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Old 06-11-2020, 07:49 AM
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For SR, should character sheets be set to career mode and if so, should we roll starting nuyen in our application?
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Old 06-12-2020, 11:44 AM
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For SR, should character sheets be set to career mode and if so, should we roll starting nuyen in our application?
Yes and Yes

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In Chummer, does filling out the descriptive stuff in the character info tab factor against the word count for the application?
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Old 06-12-2020, 12:28 PM
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In Chummer, does filling out the descriptive stuff in the character info tab factor against the word count for the application?
I would suggest not filling those areas as they will not be graded.

That said, as they won't be graded, they won't count towards your word count.
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Given that we've now had two people asking about setting the correct Karma limit, I have edited in a quote at the beginning of SYWRS to help avoid confusion for folk.

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Old 06-14-2020, 11:36 PM
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Thanks for all of your help thus far! One final question: once we've generated the PDF, how do we link it on the post?
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Old 06-15-2020, 06:52 AM
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It seems like most people have been sharing Google Drive and Drop Box links.

Feel free to also attach to it to another post and then link it from there. Please don't upload it to your entry post though as there's no way to secret that little notification.
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Old 06-16-2020, 04:03 PM
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Question about time zones. There are -13 to +12 hours on either side of UTC/GMT time.

I'm at UTC-9 in Alaska (which is -4 from EST), and New Zealand is at UTC+12 (which is +17 from EST - that means in New Zealand it is 11am the next day at 6pm EST). Depending where you are in Australia/Indonesia, it is UTC +7/+8/+9/+10 (which is +12/+13/+14/+15 from EST)

If you are planning to do a post a day, what is the cutoff time for someone in UTC-9? That's -4 hours from EST.

That means that if you end your rounds during each day of each week at 1800 EST, I have to reply by 1400 Alaska time (that's 2pm). What happens when you post the end of a round at 1800 EST, what time to do you post a new one? How much time is there going to be to formulate a post for each round. At some point during the day I am going to be asleep. And many people work or have other life responsabilites. And for people in Australia, Indonesia, and New Zealand it is already the next day at 1800 EST. Are they disqualified if they post a day late?

Surely you have come across this before. It seems harsh to just say everything is based on EST so suck it up and make do. There is a real logistical issue there and I haven't seen it addressed. I'm trying to figure out if I will be able to participate in a reasonable, thoughtful manner. But if I am rushed to post between 2am and 2pm, that is not going to be reasonable.

Midnight at UTC time seems reasonable for a platform that is worldwide. If not Midnight at UTC time, then Midnight at EST might be a reasonable compromise from there.

Has this come up before in any of these competitions? What is the answer?
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the answer has generally just been when the next DM post goes up that's it. there isn't a set time as the GMs have fluctuating schedules but I think they try and post at the same time each day when possible. but yeah no set times. I missed a post because a GM got one up three hours early last year and it's just tough luck.
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Yeah, well that doesn't seem fair at all.

At the very least be consistent.

If you guys are going to have this game while I am asleep, then I need to know that so I don't get amped up and try to get involved in a game that is designed to happen without me.
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Scimmy has the long and short of it. Last year my first GM post of every round said "I will do my best to post in my morning, between X and Y EST". I think I succeeded every day except once when I posted late, and a few times when I knew I could post early because all my players had posts up already. I think I had a day or two when I said "my schedule is terrible tomorrow; try to get your posts in by Z because I think I'm going to post at a strange time tomorrow."

We do our best to give you 24 hours between GM posts. Mostly it works. Time zones really shouldn't play into it, unless your literal only possible time to post on any given day is very near the time when the GM posts. Then you're playing with fire. IIRC, last year's winner Qiksilv got burned by this once.

I'll only be GMing about half of the D&D folks, so YMMV, but I plan on making my posts relatively early in the morning US EST.
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Old 06-16-2020, 04:48 PM
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You've asked for creative titles to application spoilerbuttons.

Is there specific content that you do not want included?

For example, Character Name + Word Count?
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