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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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Downtimes Actions

Downtimes Actions DOWNTIME ACTIONS What is a Downtime Action? The time between events is known as Downtime. Sometimes players have specific ideas about what their character does in Downtime. Things like working as normal, participating in a small skirmish or other minor mission, visiting family, or other things that do not need Plot participation do not require a Downtime Action. Downtime Actions are meant to provide plot-supported story for characters. For anything that requires Plot participation, information or response, a Downtime Action will need to be purchased. Downtime Actions cost 3 Hive points. Downtime Actions are never guaranteed to succeed, and may have unforeseen consequences at future events. The information resulting from a downtime may be shared or kept secret at the player’s discretion. How do I Submit a Downtime Action? Write up and email in your Downtime Action to plot@spitelarp.com. Your email should be between 1-6 paragraphs with the subject line “Purchasing a Downtime Action” and clearly state what the character is trying to accomplish. We will respond with when you can expect the results of your Downtime. Results are usually sent out 1-2 weeks before the next event. What if my Group Wants a Downtime? Groups can definitely all go in together on a Downtime Action. This requires a couple things, though. Group Downtimes cost 3 hive points + 1 / participant (so if you had 4 people it would cost 7 HP) All involved PCs must be cc’d on the email to plot. Group Downtimes will be written like an individual downtime action but involving the whole team. If you would like to do specific, separate action it will require your own personal downtime action on top of the group’s. Have a single person write up your downtime action and send it in; however it should be approved by all participants before submission. All PCs will get the...
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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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