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Due to concerns expressed by some of the Refs, as well as some comments & concerns from other players, the Refs are currently discussing some changes to the House/Board Rules, primarily in regards to character creation & updating/upgrading. Any new House Rules implemented would apply to all active PCs, and may require some pending PCs to be re-done. Archived PCs would have any new rules applied when and if they are ever un-archived and brought back into play (it will be a big enough job just in editing the active PCs).

Some of the changes being discussed concern Power Level, and when a character gains a PL. Depending on which new House Rules go into effect, some of the PCs here may be knocked down a PL.

Another change being discussed are the Attack/Damage and Defense/Toughness trade-offs.

Once it has been determined exactly what the new House Rules are -- something we hope to have done well before the end of the month -- we will help you in making any edits to your characters. Some may require minor changes, some may require major changes. We will do all that we can to make sure this transition goes as smoothly as possible.

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After much deliberation, the Refs are making some changes to two existing rules for character creation. These changes will go into effect immediately (and will be included in the Game Rules thread), and we will be contacting the folks whose characters need to be changed and try to work things out as smoothly as possible.

1) Trade-offs are being reduced from +/-4 to +/-3.

2) When a PC gains a PL is being changed. The new "schedule" is as follows:

90-99pp = PL 6

100-114 = PL 7

115-129 = PL 8

130-144pp = PL 9

145-159pp = PL 10

160-174pp = PL 11

175-189pp = PL 12

190-204pp = PL 13

205-219pp = PL 14

This sets the gap between starting PL and the next PL at 10pp (achievable with approx. 3 months of solid posting, rather than going up a PL as soon as you gain 1pp), but still keeps all the PLs separated by 15pp.

Once you reach 219pp (which would take about two years of solid 25+ post/month posting for a beginning PL 10 character), your character will no longer earn additional points, but you are still welcome to play them, or you can archive them.

We thank you for your patience, and hope you all continue to play here at FC PbP for a very long time :)

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Now, as for the characters who'll need to be changed:

    [*:36g1tmbj]Aaron Shui drops from PL 11 to PL 10. No other stats need changing, though.
    [*:36g1tmbj]Arrowhawk's PL remains the same, but he now breaks the new PL caps on his Attack/Damage.
    [*:36g1tmbj]Belphegor drops from PL 7 to PL 6. His Demonic Attacks Array will need to go down, and he'll need one of his Drawbacks removed, as he is currently at 7pp worth of drawbacks.
    [*:36g1tmbj]Capricia Chill drops down from PL 11 to PL 10. No other stats need changing, though.
    [*:36g1tmbj]Contour drops from PL 11 to PL 10. No other stats need changing, though.
    [*:36g1tmbj]Dryad drops from PL 11 to PL 10. No other stats need changing, though.
    [*:36g1tmbj]Ember Paw drops from PL 7 to PL 6. No other stats need changing, though.
    [*:36g1tmbj]Emissary drops from PL 13 to PL 12. No other stats need changing, though.
    [*:36g1tmbj]Exile drops from PL 11 to PL 10. No other stats need changing, though.
    [*:36g1tmbj]Ghost drops down from PL 8 to PL 7. No other stats need changing, though.
    [*:36g1tmbj]High Note drops from PL 7 to PL 6, which puts him over on both Attack/Effect and Defense/Toughness.
    [*:36g1tmbj]Hub drops from PL 8 to PL 7. Both his Offensive and Defensive combat stuff will need to change.
    [*:36g1tmbj]Icarus' PL remains the same, but he's now over the new trade-off limits on Defense/Toughness.
    [*:36g1tmbj]Ionica's PL remains the same, but she's now over on the trade-offs for both Attack/Damage and Defense/Toughness.
    [*:36g1tmbj]Ironhide drops from PL 11 to PL 10. His Defense/Toughness is over due to the new trade-offs.
    [*:36g1tmbj]Leviathan's PL remains the same, but he's now over on the trade-offs for Defense/Toughness.
    [*:36g1tmbj]Lullaby's PL drops from 7 to 6. No other stats need changing, though.
    [*:36g1tmbj]Malice drops from PL 11 to PL 10. And he's now over on the trade-offs for both Attack/Damage and Defense/Toughness.
    [*:36g1tmbj]Man-Bat drops from PL 11 to PL 10. No other stats need changing, though.
    [*:36g1tmbj]Mongrel Angel drops from PL 7 to PL 6. No other stats need changing, though.
    [*:36g1tmbj]Quark's PL remains the same, but he now breaks the new PL caps on his Attack/Effect.
    [*:36g1tmbj]Red Star drops from PL 7 to PL 6. No other stats need changing, though.
    [*:36g1tmbj]Ronin drops from PL 11 to PL 10. No other stats need changing as a result of these changes, but he does need to lose some of the Improved Critical from his sword (he has 4 ranks, we only allow 2).
    [*:36g1tmbj]Sen drops from PL 7 to PL 6. No other stats need changing, though.
    [*:36g1tmbj]Shade's PL remains the same, but he now breaks the new PL caps on his Defense/Toughness.
    [*:36g1tmbj]Velocity drops from PL 13 to PL 12. Her Defense will need to come down 1 point, as it is currently at +16.
    [*:36g1tmbj]Vigor drops from PL 7 to PL 6. No other stats need changing, though.
    [*:36g1tmbj]Wesley Knight drops from PL 11 to PL 10, and will need to have his Life Control array re-done so it doesn't break the new trade-offs.

Almost every active character gets some change, though for about half it's only a change to their PL and nothing else.

Archived characters will be edited when and if they are ever unarchived.

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