Before the game starts, choose a character to play. This can be one of your existing characters or a pregenerated character, but it must fall within the allowed levels for the adventure. If you choose a pregenerated character, you must also choose an existing character of a lower level, a first level character, or a brand new character to assign credit to.
You may also choose a Faction to represent.
The GM will provide a sign-in sheet to record your character’s name, Organized Play ID, Character Number, level and faction, as well as any contact information the GM needs to send your chronicle to you. If you are playing a pregenerated character, use the character number of the character who will receive credit for the adventure. At this point, the chronicle for that adventure is assigned to that character at that level.
One Character Per Adventure
You can have as many active characters as you want in Society. However, you can play only one of your characters during a specific adventure.
One Adventure per Character
A character can only take part in one adventure at a time. From the time the character begins an adventure to the time Chronicles are issued, that character cannot be involved in any other adventure. Characters engaged in play-by-post are considered busy and may not be used in another game while the play-by-post is running.
By default, each player can receive up to two chronicles for a given adventure: one for playing the adventure and one for running the adventure as the GM. Players can play each adventure once and GM it as many times as they like. GMing an adventure contributes to GM Nova rewards and earns AcP even when it does not award a chronicle.
Ways to Replay
There are several ways to replay adventures:
Adventures with the Repeatable tag: Adventures with the Repeatable tag can be played any number of times, with a different character each time. Unlike other adventures, they also grant a chronicle every time they are GMed.
Seeker of Knowledge boon: The Second Seekers (Ehu) and Second Seekers (Jadnura) Factions grant Access to the Seeker of Knowledge boon, which allows a limited number of replays. They are functionally a single boon; you cannot gain double the replays by gaining the boon from each faction. See the boon text for details.
Granted and purchased Replays: All players are granted 2 Replays after their first game. Each January 1st, GMs are granted 1 additional Replay for each nova they have earned up to that point. Additional replays can be purchased from the AcP Boon Store . Players must have or purchase a Replay prior to completion and reporting of the scenario they are replaying.
Granted and purchased Replays can only be used on sanctioned content that is scenario-length or shorter. Each granted or purchased Replay allows one replay of an adventure you have already played as though that adventure had the Repeatable tag.
Replaying for no credit: This is only allowed if the alternative is for the table not to play. Players must record any items or resources expended and may be given a blank Chronicle for this purpose. This is an exception to the rule that you cannot assign more than one copy of a single adventure's chronicle to a given character.
Rules for Replaying
One Chronicle per Character: Each character can only earn one copy of a chronicle for any single adventure. You cannot replay an adventure for credit with a character that has already received credit for that adventure.
Notify the GM: Inform the GM that you have already played the adventure or run it as a GM. Although GMs are asked to be flexible, the GM maintains the right to deny running the adventure for you if they feel uncomfortable running the event for players who have foreknowledge of the story.
No Spoilers: When you are replaying an adventure, avoid spoiling the adventure’s plot or using insider information to affect gameplay. Doing so can be grounds for the GM to remove you from the table. In general, be mindful in separating player knowledge from character knowledge, and if you are uncertain how to proceed, speak privately with the GM to determine the best course of action.
Reporting and Rewards for Replaying
Replays of repeatable adventures or using granted or purchased Replays earn rewards for the playthrough normally; that is, they earn a Chronicle and the same rewards a first-time player would earn. They get access to any boons and items on their Chronicle Sheet, as well as currency, XP, and Reputation, all subject to the outcome of the scenario.
When reporting a scenario replayed using a granted or purchased Replay, the GM checks the “Consume Replay” box next to the character’s information so they earn full credit for the scenario.
GMs do not record or report organized play numbers of players replaying for no credit.