Avatar’s Update #274: Monthly Livestream Rewards and a New Livestreamer Program

Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar:

Game Development

News Announcements

Community Updates


Monthly Livestream: R51 Rewards: Darkstarr Themed!

This week was incredibly productive for the Darkstarr items with Fletcher “Scathana” Kinnear producing seven new items including the chainmail, crossbow, dagger, staff, morningstar, and helm!

[From a Dev+ Forum Post by Starr “Darkstarr”]

As you might remember the Monthly Livestream for Release 51 was Darkstarr themed in honor of my birthday! As we wrapped work on Release 52 launch tasks we started working on the the Darkstarr stretch goal items with the Darkstarr chaos symbol on them. I hope that you are as excited about them as I am!!!!

Darkstarr Chainmail: Based on the original concept sketch by Stephen “Caravaggio’s Wolf” Daniele and implemented by Fletcher “Scathana” Kinnear this armor cleverly incorporates the chaos arrows in every piece.

Darkstarr Crossbow: Another weapon by Fletcher “Scathana” Kinnear which yet again cleverly incorporates the arrow motif, this time in the bowstave and front of the crossbow.

Darkstarr Spear: One handed polearm by Fletcher “Scathana” Kinnear.

Darkstarr Morningstar: As promised here is a morningstar where the spikes are chaos arrows! I love how Fletcher “Scathana” Kinnear also incorporated the Darsktarr symbol in the handguard.

Darkstarr Dagger: This one handed blade that Fletcher “Scathana” Kinnear created uses the chaos arrows for the serrated edge. It is based on historical swordbreaker (“daga rompispada” in Italian) parrying daggers that had large, deep serrations along one side of the blade, resembling the barbed teeth of a comb and were designed to entrap an opponent’s blade, allowing a variety of follow-up techniques (see reference image below).

Copyright – The Wallace Collection

Darkstarr Staff: This large two-handed staff created created by Fletcher “Scathana” Kinnear is capped by a gigantic Darkstarr symbol.

Darkstarr Coronated Chain Helm: This helmet created by Fletcher “Scathana” Kinnear is inspired by Persian chain helms and incorporates Darkstarr’s signature crown made up of chaos arrows and also features a chaos arrow as the nose guard.


The Making of Eastmarch

Eastmarch is a village on the southeast coast of Drachvald near the Vauban pass. The famous song by the bard Iolo, “The Baron of Eastmarch”, was written about a baron of this town before the keep fell into ruin after repeated attacks from undead. In recent times the locals have been strengthening their defenses with watchtowers and patching up the ruined keep walls so that the keep can be used as a refuge during undead attacks.

[From a A Dev+ Forum Post by Chris “Sea Wolf” Wolf]

Hey folks, I have a few screenshots of my progress in Eastmarch, a player town near Vauban Pass. The area was once home to the Baron of Eastmarch, and the ruins of his keep can be found here. The only area that is far enough along to show today is the town center, so you can expect more screenshots of the countryside and the Baron’s keep, along with more information about the area. Feel free to leave feedback, especially if you live here.

The Devotional Shrine (Humility)The Ventaceaster TavernThe Magic Shop and Crafting PavilionChris Wolf
Level Designer


The Making of Penmawr Island

Penmawr Island is a Tier 4 island in the Bay of Storms in the South Paladis region directly south of Jaanaford. The island is a haven of pirates, plunderers, and bandits but the dock area has recently been overrun by undead.

[From a Dev+ Forum Post by Travis “Vas Corp Por” Koleski]

Located in the Bay of Storms, Penmawr Island is getting uncloned!

Here’s some screenshots of our current progress on this tier 4 adventure zone (It will be full of raucous pirates and other ghoulish baddies):

Thanks for following the update!


The Making of Tenebris Harbor

Tenebris Harbor was once a thriving town on the coast of the Bay of Storms in the South Paladis region west of Jaanaford. The town has recently been attacked and taken over by pirates and plunderers who have burned down whole sections of the town.

[A Dev+ Forum Post by Esteben “SorcerousSteve” Zaldivar]

Hey guys! SorcerousSteve here to give you a sneak peak at Tenebris Harbor!

Tenebris Harbor was until recently a productive shipbuilding town until a large band of pirates swarmed into the area with the goal of looting and stealing some of the finest galleons in Novia. Their onslaught was so unexpected and aggressive that many of the guards and civilians perished. Parts of the city now lay in flame and the plunderers have made themselves comfortable happily looting and killing any strangers coming to check on the safety of the town.

