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Qaiyore Actions Submission Form

Players in the Qaiyore game can use this form to submit actions. The form will be sent to the old GM at kimril@bigfoot.com, NOT to me at anowack@juno.com . When submitting actions, remember to keep track of how many you have sent. You normally only have 4 actions to spend. At the bottom of the page you can find some help for filling out the form. Just press the link on the relevant form item and it'll take you right there.

Personally, I think posting the actions either to celandra-qaiyore@phoenyx.net or myself directly gives greater scope for creativity, as you can write a short story around the actions. However, this page is useful as a guide.

The original version of this page was created for the Elyria game by Juha 'Juuso' Vesanto.

Society: Action Number:

Action:

Tactical
Strategic

Internal
External

Action Type: Actor:

Action One Liner: Weight:

Secrecy: No Action Result Action and result

Primary Determinant:


Task:

Reaction:


Action Description:


Help for filling out the form

Society

Select your own society. Remember that you represent the whole society. While your prime player is probably the ruling agency, you may throw in other persons and organizations. If for no other reason, then to give some local colour.

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Action

Actions are either tactical or strategic and they are either internal or external in nature. The type of action should also be specified using the drop down. The actor is the ruling agency or key element initiating the action.

A oneline specifier for the action (freeform) should be a short description. For strategic actions, specify the total number of years you estimate the action will take, and which of those years this is (e.g. 2/3 means the second year in a three-year long strategic action.)

The weight tells how much time and effort you spend on it: there's a +1 bonus for double action, +1 or +2 bonus for triple and quadrable actions, -1 for an extra action, -2 for the second extra and so on. The normal number of actions is 4. A maximum of 4 extra actions may be taken, but remember these will diminish the likelihood of success for all actions.

The secret choices allow you to choose whether you want the action kept secret from other players and the Chronicles, the result kept secret, or both.

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Primary determinant

The primary way you approach the problem. For each action there are several possibilities, some more efficient than others. Here is a list of typical primary choices:

Influence Primary determinant for tasks where manipulation and persuasion are needed.
Authority Primary determinant if you want to do something that is within your legitimite power. Not as effective as Power, but much safer.
Consent Primary determinant for negotiations and situation where widespread trust in you is required. Positive consent cushions from negative reactions.
Relations Something like consent in relation to other societies, but stabler. Can be used to approximate the level of power and authority in other societies as well.
Military force Primary determinant in cases where military strength in required: raids, crushing rebellions, wars, also defensive actions. May easily have highly negative reaction modifier.
Military size Primary determinant in keeping the population in check, and defensing borders etc. Less aggressive and active use of military than Force.
Craft Primary determinant for actions requiring the creation of products
Resources Primary determinant for actions requiring large amounts of people, workforce, goods, equipment or effort. Actions requiring resources may run moderate level of task difficulity.
Exploitation Primary determinant when it comes to making use of existing resources, ie. efficiency.
Trade Primary determinant when dealing with the flow of goods and information, or when determining the availability of different kinds of resources, or the general economic power/efficiency of the society.
Wealth Primary determinant when dealing with situation requiring large amounts of money. Typically represents the wealth of the ruling agency / ruling class, as well as the general wealth of the nation.
Religion (or subdeterminant of) Primary determinant when dealing with the power/presence/effect of religion.
Arts as religion but covers fine arts and crafts
Scholastics as religion but covers knowledge, civilization, law
Magic as religion but covers magic

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Task

Task modifiers represent the factors that are relevant with respect to the success of the task itself. Most important of these is the task difficulity which is selected from the list of available options. With regards to other possible modifiers you can consider at least the following factors:

Also subdeterminants, special personas or special situations may effect the task.

Task success governs the success of the task, or the primary objective, itself. Success (or failure) in the task will in itself have no side effects, but does effect the public reaction.

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Reaction

Reaction modifiers represent the factors that are relevant with respect to the reaction of the people. The selection box lets you select a task description that best describes your action in terms of public reaction:

Business as usual
a typical action/task
Heroic
Epic tasks, they have typically high difficulity but also a wide public support - in case they succeed. Bards will sing your name in praise, or ignore you.
Risky
You take a (unnecessary) chance. You might gain much if you succeed, but people will call you stupid if you don't. Lesser form of the heroic above.
Cautious
Conservative actions/tasks following the path of least risk. You'll not earn the worship of the masses, but you'll neither fall from high, either. Reactions are modified towards zero.
Shrewd
Devious, slightly or totally illegal actions. Quick way to power and wealth (and other benefits) but they are scorned by people. Negative reaction whether you succeed or not, although these tend to be ignored if you do succeed. The action could also be 'secret' (see below).
Personal / Secret
The big public won't hear about this, but if they do it'll either add to the gossip (personal) or be the headlines of evening papers (secret). Typically no, or only minor, public reaction.

The actual modifiers will be partially based on the action type above, but consider also the following factors:

Reaction determines the overall success of the action and directly governs side effects (effects other than those directly caused by task success). Note that the task success/failure will have big effects on the reaction.

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Description

The action form is not complete until you fill out an overall description of the action. You can leave all the other fields unfilled if you describe the action carefully.

What is done, how it is done, what is the objective, who are the opponents and what factors will have impact on the outcome. If you have left some other fields empty or vague ("other") here is the place to tell what did you mean by them.

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