Play Release 123!

Greetings Fellow Avatars!

Release 123 goes live February 29th at 10:30 AM CST.

Welcome! The Catnip Games development team marks this monthly release of Shroud of the Avatar with new content and improvements. For Release 123 (R123), we offer a little space and a lot of water.

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


Build a Bazaar With the New Market Lots!

Sometimes you want just small space with no home for an open-air shop. A nice tent, a few stalls… portable and low-maintenence! Our new Market Lots are 10 by 8 meters: the same frontage and just a smidge over half the depth of a Row Lot.

Here is a sample market showing a variety of possible uses:

After a few internal adjustments to some that almost fit, all but the largest tents will fit on a Market Lot, as well as all the craftable stalls and awnings, albeit with some player resizing needed for the larger ones.

  • Tent (Craftable)
  • Welcome Tent
  • Small Canvas Tent (Craftable)
  • Medium Canvas Tent
  • Small Elven Tent (Craftable)
  • Medium Elven Tent
  • Small Knight’s tent
  • Large Knight’s Tent
  • Great Knight’s Tent
  • Triangle Kobold Tent (Craftable)
  • Small Kobold Tent (Craftable)
  • Medium Kobold Tent
  • Virtue Oktoberfest Tent
  • Wide Market Tent
  • Blue Stall Awning (Craftable)
  • Green Stall Awning (Craftable)
  • Red Stall Awning (Craftable)
  • Barn Stall (Craftable)
  • Tall Barn Stall (Craftable)
  • Thin Barn Stall (Craftable)

…as well as a miscellany of sheds, gazebos, pavilions, wells, and outhouses. Some decorated lot examples are below:

Expand for more pictures:

Market Lot decoration limits are:

  • Exterior Objects: 100
  • Exterior Lights: 4
  • Containers: 20
  • NPCs: 1
  • Basements and Dungeons: None!

A 10-pack of Market Lot Property Markers is available for Governors and Stewards in the Crown Store.

As one may always claim a lot with any deed that size or above, and as these lots will be created only by placing Property Markers in Player-Owned Towns, all existing deeds can claim these as they are the new smallest size. However, taxed deeds for Market Lots can be purchased in the Crown Store and upgraded to tax free for Crowns of the Obsidians:

  • Deed, Market (POT, Taxed): 1,100 COTOs
  • Deed, Market (POT, Tax Free): 2,100 COTOs

We hope you find this new lot size useful and inspiring!


Live Free on the Sea: POT Tax Free Water Deeds

Village, Town, City, Keep, and Castle POT Tax Free Water Deeds are now available through upgrade of existing non-Founder deeds with Crowns of the Obsidians. You don’t have to be a pirate to hoodwink the tax man, though it helps!

The upgrade values for these new deeds are:

Deed, Village (POT, Tax Free, Water)  5,500 COTOs
Deed, Town (POT, Tax Free, Water) 11,000 COTOs
Deed, City (POT, Tax Free, Water) 22,000 COTOs
Deed, Keep (POT, Tax Free, Water) 44,000 COTOs
Deed, Castle (POT, Tax Free, Water) 88,000 COTOs

Note that the only Water Keep and Castle Lots currently available in Player Owned Towns are the baked-in ones; placeable Property Markers for these sizes are soon to be created but, unlike the baked-in ones, will not be toggle-able to an island for land home placement.


Release 123 Patch Notes

Below are a list of the updates that are live as of Release 123 in the game of Shroud of the Avatar! R123 is a polish month. Polish, additional improvements, and bug fixes are inbound for R124 next month. We hope you enjoy the changes that are live today as of Release 123!

Crafting, Decoration, Gear, & Inventory Item Changes:

