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Changing Your CG

Greetings contractors, We’ve gotten a number of requests for information on how to change your Contracting Group. The following article should answer all your inquiries. If you find yourself still having questions after reading the article, please contact our community admin at: RaissaD@spitelarp.com. The quickest, easiest, and least costly way to change CGs is to make a new character. If you go this route, we ask you make an entirely new character and not “Old Character v. 2.0”. If you’d like to transfer an existing character to a new CG, that is a bit trickier and is handled on a case by case basis. Certain CGs may be harder to leave/join than others. Here are a few guidelines to help you prepare for the process: You will need an IG reason to switch, developed from role-play and happenings at events. You cannot simply change CGs via downtime or between events. You will need to work it out IG, at an event. This will most likely involve: Getting the permission of your current CG head. Getting the permission of the new CG head and most likely, the existing members of the CG. If you play a character that has crossed a particular CG, odds are they won’t want you. Making some kind of deal to transfer your contract, which will have some IG cost associated with it. This cost could be tasks, gear, credits, blackmail, etc. Contracts aren’t cheap and your new CG is essentially buying your contract out.   FAQs Can’t I just wait until my contract expires to move to a new group? Yes, but contract duration are 5 years from your first game and you will still need to acquire permission from your new CG through IG interaction. Can I have a shorter contract? No. What if I just decide to break my contract or refuse to...
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Accommodations and Service Animals

Greetings Contractors! Your friendly neighborhood Game Runner here. We’ve been getting questions about accommodations for handicaps and service animals at Spite. This blog post should cover most of what you need to know:   Does Spite allow for accommodations for its handicapped players? Yes, we will make efforts to make reasonable accommodations for your condition. As a person who suffers from not only a neurological handicap but a physical one, I wanted to create an inclusive environment for as many people as I could. It’s why particularly triggering subject matter that is not needed to drive an alien apocalypse scenario has been disallowed. This does come with some limitations. Just like I, as an epileptic, am not allowed to fly a plane, some people may be unable to participate due to the level of action and/or the adult themes being played out. For-instance, we do not have a “non-combatant” headband (like some games) because of the high intensity of the game and the fact combat can start anywhere with over a hundred people involved making it extremely difficult to avoid a single player getting swept up in the action.   Can you give an example of the kinds of accommodations have you made? Absolutely! We have offered to bring people with concerns about particular scenes, effects, etc. in for patrols during that time. We have allowed for people to sleep off-site to help with sleep conditions and anxiety. We have offered to have people NPC, where we can put them out as mostly role-playing roles, to avoid the bulk of combat.   Can I bring my service animal to Spite? Short answer: No Long answer: This is multi-faceted and difficult to fully elaborate on without getting into our insurance contracts and agreements with the site. Essentially, it is not safe for your animal or our players to have the...
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Changing SICs

Changing SIC’s? Is your human character looking to “upgrade”? Here is what you need to know to changing your Species Identity Classification or SIC. First, you can only be one SIC, and you can only change from Human to either Psychic, Cyborg, or Exim; once there you cannot go back to human nor can you become another SIC (in game, the body and mind cannot take the intense trauma of more than once change). Androids can never change their SIC (no Blue Fairies in SPITE). Next, changing SIC can only be done between games, while you can express your desire to become something new, and perhaps to seek out the in game resources to do so, the actual change will happen when you email Logistics (logistics@spitelarp.com) and they make the change in the Character Manager. Finally, hoping for some more drama in regards to your transformation? This is where downtime actions come in. Email the plot team about your intentions, spend the 3 Hive Points and learn all about what it took to become the newer (hopefully better) you. Written by: Cass J, HftF & Refugee head of...
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Work, work, work…

Work, work, work… Greetings Contractors, The staff here at Spite is hard at work on many great projects. I wanted to give a teaser for some of the work that is being done behind the carapace curtain. Your plot team is feverishly writing your demise… Umm… I mean, plot for the next game. We have a lot of great ideas for year two and beyond. The new team is working well together and I am more excited than ever to show you all what we’ve got for you. Our technomancers are coding their butts off to enhance and improve the online system. Working out any bugs and working on new features for future games. Our crazy prop geniuses are working on new and interesting visuals for the game. I’ve done a minor overhaul of the website, adding images to help add a little flavor to the online experience. Our new Community Admin has been working hard answering questions and being an epic point of contact for our players. If you don’t know about Raissa, yet, check out this article. The Spite crew has been on the road, promoting the game at Radcon and we are aiming to promote at other local events, soon. If you are attending a convention and would like some flyers or business cards to hand out, please contact us! So there are just a few of the things we’ve been up to since last game. We hope you are all ready for a good time at game 3, I know we are! -Ron, your friendly neighborhood...
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A Message from Our Community Admin

A Message from Our Community Admin Greetings Contractors! My name is Raissa (pronounced RAY-suh, for the phonetically curious), and I’m the Community Administrator for SPITE. My basic function is to make everyone’s lives easier in whatever way I can. The main way I do this is by answering questions. Anyone, new players, old players, or non-players, can contact me with any questions they have, at any point. Anything I don’t know the answer to myself, I have the resources to find out about. I also serve as a buffer between the player base and Staff members, keeping basic questions that don’t require a Staff member’s personal attention off their plate and forwarding anything that does to the appropriate person. Less-stressed Staff = better game for everyone. Members of Staff have busy, colorful lives of their own, full of families and jobs and friends and, on occasion, other hobbies, that they run in addition to volunteering their limited free time putting on a fabulous show for y’all. And while it’s true that I also lead a vibrant life full of stuff and things, my position is specifically created to facilitate the exchange of information between players and Staff. Emailing staff directly could possibly take multiple weeks to get a response; I do my best to get answers within a day or two. What kind of questions can I ask? Any kind! Rules question you’re not comfortable posting in the Rules Forum? Want some guidance for building your character? Wondering what kind of food is best to bring for an event, or how to secure a bunk? Not sure where to direct a question you have? All these, and more, I am fully qualified to handle. Or to confer with whoever DOES know and get you your answer THAT way. Either way, your questions will be answered as swiftly as possible. Not even sure exactly what you’re...
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