Saturday, October 17, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Introducing [RAS]!

We are proud to announce the new ROMA Achievement System [RAS]!

Now you can earn titles, rewards, and prizes through your involvement in ROMA. Currently, 35 different Achievements can be earned, and many more will be added at regular intervals in Group, Estate, Event, and Attraction categories. Each Achievement you earn in ROMA comes with four things:

  • a special title
  • achievement points
  • a unique item
  • a colorful badge displayed on a weekly updated leader board

See where you rank and earn those Achievements today!

Learn more about the [RAS] here!

Check out the Achievements Leader Board here!

Questions? Check out our [RAS] FAQ page here!

Special Notice on the inaugural [RAS] listings: Initial positions on the leader board were made with the memories of the ROMA Management team. If something is wrong, see the FAQ page for how to submit a correction.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

ROMA @ III Festival Schedule

All Festival Long Displays and Rides:

ROMA Photo Contest

Contest Rules

ROMA Film Contest
Contest Rules

Special ROMA @ III Museum Exhibit - A History of ROMA
Location: Capitoline Museum, ROMA

ROMA Gallery Exhibit - Festival Sun and Snow globes
Location: Baths of Caracalla Gallery, ROMA

Bumper Litters Attraction
Location: Fort Augusta, ROMA

Freebies from ROMA Merchants
Location; Julian Plaza, ROMA Subura

Sunday 11th October
11:30am ROMA @ III Blessing Ritual
12pm ROMA @ III Grand Ball event

It is the 3rd anniversary of ROMA's construction! Please join us for the start of a week long celebration - with the kickoff event of a general blessing of all of ROMA by the Collegia Religio Romana, to ensure the Gods favour of our City for another year. This will be immediately followed by the ROMA @ III Grand Ball, welcoming our regular Citizens and new visitors to another year of wonderful events and camaraderie!
Location: The Gardens of Maecenas, ROMA

Monday 12th October
2pm ROMA @ III Scholastica Antiqua Lecture by William Gide

Attention all scholars and history buffs! ROMA and the Scholastica Antiqua is proud to present a lecture by William Gide, official ROMA Chief Scribe - "The Indo-European Heritage in Greek and Latin Poetry." Just as linguists are able to discover relationships between languages and show that, for example, Sanskrit and Welsh are actually distant relatives, we can also investigate the common poetic relationships in the literatures of these languages. In this talk we'll look at some of the common themes and techniques that join the poetry of the classical world to everything from the Vedas in India to versified legal documents in old Ireland.
Location: Odeon of Marcellus, ROMA

Tuesday 13th October
10am ROMA @ III Ludus event
12pm ROMA @ III Agitatores event

A ROMA @ III day of Bread & Circuses! Today's first event will be a rousing gladiator fight presented by the Ludus Dacicus Gladiatorii, followed by a chariot race by ROMA's own Agitatores (Charioteers Group) around our newly rebuilt Circus Maximus Hippodrome! Prize purses will be given to the top winning gladiator, and for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the races. (If you are interested in arena fighting or chariot racing - please consider joining the groups mentioned above.)
Ludus Location: Ludus Dacicus Gladiatorii, ROMA Transtiberim
Agitatores Location: Circus Maximus Hippodrome, ROMA

Wednesday 14th October
12pm ROMA @ III Theatrum RP event

Are you interested in Role Playing in ROMA? The Theatrum Romanum (ROMA RP group) has created a roleplay event especially for ROMA @ III - A lavish Roman dinner banquet! What intrigues will unfold? What gossip will be revealed? And what political power machinations can you devise to rise higher in the Patrician heirarchy? To find out, put on your RP tags and your best dinner party attire and take part in this roleplay event! (If you are new to ROMA RP, please review the ROMA Roleplay Rules)
Location: Plot 12, ROMA Subura

Thursday 15th October
1pm ROMA @ III Scholastica Antiqua Lecture by Angelia Rees

The second lecture in our Scholastica Antiqua ROMA @ III series - Vestalis Maxima (Chief Vestal), Angelia Rees, will be presenting "Roman Religion and Practice", a lecture on the basic structure and practices of the ancient Roman faith. The lecture will cover the Roman concept of "numina", and household worship, as well as the more familiar Olympian Gods.
Location: Odeon of Marcellus, ROMA

Friday 16th October
12pm ROMA @ III Ave Weekend Senate event
1pm ROMA @ III Legion event (The Battle of Zama)
Summer is over and the Ave Weekend events have started again! The Senate is graciously hosting this Ave Weekend party, so we can TGIF in the best ROMAn style! And *right after* that, the Legion has prepared for us a demonstration of the Battle of Zama (the final major battle of the Second Punic War) - showing the formations and tactics between Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus and Hannibal's armies - join us for this entertaining and educational recreation!
Ave Weekend Location: Venus' Magical Garden, ROMA Subura
Legion Event Location: Field of Mars, ROMA Transtiberim