The Tenebris Harbor dockside suffered the heaviest damage, much of the civilian population in this part of town was wiped out.

On the outskirts of Tenebris Harbor, looking South towards the docks.

Palms line the main causeway leading to the docks, now engulfed in flames.

A pirate flag flies high over the Tenebris Harbor Fort.

Even though the docks are still up in flames, many parts of town including the town square managed to stay intact as the plunderers came in and looted the many establishments.

A shot of the Tenebris Harbor countryside.

Stay tuned next week for more updates on Tenebris Harbor!

Esteben “SorcerousSteve” Zaldivar
Level Designer


Monthly Livestream: Release 52 Results

Our Monthly Livestream for Release 52 was a huge success and we achieved a bunch of our Stretch Goal Rewards! A heartfelt thank you from the entire Dev Team to all of you, our players, that continue to play and contribute to Shroud of the Avatar. Friday’s livestream was yet another example of your amazing support and contributions!

The total as of 07:00 PM CDT, April 6th was an amazing:

** $80,000 **

As promised, Telethon Funding Stretch Goal Rewards will be rewarded to any players that spent a minimum of $5 from 12:00 PM CDT to Midnight Aril 6th (Spending Store Credit to make $5 minimum purchase does not apply). These rewards should show up on your account page within the next couple of weeks and will begin showing up in the game over the next few releases starting as soon as Release 53.

  • ACHIEVED! $10K: /evileye
  • ACHIEVED! $25K: Interior sized Obsidian Obelisk
  • ACHIEVED! $35K: Obsidian Pavers
  • ACHIEVED! $50K: Obsidian Throne
  • ACHIEVED! $65K: Obsidian Wizard Robes
  • ACHIEVED! $80K: Obsidian Plate Armor

NOTE: We stopped tracking towards stretch goals at the end of the telethon at 7:00 PM CDT.

We had deep dives, world building tours, answered questions, danced, sang, spun the Wheel of Fortune for flash sales, and handed out tons of prizes!

Did you not get your question answered? Fret not! Starr “Darkstarr” Long (with help from the rest of the team) will answer some of the questions that we did not have time to answer during the telethon at some point in the forums next week.


Stream with Us! New Livestreamer Program & Calendar

Calling all livestreamers and livestream viewers across New Britannia! It is time we get the word out to new players and veteran Avatars about your channels. We’ve seen so many great in-game adventures being shown, we want to spotlight them for everyone else to experience!

We are announcing today a calendar program to make it easier for everyone to tune into their favorite streamer, and to support those who stream Shroud of the Avatar. Want to know when someone is on the air? Our calendar will have them listed!

See below for how you can be a part of this exciting new program.

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2-Week Double XP Launch Spree Ends This Wednesday

[From a Dev+ Forum Post by Starr “Darkstarr”]

Greetings Avatars,

In celebration of the successful launch of Episode 1 we are going to double the experience points everyone receives when completing a quest (Adventurer and/or Producer XP), and when defeating enemies (Adventurer XP), for the next two weeks. This event starts today, March 28, and ends on April 11. Enjoy!

NOTE: The softcap on experience gain of 1 Million XP / hour is still in place, so higher end players in high XP earning environments will hit that softcap faster.

For new players, register an account and get started today by clicking here.

You can also pick up the game on Steam.


Lot Deed Monthly Raffle Returns

The Lot Deed Raffle returns in Release 52! Raffle tickets can be purchased with in-game gold from home merchants. Each person can only win a single deed of each type (maximum of one place anywhere and one POT). The drawing will occur and winners will be announced in R53.

There are two raffles, one for each lot type:

Place Anywhere Deeds: 50 Total

  • Row: 20
  • Village: 15
  • Town: 10
  • City: 5

Player Owned Town Deeds: 100 Total

  • Row: 40
  • Village: 30
  • Town: 20
  • City: 10

Raffle tickets grant the holder a chance to win deeds of any size (Row, Village, Town, or City). Raffles will be held monthly (total deed numbers may vary each month). Winners can claim their deed(s) simply by logging into the game and claiming rewards at any bank.


NPC Submission Requests: Brittany Wharfs and Northwood

Earlier this week Scott “Lum” Jennings posted our latest request for NPC submissions for Brittany Wharfs and Northwood. This is for Developer+ level backers who are eligible for the “Design an NPC” reward “Help create and name a character in the game”.

