A Throne War~~Special Rules~~

Hosted by Franklin W. Cain

- You
mustbuy at least the "Basic" level of a Power during the Initial Round of the auction if you want your character to have any form of that Power. For example, if Franklin forgets to spendat least40 points on Trump when submitting his initial bids, hewill not be able to bidfor Trump Artistry later in the game.- The
minimum bidfor an Advanced Power is the "book" price (or,25 pts.in the case of Adv. Sorcery, and35 pts.in the case of Adv. Conjuration, as these are not "standard" Powers from the book).- After collecting the Initial Bids for Attributes and Powers, the GM will calculate everyone's Modifiers for bids on Positions and Items. After returning these Modifiers, the GM will then collect the Initial Bids for Positions and Items.
- After collecting the Initial Bids, if the GM discovers that
no onehas bid on a particular Position or Item, then that Position or Item isimmediately removed from the Auction(and given to a totally impartial NPC whose "loyalty" as an Ally is completely unavailable).

- Note that the
EffectiveBid, the value that will be used to determine rankings, is the sum of theActualBid plus the associated Modifier.

- Furthermore, the
minimumvalue for both theEffectiveBid and theActualBid isone (1) point. (In other words, if you want to win a particular Position or Item, youmustbid at least one point, and if the Modifier is a negative number, youmustbidmorepoints than the penalty.)- There is one exception to this minimum. For the Jewel of Judgement, the minimum for the Actual Bid is
ten (10) points.- For those who care, here are the rules for calculating the various Modifiers:

- (For the
MarshalPosition): This Modifier is abonusequal to one third (rounded to the nearest whole number) of the sum of the player's Initial Bids for Strength and Warfare.- (For the
Admiral(s)Position): This Modifier is abonusequal to one third (rounded to the nearest whole number) of the sum of the player's Initial Bids for Endurance and Warfare.- (For the
CaptainPosition): This Modifier is abonusequal to one third (rounded to the nearest whole number) of the sum of the player's Initial Bids for Strength and Warfare.- (For the
Prince(ss)Position): This Modifier is abonusequal to one third (rounded to the nearest whole number) of the sum of the player's Initial Bids for Psyche and Endurance.- (For the
Pattern-Sword(s)Item): This Modifier is abonusequal to one third (rounded to the nearest whole number) of the sum of the player's Initial Bids for Warfare and Pattern.- (For the
Jewel of JudgementItem): This Modifier is thesumof the following:

- A
bonusequal to one third (rounded to the nearest whole number) of the sum of the player's Initial Bids for Psyche and Pattern.- A
penaltyequal to one third (rounded to the nearest whole number) of the sum of the player's Initial Bids for Logrus and Shape Shifting. (We donotwant the Serpent to regain its missing Eye,thank you very much!)- (For the
Trump Deck(s)Item): This Modifier is apenaltyequal to one third (rounded to the nearest whole number) of the sum of the player's Initial Bids for Psyche and Trump.

- We will conduct the Auction in the following order:

- Attributes
- Powers
- Positions
- Items
- The winner of the Auction for a particular Advanced Power is the
onlyplayer character withallof the "benefits" of that Advanced Power. Everyone else will be treated as if they have a "partial power" (based, of course, on the final Rank Structure for that Advanced Power). Note that the ability of building and empowering aConstructis, in my cosmology, a use of theAdvancedform of the associated Power(s).- For Positions and Items:

- In the case of two (or more) players having the same Effective Bids on a particular Position or Item, then their Actual Bids will be used as a tie-breaker.
- For those Positions or Items where there is a choice involved (e.g., Admiral, Pattern-Sword, Trump Deck), the first-place winner has first pick. If applicable, the second-place winner will have the next pick, and so on.
- Non-winning bids on Positions and Items are refunded, and may be spent elsewhere as deisred.

Exception:- Non-winning bids on the Jewel of Judgement are only
partiallyrefunded. Ten points must still be payed for Attunement to the Jewel, but the remainder of the points bid are refunded.)- Each player can win only one Position. Any player with the winning bids for more than one Position must immediately choose which Position to keep, and forfeits the other winning bids (but does get refunded the points, as if he had not won those other Positions).
- All results of this Auction are considered "public knowledge". In other words,
everyoneknows who has which Pattern-Sword,everyoneknows who is the Admiral of which Fleet, and so on.

You can spend whatever points you have remaining on the usual "extras":

- Creatures
- Items
- Shadows
- Allies
- (Secret Ranks)

- For the
Marshal,Admiral, andCaptainPositions:

- If we have less than six players, then these Positions will be auctioned collectively (using a modifier based on Warfare and Pattern).
- If we have only two or three players, then
one and(1) of these Positions is available (winner's choice).onlyone- If we have only four players, then only
two(2) of these Positions are available (winners' choice, with first place choosing first).- If we have five players, then only
three(3) of these Positions are available (winners' choice, with first place choosing first, etc.).- If, after collecting the Initial Bids from all Players, we have fewer bids on these Positions then the number of Positions available, then the GM will
lowerthe number of Positions available to this lower number. (For example, if we have five Players, we have a maximum of three Positions available. If, after Initial Bids, we have only one Bid on these Positions, then we will have onlyonePosition available, not three.)- (The
RebmaPosition is unaffected by these circumstances.)- For the
Pattern SwordItem:

If we have less than six players, then

one and(1) of the Pattern Swords is available (winner's choice).onlyone- (The
Jewel of JudgementItem is unaffected by these circumstances.)- For the
Trump DeckItem:

- If we have only two or three players, then
one and(1) of the Trump Decks is available (winner's choice).onlyone- If we have only four or five players, then only
two(2) of the Trump Decks are available (winners' choice, with first place choosing first).