1. SPS Accounts:
    Do you find yourself coming back time after time? Do you appreciate the ongoing hard work to keep this community focused and successful in its mission? Please consider supporting us by upgrading to an SPS Account. Besides the warm and fuzzy feeling that comes from supporting a good cause, you'll also get a significant number of ever-expanding perks and benefits on the site and the forums. Click here to find out more.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
You are currently viewing Boards o' Magick as a guest, but you can register an account here. Registration is fast, easy and free. Once registered you will have access to search the forums, create and respond to threads, PM other members, upload screenshots and access many other features unavailable to guests.

BoM cultivates a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. We have been aiming for quality over quantity with our forums from their inception, and believe that this distinction is truly tangible and valued by our members. We'd love to have you join us today!

(If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you've forgotten your username or password, click here.)

ALFA almost full!

Discussion in 'Neverwinter Nights (Classic)' started by Sylvus Moonbow, Nov 20, 2000.

  1. Kinslayer Gems: 1/31
    Latest gem: Turquoise


    Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2000
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey Sylvus, I just put in my application to be a DM. I am applying to take the Lurkwood area. Hopefully I will get to work with you on that side of things soon.

    How long before I should expect to hear anything?
     
  2. Sylvus Moonbow Gems: 21/31
    Latest gem: Pearl


    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2000
    Messages:
    1,379
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'd say about a week or so, possibly sooner.

    Syl...
     
  3. Wildfire Gems: 23/31
    Latest gem: Black Opal


    Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2000
    Messages:
    1,557
    Likes Received:
    1
    Syl, if i apply now to ALFA, will it matter that i wont get the game for ages, seeing how i live in the U.K., and it isn't even released in America yet(?).

    BTW: How much should i be thinking of writing for the :
    What makes your character the way he or she is? In detail, describe your character with a background story and/or a detailed description of who they are.
    part?
    and, i've never read many of the books, so what race of elves would suit a chaotic good character - obviously not drow.

    thanx
     
  4. Wildfire Gems: 23/31
    Latest gem: Black Opal


    Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2000
    Messages:
    1,557
    Likes Received:
    1
    Also, would they mind if i called my character after a character in one of the books - because in BG2, i always call my ranger Belkram, which is the same as one of the rangers in i think the Avatar trilogy. I only ask, cos i dont want to spend time thinking up a background story etc, if there going to reject it simply due to a name.

    BTW, if you are planning to import your character from BG2, could you say about you being the son of Baal, or would that not be a wise thing to do

    cheers,

    wildfire
     
  5. Sylvus Moonbow Gems: 21/31
    Latest gem: Pearl


    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2000
    Messages:
    1,379
    Likes Received:
    0
    ALFA will have all submitted and accepted characters on a secure player vault, which means no imports from BG2. This is to prevent edited characters and power hungry gamers who want to pry on legit characters.

    All ALFA players accepted begin playing at 1st level with 0 experience.

    As for your history, keep it to your character and don't worry about locations. IE "When Sylvus was growing up, his mother and father pampered him, wanting Sylvus to become an archer. Sylvus would have nothing of the sort" yadda yadda. Build on what you want your character to be and don't go into too much specifics of events or places as of yet.

    As for "good elves". Gold is your best bet.

    Your character name is based on a true FR character and since ALFA is going to be recreating the Forgotten Realms to the best of their ability, it wouldn't be wise to use such a name. Although Belkram isn't as popular as Elminster or Drizzt, that name still has a character already tied to them and is somewhat, a hero of the Forgotten Realms already.

    Syl...
     
  6. Erran Gems: 19/31
    Latest gem: Aquamarine


    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2000
    Messages:
    1,181
    Likes Received:
    0
    [​IMG] If I understand correctly the only thing you will be importing from a BG(2) character is the name and possibly the portrait.
    No items, no kits, everyone starts with 0xp and the stats (STR, WIS etc) will all be re done according to a points buy system. Now the good stuff - you get to chose skills and feats according to 3rd edition.
    It might be possible to recreate a BG(2) character buts it's going to need work, time and Lots of Luck!
     
  7. Chan Qui Gems: 1/31
    Latest gem: Turquoise


    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2001
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    [​IMG] Hi i am Chan Qui,
    I have sent in my app a couple times tring to get it thru your board of dm's.
    I was wondering If you could help me with any hint or any thing. I have serval friends who areon the servers already and I would like the oppunity to game with them.

    I summited a Sorcerer of Dragon blood as this is how i wish to role play my char i did not propose ungodly stats to go with this just a light scale texture to the skin and a silver eye color. Darn my app is at work. well my village was in the mountains around sembia(sp?) and that was the major gist of it I can add the rest tomorrow. if you need more. Any help would be great.
     