For reference here is our current status on which towns we have done this work on and which towns remain to be done:

Done:

  • Aerie
  • Ardoris
  • Braemar (no backer NPCs)
  • Desolis
  • Estgard
  • Etceter
  • Graff Island
  • Jaanaford
  • Kiln
  • Kingsport (no backer NPCs)
  • Owl’s Head (no backer NPCs)
  • Resolute
  • Solania (no backer NPCs)
  • Soltown (no backer NPCs)
  • Spite
  • Xenos
  • Yew

In progress:

  • Brittany Wharfs
  • Northwood

To be done:

  • Bramble
  • Brittany Central
  • Brittany Fields
  • Broochash
  • Brookside
  • Celestis
  • Eastmarch
  • Elad’s Lighthouse
  • Fortus End
  • Goti
  • Mud
  • Noreach
  • Point West
  • Port Graff
  • Storm’s Reach
  • Westend

BRITTANY WHARFS:

Humility[From a Dev+ Forum Post by Scott “Lum” Jennings]

Thank you for your continuing support of Shroud of the Avatar! This month, we’re seeking entries for inhabitants of the neighborhoods of Brittany Wharfs!

Yes, it’s finally time to start populating the largest city in Novia, the jewel of New Britannia and the home of so many adventures. The Wharfs are an area heavily focused on trade, merchants, and crafting. The main harbor hosts a lot of boat traffic at its peak. North of the harbor is the Warehouse District. Rails line the streets to facilitate the transportation of cargo from the warehouses to the harbor. The wharfs of Brittany see traffic of an entire continent come through its docks, and many fortunes are made and lost among its tides.

Note that Brittany Wharfs is not the only area we will be seeking submissions from for R53. If you do NOT want your backer NPC to be in Brittany Wharfs, you may want to wait. I will update this thread if we are running low on submissions – generally we are OK on duplicate submissions for characters who don’t get adopted (such as guards) but if you absolutely have a character who should be in a given city (such as Brittany) you should wait until we advertise for that city.

First, some brief notes:

  • Brittany Wharfs, while not technically a “clone” of an older scene, has many NPCs which are not currently unique. Thus, the NPCs are already in the game, but we can change appearance (to a degree, as seen below), gender, etc. to suit your request. If you want to pick a specific NPC (for example, one near your own house) we will do our best to accommodate you but may not be able to.
  • NPC visual customization, as you may have noticed, is still at a very early stage in development. Right now for the backers who want to be added to Northwood, we cannot offer any visual customization options beyond our standard gallery of NPC models. If you would like to have input over the visual customization of your NPC, you can wait for further releases when we can offer this. We will also allow a one-time visual re-customization once customization has been added if you would like to add your NPC now.
  • Response to this will be on a first-come first-served basis for each call for responses. If your NPC doesn’t appear in Brittany Wharfs, feel free to respond again in future posts. We have quite a few towns and cities to populate!
  • We are allowing people who have already submitted NPCs to submit their ideas for Brittany Wharfs as well if they like, but people who have not yet submitted an NPC will take priority over those who have.
  • When responding, please list a first and second choice for profession.
  • This is currently for Brittany Wharfs ONLY. We will be opening all of Brittany for NPC placement in stages. (There are MANY NPCs in Greater Brittany!)
  • NPCs for Brittany Wharfs should be human only, please.

Still with us? Great! Here’s what we need for Brittany Wharfs:

  • 38 33 guards
  • 1 bookseller
  • 1 alchemist
  • 1 armorcrafter
  • 2 innkeepers
  • 2 waiters / waitresses
  • 1 blacksmith
  • 1 housing deeds merchant
  • 1 housing decorations merchant
  • 2 crafting supplies merchants
  • 1 weapons merchant
  • 1 butcher
  • 1 fishing supplies merchant
  • 1 magic supplies merchant
  • 1 cooking supplies merchant
  • 1 combat trainer
  • 1 crafting trainer
  • 1 banker
  • 1 town crier
  • 3 public vendors
  • 1 guild registrar

If you’d like to have your namesake be a resident of Brittany Wharfs, please respond via private message on this forum to me (Lum) using the following format:

  • NPC name:
  • NPC gender:
  • NPC profession (first choice):
  • NPC profession (second choice):
  • NPC background (optional): A paragraph on whom your NPC is, how they would respond to nosy outlanders poking about their business, what brings them to Brittany Wharfs (or keeps them there), or anything else you’d like to add. We reserve the right to edit and/or reject any background that does not fit the lore and setting of the game.

Please specify in your submission that this NPC is for Brittany Wharfs.

