Now anybody reading this event that had lived the Neverwinter experience
will smile in recognition of the dashes across the areas (most often gating
yourself through a dozen or so areas!) Those that had never played will
right now have a confused look on their face.
Booths were Events held at random times (you could always find at least
one a week), and were hosted by the NW's (game guides), or by various
guilds that would sponsor booths. These were often formally posted as
occurring, or would sometimes be spur of the moment. Winning a booth meant
you either gained a rare item called a "pearl" (which allowed you to purchase
very rare items), or you gained another less rare item such as a Ring
of Protection +2, or Cloak of Protection +2, or something similar.
There were many different types of booths, but the common theme was taking
the least damage from a cast spell. This would happen as such - the person
hosting the event would enter battle with a contestant, and cast one or
two spells upon him or her (or it). He would then record and announce
the damage taken (so that other waiting gamers could hear), and move on
to the next booth participant. The person with the least damage would
This was a good way to have your guild gain positive recognition, and
was also a good way to contribute to the community spirit of the game.
You could always find enough people to have a quickie booth, and whether
they were official booths hosted by NW's, or unofficial booths hosted
by guilds, they were always a good time.