Flashpoints

FLASHPOINT RULES
  • Flashpoints may take place quarterly per real calendar year, and intend to raise the tension of the Map game for the period of one real calendar month.
  • 'Themes' may be announced and applied to Flashpoints that alter this ruleset. Please see that month's Flashpoint announcement for more detail.
FLASHPOINT DURATION
  • A Flashpoint event begins on the first of the month that is announced by the SWRP: Chaos Staff Team at 12:00 AM EST and lasts for the entirety of that month.
FLASHPOINT EFFECTS

Flashpoint effects alter the Dominion, Rebellion, Mandate and Invasion rulesets. They do not replace them.
  • Mandate strengths/weaknesses do not apply during Flashpoint Events.
  • All Dominion threads active and incomplete during a Flashpoint Event may be targeted by Rebellions, including Dominions still incomplete from the previous month(s).

FLASHPOINT EXAMPLES

The following examples are posted to give you an idea of what you might expect in a Flashpoint.
  • Dominion Effort Victory Conditions now equate to 30 posts, instead of the usual 50.
  • Major Factions may complete up to six Dominions during the month of the Flashpoint.
  • New map mechanics, like increased Invasions or even new ideas such as Campaigns.
  • New forum mechanics may be introduced temporarily for that month.
Etc, etc.

FLASHPOINT END
  • A Flashpoint Event ends at 12:00 AM EST on the first day of the following month.
  • All incomplete Dominions must follow standard Dominion Rules.
  • All incomplete Invasions and Rebellions started during the Flashpoint Event may conclude in normal fashion, will still benefit from Flashpoint effects, but will not benefit from Mandate strengths/weaknesses.