  8. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2000
    Messages:
    23,341
    Media:
    494
    Likes Received:
    516
    Gender:
    Male
    Well the boards we have here aren't really connected to ALFA in any way, except that Sorcerer's Place is a fansite.

    ALFA won't be accepting any new applications till april so you'll have to wait I'm afraid.
     
  9. Sylvus Moonbow Gems: 21/31
    Latest gem: Pearl


    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2000
    Messages:
    1,379
    Likes Received:
    0
    "Hey everyone. Im Darpaek. I do the player apps.

    If you have applied since 1/10 to 1/24 (today), I havent even looked at your app yet. I've been out of town. I will get to your app ASAP. I promise.

    Gimme a week or so. I post here again when I get through all of them so you know whether you've made the cut or not.

    Darpaek"

    If you submitted your application before that time (let us say December as an example) and you have not received a notice of acceptance, it's safe to say your character was rejected.

    For whatever reason, I do not know as I do not handle the player applications at ALFA.

    Syl...
     
  10. Crawl Gems: 23/31
    Latest gem: Black Opal


    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2000
    Messages:
    1,530
    Likes Received:
    0
    [​IMG] So there are still slots available then? I just visited ALFA yesterday, and Tal's site news tidbit got me interested, as did the ALFA site. If there are still player slots left, about how many. I know there is no hurry as no new apications are being taken until April(?), but I'd like to know so I can come up with my potential character. Incidently, I'm a CRPG player, and I don't know a lot about PnP as I've said in the past around here. Would this affect my application negatively?
     
  11. Crawl Gems: 23/31
    Latest gem: Black Opal


    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2000
    Messages:
    1,530
    Likes Received:
    0
    [​IMG] Also, while the site is down, can anyone tell me what the application form looks like(read: what questions do they ask). It'll give me something more to work on before April :)
     
  12. Sylvus Moonbow Gems: 21/31
    Latest gem: Pearl


    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2000
    Messages:
    1,379
    Likes Received:
    0
    There was another 3 new DMs that joined, so that's another 192 player slots that become available.

    As for being a CRPG player, as long as you can roleplay and aren't joining the world to get "phat l00t" you should be fine.

    I have no idea what the player application looks like. I would assume, real name, real e-mail, character name, race, sex, class and general description/history.

    Syl...
     
  13. Crawl Gems: 23/31
    Latest gem: Black Opal


    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2000
    Messages:
    1,530
    Likes Received:
    0
    Cool, thanks for the info Syl. I was worried that I might have missed out on joining. Glad there's still plenty of chances to adventure with everyone here. Looking forward to it.
     
  14. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2000
    Messages:
    23,341
    Media:
    494
    Likes Received:
    516
    Gender:
    Male
    Don't worry about room. Since many people were registering a year ago or so, you can count that at least 10% of them will be dropped by the time NWN is out.
     
  15. Voltric Gems: 19/31
    Latest gem: Aquamarine


    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2000
    Messages:
    1,145
    Likes Received:
    0
    [​IMG] In answer to your question about the players form is not that bad, Crawl. When I filled it out back in Oct. 99. It asked basic character info; PC name, Class, race, alignmnet, gender, and a short discription. Plus two questions. One on your characher's history and one on what are the most important traits to have as a role-player. Again that was in Oct, but I don't think they changed it. I hope that help a little. The only thing I suggest is reading a little about the Realms so you can develope a good history. I look forward to seeing you on ALFA.
     
  16. Crawl Gems: 23/31
    Latest gem: Black Opal


    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2000
    Messages:
    1,530
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for the heads up Voltric. Hopefully I'll be there.
     
  17. Erran Gems: 19/31
    Latest gem: Aquamarine


    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2000
    Messages:
    1,181
    Likes Received:
    0
    One other question is your Deity, if any, so check out Sorcerer's pages for FR Deities.
    The thing they have said many many times is that they are looking for Roleplayers, and encyclopedia-like knowledge of the Realms is not needed, nor is previous PnP experience.
    NWN will be a bit like PnP, a bit like CRPG, a bit like a MUD but a lot like its own thing.
     
Sorcerer's Place is a project run entirely by fans and for fans. Maintaining Sorcerer's Place and a stable environment for all our hosted sites requires a substantial amount of our time and funds on a regular basis, so please consider supporting us to keep the site up & running smoothly. Thank you!

Sorcerers.net is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to products on amazon.com, amazon.ca and amazon.co.uk. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.