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Tracking Clarification & Rules Update

Here is a bit of clarification and rules update on Tracking Tags. Tags will now be in envelopes. Tags will always be attached to some sort of colored ribbon. Some of these you actually need to explore into the forest to find them. Anyone that can normally see the tag, Green, Yellow, or Red, from their tracking skill can also see the rest of what is written on the front of the envelope. A tag can be resolved blindly without discovering the information on the back. If a tag is sequential meaning that you must find all parts to the tag then you will see *Part X of Y* on the front indicating it is part of a series that must be collected. If the Tag leads to an event which can be resolved blindly, it will say *EVENT* on the front. If you find such a tag that you can see, but not resolve, take it to monster town. The tag will indicate whether you should go immediately to monster town with whomever you have, or if you have time to gather a small group first.

 

For the tracking difficulty, consider this like an investigation just for trackers. This is what your collective tracking party must beat to be able to open the envelope to read the back of the tag and resolve it with additional information. So you or your party must have an equivalent tracking number that meets or exceeds the difficulty. Tier 1 trackers count as 1, Tier 2 count as 2, and Tier 3 counts as three. Then applicable lores will increase the tracker level of your party by one per lore.

 

Let’s use two unfound tags from the previous game as an example.

 

Tag Color: Yellow

Tag Front: Tag #: IVA Tracker Difficulty: 4 Lores: Medium Forest, Fresh Tracks, Animal Tracking *Part 1 of 4*   If you can resolve the tracker difficulty with your group then open up this envelope. Remember Lores add to your Tracker level. If not you can progress to the next tag blindly.

 

Tag Description: “A flash of light illuminates part of the forest.” Proceed to Tag # IVB

 

This tag is yellow so only Tier 2 trackers can see it or if a group of three tier 1s worked together they could see it. Let’s say that we have 1 Tier 2 tracker he sees it and he currently cannot resolve the difficulty to open the envelope. So he would see it involves medium forest, fresh tracks and animal tracking. The tracker can now see it says *Part 1 of 4* and realize he needs to keep looking for the Event Tag to resolve blindly. Now let’s assume the Tier 2 tracker has a lore in both Animal Tracking and Fresh Tracks. Now he meets the difficulty of this part of the trail and can open the envelope to read the back and now knows the upcoming path has something to do with light flashing. The tracker then continues to find the other parts.

 

Tag Color:Yellow Tag

Tag Front: Tag#: IVD          Tracker Difficulty: 6 Lores:  Medium Forest, Fresh Tracks, Animal Tracking  *Part 4 of 4. EVENT* If you can resolve the tracker difficulty with your group, then open up this envelope. Remember lores add to your tracker level. If not turn this tag in immediately to Monster Town with whatever group is with you.

 

Tag Description: “Light flashes again and you see a silhouette it appears to be quadrupedal, are those..scales?”  *EVENT* Take this tag immediately to Monster town to resolve with your current party.

 

Now the Tier 2 Tracker has found the event tag with his lores he is sporting a 4. He can’t resolve the tag so he must either go blindly or if he has some other trackers with him him then he can resolve the tag. Assuming he has two more Tier 1 trackers, the party now has a tracking score of 6 meaning they can flip to the back of the tag, now they know that this tag leads to a quadrupedal scaled creature. The tracking party then takes the tag immediately to Monster town as per the instructions on the tag.

 

If there are any further questions about tracking please do not hesitate to ask plot!

Just a point to clarify for me.

Anybody can see the tags. My character can see the whatever the color tag and the front of it? "Anyone that can see the tag, Green, Yellow, or Red can also see the rest of what is written on the front of the envelope."

Vlad sees a trail because he is stumbling around in the woods, because why not??!! Sees a yellow tag, and decides to look for the others which might lead to fortune and glory, or....rats, dirty, dirty rats. I can read this part of the tag, only.

Tag Color: Yellow

Tag Front: Tag #: IVA Tracker Difficulty: 4 Lores: Medium Forest, Fresh Tracks, Animal Tracking *Part 1 of 4*   If you can resolve the tracker difficulty with your group then open up this envelope. Remember Lores add to your Tracker level. If not you can progress to the next tag blindly.

Vladimar Grobov, Moragon

Anyone That can see the tag is also aware of the information on the front, So you are free to read into the  Lore skills such as, Animal tracking, I guess we are tracking some kind of animal.

Vlad can only see a yellow Trial if he has Tracking level 2. These Rules Clarifications are only applicable to Trackers.

Isaac Shaffer / Altera Awakens Plot Committee

Yes, my original version of this post included the outlining of the green, yellow, red tag system but I thought that'd be redundant. I fixed the line to more appropriately read that the color tag that your character can normally be able to see.

 

It is worth noting that White Tags require no tracking to see at all, and they are the exception to the color rule of green= Tier 1, Yellow = Tier 2,  and Red= Tier 3

Great Thanks!

Vladimar Grobov, Moragon