What Are Dragon Marks?
You might have heard us use this term, or heard another Baldman Games player talk about Dragon Marks, but what exactly are they??
Essentially, Dragon Marks are our frequent flyer miles. Our reward system which ensures that folks who continually show up to play get access to cool things. We like you, and you like to play with us, so we want to make sure we reward you for showing up!
How Does It Work?
Every ticketed game a player plays with us (starting at the July 2022 Virtual Weekend) gets them one Dragon Mark, with only a single exception (we’ll get to that below). Virtual Events and In-Person shows earn Dragon Marks just the same. At the end of your game your Dungeon Master will give you a unique code you can redeem for a single Dragon Mark
So, I Had to Buy the Ticket?
It doesn’t matter how you got a ticket (won in a contest, given by someone else, purchased, traded, whatever), but you do need to show up and play.
How Do I Redeem the Code I Was Given for a Dragon Mark?
All you have to do is start typing
/claimdragonmark in any of our servers (if you’re not already in any of our servers, join the BMG Community Server), in any channel where you can see the BMG Bot, except the “I need help” or “Emergency” channel. When you start to type, an auto-complete pop-up should come up that looks like this:
Simply click/tap the auto-complete message, type or copy/paste the code in, and hit enter
The bot will post a success (or error) message, and automatically add the Dragon Mark to your account.
What If I Forgot to Redeem My Codes for Dragon Marks?
You can still follow the process above and use your code(s) to claim a Dragon Mark for up to 90 days after the show. After this time, we will consider a code “lost” and it will be invalidated.
How Can I Check My Dragon Mark Balance?
Similar to claiming a Dragon Mark, simply start typing
/checkbalance in any of our servers, anywhere you can see the BMG Bot. An auto-complete pop-up will appear. Click/tap the pop-up and hit enter; the bot will post a message with your current balance, your total earned Dragon Marks for the year, and the number of games you’ve run with us (used for our DMs).
How Do I Use Dragon Marks?
Dragon Marks have 2 uses:
- At the end of each calendar year, everyone who has played a certain number of games with us during that year, will get the opportunity to buy a single piece of exclusive, limited-edition merch.
- THIS DOES NOT REDUCE YOUR BALANCE OF EARNED DRAGON MARKS.
- This year that item will be a shirt. We only do one run of the shirts, and then they’re gone. The only other way to get access to purchase this shirt is to be a DM who has DM’d enough games for us.
- A few times a year, we’ll have opportunities for players to spend Dragon Marks to gain access to buy tickets for exclusive opportunities, such as sneak-preview games, games with celebrity DMs, etc.
- Spending Dragon Marks in this way does reduce the player’s Dragon Mark balance (i.e. the ability to spend them), but does not affect their total earned (i.e. the ability to access the year-end merch).
- Any games you unlock with Dragon Marks in this manner do not themselves earn Dragon Marks.
Do Dragon Marks Expire?
Nope, once you’ve earned them you can stockpile to your heart’s content, but once an opportunity to buy something comes around, it will disappear quickly!
However – each calendar year (Jan 1 to Dec 31) we will reset the earned counter for all players and DMs for the end-of-the year merch unlock (option 1 above).
I’m a DM. How do I get the codes to distribute to my players?
On the DM server, or (for online shows only) the Player or Epic servers, in any channel where you can see the BMG Bot, start typing the
/getcodes command. It will bring up an autocomplete that looks like this:
Simply click/tap the auto-complete message, type in in your table code (NOT your table number), and hit enter
The bot will post the lost of codes for your to distribute.
Dragon Mark codes will be available for DMs to distribute to players when the slot is 75% over to ensure any late players have adequate time to join the session.
Okay, what’s my table code?
HQ will give you your table code.
I didn’t hand out the codes fast enough and now they’re gone! Help!
You can use the command above again for the same table, and it will pull up the same list of codes again.
We expect DMs to hand out all codes within 24 hours of a game ending.
As a DM, can I earn Dragon Marks?
If you get a ticket and play as a player, absolutely! But also, you earn Dragon Mark equivalents for running games! The first time you generate codes for a table, the system will automatically credit you with one DM equivalent. These cannot be spent to gain access to special access games (we’re working to get DMs access to those games a different way), but they can be used to earn access to the year merch.