and official resources for Shroud of the Avatar? Well look no further. On this page you’ll find links to a plethora of helpful resources created by the dev team or the community.

SO many options to stay tuned-in with fellow community members. Please take advantage of all these wonderful options. Happy adventures, Avatars!


Project to Support: Shard RPG

Shard Studios invites you to enter the fantastic world Dárdünah, the vast shard of a shattered realm, as presented in the colorful pages of the SHARD RPG! Many years in the making, this system allows players to choose from a wide variety of animal people who are the main cast of the many adventures this otherworldly setting offers. Skyships glide through shimmering clouds past majestic crystal peaks. Giant insects prowl alien jungles or lurk in the sparkling emerald seas. Warriors with blades of diamond and amber duel across crimson sands. And mystics chant in shadowy chambers as their spirits wander abroad.

  • Intro Sheet: For a quick glimpse into the world of Dárdünah, be sure to download the intro pdf! It’s packed with great information and features beautiful artwork, not unlike the artwork found throughout the many pages of this gaming system’s gorgeously designed manuals.
  • Core System Manuals: It’s easier than ever to delve into Dárdünah, World of the False Dawn, with the Basic Compendium and the Magic and Martial Arts books! They contain everything you need to begin your adventures, and include instructions for the ritual magic and martial arts combat systems. These manuals also include 90 new Animal Templates upon which to base your character!
  • Other Shard RPG Products: So many more manuals and gaming materials are available! Everything an avid tabletop role-player and game master needs to delve into the world of Dárdünah!

So if you’re ready to experience a gaming world like no other, check out what Shard Studios has created for tabletop role-players on the Shard RPG official website! You’ll most certainly be immersed and amazed by the offerings of the Shard RPG!


Project to Support: Embers Adrift!

Help support one of our team members’ other projects, Embers Adrift! They officially launched September 30. Check out their official trailer here:


Project to Support: Avatar Express

 

[Forum post by Vladamir Begemot]

I’m pleased to report that The Avatar Express is clacking away furiously. News is being delivered and we have established systems to deliver it directly to your brain. You can use one of those systems by following us on Twitter at @avatar_express. Even more reliable due to its fully automated nature is joining us on the Discord server. News items are posted there via RSS. Or you can subscribe to RSS directly on the site.

If you run an event, quests, etc, please consider helping out by self reporting. The Shroud community is big, and many things are happening that are never seen by others. With 10k monthly users, we would need a full time staff to track down everything that is happening.

You can fill out the contributor form, message @that_shawn_guy here or post in the Discord server that you would like to help. There is no commitment once signed up, you can post as much or little as you like.

Writing up your own events has several benefits beyond the immediate exposure. It serves as a record for others to see the history of New Britannia as we create it, in an attractive format. Publishing in the Express also has a higher chance than the forums of being seen by search engines and random readers, thus bringing more eyeballs and new players to the game.

It will even make posting in the forums easier! You can upload images to your news item, and then link to those images in your forum post. No more need for 3rd party image hosts!

So if you have something going on in your guild or town, or want to be a Reporter, Cartographer or Historian, please join us!


Resources: Players Helping Players

SotA_NewPlayerWelcome_Forum

The official SotA New Player Welcome Forum and the Player Created Resources Forum have the best player created resources for Shroud of the Avatar, whether it’s a Player Written Guide, a Video Walk-through, or a Wiki-type Website.

Visit the official Community Resources page for a complete listing of all things community.



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