Storypoints – Costs and how to spend

Storypoints – Costs and how to spend

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Overview

Storypoints are a Skotos-wide currency that players can use to purchase account and game-specific perks. Storypoints can be acquired in several ways:

  • Purchasing directly from Skotos via account overview page at $24.95 for 50 storypoints.
  • Staffing for a Skotos game. This awards 50 storypoints per month.
  • Purchasing a premium subscription. This awards 50 storypoints per month.
  • Games also have the discretion to give out points to players as rewards for contests, content submission, etc.

Your storypoint balance can be viewed via account overview page.

Storypoint Costs (Skotos-wide)

Skotos-wide storypoint purchase are made from the account overview page and apply to an account across all games.

  • Free month of play – 300 storypoints

Storypoint Costs (Ironclaw)

Pregnancy and Noble packages will be covered in separate articles.

Ironclaw Online storypoint purchase are made while logged into the game using the @assist command.  Start the assist with ‘Storypoint – ….

  • Items
    • Add your character’s scent to current item – 5 storypoints
      • This can be things like pillows, blankets, clothing, etc, but it can only be the default smell your pc currently has on them.
    • Add new detail to current item – 60 storypoints
      • This allows you to add a basic detail to an item you already own. Included in this cost is adding the mention of the new detail in that item’s look and/or examine description. An example would be: Initials on the cuffs of your shirt or scars across your cheek.
    • Add description change to current item – 30 storypoints
      • This allows you to alter the description of a detail to an item you already own. An example would be: Adding an adjective to a wooden box such as crushed or splintered.
    • Purchasing and adding gems to items – 150 storypoints
      • Staff will create a gem of player’s choice to be added to a pre-existing item.
    • Custom basic material – 100 storypoints
      • This includes any normal material that may not be available easily within the world or offered yet at all. An example is polyester.
    • Custom special material – 300 storypoints
      • This includes unique uncommon materials such as spidersilk or shadow or luminescent. It is at the discretion of the staff to determine if the request is “special” or not.
    • Custom basic dye – 100 storypoints
      • Basic colors not available in the game world or hard to come by such as Pearl.
    •  Custom special dye – 300 storypoints
      • Unique uncommon colors such as Sequin gold or flame or night. It is at the discretion of the staff to determine if the color is “special” or not.
    • Purchase a generic pet – 150 storypoints
      • This includes creatures like insects, fish, and small reptiles. They respond to perhaps a handful of commands and come with a living environment (fish bowl, terrarium, etc.).
    • Purchase a unique/custom pet – 300 – 500 storypoints
      • These include larger creatures that might be tamed that have been seen IG, or creatures of player’s own design that are realistic to own. Cost increases based on health, color, and coding complexity.
    • Purchase a hunting bird – 300 storypoints
      • This includes those that were previously only available through an NPC. Hawks, falcons, and other birds not yet built may be available.
    • Mount – 300 – 600 storypoints
      • This includes a dray, destrier, jennet, or cumal. Cost increases with state of health and color choices. IE: a 300 SP mount may be ragged and dull in color, while a 600 SP mount may be in its prime and vibrant.
    • Complete custom item – 100+ storypoints
      • A unique item of player’s own design created by staff. It must fit the era and game world as best as possible. The cost can go up depending on the work required to make it.
    • Purchase a disguise – 300 storypoints
      • A player can purchase a custom disguise item such as a cloak, mask, or other garments. They will receive 1/2 off the price (150 storypoints) if they use a clothier in-game to design it (ie. clothier sends in generic cloak and staff changes ur to disguise cloak ur).  Staff reserves the right to refuse a garment if it’s not period-appropriate but, will take all requests into consideration.
    • Increase the quality of an item by 1 point – 25 storypoints
    • Newly created STP items begin at quality 6 – good quality.

 

  • Rooms
    • Alter rooms appearance – 150+ storypoints
      • Change the look and examine of a room you own. This is an alteration of the entire room, rather than just a single detail in it.  New items can be added, the description can be re-written and old items can be removed. Cost depends on the complexity of the request.
    • Renovate room with items purchased IG – 15 storypoints per item
      • This includes changing out the old sheets on your bed for newer, pc-made sheets, new pillows, etc. For larger changes, like walls, lumber can be purchased IG and turned into boards by a carpenter. These boards (should equal 10 cords of lumber) can then be sent into a builder to renovate the walls or the floor, etc.
    • Integrate a new object into a room – 10 storypoints
      • Set a new object in your room, make it immobile, add the fact that it exists to the overall description of the room. This might include a chest of drawers, wall mirror, etc.
    • Purchase an extra room (Married Couple) – 500 storypoints

 

