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Announcements

Update- I’ve been asked to close registration, so if you don’t see the edit option or ability to register, that is not in error. I’m on hold until I have further details, about the closure and future re-opening of registration. Apologies.

Hello All! I have opened Registration in the CMA for the June game. https://www.larpdb.app/events/25/ There should still be a grab bag, but there is only 1 registration deadline for this game: June 7th (next Friday) We still have a lot of open questions, and cost has not been updated yet, so please do not go buy one of the event fees currently on the website. We have a running FAQ here, that will be filled in as questions are answered: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LxmTzJ2-oftD1FchVG4oj7AkODff2NliYjG_QjLzSgk/edit Registration Guide: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WfC1k-tdEh7zpvg3BpTs5M9X16Mf9ivJxAkzvJFvGRQ/edit There WILL be a waiver for this site, so look out for that coming soon.
This site has a smaller number of bunks in cabins as well. Due to the short turnaround and it being over fathers day, I am expecting this not to be an issue for the coming game, but in case it is, cabin slots will be assigned based on registration time. Medical necessity comes first, and then if we run out of cabin slots, those registering last will be the first to lose slots, so please get your registrations in sooner than later, so we can track cabin numbers earlier.

Camp Tumbleson Lake – Ward, CO: FAQ https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LxmTzJ2-oftD1FchVG4oj7AkODff2NliYjG_QjLzSgk/edit?usp=sharing This document is a work in progress to keep players up-to-date as soon as Game Staff receives updates. Everyone can edit this document as we learn more together – please post only known facts, no questions or speculation within the document, please.

John here – Moving forward if anyone participates in SP worthy activities please send me an email at tybaltrook(at)gmail.com, contact me through PM on discord, or @ ping me and we’ll get you taken care of.

Greetings Arcanorum Citizens, our first Advanced Class Playtest is almost upon us! https://discord.gg/46rVaZAF?event=1213177411710091335 For those of you itching to try out the new hotness, we’ll be running a playtest of the Advanced Classes at Squire’s Park in Westminster on Saturday at Noon! See the event details in the link or the Events tab. Those whom are more rules-minded, you are welcome to bring a level 11 and level 15 character to try out, and for those who are not, we will have pre-generated characters available in a variety of popular class combinations. Don’t forget, the kickoff party is immediately after, so join us there and hang out and discuss out new rules and upcoming plot!

Greetings Arcanorum Citizens, a message from our new NPC Coordinator! Good day, friends! I’m now in the role of NPC Coordinator. I’m looking for some writers to work on some mini-encounters for our upcoming season. These will be small, one- or two-person encounters designed to take place mostly in the guildhall (tavern), and not to exceed 1 hour in length. If you are looking for ways to get some Service Points in, make NPCing enjoyable, and grow some interesting characters for PCs to interact with, this would a good way to see all that happen. Arcanorum has a writing style guide prepared to walk potential writers through this format and we are excited about getting more people involved in writing for Arcanorum! If you are interested in being a writer, please DM me @Kunzite (Azazel)

Hey Arcanorum Citizens! Coming up, you’ll hear about some changes to Arcanorum Campaign Staff for 2024, and we’ll soon introduce a couple of new staff members. First, many words of thanks to @Doug (Denver Plot) who has decided to step back from Arcanorum Plot in favor of concentrating on exciting events in his real life this year. Doug has fashioned more of our game world than you may be aware, contributing significantly to development of the Edosian Nobility, the Archaphage, the Bulwark, portraying Ludo, heading up the Council and various Elyran plotlines, as well as many others. You’re aware of his performances as Ludo Burke of Elyra on the Town Council, Fen of the Harvest, Julian of the Unbound Archives – with that trademark bookshelf on his back, which introduces all the stunning props that Doug built for the campaign along with contributions of his writing. As a coup de grace, Doug painstakingly created the prop for the Stormgate, introduced at the October 2023 Season Closer, and which you should be sure to check out when you can this year! Additionally, Doug wrote whole novels of BGE responses, making the offstage game world come alive for players and Plot alike. We’re deeply grateful to Doug for all his contributions thus far, wish him well in his personal endeavors this year and always, and we’ll leave out a plate of cookies to welcome him back whenever he chooses! Please join us in thanking Doug for everything he’s done for this game!

Arcanorum Season 2 Kick-off Party on Saturday, March 23, 2024, 3:00 pm
See Events in Discord for details.

Play Test Event on Saturday, March 23, 2024, 12:00 pm
Come on out an playtest our updated ruleset and try on the new Advanced Classes! Shake off the rust and hibernation from a long winter’s nap and get back into the swing of things as we rev up into Season 2!

