Welcome to Transformania Time!

You are a spellcaster, inexperienced but more than ready to prove your worth. Recently, something has compelled you to come to a small town named Sunnyglade out in the middle of nowhere, a place with no interesting history or circumstances other than some rumors that every inhabitant is a magic user. Even from hundreds or thousands of miles away, you sense a great and mysterious power in this town, a power that could make you stronger and mightier than any who have ever come before you! It's yours for the taking if you can find and claim it. Rumor has it you must collect forbidden knowledge from the twisting depths of a labrinth beneath the town to complete this task. But you aren't alone--dozens of others have travelled from around the world to be here and seek the same mysterious source of magical energy. You might form up some temporary ceasefires or possibly even alliances, but in the end only one of you will be able to claim this power... and the rest need to be transformed so that they no longer pose any threat to your amibition.

Being a transformation witch or wizard, you are adept at magical duels to determine the physical fate of the loser. Transforming those who would stand in your way into statues, panties, dresses, mindlessly loyal bimbos, trees, cows, and who knows what other manner of inanimate objects and animals will be how you become the most powerful mage of all. If you want to claim the prize and walk out on two human legs, you'd better brush up on your transformation spells!


The Basics

The goal of this game is to transform your competition, other spellcasters, ultimately into forms that can pose you no threat while collecting forbidden knowledge from artifacts and demons in the dungeon below--or steal them off of others who have done so themselves. You do this by casting spells against other players which, once your target's willpower is low enough and enough energy has built up inside their bodies, will change their forms into animate forms, inanimate objects, or animals which can be worn or kept to enhance your own magic until--or if!--your victims are able to return to a human body. Here are the core concepts of the game.

Game Modes

Upon creating a character, you will be asked to choose a game mode. There are three options:

There are a few exception to the above:

Action Points

You will inevitably need to move around town to find, or flee from, your competition, as well as attack them, find new spells, meditate to recover mana, or cleanse your body to recover willpower. All of these take action points. Action points limit how much you can do at a time and will replenish every five minutes--check back a bit later you will have a few more to spend. Action points can be accumulated up to a maximum of 120.

Action Point Reserve

When you have an action point reserve, you can regenerate up to 20 extra action points per update until the reserve is empty. Your reserve will increase by 5 every update when your regular action point bar is at maximum. The action point reserve will not fill up any higher than 360 points.

Moving

So long as you have legs or something equivalent, you can move about town in search--or in flight of--your opponents. Moving costs one action point but certain forms or items you can wear or equip can increase or decrease the amount. Certain forms--like a tree rooted into the ground or certain statues--are animate and can continue to search, cast spells, cleanse, and meditate but cannot move from their location unless using a teleportation scroll or covenant callback crystals.

Willpower

Willpower is your first line of defense and works to protect you against other spellslingers' magic. Your willpower is reduced when an opponent successfully casts a spell against you. It can be restored by cleansing yourself or by consuming certain herbs or potions or using magical items. If your willpower has dropped to half of its maximum amount, you become vulnerable to transformations that leave you in a different animate body (ie, a humanoid person/creature that can move and act on its own free will). If your willpower drops to zero, you risk being transformed into something inanimate or animal, which will end your old life as a person and start the next chapter of being an object or animal. Your opponent, or anyone else who claims you, can then wear, carry, or keep as a pet. And if your willpower drops to 25% or lower, you become vulnerable to mind control from other mages. Always keep your willpower as high as you can if you wish to remain in your same form.

Mana

All spells cost mana to cast. Mana can be recovered by meditating or consuming mana-restoring herbs or potions. Pets, items, and effects that have Regeneration will automatically replenish your mana over time or increase the maximum amount you can hold within yourself at a time.

Meditating

You can meditate to restore some mana. Meditating costs four actions points and restores mana based on your level, effects, and pets/items. You can only meditate and cleanse three times in a turn.

Cleansing

You can cleanse your body to restore some willpower. Cleaning costs 4 action points and 3 mana and will restore some of your willpower, leaving you in a better shape to resist others' spells casts against you. Cleansing will also remove a small percentage of every type of transformation energy your body currently has built up from others attacking you. You can cleanse more effectively at higher levels, and certain forms or items can help you recover even more willpower. You can only meditate and cleanse three together in a turn.

Self Restoration

If you don't like the current animate form you are in, you have the option to Self Restore. This takes 3 AP and 10 mana. Self restoration is a special spell that permits you to return to your original animate form, though it may take many casts to successfully do so. Each cast builds up transformation energy. When enough energy has been gathered, you will return to the form you began with when you first entered the town of Sunnyglade, known as your base form. Having additional points in Restoration will help this process to go faster. Warning, since cleansing removes some transformation energy on your body, doing so will slow down your process of self restoration.