Saturday 17th October
12pm ROMA @ III Theatrical event (Aristophanes' "Peace")
1:30pm ROMA LGBT & Amici Party

Join us in the completely refurbished Theatre of Dionysus for a special ROMA @ III production of "Peace" by Aristophanes (translated and updated by Torin Golding). An anti-war play, Aristophanes wrote "Peace" to be a comedic, witty, and scathing theatrical assault on Athens' (by this time) 10 year Peloponnesian War against the Spartans. The main plotline of the play is the intense desire of the citizens for relief from the miseries of war and the lengths one man goes to to achieve it. The play will immediately be followed by the ROMA LGBT & Amici party to celebrate beginning their second year in ROMA - with dancing, music, and good company all around!
Location: Theater of Dionysus, ROMA

Sunday 18th October
12pm ROMA Lemuralia
2pm ROMA Hallow'een Grand Feast

In Roman religion, the Lemuralia or Lemuria was a feast during which the ancient Romans performed rites to exorcise the malevolent and fearful ghosts of the dead from their homes. Though traditionally held in May, ROMA has moved this festival to coincide with the more modern celebration of Hallow'een, another day of ghouls and ghastlies. Our Lemuralia ritual will banish any malevolent spirits, both real & imagined, while welcoming the protective spirits of the Lares and beneficent ancestors. Our second event and the final ending to our ROMA @ III celebration is the ROMA Hallow'een Grand Feast - so break out your scariest or most fanciful costumes and come prepared for a spooky good time! We'll have a contest for best costumes and Hallow'een trivia by Mickey James, both of which can earn you cash prizes!
Lemuralia Location: Street of Tombs, ROMA Transtiberim
Grand Feast Location: Field of Mars, ROMA Transtiberim

ROMA @ III Amateur Film Contest

Please help celebrate ROMA´s third anniversary by making your own tribute film. If you currently make your own videos or needed an excuse to learn how, the Emperor now calls you to pay homage to the glory of the Empire. Help create memories of this wonderful achievement and entertain the citizens as well.

For the contest, you will have several options:

1) Record you own movie in Second Life

2) Combine still images from Second Life

3) Take a source movie and edit it to make your film.

4) Some combination of the above

The finished movie must be no longer than 3 minutes. The theme must be ROMA-related and fall below or within the limits of an R (restricted) rated movie (See for descriptions of the various ratings). The final movie should be in youtube-ready format. *Your movie should be ready by November 1, 2009. The movies will be listed on the ROMA Citizens blog and included in a special screening event held in November.*

A possible source movie is The Invincible Gladiator from 1962. Here is a creative commons version that allows for remix: Please make sure that you have the rights to any footage you use. ROMA will not be responsible for your copyright infringement.

Please direct your interest, questions or comments to JT Vale or the ROMA Entertainers Group.


This contest will run until October 17, 2009. Until then, wander around the ROMA sims and find your favorite spot to take a snapshot. Stage a snapshot with friends. Show the world how you experience ROMA.

There are 3 categories for the contest:

= Best Avatar Portrait or Self-Portrait
= Best Shot of a ROMA Landmark
= Best Illustration of Roman History and/or Culture

Each category will have 3 winners. The prizes are:

= First Prize: 1,000 L$ in each category
= Second Prize: 500 L$ in each category
= Third Prize: 250 L$ in each category

The contest will be judged by the Prefect, and the officers of the Collegia and the Senate (Torin, Angelia, Maali, Amalthea, JT, Mickey).

All entries will be displayed in a special exhibit in the Capitoline Museum in ROMA. The winners will also be added to the ROMA Flickr page and blog.

To enter the contest, read the rules below.

The maximum time each person can enter the contest is once per category. You do not need to provide a snapshot for each category, but can only enter one snapshot per category.

Snapshots must be taken in one of the public areas of the ROMA sims (ROMA Insula is permitted, but private rental plots in the Subura are not eligible as settings).

If any of the judges enter a snapshot in a category, they are inelligible to judge that category.

Modifying the image, such as in Photoshop or some other editing software program, is allowed.

Next to the Bakery in ROMA three jars have been set up in a stall, one for each category. Title your snapshot whatever you wish, but make sure it is full permissions (mod/copy/transfer). Put your entry into the corresponding category jar. The person labeled as "Creator" of the snapshot on the Properties window will be the entrant.

Winners will be announced soon after 17 October.

The contest is open to everyone, though you may want to make sure you are a member of the ROMA Citizens group to receive the notice about who has won.