Happy Monday @everyone! Character Logistics here, and wanting to announce that Registration for the Season Opener for Arcanorum is officially open as of today!!!!! Registration this year will be done in the wonderful Character Management Application (CMA) we have had built. If you haven’t gotten familiar with that, and created your character, you will need to do that in order to register for all events this year. You’ll need to navigate to the events tab, and click on the event to see the register button. All of the questions that used to be done via the Google form from last year, are now on your registration, so be sure you fill everything out. Following is a quick registration guide with some links, and reminders. If you have any questions, feel free to ping me in the logistics channel Pre reg is open from today through March 29th. Registration closes for the event on April 5th. Registration Guide: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WfC1k-tdEh7zpvg3BpTs5M9X16Mf9ivJxAkzvJFvGRQ/edit?usp=sharing Happy LARPing!

I am pleased to announce that we have filled several key positions within our LARP. Please join me in welcoming the following individuals to their respective roles: Brandon has joined us as Character Logistics. Trace will be serving as Materials Logistics. Kunzite has taken up the position of NPC Representative. Congratulations to Brandon, Trace, and Kunzite, and thank you to the community for their support as we continue to move forward.

Greetings Community! That time has come! The Great Winter BGE is now open for submissions! A few notes however:

  1. This Form closes on March 27th at 11:59 PM. Submissions after that time are likely to go unfulfilled, so please get your responses in quickly.
  2. Staff are extremely busy in the time running up to the beginning of season – keep your requests short and to the point to ensure that your response can be written quickly.
  3. BGEs that are more complex than “I use [skill] at [building]” or “I research [topic] at the library” will cost 5 SP.
  4. This BGE system will be changing for the new year. This new system will likely be more basic and less narrative going forward due to the volume of prose needed to be written.
  5. BGE skills will also be changing in the near future. Plan for those changes in your character re-write.
  6. This is likely one of the last time you might be able to visit the Old World – the Great Storm Seal was broken over the winter, and the once calm Glass Sea no longer remains still, now churned by malevolent forces. So, if you wish to visit the Old World, you are able to travel anywhere in those nations – just be sure to mention it in your travel Deed.

Thanks to everyone for all your wonderful submissions over the course of season 1, we hope that our next season is even better than the last, and look forward to seeing you out at our pre-season events, and the Opener on April 12th! BGE Winter 2024 Formhttps://forms.gle/RondvVHxe7NVFWsb6

Good morning Arcanorum Community! Today I wanted to talk about two things rules related coming up. As you might have seen, we are deep into the work of balancing, editing and playing for our advanced classes (level 11+). You can see the state of those advanced classes on our rules page here (at the very bottom) – https://arcanorumlarp.com/wordpress/rules/. I urge everyone to maybe go in there and look and see what advanced classes might interest you as you meet the level requirements. Secondly, we have our first Tempest Playtest for Advanced Classes happening on March 23rd (before Trace’s community event later that night). Please if you are available, come on out and help out test out some of these advanced classes. You can find the event at the top of discord or get to it here – https://discord.gg/cpbCsuGq?event=1213177411710091335 Lastly, over the winter there have been some updates to certain core rules that we wanted to highlight.

  • First there is change log going over the changes to Effects and Conditions here – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1THLY_gUR_y57Ic8wn07jkZlWEZSBWCnCh7TQl1YwCng/editSecondly, last year in the rules we had a section talking about Magic Locks. Those have been removed from the core rules and the skills surrounding them. They may still appear as special puzzles, but there won’t be rules for them in the main rulebook.Lastly, we are working on some sweeping changes to the BGE system. With these changes will come changes to some skills and powers that interact with BGEs. We aren’t quite ready to release those changes yet, but we just wanted you to be aware that they are still coming. Stay tuned.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Friday and enjoys this beautiful winter weather we are expecting to have this weekend. Thanks! Mike

Today we wanted to share a preview of our advanced classes. These are still in beta so we expect quite a few changes to happen to them, but we wanted to give everyone a chance to look at them to get an idea where we are headed.
You can find the advanced classes on our website under the rules and tools (very bottom) – Beta Rules

To give you an idea of our timeline, we plan on having multiple playtests over the next month and a half. On 3/31, we hope to have most of our editing, balancing and playtesting finished.

With the introduction of our CMA, we are allowing all of our players one free complete rewrite over this winter. More details on this rewrite and the CMA will be forthcoming, but our plan is to have players lock in their characters by 4/5/24. That will allow enough time for logistics to prepare for the first Denver game.

Right now, all of our advanced classes are available to take after 10 levels of base classes. That gives the player base a target date of July before they can take their first level of their advanced class. We urge everyone to look over the advanced classes, perhaps plan ahead a bit when they are considering their rewrites so that they have the prerequisites needed to take those ACs.

