Liquid Memory Lapse
LML has been pulled from the blueprint list and we will no longer issue cards for it via the Post Office. If you have a copy of this recipe, please destroy it. If you have old cards, please also remove them.
I’m Too Young to Die!
We have a lot of coded phrases in DR. Logistics is the Outpost. NPC Shift is Civic Duty. The Wind is out-of-character players. Etc.
Last month we introduced a code phrase. "They are eating me alive." This means, I'm a New Player in Bleedout. Read: If you're a veteran, move your ass.
Players used it and it seemed to work very well. Last event we had a high death count and eliminated a lot of first-game deaths using this very simple strategy.
This month we’d like to change that code phrase to “I’m too young to die.” This works better in more scenarios (Raiders, Bandits, etc.) and has a nice meta component to it. Credit: Krystal Watson. We’d like to try this out and see how it works out.
If you hear either phrase “They’re eating me alive” or “I’m too young to die” feel free to respond the same way. :)
The War Table
This game you guys are getting a new mechanic. Get invested because this guy is going to be around until the end of the season. Check it out in the saloon at game on, do cool stuff with it, dream big dreams.
There is a whole world of NPCs that are also a part of Bravo. To represent their votes (while also quietly mocking the effect of special interests and lobbying in our democracy), these groups will each have an effect on the ballot count.
Each Faction can endorse one candidate for Council.
Each faction has a different weight. (You can think of this as a number of votes).
While the weights themselves cannot be known, any character with Lore: Local Area can discover the ordinal ranking of these groups. (Who is first, second, third, etc.)
While PC votes will take place during the 12-2 siesta, NPCs will not cast their vote until the end of the event.
Characters in the BMC can change the weight of Factions through voter fraud or voter suppression.
Factions may have established prejudices toward some candidates.
It is not possible for a character to win an election strictly through NPC endorsements.
The Ballot Box
The Ballot Box will be out from 12:00pm to 2:00pm during our NPC break to maximize the potential for everyone to participate.
Its going to be cold this event. Please plan accordingly!
Keep an insulated layer (sleeping pad) between you and the ground. Cots also need an insulating layer between you and the air underneath them. Pee before bed. Pack pajamas and do not wear clothes you have been sweating in to bed.
There are typically beds available in the Tenderhorn cabin. Let’s give our Tenderhorns and visitors an opportunity to get those first, but if you see an open bed there then please use it! (Top bunks often go unchecked). Most of the open air cabins in Hope’s Edge have covers for the windows which will reduce wind and keep them much warmer.
If you need to move a sleeping pad into the floor of the Saloon (or any of the lodges) that’s okay. Do not be a martyr. Be warm instead.
If you are using a heater, please make sure it does not emit carbon monoxide, that it is tip-over safe, and does not have an open flame.