Searching

You can search your current location for items or spells. You might also find some loose magical coins known as Arpeyjis scattered about. Some spells can only be learned in certain regions or even specific locations, so you might find it beneficial to explore different parts of town. You might also be either blessed or afflicted by a unique magical effect, so be wary!

Forms

Your form is what you currently are, the body which you currently occupy. An adult male, an adult female, a catgirl, a tree, a pair of panties, a horse, etc. Some forms are animate--human or humanoid people or creatures that are still capable of moving and acting on their own free will.

There are currently three types of forms:

Experience and Experience Levels

As with any action, the more you practice at something the better you'll become at it. You will gain experience every time you cast a spell against an opponent as long as it adds transformation energy to their body. The amount of experience you earn varies by the tpye of the spellas well as the level difference between you and the target. Low level players will gain extra experience when attacking a higher level player, and higher level players will earn less or no experience when attacking a lower level player. Successfully completing

Once you gain enough experience, you will gain an experience level, raising your maximum willpower and mana limits. Each experience level requires more experience to attain than the previous.

You can also gain some XP from additional ways besides combat:

Level-Up Perks

Every time you level up you can choose a perk, permanently increasing an ability of yours no matter what form your body is in or what items you are wearing.


Combat

Spells

All combat amongst spellslingers in Sunnyglade is performed with their mind and their magic. Each attack takes the form of a spell. Spells are small manipulations of the fibers of the universe that alter the matter that a certain entity is made up of, turning your opponents into whatever form you desire. Spells require mana and actions points to cast, and there is always a chance that your spell will be avoided by your opponent, hit a vulnerable spot on their body and deal critical damage, or possible even backfire, lowering your own willpower instead! You can learn new spells by searching around town--most spells can only be found in certain areas. Some spells can only be learned from quests or taught by an NPC. Spellbooks can also be found or purchased and will teach its reader a number of spells based on the type of book read.

Transformation Energy

If you find yourself casting spells at an opponent, one spell cast probably won't do a whole lot--your opponent will be able to resist the magic and reverse any changes that affect their body. You need to allow transformation energy to build up in your opponent by repeatedly casting the spell against them. Even if your opponent has no willpower left, you may need to keep casting your spell for enough transformation energy to build up and overwhelm them for good, sealing them into their new form. Once transformation energy builds up to critical levels, the victims of spells will suffer additional willpower damage with each cast. Each spell adds a unique type of transformation energy against its target. Transformation energy can be partially decreased from your body by cleansing, but only in small, unknown increments. Some items also help with lowering transformation energy.

Mind Control

Be careful; the mind can be changed and controlled just as one's body can. There are several mind control spells that can be cast against an eligible opponent, forcing them to perform actions whether they wish to or not! Mind control only lasts 6 turns and only a limited number of commands can be issued per turn, depending on the type of mind control. It is possible for a player to have multiple types of mind controls active against other mages or themselves at a time, though you cannot cast the same mind control spell on a victim who is already being controlled by it.

Curses and Blessings (Effects)

Curses and Blessings are temporary effects that change your abilities for a given amount of time. Curses are primarily bad and will hinder you while the much rarer Blessings will generally help you out. Curses and Blessings can be received from having a spell cast at you or by searching in a particular location. Curses and Blessings have a Duration, a measure of how many turns the effect will last on your body. It will then enter a Cooldown period in which you are immune from receiving that particular curse or blessing. Level-up perks are unique types of blessings and can never expire or be lost.


Pets and Items

Items are things you can carry with you, wear, carry, or use. Items can be clothing which can be worn, and doing so may offer special bonuses to your willpower, mana, spell casting abilities, resistance to spells, sneaking, and more. You can also drop items if you no longer want them. Players who have been transformed into an inanimate states become an item, and any items a player is carrying when he or she is turned into an item themself will fall to the ground for anyone to claim. Items can be in a player's inventory or on the ground at a particular location.

Some types of items have levels. An pet or item's level is initially equal to the level of the player who was transformed to create it, so transforming higher level players will result in higher level pets and items. Additionally, if an item likes or dislikes its new owner enough, it can slowly grow more powerful over time by subtly interacting with its owner. Higher level items will have more drastic bonuses and penalties for their wearers. The only type of item that does not have levels are one-time-use consumables, which players cannot be transformed into.