  • The deco teleporter to the Compendium of Pain and Suffering will no longer interfere with the spawning and navigation of pets, NPCs, or players attempting to use furniture in their vicinity. SOTA-67308
  • Haystacks decorations (both small and large) will no longer interfere with the spawning and navigation of pets, NPCs, or players attempting to use furniture in their vicinity. SOTA-68200
  • Removed mesh collision from Young Mounted Plesiosaurus. The adult may receive similar adjustment after some testing. SOTA-69248
  • Adjusted collision on the Castle Atos Teleporter. SOTA-71921
  • Adjusted the rain collision on the Red Stall Awning to stop errors.
  • Adjusted the Tavern Counter (Flipped) to stop errors. SOTA-70042
  • Hid visible deco surfaces on the Fancy Storage Shed and the Stone Five-Story Wizard’s Tower. SOTA-70740, SOTA-71908
  • Modified the material for the crafted moondial base to display a solid bottom. SOTA-71394
  • Reduced the shininess of the existing Clover Pavers and adjusted the texture to make the clover more recognizable.
  • Made smaller scaling available to a few tents that almost fit on a Market Lot.
  • Made larger scaling available to the crafted Tent and the similar Welcome Tent.
  • Made the Renaissance Bedroom Dresser and Tall Bedroom Dresser resizable. SOTA-71822
  • Added vertical rotation capability to Bandit Spear. SOTA-71812
  • Fixed the appearance of Gentleman’s Riding Leggings when worn by female characters. SOTA-71614
  • Removed extra fingers from male Elven Elite Archer Bracers. I guess they weren’t useful for archery? SOTA-68944
  • Disabled non-functional dye slots on Leather Guard Boots. SOTA-71616
  • Disabled non-functional dye slots on Fortified Cloth Gloves. SOTA-71889
  • Normalized bound health and focus potion and unicorn poison names and fixed a typo in the poison’s description.
  • Normalized Fortified and Epic Cloth Leggings’ and their recipes’ names. SOTA-70771
  • Added a description with useful info on deco placement to Planting Areas.
  • Corrected Bloodstained Map #6 to show its hint in Runic.
  • Made many older, low-durability pieces of crafted clothing masterworkable and enchantable, as the newer high-durability versions are. (They don’t have the durability to do anything significant with it, but they are now consistent.) SOTA-71875
  • The Faerie Belt is no longer enchantable or masterworkable. (It wasn’t before, either, but it was possible to try.) SOTA-70162
  • Enabled salvage of Candelabra like similar looted lighting. SOTA-71879
  • Enabled salvage of Tin Foil Hats. SOTA-71559
  • Enabled salvage of Head Bandages. SOTA-71589
  • Changed the Judgewig to be salvageable at the tailoring table instead of the blacksmithing table. SOTA-71557
  • Created a new recipe book category under smelting for all the artifact combining recipes and moved them into it. SOTA-71807
  • Moved the recipe for the warlock chain into the rings and amulets section of the blacksmithing recipes and the recipes for its components into the components section.
  • Moved the recipe for burial coffin into the decorations section of the carpentry recipes.
  • Made many crafting ingredients (mostly cooking ones) show as valid (white) on their appropriate station(s) and only their appropriate station(s). SOTA-70773
  • Made artifacts that can be combined show as valid (orange) ingredients on smelting tables. SOTA-69780
  • Made unrevealed treasure maps show as valid (white) on alchemy stations only and revealed treasure maps show as valid (white) on no stations at all.

User Interface and Store Information Changes:

  • The green nameplates of hostiles well below your level will no longer turn cyan when night vision is used. SOTA-71904
  • Added earth specialization effects to the skill description for Torpor. SOTA-70048
  • Added information on pugilism to the descriptions of the skills it affects. SOTA-71877
  • Made all the year-specific cupcakes show on the consumables tab of the inventory. SOTA-70912
  • Changed outdated text in lot stones’ home picker UI that referred to House Deeds.
  • Fixed the icon size for the six creature essences. SOTA-71905
  • Fixed a typo in the Ancient Sextant’s feedback.
  • Updated the description of the existing Property Marker set in the Crown Store to note that Market Property Markers are not included.
  • Updated the store name for Scott Jones Painting to add his alias. SOTA-71917
  • Fixed some blurry and/or misproportioned store images.

World and Quest Changes:

  • Seasonal Monsters: The Envy Angel will go dormant and the Arch Lapin will return on March 16th.
  • The Path of the Oracle: Added extra logic to ensure Speak with the Oracle tasks properly archive when complete. SOTA-71909
  • Multiple Control Points: Corrected a typo in the Mages of Mystery’s cost for crossing to the opposite side of the scene. SOTA-71910
  • Multiple Scenes: Crates you can sit upon now display the name “Upturned Crate.” SOTA-71903
  • Aerie: Fixed a pair of shields in armor shops that were rotated and clipping into counters. SOTA-71892
  • Approach to the Shuttered Eye: Fixed a stuck spot. SOTA-71895
  • Ardoris: Fixed a typo in the help mouseover for the “Defeat all 4 Anti-Love Cabalists” task. SOTA-71888
  • Blood River Outskirts: Updated the logic used to remove the “Collect Scalps for Vigilantes” task from the UI. SOTA-71871
  • Desolis: Samuel Ruf no longer implies he has a quest. SOTA-71923
  • The Epitaph: Removed door functionality from a fallen wooden door. SOTA-71907
  • Ferig’s Battle Camp: Updated the logic used by the guards for when they say ambient barks. SOTA-71880
  • Harvest: Greatly simplified Guard Stella’s responses.
  • Port Harmony: Players saying “name” to Preston the News Hawker will now properly unlock his name. SOTA-71913
  • Port Harmony: The papers on the front desk in the town hall no longer have anti-theft protection. SOTA-71912
  • Port Harmony: Fixed a typo in one of Corbyn Sallow’s “valve” responses. SOTA-71914
  • Solace Bridge Outskirts: Fixed a typo in one of Velma’s “rumors” responses. SOTA-71911
  • Created map for Elysian Ruins.
  • Created map for Elysian Plains.
  • Created map for Naryad Moors.
  • Created map for Norgard Fens. SOTA-59610
  • Created map for Rumor Peaks.
  • Created map for Whispering Woods.


