3am to 8am are official sleeping hours for Epoch.

Players who are inside buildings or tents during these times cannot be woken up or called out.

During official sleeping hours, if any combat breaks out, a hold must be called and the combat must be taken away from buildings and tents.
Combat may still take place at night and players at a camp fire can be called out as normal.

All combat must be kept quiet as possible to respect players who are sleeping.

If any player wishes to take an action against a player who is sleeping, an OOG note detailing specific actions taken must be left by their tent or near their sleeping area where they can easily find it in the morning. A copy of the note must also be left for the ADs, including IG and OOG names of the person who has taken the action, and the IG and OOG names of who the action was taken against.

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping Epoch safe.
Sun, Aug 23, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Epoch Toronto cares deeply for our players' physical and emotional well-being. To help accommodate players who may be triggered by plot content, we are instituting the following policy to allow for players to interact knowingly with content that may be triggering for them, or to allow them to avoid the content all together.
As a reminder, if a player does become triggered or uncomfortable with content they may call a hold at any time and remove themself from the situation with no questions asked. If you require medical assistance, call for first aid and a medical officer will be made available to assist you.

The Secretary will provide an optional survey for players to list any triggering themes that may compromise their emotional safety at game. This list will be updated regularly and forwarded to the Artistic or Event Director(s) without names attached.
Regardless of the lists generated from these surveys, Epoch Toronto will not tolerate any plot surrounding sexual assault or a lack of consent.

If the same triggering themes are mentioned on the survey by multiple players, it will be noted on the list provided to Artistic Director(s), and it will be left to the discretion of the Artistic Director(s) whether that content is necessary for their plot to run, or if those themes are best to be removed from their story.

With the list of triggering themes gathered from the Survey the Artistic Director(s) will construct a list of any triggering themes likely to come up during each module. This list will be made available to all players who request to see it, at any time before, or during the module.

This list of players' triggers will be kept confidential by the Secretary.

The Secretary will be responsible for keeping this list up-to-date and Artistic or Event Director(s) informed at all times.

Triggering Content Surveys will be made available before game as of the August event, and may emailed to the Secretary at any time between events.
Modules listing potentially triggering themes will be implemented beginning at the September event.

If you would like more information, or if you have any questions, please review this thread about triggers posted by Cas in the Non Members' Forum

Thank you for your help in making Epoch Toronto a Safe Space
Sat, Aug 22, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Hey Everyone,

Remember pre-log is due Monday August 24 2015. That is two weeks from now. This is your official reminder to prelog! Due to staff time constraints, prelog for this event will be a little different. Prelog (and CRPs) are only available until Monday at 9am, but if you don't log before TUESDAY AT 5PM you will need to print off two copies of your character sheet and will be getting tags for income, no exceptions!

Details on how to log can be found at http://www.epoch-larp.ca/?page_id=82

Remember the email is Logistics@epoch-larp.ca

Thank you all for your time!
Mon, Aug 10, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Meal Plan Closes Aug 24th at 11:59PM ($25)
Early Bird Closes Aug 19th at 11:59PM ($20)

Signup at food@epoch-larp.ca When you sign up, please include if you have special diet needs and if you want a bunk.

Menu for August - Subject to Change

Friday Night
Snack – Freezies

Saturday Morning
Pancakes with Bacon, Fruit and whipped Creme.

Saturday Afternoon
Finger Food Snack Bar/ Carnival Food

Saturday Night
Pizza (May change based on Game Needs)
For dessert, Also Pizza. But dessert style

Sunday Breakfast
Cereal Bar and Leftovers.
Mon, Aug 03, 2015, Continue reading at the source
1) All creative works must:
a) All work must be inspired by and set in the Epoch world
b) All work must be original and the creator must be willing to give permission for it to be posted on the Epoch Toronto web site. All creators will be given full credit for their work and will retain copyright.
c) All work must be PG in nature. Our club may be for 18+ but anyone can view our web site.
2) All work should be submitted in a common electronic format. Please speak to a communications officer if you are unsure about your format.
3) If your work involves another player character (a portrait for instance) you must also seek permission of the player before it is submitted.
4) The contest is open to all Epoch Toronto members except for the judges.
5) All work must be received on or before October 1st to qualify for the prizes.
6) Submissions should include the work and the name of the creator. Submissions can be mailed to communications@epoch-larp.ca or given to a judge.
Judges may choose to recognize runners-up and or honourable mentions as they see fit.

Prizes, Prizes, Prizes!

All winners will have their works displayed in the Galleries section of the web page.

First Place
First place prizes will be awarded in up to five categories:
Best Story
Best Poem
Best Artwork
Best Design of a Costume, Item, Weapon or Armour
Best Other Creative Work

Each first place winner will receive a minor magic item or equivalent in-game item.

Wishing you all luck, and looking forward to seeing your submissions!
Tue, Jul 21, 2015, Continue reading at the source

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May 2015 meal plan

Friday Night: Stuffed Pepper Soup Saturday Morning: Pancakes with a variety of Toppings (Berries, Bearnana, Whipped Creme Etc) Saturday Lunch: Sandwich Bar Saturday Dinner: Taco Bar Veggie Option – TVP Taco “Meat” Bearnana cream pie Sunday Breakfast: Variety of Fresh … Continue reading