Character Switching

Users who viewed this discussion (Total:0)

Status
Not open for further replies.

swaswj

Administrator
Staff member
Feb 18, 2008
6,577
16
38
32
#1
At Halcyon Days, we try not to punish creativity, so if you're not digging your character, you're welcome to create a new character to see if the grass is greener on the other side. However, there are a few rules and guidelines that go along with that.

First, I would like to recommend that you try out a new character/faction as an NPC before you jump ship. Sometimes you just need a break from writing your PC and don't actually need to change PCs altogether.


New Character
When you do switch a character, you start at 100 reiatsu. For every week that you write, you earn 10% of your stats back in bleed bonus.

Feat Slots that do not transfer: Vizard, Captain, VC, Bankai, EPIC. But you CAN re-earn them
Slots that do transfer: PM, Empty GM slots


Returning to a Previous Character
So the grass wasn't greener, or maybe it was but the neighbors just weren't as fun as you thought. You're welcome to return to a previous character provided they're still alive.

When you return to your previous character:
You can regain their PC-approved releases. If you changed their release while they were an NPC, you either have to revert to the PC version or submit the changes to staff.

You can reactivate previously approved Unique Feats for that character. If you changed the feats while they were an NPC, you either have to revert to the PC version or submit changes to staff.

You can reactivate previously learned Trained Feats for that character. If the Trained Feat no longer exists, you can not equip it.

You can reactivate previously retained Legacy Feats for that character. If at any point the Legacy Feat was removed (as a PC), they are gone.

You can regain previously approved Unique Items for that character. If you changed the items while they were an NPC, you either have to revert to the PC version or submit changes to staff. Note: if your previous character is from before the item system changes, they must submit their items to staff.

You can regain previously earned Credits and previously bought items, as another race returning to an Advent Human. If you added Credits or items while they were an NPC, you must revert back to the PC's equipment.

You do add the points you gained in the interim as a 10% bleed to your previous character's stats.

You can not alter your character's previous stats. If you changed the stats while they were an NPC, you either have to revert to the PC version or purchase a stat readjustment to change them.

You can not regain your character's previous rank unless your faction leader agrees to it.

You can regain any faction techniques that you were previously trained in, even if your rank is reduced.


The Former PC Scourge
Nobody likes to kill off an old character. Well, some people do... some people love it. Let's not think too much on them.

Because most people don't like to kill off an old character they've written with for a while, switching characters can become problematic, especially if it happens repeatedly. When you have one PC at Bankai, and three former PCs at Bankai/TA level, and a few baddie NPCs at Bankai/TA level (created to give your bankai-level characters more challenge), then obviously there's a problem.

There is no set rule on how many former PCs you can have lying around, or how many powerful NPCs you can have. In a general sense, I would like for things to remain within reason. As a hint, if you have more than three personal, non-plot-relevant NPCs that are kicking around with Bankai and TA and Burnout... that's not reasonable.

When things become unreasonable, then one of the GMs will have to decide what to do with the surplus of characters.

Instead of waiting for that to happen and then getting angry at the GMs for trying to curb your private military, try to write out a satisfying conclusion for your previous characters. Let them go out on your terms.​
 
Last edited by a moderator:
Status
Not open for further replies.

Current Writing Week is 205

Discord Chat