  • Bodies
    • Add a custom tattoo – 50 storypoints
      • These are tattoos that will not be usable by others in game and can include names; purchased directly from staff, no pc tattooist required to be involved.
    • Add a custom tattoo – 30 storypoints
      • Discounted custom tattoo designed by pc tattooist. The discount is given because of inclusive roleplay. The tattoo will be added to the database with the character’s name attached along with a small description of what character is getting (ie. Backfairy-nyx).  This lets the pc tattooist know that it’s a tattoo of a fairy placed on the back, and it was designed only for Nyx.
    • Add a tattoo to tattoo database – 15 storypoints
      •  Custom tattoo designed by pc tattooist and gets added to the database.
    •  Additional character slot – 400 storypoints
      •  One additional character slot is added to the roster. If an account moves between a basic or premium Skotos subscription, this slot will remain active for in Ironclaw Online only. There is currently no limit on the number of slots an account may purchase. If an account drops to a free (unpaid) account, the extra slot will NOT be available for play.
    • Add a nickname – 10 storypoints
      • Add a new sname that a character will respond to (but won’t be displayed) – the name may be refused if staff don’t find it appropriate, it may conflict with other names, or staff think it has no bearing on the character’s current name.
    • Add a custom speech verb to your character – 30 storypoints
      • This will change the generic verb ‘says’ to another verb like ‘purrs’.
    • Custom smell/scent – 30 storypoints
      • Add a new base scent to your body. It must be in good taste.
    • Add an adjective to a body part – 30 storypoints
      • Add a single adjective to any part of your character. Examples would include bewitching eyes, buff abs.
    • Rewrite a single body part description – 75 storypoints
      • Completely rewrite the description of a single body part.
    • Add a new body part – 150 storypoints
      •  Add a whole new body part to your character. It must fit the setting and although fantastical must appear possible. This is at the discretion of the staff.
    • Add a detail-related line to body description – 15 storypoints
      • You may add a line to your basic body description to include a single body part. This allows you to add focus to this body part when other players look at or examine you. It must be based on a detail you already have.
    • Add a custom line to body description – 30 storypoints
      • This allows a character to add single custom line at the end of an examine or look description. It does not have to relate to a current detail. It is freeform writing such as Death is a…. Droplets of water fall from his wings as they are hammered by the warmth of day.
    • Complete Body Overhaul – 400 storypoints
      • A character may add up to 15 adjectives to 15 separate body parts. This includes an additional line to the main look and examine description that can be customized and freeform. Freeform is limited to the additional lines only and not to any specific in-line description. The freeform line cannot force a feeling, reaction or contradict the game world and its systems. This limitation is to allow for constant effects from the game world to still alter the main description as needed. This purchase must be made in one single transaction.

 

  • Character Races
    • Elephants – 220 storypoints
    • Giraffes – 200 storypoints
    • Bats – 1000 storypoints
    • Cheetahs – 260 storypoints
    • Lion/Lioness – 260 storypoints

 

  • Other
    • Add a title – 100 storypoints
      • These are for titles that are not related to the favor system.

Handling Storypoint Requests

We will take care of requests in order as best we can. This may not always mean that since Person A ordered it before Person B, they will get it first. It depends on the difficulty of the request and the skill level of the staff available.

If there is not a set cost for a request (i.e. complete custom item), the StoryHost will need to approve the cost of the request before the request is handled. Storypoints will be checked by staff prior to beginning any work.  Also, if a player wants to pay for another player’s storypoint request, the points must first be transferred to the appropriate account. This helps us keep a better account of storypoint purchases.

Storypoints get deducted once a request is complete and in the hands of the player.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q – “Can I give my storypoints to someone else?”

A – Yes, one player can give storypoints to another player by filing an @assist. A StoryHost (or someone with +storypoint power) is required to make the transaction.

Q – “I changed my mind and don’t want to give my storypoints away. Can I cancel my request?”

A – That depends. If the storypoints have already been transferred, we will not transfer them back. If the request is still open and the points have NOT been transferred, we can cancel the request.

Q – “My storypoint item was stolen. Is that allowed?”

A – It’s allowed but the thief is required to give the item back through story (we will reach out to the thief to find out the plans for this). If they are unwilling to cooperate, we will intervene and give the item back.

Q – “I bought a storypoint item for character A and want to give it to character B instead. Can I do that?”

A – Only if character A is getting deleted. Storypoint items can be transferred between characters but body modifications and storypoint-altered items and rooms cannot.

Q – “I want a custom sword. Do I get a discount if recruit the help of an in-game blacksmith?”

A – Yes, just like with disguise cloaks, if a player involves a PC crafter in creating their custom storypoint item AND the materials for the item are gathered in-game, the storypoint cost will be reduced by half.

Q – “I bought a custom sword for my character and decided to make him an axe user instead. Can I get a refund?”

A – No, all storypoint purchases are final.

Last Updated On September 02, 2018