Some consumable type items might show the red PvP flag. This means that this item can only be seen and picked up by a PvP-mode player. Similarly, items that are not in PvP mode cannot be seen by PvP mode players. Players can still purchase either type from Lindella or Wuffie and use them.

Only one consumable or reusable consumable type item can be used in a turn.

Inventory

Your inventory is all of the items you currently posses. You can only carry a maximum number of items at a time before you will be unable to pick up any more. You can pick up more items by using consumable items, wearing something you are carrying (items that are worn/equipped do not count against your inventory item limit as they rest comfortably on your body) or dropping items you are carrying. If you search a location and find a new item and your inventory is full, something else that you are carrying but do not have worn or equipped will fall to the ground.

Items come in the following types:

You can only wear one of each type at a time except for accessories. You can carry two different types of accessories, one for your left hand and the other for your right.

You can increase the number of items you can carry by increasing your Fortitude.

If you have the money and want to gear up quickly, you can visit Lindella and purchase defeated mages turned into items from others' conquests for a faster boost to your magical abilities. You can also purchase Tomes and spell books from

Unique items

There are some unique items with special powers:

Arpeyjis

Small golden coins that shimmer with enchantments can be found scattered about town. These coins are a special currency only magic casters can touch and see. These coins can be gained from selling items to Lindella the Soul Vendor, Wuffie the Soul pet Vendor, gathered from the ground throughout various locations, or taken off of a victim once you turn them inanimate or animal. They can be used to purchase items from Lindella, Wuffie or Skaldyr or can be donated to a player's covenant.


The Town of Sunnyglade

Sunnyglade, a remote town deep in the woods, is the epicenter of the chaos from so many spellslingers gathering together with no clear aim. Sunnyglade has an old history, some of which can be learned from reading tomes.

Locations

A location is, quite simply, a place where something can happen. You can tap into the wells of time to discover what recent events have been happening at this location. Some spells are unique to a specific location and can only be learned when searching there.

Regions

A region is a group of similar locations by theme and geographic location. Some spells are region-specific and can be found in any location within a particular region.

There is a large region known as the Dungeon that is only accessible to PvP mode players. The dungeon can be entered in two locations: Main Street and Sunnyglade Drive Intersection and Street: Main Street and E. 9th Avenue Intersection. There is no map in the dungeon and every now and then the very structure itself will shift into a wholly new and random maze. You can leave the dungeon from anywhere within it as long as you have not been in combat recently.

There is a map provided where you can see the layout of the town. The pink-shaded area on the map is where you currently are. No map of the dungeon is provided.

Recent Activities

Spellcasters posses a rare ability to tap into the strings of time to discover what has happened at a particular place in the last few hours. Any activities that you or another spellcaster perform in a location is recorded for a while, whether that action is entering or leaving a location, searching, meditating, cleansing, dropping/picking up items, or attacking. Be warned, this means an opponent may trace your path and attack you when you least suspect it. If you are wearing certain items, however, there is a chance you can move from one location to another silently without leaving a trail for others to track you, giving you a chance or losing or confusing a pursuer.

You also have a list of recent activites in which you yourself have partaken and the actions of those others have taken against you.

Messages

You can send messages to other players to coordinate an attack against a mutual opponent, taunt your victim, plead for mercy, or just strike up a friendly conversation. Messages will be automatically deleted after 72 hours.

Offline Protection

You character can never leave the game world and will always be vulnerable to other players casting spells upon them. However, players that have not made any actions that consume action points (moving, attacking, cleansing, meditating, and search all take action points) for 30 minutes are considered "offline" and cannot be attacked until they log in and perform actions.

Friends

Enjoy the company of a particular companion? You can request to be their friend on the Look At Player page. If they accept, you can see when they are online or offline. Should a particular character turn inanimate or animal and they choose to start over with another, they will remain on your friends list under their new name as a means of keeping in contact with you. Being a friend with someone bypasses game mode restrictions, so be careful who you befriend. Someone who swears their loyalty to you one night might decide to sneakily turn you into panties the next!


Covenants

Covenants are a small, tight-knit association of allied spellcasters. Members of a covenant cannot gain experience from casting spells at one another, sharing a rare common bond. In order to join a covenant you must first apply to one and then wait for it's leader to accept your reject your membership. Members of a covenant can transfer money to their covenant and leaders of a covenant can also choose to redistribute it amongst members as he or she sees fit. Only 25 animate players can be in a covenant at once; when the covenant is full no new players can be accepted into the covenant and any inanimate or animal player who is trying to return human will be prevented from being able to do so until there is room in the covenant or they leave it.

Covenant Captains

Covenant captains are trusted members of a covenant who have been given access to the covenant treasury, permitting them to distribute funds and purchase new covenant furniture.

