++Happy winds of fortune day!++

Morning! Assuming nothing goes wrong in the next hour or so, today sees us start putting the Winds of Fortune live. Similar to Winds of War, this represents information any character can have about significant events going on in the Empire. Some of them relate to ongoing situations, some of them are brand new. Almost all of them will include opportunities for people to do things - that might be details of a conjunction through the Sentinel Gate to go on a quest, suggestions for things the houses of power can do to influence situations, foreshadowing of field encounters you might get involved in, special effects that might apply to people at the event, or early warnings about things that will effect downtime after the event.

All the Winds of Fortune are listed on this page on the wiki → https://www.profounddecisions.co.uk/empire-wiki/381YE_Winter_Solstice_winds_of_fortune along with a short two-or-three line summary and some tags to help people find the ones that might be most relevant to themselves.


They tend to start with a piece of in-character text. These are intended to help create an atmosphere and provide a little entertainment. Where they contain opinions, those are the opinions of the fictional people depicted - and where they contain information or rumours the assumption is that the reader will create their own context for that information or gossip. They’re mostly just a bit of fun and they generally don’t contain anything vital to the understanding of the Wind of Fortune. They’re also what we use to present the WoF on facebook and on the forums (Announcements - Empire Forum)


You’re free to ask questions on the posts we put up, and as always a “oh no we’re boned!” or “this looks fun!” or “I always wanted to be eaten by a shark!” is appropriate but please keep in-depth discussion and planning in response to these events where it belongs - on the field.

If you have any serious queries, suggestions, alternate mandates, or comments you can e-mail them to plot@profounddecisions.co.uk


Some of the Winds of Fortune are quite long so where possible we include a rough summary. Often after they are live, players make their own summaries or recordings - and I understand at least one group provides an “almanac” at the events printed on IC paper that can serve as a handy reminder. The Empire Facebook Group is a good place to publicise links to summaries or recordings you make.


Just as a reminder, the late booking deadline is midnight Firday 13th. If your booking is not in by then, you’ll need to pay on the gate.

Also, if you’re a new player (hi new player) it’s a great idea to have your character created on the website before the event - as soon as possible in fact - as that makes it miles easier for the GOD staff to make sure your player pack is ready to collect with minimal effort.

The picture is Ents knocking down Orthanc and makes a lot more sense when you realise I meant to include a small section about some minor rules update but then realised this post was already way too long. Watch this space.

#Drawandresolveaneventcard, #Somethingaboutgamesbeingon, #Sharks