We will respond if: your NPC is used; if it is rejected for whatever reason (such as an inappropriate name); if a supplied background is inappropriate, or if your NPC missed the cutoff for this release.

Thanks for your support, and see you at the docks of Brittany Wharfs! (Save space for Atos’ alter ego…)

NORTHWOOD:

Humility[From a Dev+ Forum Post by Scott “Lum” Jennings]

Thank you for your continuing support of Shroud of the Avatar! This month, we’re seeking entries for inhabitants of the town of Northwood!

Recently “uncloned” in Release 52, Northwood is beyond the grasslands far north of Brittany, near the western coast of Spindrift Bay in the North Paladis region. Rumors are spreading that the town boasts some remarkable similarities to locations on Earth known as Britannia Manor and Castleton, but surely that must be coincidence?

Note that Northwood is not the only town we will be seeking submissions from for R53. If you do NOT want your backer NPC to be in Northwood, you may want to wait. I will update this thread if we are running low on submissions – generally we are OK on duplicate submissions for characters who don’t get adopted (such as guards) but if you absolutely have a character who should be in a given city (such as Brittany) you should wait until we advertise for that city.

First, some brief notes:

  • Northwood is one of our “uncloning” scenes, where we go back and fill out unique content for each village and city. Thus, the NPCs are already in the game, but we can change appearance (to a degree, as seen below), gender, etc. to suit your request. If you want to pick a specific NPC (for example, one near your own house) we will do our best to accommodate you but may not be able to.
  • NPC visual customization, as you may have noticed, is still at a very early stage in development. Right now for the backers who want to be added to Northwood, we cannot offer any visual customization options beyond our standard gallery of NPC models. If you would like to have input over the visual customization of your NPC, you can wait for further releases when we can offer this. We will also allow a one-time visual re-customization once customization has been added if you would like to add your NPC now.
  • Response to this will be on a first-come first-served basis for each call for responses. If your NPC doesn’t appear in Northwood, feel free to respond again in future posts. We have quite a few towns and cities to populate!
  • We are allowing people who have already submitted NPCs to submit their ideas for Northwood as well if they like, but people who have not yet submitted an NPC will take priority over those who have.
  • When responding, please list a first and second choice for profession.
  • NPCs for Northwood should be human only, please.

Still with us? Great! Here’s what we need for Northwood:

  • 7 6 guards
  • 1 innkeeper
  • 1 waiter / waitress
  • 1 blacksmith
  • 1 housing deeds merchant
  • 1 housing decorations merchant
  • 1 crafting supplies murchant
  • 1 weapons merchant
  • 1 combat trainer
  • 1 crafting trainer
  • 1 banker
  • 1 town crier
  • 1 public vendor
  • 1 guild registrar

If you’d like to have your namesake be a resident of Northwood, please respond via private message on this forum to me (Lum) using the following format:

  • NPC name:
  • NPC gender:
  • NPC profession (first choice):
  • NPC profession (second choice):
  • NPC background (optional): A paragraph on whom your NPC is, how they would respond to nosy outlanders poking about their business, what brings them to Northwood (or keeps them there), or anything else you’d like to add. We reserve the right to edit and/or reject any background that does not fit the lore and setting of the game.

Please specify in your submission that this NPC is for Northwood.

We will respond if: your NPC is used; if it is rejected for whatever reason (such as an inappropriate name); if a supplied background is inappropriate, or if your NPC missed the cutoff for this release.

Thanks for your support, and see you in Northwood!


Portalarium is Hiring: Web Developer

We currently have an opening for a Web Developer for Shroud of the Avatar. Qualifications for the ideal candidate are:

  • Minimum 5 years industry experience
  • *nix experience (OpenBSD or Linux)
  • Web development experience (PHP, web services, JavaScript)
  • Relational database architecture experience (MySql preferred)
  • Server deployment and cluster orchestration (virtual and/or dedicated machines)
  • Server load balancing, traffic prioritization, etc.
  • Extensive experience with server security
  • Strong debugging skills
  • Ability to work in unstructured, non-hierarchical environment
  • BONUS SKILLS (any one or more of these):
    • NoSQL experience
    • Strong C#/C++ skills
    • Windows programming experience
    • ASP.NET
    • Mac development
    • MMO game development experience
    • Minimum of at least 1 shipped game

If you’d like to join the Portalarium Tribe working on the ground-breaking Shroud of the Avatar game, please submit your resume to jobs@portalarium.com. Provide links to your work (if possible), including gameplay, video footage, and document forms (images, maps, and event descriptions).


