Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Old School Roleplay returns to SL with Aglarond Yuirwood!

I  have now become quite adept at using the apparatus in the basement to shift the sentient energy from what I call my "normal" body, into the vehicle. Is it not strange? I am sure that those born human would say the human form should be the norm, but having become sentient first in my clockwork form,  it is really much more,,, is comfortable a proper term?

A good RP friend of mine, named Immortalknightage, had sent me the most intriguing request to come see his Roleplay sim! A map, ancient and mysterious,,, how could I not go see?
My Oxbridge Village Victorian home, Autumn has changed the flowers - preparing for Winter

In the back yard of my home, rez a free sailboat! enjoy, just click the sign and sail Caledon

The sailboat was waiting patiently and I do confess the long peaceful sailing along the changing coastline of Caledon sounded wonderful!

Actual sneaky way in the castle, If  a doll can find it, you can, right?
 Transferring however from sailboat to the back side of the sim was a bit tricky,, but I really wanted to see my friend's new sim! In my clockwork body I would not have felt the fatigue in the arms, the shaking of the thighs as the coarse rope cuts the hands,, Advice- wear gloves.

NPCs abound, like this one, and can interact, many have notecards for input
Down the dark tunnel, having to wait momentarily for the guard to look away...

The landing point, very well supplied for the new Roleplayer

..and enter the Sim!
     The info isn't just the stack of notecards, like some other RP sims; Eline Serendipity has used blogs, Wikis and websites to explain everything you need.
     The "world" is Aglarond Yuirwood, from Forgotten Realms, an old school roleplay game environment and rule system of Advanced Dungeons and Dragons, by Wizards of the Coast. It is easy to adjust to, plenty of wikis and videos to show and entice you, and everything had a familiar feel.
     The HUD used is a Roleplay HUD called Prohawk. If you turn on "Auto Media" in your graphics preferences, the HUD does all the work for you, popping open  and revealing tips and points as you walk, advice rocks blink as you approach, and sounds and animations load into your viewer directly instead of having tons of scripted items causing huge lag simwide. The sim also has RLV use, interacting with a Weather Bug HUD. Areas that are freezing, or super hot (lava, fire) will affect you, quicksand will hold you until certain things are accomplished to free yourself, and the HUD has a "chicken" button to stop all RLV affects, so no reason to worry at all.

Does this armor make my butt look big?

Once you get the HUD going, you are taken on a little tour, following the directions in the HUD, using the plentiful TP pads like this one in the photo.

Combat is done with the Dice tab in the HUD- each combatant rolls,, lowest roll loses a point. The HUD adjusts for things like fighting in your faction's home area,  so choose your faction wisely!

I chose a cleric, a priestess of Sune,  so I could heal people and use cleric spells, yet still wear armor. There are many moderators on hand to help you make choices and they truly seem to like helping people "roll up" a character.
Clerics are usually from the Yuirwood forest, so I went there to see my new faction home area, worried if it was the same old looking RP forest. . . . .

What was I worried about? Gorgeous builds of woodlands, items to interact with, not to mention all the people that will be playing there starting October 10th!

Below are some of the links used,  October 10 2015 the sim opens,  Join me sometime in Yuirwood!

* You do not need all these links to play- go to the sim, get the HUD and you could be playing in one hour, which is pretty good considering how in depth the Roleplay could be here! If you want to just don armor and run around with a sword,  meet sexy serving wenches in Delthuntle, or invest time and effort into immersing completely into the backstory and character's new world, all should find some fun in Aglarond Yuirwood. Finally a really good RP sim returns to Second Life , created and run by dedicated and committed gamers!

The sim of Aglarond Yuirwood



aka Aurael, Priestess Acolyte of Sune in Yuirwood!

*Sims are moderate, or mature, and players should be 18

1 comment:

  1. As of June 1, 2016, Yuirwood is going through a rebuilding redesign phase. Their rules are very complex and not really based on the Dungeons and Dragons as they wanted. Converting combat and experience and magic rules from the book game into a HUD seems daunting, so they are rethinking some things to simplify their extravagant HUD and convoluted rules. The sim is still nice and the people are great roleplayers!