What are Caving and Diving?
Caving and diving are subcategories of activities that can only be attempted by tokotas that have reached dominant or alpha status. Your tokotas can explore cave systems or go deep below the ocean's surface for a chance at unique rewards. Your entry will be rolled randomly for items including but not limited to: TT, prey, rare items, enhancing items, blessings (very rarely), companion animals, fossils, traits, treasure and more. As with normal activities there is no deadline; rolling will happen after you submit.
What is Dangerous Prey?
Dangerous prey is a subcategory of activities that can only be attempted by tokotas that have reached dominant or alpha status. Your tokotas can hunt some of our larger, dangerous prey such as moose and mountain lions. Your entry will be rolled randomly for pelts according to the prey you have selected to hunt. As with normal activities there is no deadline; rolling will happen after you submit.
Create a journal. If you already have an activities journal or another similar "summary" journal for your tokota(s), you can use that instead; you may also use comments to separate activities. You can put this in sta.sh writer or have it public and it can be separated per Tokota, activity, or have them all combined in one big journal or stash document. This will be a "bank" of all your caught prey items. All you need in the content of the journal is at the very minimum a thumbnail or link to your Tokota's import sheet.
TokoTime or an admin of Tokotas will comment with the items you get if you are successful. This is your only official proof. If you delete the journal, all of your earned items will no longer be valid. Comments from anyone other than TokoTime or an admin of Tokotas are not valid.
Rules and Information
- Because of the risky nature of caving and diving, only two tokotas are allowed per image.
- Only dominant and alpha tokotas can partake.
- You may not add tokotas to an already rolled image and have it rolled for an activity again.
- A handler is not required but including one will grant the usual HP bonus.
- Images are rolled 100% randomly, but enhancing items can be used to affect the odds.
- You must list all bonuses, eg items, companions, traits, and dominant or alpha status for them to be rolled. They may not be rolled for if you do not list them.
- It is your responsibility as the member to make clear to the admin if you have a specific comment in your tracker you want an activity result posted on - this means featuring the comment and linking to it in your tracker. It is not the admins' responsibility to search through your journal looking for a particular comment.
- You must fill out the following information in the artist's comments:
- At least 75% of the tokota must be visible in order to be valid. At least 25% of prey must be shown.
- If you are using an overhead view the legs must be at least somewhat visible, while angle is taken into consideration a straight up or down shot will not be acceptable.
- If the face is visible you must have some facial features present (eyes, nose, mouth)
- You may not use silhouettes, stamps, or stick figures for your entries.
- A semi-complex background is required (it doesn't have to be extremely fancy, but more than just ground shapes/blobs/gradients). You may not have large blank spaces where there is no color/shading/difference in tone.
- Images must be at least 300x300 pixels in size.
- Images must be relatively clean and it must be obvious which tokotas are pictured.
- You must be able to tell activities apart from one another via the thumbnail.
- Each tokota should look like an individual within the piece, not just a copy of another tokota. This applies within a single art piece and also to the rest of your gallery.
- You may not use premade 3D models, presets or bases to create your entry.
- Image entries will be treated as a single canvas; comic pages will be rolled as one activity. Please submit each image separately if you intend for them to be individual entries.
- Black and white images, as well as color-palette-themed images are permitted; however, they must be sufficiently detailed and the tokota's individual markings must be discernible without difficulty. Comic-style B&W images are also allowed if they use enough variation in values to illustrate each marking.
- Crafts are allowed, however the background can not be a plain photo with no-little manipulation. There must be either a crafted element to the photo or it must be different from the original. Remember you are not allowed to use stock when using photo backgrounds.
- Photo manipulations are allowed, but must have a certain amount of changes made to the stock in order to qualify. (I.e. for a tundra Tokota you can't just copy and paste a white wolf into a picture of mountains.) They should be edited to properly represent the species, mane type, etc.
- If writing literature for an activity it must be at least 1200 words and be relevant to the activity. Every tokota must be included equally to count for the activity.
- While chapters and parts are allowed, they must have clear beginnings and ends. They may not be direct continuations of one another.
- For split or collaborated literature role-play the parts by each user must be clearly labeled.
- Generally a tokota must be mentioned at least 7 times throughout the piece. We're looking for the prey/fish to mentioned at least 3 times so its easy for us to judge and find.
How to Participate
There are lots of artistic liberties that can be taken in caving and diving. Remember - these tasks are for dominant tokotas only, and are generally more dangerous and difficult than average exploration activities! Background, location, style, etc are all up to you, and fantasy backgrounds are also allowed. Image must be relatively clean and colored.
Draw your tokota tracking, taking down, or bringing home their big prize. Submit to the Dangerous game folder on TokoCenter
It's exactly what it sounds like. Draw your tokota exploring any sort of cave - eerie ice formed caves, limestone caves filled with stalactites and stalagmites, etc. If you draw your tokota underwater and are intending to make it a caving entry, you must specify this in the entry information so that it is not confused with a diving entry. Submit to the caving folder on TokoCenter.
It's also exactly what it sounds like! Draw your tokota diving below the water to investigate coral reefs, underwater glaciers, sunken ships, and other exciting regions of any body of water. Entry must take place underwater or around water, about to dive.
If you and your tokota are lucky, they will come across an elemental underground/underwater. Defeat the elemental and return with its heart to the Soul Pool in Tokotna (the bank) to receive a unique blessing. Do not, however, depict your tokota taking a heart to the pool as your entry - there is never a guarantee of finding and defeating an elemental!
Submit to the TokoCenter group in the Diving folder, then await the admin's roll. You will receive a comment on your tracker telling you what you received! Items can be used and/or redeemed for TT (Toko Tokens) at the Trading Post, which you can use to buy benefits and boosters for your Tokotas!
What if I sell a tokota with unredeemed prizes?
Prizes, just like the TT you can redeem them for, belong to the current owner, but may be transferred to other players with permission from the owner.
What if I commissioned someone to go caving with my tokota for me?
That's fine. Prizes go to whoever currently owns the tokota in question.
How does a spinal defect effect my Tokotas caving or diving score?
If a tokota has spinal defects, it will have a 5% increased fail rate for a dominant caving or diving activity.
How does a blindness defect effect my Tokotas Dangerous game score?
If a tokota has blindness defect, it will have a 5% increased fail rate.
If leasing a tokota do I use my tribe and totem bonuses or the owners bonuses?
If you are getting the items from the activity you may only use your bonuses. If they are getting the items, you may use their bonuses.
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Are there limits on which toko can hunt which prey in Dangerous Game?? I have a toko with the Primal Hunter trait which allows the hunting of Mammoth and Smilodon, so does this mean that tokos without the trait cannot hunt Mammoth and Smilodon?
Gotcha! I think I remember hearing that tokos could be injured during the summer event primal hunting and figured I'd better make sure! So does this mean tokotas with hardy can't be injured at all then?
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Yep, there was a chance of injury in the summer event and hardy was used then - but when it switched over to being a part of dangerous game that risk was removed - so even tokotas without hardy aren't at risk in those hunting activities. Hardy is used in random events where injury are possible.
If a person doing activity rolls for payment puts in the wrong form, and it gets rolled, as in none of the perks associated with my tokota are listed, am I pretty much outta luck, or is there a chance for a corrections roll if they put in, say, exploring tack instead of caving items? Is it one of those cases that it's my own fault and I should have paid closer attention?