Latest News and Q&A in the First March Livestream

The post-release Community Livestream is Friday, March 1st at 4PM CT on Twitch! Join Stephen “Ravalox” Reinen and other members of the development team for a 1-hour community livestream!

To enter the prize drawings, type “chaos in the clover” 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. Watch on Twitch, Friday at 4PM CT!

Members of the Shroud of the Avatar development team stream on — 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 on
Facebook at and on Discord at


Sales and Bonus Events

From March 15th through end-of-day March 21st:

  • Crown Store sales will be 30% off.
  • Crowns of the Obsidians will be 20% off.
  • Deed Upgrades will be 20% off.


Release 123 Subscriber Login Rewards

Be cheered by the first sprouts of green after a long winter. The Rewards Program login items for Release 123 are a set of Sparse Blooming Clover Pavers and a pair of Potted Shamrocks!

Subscribers to the Rewards Program must log in during Release 123 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
    • 30 Months: Keeper of Countless Devotions
    • 33 Months: Keeper of Thirty-Three Corpions
    • 36 Months: Keeper of Thirty-Six Serpents
    • 39 Months: Keeper of Thirty-Nine Tulips
    • 42 Months: Keeper of Forty-Two Roses
    • 45 Months: Keeper of Forty-Five Lilies
    • 48 Months: Keeper of Forty-Eight Daisies
    • 51 Months: Keeper of Fifty-One Staves
    • 54 Months: Keeper of Fifty-Four Daggers
    • 57 Months: Keeper of Fifty-Seven Arrows
    • 60 Months: Keeper of Sixty Swords
    • 63 Months: Keeper of Sixty-Three Coins
    • 66 Months: Keeper of Sixty-Six Gems
    • 69 Months: Keeper of Sixty-Nine Jewels
    • 72 Months: Keeper of Seventy-Two Goblets
    • 75 Months: Keeper of Seventy-Five Rings
    • 78 Months: Keeper of Seventy-Eight Amulets
  • 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!


March Login Reward

Keep a little green on your desk when you’re trapped inside by a stack of paperwork: each account that logs in during the month of March will receive a one-time gift of a Tabletop Potted Shamrocks.


Crown Store Updates

New in the crown store for today’s release:

  • Market Property Marker 10-Pack
  • Deed, Market (POT, Taxed)
  • Blooming Clover Pavers
  • Small Very Sparse Blooming Clover Pavers
  • Gothic Bookcase Cabinet
  • Dark Gothic Bookcase Cabinet

The pack of Leprechaun Bowler Hats has been split up:

  • Leprechaun Bowler Hat
  • Leprechaun Bowler Hat w/ Shamrock

…and an addition to go with this month’s bug fixes to the existing haystacks:

  • Medium Haystack

…for March 1st:

  • Tabletop Potted Shamrocks 3-Pack

…and for March 8th:

  • Potted Shamrocks 3-Pack
  • Sparse Blooming Clover Pavers

The Valentine’s Day store items will be available through Monday March 4th:

List of Valentine’s Day items:
  • 2016 Cupid Ensemble
  • 2016 Cupid Heart Cloak
  • 2016 Valentine Hearts Cloak
  • Blank Valentine’s Day 2016 Card 5-Pack
  • Blank Valentine’s Day 2017 Card 5-Pack
  • Blank Valentine’s Day 2019 Card 5-Pack
  • Breathe Hearts Emote
  • Double Smoke Heart Emote
  • Heart Hot Tub
  • Heart Top Hat
  • Heart-Shaped Footstool
  • Heart-Shaped Spear
  • Smoke Heart Emote
  • Triple Smoke Heart Emote
  • Valentine’s Day Gift Boxes 2017 3-Pack
  • Valentine’s Day Gift Boxes 2018 3-Pack
  • Valentine’s Day Gift Boxes 2019 3-Pack

