Getting Started

Simple Steps for Getting Started:

  1. Keep calm
  2. Create a character.
  3. Jump in and start playing.
  4. Join a guild
  5. Familiarize Yourself with Syndicate History
  6. Go on quests! Slay monsters! Have fun!

Step 1: Keep Calm

The Syndicate world is alive and ever changing, there is a lot to take in so don’t be afraid to rely on others within the Syndicate for help and ask questions. We all were where you are now, so we’ll do our best to help you on your journey!

We’ve compiled many documents as you go through this list to help you progress your journey with success. Don’t feel like you need to know everything before you start. Start slowly, get playing, and fill in the gaps as you go along. The steps below are the suggested order of operations for new players, but feel free to do what you feel like you need to do to get into the universe.

Helpful Tags for the Syndicate Discord

Questions about Character Creation: @Initiator

Questions about Magic items and their creation: @artificer

Questions about Character abilities: @shaman

Questions about rules: @moderator

Questions about Questing: @questmaster

Questions about leveling: @judicator

Questions about magic and spell casting: @elementalist

Step 2: Make Your Character

Creating your character is an important part of the game play of The Syndicate. It is who you are online and in the park. To help us build you into the story of The Syndicate, we ask that you let us know a little bit about them.

Fleshing out your character is an incredibly enjoyable part of our system. It’s worth taking your time on. There are so many planes, races, locations, and cultures that our incredible Architects have dreamt up. It’s worth reading through the resource documents to help you refine your character. If you want to make a basic human character and jump into the game, you’re more than welcome to do that too!

Here is a link to a document with guidelines on character creation.

Also, please fill out the following form linked here. Everyone must fill out this form.

Step 3: Start Playing

Jumping in is the best way to overcome any inhibitions and get questions answered by our incredible community.

Familiarize yourself with the rules and etiquette of Discord interaction found here.

At this point you can introduce your character in the #character-introductions room, or you can wait until you’ve fleshed out your character a bit more. Introduce yourself in the #general room or the #off-topic-ooc room.

The easiest place to get started role playing your character is in the #the-generalist-tavern discord room. A good way to get started is to say something like this: “[insert character name here] enters the tavern for the first time. He/she locates an open barstool and asks the bartender there for a drink.” Feel free to chime in on an ongoing conversation, seek someone who’s not doing anything, or wait for someone to approach you! (the people in the tavern aren’t usually shy in welcoming new faces)

Feel free to explore throughout the Syndicate Realms! A description of all the various syndicate rooms can be found here.

Step 4: Join a Guild

There are many benefits to joining a guild. Each guild has its own community, values, private chat rooms, and structures. In addition, you’ll get access to two types of magical element that you can print and cast, both in-person and online. You cannot progress beyond level 3 until you join a guild.

 

Each of the Guilds have their own set of values and ideals, as well as goals and missions. Consider carefully which one to join, changing guilds after joining one is highly discouraged. Here is the information currently available for each guild.

Once you’ve joined a guild, fill out a Character Creation Form This sheet will automatically go to your new guild leader, who will use it to track your favor points.

Step 5: Familiarize Yourself with Syndicate History

The Syndicate Universe is alive and as such is always evolving and growing. Don’t feel like you need to know all of our rich history before jumping in. A major event called “The Schism” happened short while ago, fracturing the Syndicate into five different guilds. A brief account of that event can be found here. For now, the best way to learn the history of the Syndicate is to ask one of our many community members! You can use it as a conversation starter for your character if you wish!

Step 6: Go on quests! Slay monsters! Have fun!

There are many benefits to joining a guild. Each guild has its own community, values, private chat rooms, and structures. In addition, you’ll get access to two types of magical element that you can print and cast, both in-person and online. You cannot progress beyond level 3 until you join a guild.

 

Each of the Guilds have their own set of values and ideals, as well as goals and missions. Consider carefully which one to join, changing guilds after joining one is highly discouraged. Here is the information currently available for each guild.

Events and community

The Syndicate is all about participation. From meeting at the Evermore park online role-play, there are events for events for eveyone

Visit Evermore Park in Pleasant Grove, UT

The mecca for fantasy immersion! Evermore Park is 11 acres taken right out of Victorian England with a fantasy twist. The character cast features fairies, elves, knights, vampires, and goblins. Visitors are encouraged to dress up, role-play, and participate in quests. Week after week, conflicts arise and players contribute to the storyline.

Contact

Mail

contact@thesyndicateguilds.com