Games and Events
|The XP Game|
|Casino||Scavenger Hunt||Pirate Treasure Hunt|
|Pkill Tournaments||Valentine's Day||St. Patrick's Day|
|April Fool's Day||Easter||Halloween|
Flag hunts are very simple to learn to play -- all you do is walk around the
mud, looking for an item which looks like a flag. This game becomes more
interesting and less luck-based with its variants, which include:
In normal competition, competitors are barred from using skills, spells, magical items, or tools.
In Darwin-style tag, competitors are invited to use any skills, spell, or item they want.
Winning in Custer-Style Tag
Custer tag is last-man-standing. If you're the last one in the zone, you win.
Winning in Medici-Style Tag
Medici tag is a matter of record-keeping. If you tag the most people, you win.
The XP Game
The xp game is meant to reward players for exploring more of the mud
rather than trodding the same worn paths. When and whether each player
chooses to play the game is up to them. More extensive information is available in the game itself.
Goal: Follow the game's mob-killing agenda, document your participation. Reward: A prize machine token. Also, hopefully, a Learning Experience (tm). Limitations: Once per character. Must be > lvl 4. Only solo kills count.
How do you play: Explore, try killing things, keep track of what you do. How do you start: Ask any active immortal to get you started. When can you start: When you've just levelled, or are in an xp hole. When does it finish: When you level with a minimum of 15 area visits documented, or when you document 25 area visits.
Trivia games run just as you might expect -- someone asks questions, and
players compete to be the first to answer the question correctly. Generally
trivias are given their own separate channel, to make it easier to keep
track of. Trivia rules vary by the person operating the game, but the
following are general standards.
Approximate length should be determined in advance.
If answers appear within the same 'pulse' -- i.e. each line grouped together, with no blank spaces between -- they should be considered as having arrived simultaneously.
The person running the game has the final say as regards answers and rules. Making things hard on them doesn't add to anyone's fun.
Casino games are something like poker slot machines. Each player gets five
tokens, and must trade those tokens with other players to match a certain
set of combinations to win a prize.
Pirate Treasure Hunt
Pirate treasure hunts require players to follow clues, going from one location
to the next, on the path of a treasure. These games generally run for a
few hours, allowing the fastest hunters to win prizes and slower hunters to
still obtain a smaller prize.
Players form teams to roam the mud in search of a list of items.
Pkill Tournaments run several times a year and are open to players of any
ability level, whether they are pkillers on the regular mud or not. The
Official PK Championship runs twice yearly, and interim specialty tournaments
run in between.
Standard tournament rules separate players into weight classes, where they compete one-on-one in a single-elimination style. Specialty tournaments in the past have pitted equal characters against each other, pairs of characters against each other, etc.
February 14th is the mud's birthday. The Expies, an annual award ceremony, are
generally held close to this date. Additionally, new features and special
events often herald in another great year of Legend history.
St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day is a popular holiday on Legend, with a celebration
generally including an Irish Casino game. On St. Patrick's Day, everyone
is Irish, Tara is everyone's home, and sidhe puns abound.
April Fool's Day
April Fool's Day is traditionally a day of surprises, experiments, and
strange happenings. Whether the entire mud turns backwards for a day, or
strange mobs come out of the woodwork, or a set of areas created by
players come on to the scene, this is a day not to be missed.
Easter festivities often include an Easter egg hunt and chasing after
the Easter Bunny.
Halloween traditions vary, but often include such things as Fall Casino games,
pumpkin hunts, costume contests, horror film trivia, and of course Ptah's
Christmas is a day for spending with family -- why not include your mud
family? Catch up with Santa for a candy cane, wish all your friends a
happy holiday, and perhaps be the recipient of some immortal generosity.
The Legend Comedy Club operates from time to time -- a chance for players
to meet up and tell jokes, and judge each other's comedic skills.
The Lecture series runs irregularly;
topics range from historical to culinary, psychological to expository.