Although there are not currently enough items to make a whole new category for them, a few St. Patrick’s Day items can be found in other categories (Wearables and Outdoor Decorations) through Monday May 6th:

List of St. Patrick’s Day items:
  • Garden Leprechaun
  • Leprechaun Bowler Hat
  • Leprechaun Bowler Hat with Shamrock
  • Leprechaun Hat
  • Pot o’ Gold

To celebrate his birthday, the Darkstarr Rares store items will be available through Monday May 27th:

List of Darkstarr items:
  • Darkstarr Basement Entrance Eternal Pattern
  • Darkstarr Chaos Throne
  • Darkstarr Chaos Throne (Reverse Colors)
  • Darkstarr Clock Tower
  • Darkstarr Clock Tower (Reverse Colors)
  • Darkstarr Fur Collared Cloak
  • Darkstarr Pavers
  • Darkstarr Shield
  • Darkstarr Shield Pattern Pack
  • Lord British vs Darkstarr Battle Banner
  • Mosh Emote

The Spring Equinox store items will be available from Monday March 25th until Sunday May 5th:

List of Spring Equinox items:
  • Brown Bunny Ears & Slippers Set
  • Bunny Ears & Slippers Set
  • Decorative Dyeable Egg Pack
  • Flower Crown
  • Lepus Mask 2017
  • Lepus Mask 2018
  • Silver & Gold Lepus Mask
  • White Lepus Mask
  • Rabbit Tailed Bodice Ensemble
  • Replenishing Confetti Eggs Basket 2016
  • Replenishing Confetti Eggs Basket 2017
  • Replenishing Confetti Eggs Basket 2018
  • Replenishing Confetti Eggs Basket 2019
  • Spring Fountain w/ Floating Candles


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 Butterfly Pet (Blue)
  • 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
  • Mounted Ladybug Specimen
  • Mounted Rhinoceros Beetle Specimen
  • Mounted Firebug Specimen
  • Mounted Diving Bug Specimen
  • Mounted Asian Ladybug Specimen
  • Swallowtail Butterfly Pet
  • Mounted Potato Beetle
  • Silver Bug Sprayer
  • Mounted Dung Beetle Specimen
  • Mounted Hissing Cockroach Specimen
  • Mounted Maybug Specimen
  • Mounted Stag Beetle Specimen
  • Mounted Flower Beetle Specimen

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.


Streaming 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 Streaming 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.


  • To qualify for Streaming 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 Streaming Bundles:

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

A few things you need to know:

  • Streaming 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 Streaming Bundles. (For example, giving away Streaming 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 fan graphics 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 2023/2024 Release Schedule is as follows:

  • This Release 123 – February 29 (Quality of Life)
  • Release 124 – March 28 (Quality of Life)
  • Release 125 – April 25 (Content)
  • Release 126 – May 30 (Quality of Life)
  • Release 127 – June 27 (Quality of Life)


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:

  • Lightbringer Isle Auction: This newly-resumed auction will be held by Hemnu Lightbringer every Wednesday at 2000 EST / 1900 CST / 0100 BST / 2400 UTC.
  • The Nebula Time Trials are intended as a fun competition amongst players, but also a way for players to compare builds, playstyles, learn from one another and just generally have fun together. Each trial will consist of a challenge along the lines of “kill this mob” or “complete this quest” and while prizes will be awarded based on completion time, everyone who enters will receive something. Check this main post for links to the individual trials as they occur.
  • Monthly Release Fishing Contests: This is a rotating, multi-location contest sponsored and organised by Rajazel, The Town Museum and its Governor Diablotine.
  • Trash to Treasure Dropped Items Turn-In: Introducing Trash to Treasure 2.0! 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!
  • Mad Splatter Tea Party: One Sunday of each month, Lily Byrd hosts a tea party in her back garden at her home in Jade Valley. There are drinks and eats, there is sometimes music, there are often party games with prizes, and sometimes they just sit and talk about life in Novia. All are welcome to join but this is a role playing event tea party: please come as your avatar!

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!

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.
  • 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: Avatar Relics

Community member Shawn Butts has opened a Shroud of the Avatar merchandise store with Catnip Games’ approval. Visit for pins, mugs, shirts, posters, and more here.


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! Check out their official trailer here.


Resources: Players Helping Players

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.