Safegrounds

The leader of a covenant can establish a safeground anywhere in the town that is not in the streets. This will cost the covenant a good deal of Arpeyjis but will restore some additional action point reserve points to members who end a turn there. Additionally, covenant safegrounds permits a covenant to purchase furniture. Safegrounds can be upgraded to increase their action point reserve restoration bonus and increase the furniture limit.

Covenant Furniture

Human Resource Furniture(TM) is an agency that will pair willing humans with covenants, transforming them into special enchanted pieces of furniture that offer unique bonuses to mages who interact with them. Only Covenant leaders and captains can lease new furniture from the market. Furniture can give a mages in the covenant additional action point reserve points, items, or temporary effects that improve their abilities. You must be in your covenant's safeground to use the furniture. Eventually the contract will expire and the transformed humans will be restored to their original bodies and go back on the market for a while, so k

Enchanting

Covenant can expand their influence by enchanted locations about town. Enchanting territory will slowly and automatically fill the covenent's coffers with Arpeyjis based on how many locations they posses. Additionaly, ending a turn in a location provides a small AP boost to any members of the covenant there. It is not possible to enchant an enemy covenant's safeground, and estabishing a safeground on an enchanted location will automatically turn it to the new covenant's side.

Only PvP mode players can enchant.


Dueling


Questing

Scattered about town are Quests that players can partake on for a more story based experience. Quests are available in certain locations and can be restricted by player levels, the player's current sex or form, the time in the round, and by the successful completion of prior quests. Successfully completing a quest can give the player XP, items, effects, unique spells, or any combination thereof. Rusty the Barkeeper can assist players with finding quests available for them at a given time.

Players cannot be attacked while questing, allowing them to focus on the task at hand without worry about outside interference.

Quests can be abandoned at any time, which will count as a failure. Failed quests can be reattempted after waiting 12 turns.


NPCs

Some players about town are not controlled by a human player but are NPCs/bots and can be interacted with in special qays. The bots in the game are listed below:

Psychopathic Spellslingers

Psychopathic Spellslingers are mages who have let their power go to their head and will attack others on sight no matter what the odds. Careful if you choose to pick a fight; these mages WILL hold a grudge and pursue their targets as long as they have legs to move with or someone else steals their attention and invokes their wrath. However, once defeated, these mages will never struggle out of their new forms, able to find the peace they could not achieve in animate life, making for loyal clothing and accessories if a bit boring. Stronger spellslingers will come to the town as the round progresses.

Lindella

Lindella is a traveling merchant who purchases and sells a rather unique inventory--clothes and accessories that were once human but are now locked into their new bodies permanently. She will also sell magical but nonsentient consumable items that can help you in your adventures by restoring your willpower and mana or other effects. She will not purchase any items that are not permanent as there's little good in selling posessions that will change back and wander away.

Wüffie

Wüffie is a woman who spent a number of years in the wild after being transformed into a wolf by her older sister. After a few years she regained her memory and portions of her human body. Now she wanders the town, purchasing and selling formerly human pets from mages and making sure they are well cared for until a new owner can be arranged for them. As with Lindella, she will only purchase pets that have been permanently locked into their new state.

Jewdewfae

Jewdewfae is a young fairy (only a hundred thousand years old!) who, unlike much of the rest of her species, enjoys the companies of humans and actively seeks out their company. If you find her, she may want to play with you if you are a particular form that she wants at that moment. In exchange for your time, you'll be gifted with some of her fairy magic (XP points) if you satisfy her requests. She will move to a new location every few hours so keep an eye open for her.

Rusty Steamstein the Automaton Bartender

Rusty Steamstein can always be found at the Smelly Sorceress, serving drinks and providing tips on what's going on around town. Rusty hears many things and can help customers locate Lindella, Wüffie, and Jewdewfae as they move about town. Additionally, he can help players find any eligible quests they can begin.

Skaldyr the Forbidden

Skaldyr the Forbidden is an exiled lorekeeper. Disgruntled and apathetic to humankind's war raging around, he will happily spell tomes and spellbooks to customers. He will also teach you nearly any spell on request, provided you have enough Arpeyjis to make it his worthwhile. Skaldyr is the fastest way to learn a particular spell, though at an increased cost for the convenience.

