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19.4.4 DINGBATS

WHAT ARE DINGBATS?
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Dingbats are a special currency only available during special promotional 
campaigns. An example of a dingbat promotional campaign:

  Credits Bought   Dingbat Value
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             100    15 dingbats
             300    30 dingbats
             500    30 dingbats
            1000    75 dingbats
            2000   150 dingbats

Note: you receive all the dingbats from lesser tiers when you meet a given
threshold.

SHOWREWARDS will show you if a promotional campaign is active. While 
a campaign is active, you will receive dingbats upon purchasing the amount 
of credits indicated. Thus, if the campaign lasted one month and you 
purchased a total of 2000 credits on one character during that month (it 
could be either in one purchase or multiple purchases), you will receive 
150+75+30+30+15 dingbats (total of 300 dingbats). The 300 dingbats would be 
the maximum amount per character during a campaign. If you purchase more than 
2000 credits on one character during a campaign, that character will NOT 
receive any more dingbats (having reached the 300 dingbat ceiling). 

You initially receive dingbats as items, but as soon as you type DINGBAT,
they will automatically combine and be deposited in your dingbat account.

Dingbats can be transferred for gold (like credits). 
  Syntax: DINGBAT TRANSFER <amount> TO <person> FOR <amount> GOLD

Dingbats are considered OOC and you can use them to purchase gifts for others 
with no restrictions as well as transfer dingbats to others.

STICKY DINGBATS
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Sticky dingbats are indistinguishable from regular dingbats except they 
cannot be transferred and must be used by their owner. Sticky dingbats are 
rarely given out through special quests (like when the Czigany Wayfaire comes
to town). You can also receive sticky dingbats when trading in dingbat items
(see below). When you type DINGBATS, you can see how many (if any) of your
dingbats are sticky.

DINGBAT GIFTS
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Like credit artifacts, you can buy dingbat gifts for others. STICKY DINGBATS
CANNOT BE USED FOR GIFTS. Syntax: 

BUY <artifact> AS GIFT FOR <person> [WITH DELIVERY] [MESSAGE <your note>]

When you buy a gift, it will be expertly wrapped into a present for your
recipient. You can then deliver the gift yourself, or if you choose the
delivery option, it will be mailed to the recipient for you (and will arrive
with no small amount of fanfare!).

Each artifact gift includes a special notecard to your recipient, and
will include the personal message you include. If you do not wish to
include a message, simply do not specify one and a generic note wishing
the recipient well shall be enclosed. The notecard will include your
name so that the recipient will know who to thank.

DINGBAT TRADEINS
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Dingbat items can be traded in for sticky dingbats for 2/3 the value:
  Syntax: ARTIFACT <artifact> TRADEIN [CONFIRM]

See HELP ARTIFACT TRADEINS.

HOW TO USE DINGBATS
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You must search for one of the infamous traders in dingbat delights.
The known sellers are Jeremiah Gryphta (normally found on Avechna's Peak),
and Gargle von Fixit, Pinky Puddleglum, and a mysterious figure (all found
on the Starhopper).

o Syntax to see what is sold:
  - ASK <trader> WARES 

o Syntax to buy an item with dingbats:
  - BUY <item> FROM <trader>

o Syntax to buy an item with dingbats as a gift:
  - BUY <item> FROM <trader> AS GIFT FOR <person> [MESSAGE <giftcard text>]

o Syntax to buy an item with dingbats as a gift with delivery:
  - BUY <item> FROM <trader> AS GIFT FOR <person> WITH DELIVERY [MESSAGE
<giftcard text>]


See also:
HELP DINGBATS JEREMIAH
HELP DINGBATS GARGLE
HELP DINGBATS PINKY
HELP DINGBATS GNAFIA
HELP DINGBATS KORUE