If you have questions or comments about the advanced classes, we urge you to reach out to your @Player Representative , or to post in the ⁠rules-discussion channel.
Thanks all!

The Destruction of the Stormseal

Election Results:
The Results Have Been Tallied. The Crowne Point Town Council for the Year of 524 is as follows:
Grigori Oaksbane
Lady Phaedra
Vespertine
Luke Trigustus
Uncle Oscar Gideon of the Brassics
Halinor Horg

CMA Open Beta Public testing for the CMA (Character Management App) is now open. For instructions, known issues, and how to report issues: CMA Open Beta Testing Just take me to the thing: Beta CMA

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1lKgXeHgaZ6uJnA2JFkQn4DIU9N75yfmT4bDQQdrjy58/edit?usp=sharing Please note that these have an SP rate per dollar AND a cap- you do not have to spend the maximum dollars to reach the cap, but please bear in mind that the cap considers both time spent AND money spent. If you’re aiming for the cap, try to balance your time and expenditure so you don’t end up feeling underpaid! If you’re not sure if something will reach the cap, feel free to shoot over a picture of it. If you feel like you’ve got an amazing opportunity to snatch up something really special for NPC camp that’s worth MORE than the cap, reach out with that too. This is a GREAT way to get some SP for breed reps you didn’t end up using, the set of horns that didn’t end up working with your concept, etc. We really don’t want you to go out and buy super expensive pieces, but we would love for our creative community to help us make NPC camp shine! Post-halloween sales will be a great opportunity to pick up some discounted wigs, but please do consider genre; nobody’s game immersion will be improved by a rainbow of mullets.


Staff Contact form

New Player Guide

Hi all! Pointing to a couple things! First and foremost, here’s a reminder of our open staff positions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1c_LXyEtFsPAlF0NBpd98FLhk-zXLJT9jnubv-diBU2A/edit?usp=sharing Second, we’re opening up submissions for the town’s colors + crest and awarding 5 SP / submission + 15 SP for the winner. More information can be found at ⁠crowne-point-noticeboard on Discord.


Jeff has made a great XP/CP calculator: XP/CP Calculator


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Cheat Sheet

(updated on 10/3/2023)

Next Game: Next Spring

Campaign XP Max : 68 (level 8)
Campaign XP Floor : 34 (level 5)

Event CP Max: 8
Event CP Floor: 4
Bonus CP Max: 6
Event CP Defined


Character Builder 3.3
XP/CP Calculator

Minimum for any character new and old:
Level 5 with 15 CP + 2 CP for a backstory + up to 5 CP gained from flaws
Players can also get up to 6 Bonus CP gained from GoFundMe, Granted by Staff, or travel over the Event CP Maximum or other promotions made available to the players.

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The Prologue

Our first event is only a month away, and we’re excited to share some information and details with you!

Event Details!

Arcanorum Campaign Opener – March 17-19, 2023

Location: Easter Seals Rocky Mountain Village – Site Directions: Web | Address: 2644 Alvarado Rd, Empire, CO 80438

Payment: We have both cabins and camping options, with a discount for camping – both options are available over in the Shop. Please remember to include the annual Membership ($1) as well, as it is necessary to keep our membership covered in case of accident as well as retain our non-profit status!

Minors Policy: Please review the Minors Policy if any attendee is under the age of 18, as there are are specific rules and Guardian Consent is required (by form) for each Minor.

Summary: This Event is the Campaign opener, and as such we’ll be having plenty of support on hand and available to help navigate both the setting and the system! This is a Full Game(!) and will be awarding XP & CP to all attending characters!

Setting: The Prologue takes place in Crowne Point two years prior to the start of the Campaign proper, as several national interested attempt to exert overt influence upon the town and it’s future direction. This pressure comes from multiple angles, and it is up to the character’s present to determine which of these factions are allies and which are.. not so much – so come on out and set the stage for the campaign!

Event Pace: Friday Night we will be having a Soft Layon, as we work through Logistics, GoFundMe awards, and ensuring that the attendees all have the support necessary to play their characters. We have some content planned for after 9PM Friday to allow players to acquaint themselves with their characters mechanics, and provide a lead up to the festivities on Saturday.

Saturday will consist entirely of 100% in-game time, with a whirlwind of content: social, political, and combat – be prepared to be active and engaged all day, as the future of Crowne Point rests on the decisions made.

Sunday will see a more soft Layoff than usual, as we round out the event with a postscript of Saturday’s events, and go over in-detail the closing out of the site. Easter Seals has been exceedingly gracious to us, and we want to ensure we reciprocate that.