I have an announcement for you all tonight, regarding something we’ve been working hard on over the past weeks. It’s something I mentioned briefly several months back, and now it’s nearing the finish line: The blueprint rework. This rework is coming, essentially, in 3 parts: The existing blueprint edits, the addition of Augments, and the addition of new blueprints- including a new type of print, called Benedictions.
The first of these parts, the edits to existing prints, are ready to go and can be viewed below! These edits affect just about everything- some are small, like grammar and language adjustments. Some are cost adjustments, or other minor changes. Some are full overhauls of an item’s mechanics. These edits have taken a lot into account, from clarity of language, to flavor, overall game balance. Additionally, we’ve made some changes to the naming conventions. Up until now, each item has had a different name at each level. This got pretty unwieldy, with multiple different names for every single print. Now, we’re adopting a system of prefixes to identify the level of each item. There will be three new possible prefixes for each level, for a total of nine. And each “set” of these prefixes will correspond to different types of items. Here’s a handy reference chart.
It reads all the way across- for example, the prefixes Patchwork, Hardened, and Forged are used to refer to Armor, Shields, and Room Augments. The existing prefixes and suffixes for meals, brews, and injectables are remaining the same.
You can view the full list of edited blueprints here! These new items are also now live on the database, which is where you can view any cost adjustments. Head over to https://characters.dystopiarisingnetwork.com/ to check them out.
And now, for the upcoming stuff.
Some of you may have had the chance to test some new items, called Augments, at your local events. Augments, simply put, are blueprints for smaller items that attach to, or augment in some way, the existing items in the game. We’ll be releasing a set of Augments in the near future, so keep an eye out for those!
After the Augments, we’ll also be releasing a set of completely new blueprints. Alongside the existing types of items (such as Weapons and Gizmos), these will include the aforementioned new type of print: Benedictions. These are rituals based in Faith or other Aberrant abilities. You can think of these as the successor to the old holy rites. A handful of these Benedictions have also made their way to a few games so far for testing!
With all these changes, we will also be editing the items on the buylists, to make sure everything works well together. I’ll let you guys know when these changes are put into effect.
Thank you guys for bearing with us as we get these updates rolling! I’ll be back soon with some more info for you all. Until then, stay safe and have fun!