The Fifth Dynasty of Purplebeard
September 5, 2013 - October 18, 2013
Ascension Address: An Introduction to Magic
Welcome all, to my humble abode. It appears that the Archmage, in all his wisdom, has placed you all under my direct tutelage, despite my repeated wishes to be left alone in my research. Incidentally, lesson number one: don’t publish a paper that disproves Archmage Prok’s theory on Thaumaturgy in the Chaos Plane.
You might think it impossible for one mage (talented though I am) to properly mentor so many Initiates. You would be right. Therefore, I have decided to take a hands-off approach towards your education. You’ll each find an empowered birchwood staff and an empty spellbook waiting for you in the study. I also hereby grant you full access to my library. Go nuts, and don’t interrupt me at my work unless you’re dead or have transcended this sphere of reality.
All Dynastic Rules are repealed. Player becomes Apprentice. Emperor becomes Wizard.
The active players towards the end of the Dynasty were: Clucky*, Kevan*, Larrytheturtle*, Purplebeard*, quirck*, RaichuKFM*, scshunt*, Spitemaster
Posts of Interest
- http://blognomic.com/archive/master_of_your_domain/ introduced Domains, in which Apprentices could gain Mastery.
- http://blognomic.com/archive/spelling_lessons1/ introduced the main mechanic - Spells. Everything in the game could only be done using them.
- http://blognomic.com/archive/mana_from_heaven/ suggested a way to recharge Energy, later amended by http://blognomic.com/archive/power_underwhelming/ since saving enough Energy for interesting Spells was taking too long.
- http://blognomic.com/archive/arts_and_crafts/ gave each Apprentice a Totem, which later could be created, destroyed and sacrificed.
- http://blognomic.com/archive/is_it_time1/ defined a Spell to achieve victory.
Spitemaster, the only playing non-admin at the time, discovered a path to the victory, for which he needed to be the first to act after next Recharge. So, he did the Recharge himself, but 45 minutes earlier than legally allowed. So, the DoV was failed, and a discussion followed as to Spitemaster was not the only one who could win if he was the first to act.
Several proposals suggested how to fairly assign victory to a player who both (a) could have won in that time and (b) wanted to win. This list was reduced to Kevan and Spitemaster, and a coin was tossed, choosing Spitemaster.