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Old Jun 10th, 2021, 10:57 PM
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Thanks! I have a follow-up question.

Under the stat block fieldset here it says
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Character generation is described in the system rules in 4 steps.
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Choose an appropriate Name for your adventurer, and give them a descriptive title. Describe what they look like, and give them some personality. A short background story may be appropriate as well.
(emphasis added)

For the stat block do we just include the name, or do you want us to include a brief description and possibly background as well? I'm guessing the former as such information will already be in the character write-up, but I wasn't sure if you wanted something like a one-sentence summary in the stat block too, akin to what is often provided in the bestiary. Just wanted to clarify.
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Old Jun 11th, 2021, 01:02 AM
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I may need someone to review the mechanics of my application. I feel like I'm pushing the boundaries a bit, and I don't want to overstep.

Also, is it acceptable to have two pieces of gear associated with spellcasting? Obviously not planning on stacking bonuses or anything, but it makes sense from a flavour perspective to use both.
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Old Jun 11th, 2021, 07:45 AM
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For the stat block do we just include the name, or do you want us to include a brief description and possibly background as well? I'm guessing the former as such information will already be in the character write-up, but I wasn't sure if you wanted something like a one-sentence summary in the stat block too, akin to what is often provided in the bestiary. Just wanted to clarify.
If you take the Outplay 2021 The System rules by themselves to play a game, you would include this. For the actual Outplay Event, just the name/title goes here. The rest go into the Character Write-up section of your application.
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I may need someone to review the mechanics of my application. I feel like I'm pushing the boundaries a bit, and I don't want to overstep.

Also, is it acceptable to have two pieces of gear associated with spellcasting? Obviously not planning on stacking bonuses or anything, but it makes sense from a flavour perspective to use both.
I'll have some time later today to look over your block (and the others who have requested it). If you want to potentially use two pieces of gear for casting, for flavor, that is OK.
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Oh no.. that was a mistake on my part. The 500 words DOES include Signature Moves and Known Spells. That line was added when we were going to limit the whole application to 1000 words and should have been removed when I made the change to have the stat block broken out with its own word count.
So there is no set word-limit on the application's background write-up?
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So there is no set word-limit on the application's background write-up?
That section is 1000 words.
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I know that applications are due on 6/25. When does play actually begin? What day will the first post be due for round 0?

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I know that applications are due on 6/25. When does play actually begin? What day will the first post be due for round 0?
To answer my own question, the schedule is posted here. First round is July 5-9.

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So perhaps my queries are in the wrong thread .

To reitiderate:

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I know that applications are due on 6/25. When does play actually begin? What day will the first post be due for round 0?
Others have answered this but thought I'd lay it out a little differently.

Basically everyone who the judges declare has made a functional character by July 4th will pass Round 0. You need to at least have something down by 6/25 as that's when the judges will start taking their particularly hard looks.
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Others have answered this but thought I'd lay it out a little differently.

Basically everyone who the judges declare has made a functional character by July 4th will pass Round 0. You need to at least have something down by 6/25 as that's when the judges will start taking their particularly hard looks.
This is mostly true. 'Basically', meaning groups of 8 (maybe 4) will be taken. So, there is a good chance we will have a few players with mechanically valid characters that will not make it into Round 1.
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