Free Trial: Choose Any Path

Free Trial access allows you to play the entire game in any of the Online modes with a few key differences in game play. You will be able to explore hundreds of scenes, talk with thousands of players, adventure through the opening quests, and gain experience and skills as you get used to the world of New Britannia!

Here are the few Visitor limits:

  • The term (Visitor) is appended to their character name
  • Max skill level set to 50
  • Limited to a single Story Path (Truth, Love or Courage)
  • Cannot purchase nor sell items via Player Vendors nor Public Vendors
  • No ownership of player property nor use of player property signs
  • Cannot move/interact with items on a player property (even if given permissions)
  • Cannot interact with public chests
  • Cannot give items to other players via Trade or Mail
  • Cannot flag as Open PVP
  • Cannot gain nor create ransom items when you kill or are killed in PVP (in Open PVP zones)
  • Character data may be deleted if not eventually upgraded to a paid account
  • Cannot play in Offline Mode

Join us in New Britannia for free today!


Weekend Flash Sale: Vikings!

In Release 52 we added Ornate Viking Planting Beds and Pots for use in Agriculture. In celebration we are placing all our Viking items on sale!


Download Meretz: Get a Free Meretz Cloak & Other SotA Loot

Whether you move a little or a lot, Meretz rewards you every step of the way. Meretz converts your exercise into a virtual currency called Meretz Points. Use your Meretz Points to buy sweepstakes entries and other cool stuff.

This month, you have a chance to win the Observatory Village Home, complete with rotating telescope. Enter daily for more chances to win – so get your new cloak and first sweeps entry today!

SXSW Sweepstakes Winners

Also a big congrats to the winners of the game bundles we gave away during SXSW last month! Winners have already been contacted and will be announced on the @MeretzApp Twitter account as they are confirmed.

Learn more and install the app at Meretz.com!


Upcoming Events Calendar

April 24, 2018 – Richard Garriott at Quo Vadis
April 26, 2018 –
Release 53
May 4, 2018 – Monthly Livestream: Release 53
May 31, 2018 – Release 54
June 28, 2018 – Release 55
July 26, 2018 – Release 56
Aug 21 – 25, 2018 – Gamescom
Aug 30, 2018 – Release 57

Visit the official Community Calendar to see the great lineup of activities our amazing community has planned for this weekend! And be sure to check out this month’s Release Events thread in the SotA forums for additional events.


Spotlight: Insulam de Nocte – Player Town

Welcome to another Community Spotlight feature! These spotlights are dedicated entirely to community content, usually about a player town and presented by a single individual or an entire guild.

For this week’s spotlight, we toured the town of Insulam de Nocte. The town is located conveniently just east of Brittany. After a few hours boat ride, our group arrived safely on the island to be greeted by a mysterious town guide. Our group is eager for a tour of what is rumored to be a place that has much to see, including an intense tournament series at the local arena.


Events: SotA Gustball Tournament and EVL’s The Gauntlet

SotA Gustball Tournament – Apr. 6 at 7pm CT

SotA Gustball Tournament

From Sheamus McGuinness: Spring is here and we are ready to start a new season of Gustball! This is going to be a fun and friendly exhibition match where anyone can register a team to play. You only need a team of 3 people to play Gustball and of course the gust spell to move the gustball around!

We will be giving out information about the official Gustball league and signing teams up for the season that are interested. For more information check out http://sotagustball.com or whisper Sheamus McGuinness in game.

Join us in Virtue Isle (SW corner of Hidden Vale next to Virtue League).

EVL’s ‘The Gauntlet’ Returns! – Apr. 13 at 7pm CT

EVL's 'The Gauntlet' Returns!

From Sheamus McGuinness: THE GAUNTLET is basically a combination of American Gladiators & American Ninja Warrior. This timed obstacle course is run by a single Avatar and the fastest time is the overall winner! Competitors can look forward to TOP PRIZES for the winner and runner up.

The Gladiators will do their very best to slow you down using a variety of magic spells along the course. Join us on The Hidden Vale at 7pm NBT (CST) in the Underworld PVP town of Chaos Caverns (connected to Virtue Oasis in the SW corner of Hidden Vale). Practice the course from 7:00 pm to 7:15 pm and get those skills down!

This is a FREE event that is suitable for all levels of Avatars, join in the fun!

Teleportation avatar is Sheamus McGuinness.


Impressions of New Britannia – Launch Screenshot Contest

New Britannia is full of wonderful impressions. We want to highlight all the moments of beauty, virtue, danger, and wondrous discoveries that inhabit the land. We invite you to capture your moments in New Britannia in this ‘Impressions of New Britannia’ – Launch Screenshot Contest!

