Handbook
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Last Updated: October 9th, 2014

TABLE OF CONTENTS
01. Getting Started 06. Leveling Up & Trade Cards 11. Student of the Week
02. Policies 07. Mastering a Deck 12. Badges, Avatars, & Event Cards
03. School Year 08. Random Events 13. Classes
04. House Points 09. Currency, Items, Etc
05. Referrals 10. Spells, Duels, etc.

Badges

Every staff and student of Gobstones will have badges next to their name on their profile and on the forums. These badges help identify who you are and what you stand for on the site. If you see a badge near a staff or student's name, you can hover over the badge to see the description. There are examples of badges and their meanings in the table below.

Badge
How to Earn
Being accepted for prejoin
Being sorted into the Gryffindor house
Being sorted into the Hufflepuff house
Being sorted into the Ravenclaw house
Being sorted into the Slytherin house
Being chosen to serve as Gryffindor house prefect
Being chosen to serve as Hufflepuff house prefect
Being chosen to serve as Ravenclaw house prefect
Being chosen to serve as Slytherin house prefect
Being chosen to serve as head student
Becoming a professor and teaching classes
Having the staff position of a deck maker
Having the staff position of a caretaker


Avatars

Avatars are given for personal achievements. There will be certain tasks you will need to complete before earning a specific avatar. Sometimes it will be a secret as to how an avatar can be unlocked and the best way to figure it out is to be an active member! These avatars are not worth anything, nor do you receive rewards after earning. They are little awards that you can show off on your trade post and say, "Yeah... I'm AWESOME!" :)

Avatars are a one-time earn... meaning once you have earned a certain avatar, you can't earn it again. So you can't put two or more of the same avatar on your trade post even if you did the tasks more than once!

Event Cards

When Gobstones reaches a milestone or achievement, an event card is released. These are like little trophies for Gobstones that you get to show off on your trade post. They are worth two and are masterable for every 15 that you collect. You can view all event cards here.