Seats on the Fantasy Rules Committee and Society Sanctioning Committee are coming up for appointment or renewal at the end of March. The committees will review applications and submit their recommendations to the Board for appointments in April.
The FRC is retiring the ad hoc seats added to help with the heavy lifting of drafting the 8.0 Fantasy Rules, so four terms are ending, but only three seats will be open. Members whose terms are at a close are Bush, Englerth, Gibson, and Seals. If you’d like to volunteer, or if your seat is up and you’d like to continue to serve, let the FRC know.
Two seats on the SSC are up this year, Jones and Knight. The SSC will be looking at updates to magic item prices stemming from the major updates to the Fantasy Rules rules. Please contact the SSC if you’d like to get involved in fantasy accounting without unfortunate legal entanglements.
There’s a new update to the Beta rules, with specialization changes, sigils, and new and improved class charts (the number-cruncher’s delight). We can’t playtest them yet, but theorycrafting is a go!
The new Fantasy Rules 8.0 Beta update is up and ready for playtest! We’ve got two new playable classes, Alchemist and Bard, and new specializations for existing classes, plus a lot of other updates. Download the new ruleset now and get ready to try it out. Remember to send your feedback to the FRC!
The Blue Book has gotten an update as well. Blue Book 2.15 brings a new type of toy to the game: Focus Enhancements. Like weapon and armor enhancements, these boosts add a numerical bonus, this time to the effects of healing and damaging skills, abilities, and spells. Version 2.15 also features an overhaul of the Magic Item Activation section, aimed at clearing up some confusion about just how some items work, especially Autocast and Autoactivate toys.