While we have categories to focus on above, winners will be judged purely by quality and originality of the screenshot.

  • 5x Top Winners: 100 COTOs (in-game currency) + Pet of your choice + Screenshot Title
  • 7x Runner-ups: 25 COTOs (in-game currency)
  • We will also be selecting 5x random winners for an additional 25 COTOs each for those who share their top screenshot on Twitter and/or Facebook (you can win both here and in the above categories, so be sure to post in the forums and link your post on social @ShroudOfAvatar for Twitter and @shroudoftheavatar for Facebook))!

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Community Livestream: Exploring Quel Shardfall

For this Community Livestream, we took a stroll through the Release 52 scene of Quel Shardfall with Esteben “SorcerousSteve” Zaldivar and Dan “PlagueOfLocust” Brennan!

“The great Cataclysm from the shattering of the two moons happened hundreds of years ago and showered the land with meteors. The largest shards created huge areas of devastation called shardfalls. The influence of the Oracle is weak in these areas and Outlanders can slay each other at will (making it an Open PvP zone). After months of meteor showers one particularly large shard has been approaching steadily and has finally crashed.

The latest shardfall has obliterated North Quel Woods, and the Quel Shardfall has appeared in its place. Unlike other shardfalls that are hundreds of years old, this shardfall is so fresh that the ground is on fire, the air is thick with electricity that periodically discharges (ouch!), lava flows in places, and the amount of floating shards is staggering. The devastation of this new shardfall has exposed an ancient crypt, corrupting the resident lich and transforming him into a unique Obsidian Lich who uses Chaos Magic (much like the Chaos Daemon). Slaying the Obsidian Lich can reward you with a unique Obsidian Lich Helm.”

For more livestreams and gameplay videos, be sure to subscribe to www.youtube.com/portalarium!


SOTACON 2018 Convention Announced! Oct. 11-13, 2018

SOTACON in 2018 has been announced! A community run event, SOTACON Austin is going to be the place for interaction with the developers of Shroud of the Avatar and having fun celebrating your time in the game. Join your fellow community members this coming October 11-13, 2018 in Austin, TX!

When: October 11-13, 2018 (Thursday to Saturday)
Where: Renaissance Austin Hotel, Austin Texas
Website:https://www.sotaconaustin.org

Registration for the Shroud of the Avatar Convention – Austin 2018 is now open! Admission tickets, cloaks, and VIP packages are on sale now at our Eventbrite Site.

For the players and completely run by the players, this second Convention in Austin brings new activities and great opportunities for attendees and SotA developers. You will experience:

    • A relaxing and social Thursday evening with an icebreaker at a local pub/restaurant.
    • An action-packed Friday with ceremonies, speeches, prizes, panel sessions, group photos, live action role-play (LARP) duels, dinner, and Shakespearean play at Richard Garriott’s Curtain Theatre. (medieval garb encouraged on this day, but not necessary).
    • A convention/business style Saturday with panels, break-out discussions, feedback given directly to the developers, and prizes.
    • A blow-out social Saturday evening with a dance party to include DJ, cosplay, prizes, contests, and stories.
    • A relaxing and open Sunday for guilds, player towns, communities and friends to hold their own activities to enjoy Austin and meet with friends.
    • In addition, a special Thursday afternoon and evening is for our special VIPs to include a Portalarium tour and private reception dinner.

Your admission ticket price covers many, but not all, of these activities; details are forthcoming as Convention sales get underway (think “stretch goals”).

Go here to view the Convention schedule! For plenty of other information, visit the SOTACON website at https://www.sotaconaustin.org.

To support the event by purchasing cloaks and tickets, go to the Eventbrite Site.

Join us at SOTACON – Austin this Oct. 11-13, 2018 and take your place in history!


Project to Support – MidBoss

Emma Massen created the ABC music framework that we now use in Shroud of the Avatar for player instruments. Thank you Emma! We noticed your project on Steam and wanted to give it a shout out.

Avatars, MidBoss is easy to pick up and play if you’re new to the genre of traditional roguelikes (turn-based strategic RPGs with permadeath), but still has the depth and complexity that veterans expect and enjoy. Give it a try!


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.



1 Comment


  1. Lord LonnLord Lonn

    I’m looking at the DarkStarr Chainmail and WoW
    anything in the works for a Duke chainmail Helm
    OMG!! that thing is T!Ts

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