Bosses

Certain powerful mages can be encountered throughout the round. Be careful when attacking a boss or even being near them; these mages can attack multiple targets at a time and cast spells far faster and more powerful than regular human mages. The bosses include:


Other Information

Being an Item or an Animal

Almost inevitably you'll find that you've been matched against someone more powerful than you, someone who managed to catch you off guard or possibly found some friends to track you down. You may find yourself in the form of an inanimate object--clothing, perhaps, or makeup, or a sex toy--or an animal such as a cow, miniature dragon, or tentacle monster. Although you will likely be trapped in this form for some time, you may be able to regain a human body by struggling against your transformation. How long it takes depends on how powerful you were when you were transformed--the same magic that increases your prowess as a mage works against you when you find yourself transformed, making it more difficult change back. Each time you struggle the chance of turning back rises. Or you can accept your fate and rub, pinch, zap, or soothe your owner as an item or lick, headbutt, snarl at, or nuzzle someone as a pet. But before, the more you perform these actions, the harder it will become for you to ever restore your old humanity, and you might just find yourself stuck in your final form for years, decades, or life!

If you are inanimate or an animal and have an inactive owner, you will have the option to slip away after your owner has been inactive for 48 hours or more.

Rounds

The game is broken up into rounds, each of which lasts approximately two weeks or 2000 game turns. When a new round begins, the world is totally reset--all players, items, spells, messages, EVERYTHING is deleted. All new characters will once again start at on a level playing field and an equal opportunity to rise to the top of the greatest spellcasters of all. The winner of the PvP leaderboard at the end of the 2000th turn is declared the winner of the round and will live on in fame (or infamy?) for ages to come.

Chaos Mode

When a round ends, after achievements are distributed and leaderboards saved, the game will enter a state known as "chaos mode" which lifts many of the restriction of regular inround gameplay, such as providing unlimited attacks. It also becomes possible to swap from any game mode to any other at will. This is generally a time for random fun and testing out new features; don't be surprised to see humans running around with boss forms or altered names.

Leaderboards

You can see the top 100 most experience spellcasters in the town on the leaderboard, as well as their currently form, level, and experience.

There are currently three leaderboards. The first and main leaderboard is the Dungeon leaderboard, which keeps track of the spellcasters who have claimed the most forbidden knowledge in the town. Dungeon Points are earned from finding artifacts in the dungeon (2 points each) or defeating Dark Demonic Guardians (2*level points each). You can also steal them off of players whom you are able to successfully inanimate or turn into a pet, though of course others will attempe to do the same against you!

Achievements

Some actions are recorded each round. Some are difficult feats and some are trivial. If you earn top place in an achievement at the end of the round, you will earn an achievement that will be be visible on your Bio page if you have one. These do not do anything, just bragging rights and showing who has been around for a while.

RP Flag

You can choose to turn on a Roleplaying flag at any time. This indicates to other players that you enjoy roleplaying. You can enable or disable this flag at any time. Whether or not you have this flag enabled has no effect on gameplay.

Settings

You can customize your game experience a bit through the Settings page, which allows you to change PvP between Protection mode, reserve your name to prevent someone else from stealing it in a future round, and set a short player biography where you can give your character a short backstory as well as select from a list of roleplaying interests. You can also change the color that your name will appear in the chat rooms and claim any benefits from being a Patreon supporter.

If you are in Protection mode you can also voluntarily instantly drop your willpower to half of its full amount or down to zero, allowing friends to transform you a little more easily if you so desire.


Tips for the New Arrival

In a dangerous transformation combat zone a majority of mages can expect to spend at least their next few years as an object or animal. Here are a few tips for magic casters who may want to keep a humanoid form for a while.

Before going offline, raise your willpower as high as possible.

Many of your peers are in it for an easy transformation and a quick getaway. A mage with low willpower makes for an attractive target. Cleanse as much as you are able, eat willflower petals and roots, use inanimate players whose new forms restore willpower, or any other means of restoring willpower that you can think of. Beware of forms or items that slowly drain your willpower over time.

Make friends...

Message other players and request friendships. Some people are actually looking forward to a relaxing life as an inanimate object or animal and will allow you to transform without a fight. Some attackers stop casting spells at you if you simply ask them not to. If you catch yourself in a pickle or want to hunt in a pack, friends may come to your rescue by chasing off or inanimating your opposition.

...and use the chat.

There is a real-time chat where players can make friends, ask questions, or try to coordinate a defense or attack against a particular player or a group of targets. There are many friendly regulars who will be glad to help you out.

Be Polite

Being rude to other players is a sure way of getting yourself targetted. Be polite and you'll likely stay animate longer.

Keep some action points on hand for emergencies

You may at any time find some mages targetting you when you do not wish to be. You may not be able to handle the fight and need to retreat and perform some hasty cleansing. Keep some action points saved up for this potential scenario.