- Game Start and Site Clean-Up - Greetings and hello from your friendly neighbourhood Games Facilitators. There's going to be a few changes in the up-coming season regarding how and when game starts and how after-event clean up will be handled. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please save them 'till after I'm done typing.
First off, game will now start at 10pm sharp every event. Safety Speech will be held at 9:30, and there are to be no cars past the parking lot by 9:55. In order to make sure everyone can be familiarised with Safety Speech in the event they arrive late, copies will be posted in the Inn and Cast Cabin. For winter events, copies will be placed in publicly accessible and easy to see areas. Meal Plan, if there is one, will be excepted from the "no cars" rule for the purpose of bringing in kitchen equipment and food.
If any Officers have something they want to add to Safety Speech, they are responsible for bringing two printed copies of their addition. If they cannot, they are required to send a message to the President or a Games Facilitator with their addition so that it may be printed and brought.
Secondly, people will now sign-up for a chore at Log. If you don't, you will not be allowed to double out that event. If you don't do the chore you signed up for (barring reasonable cause or emergency), you will not be allowed to double out that event. If you cast for the whole weekend, you are excused from signing up for a chore, because your chore will be helping clean up Cast Cabin.
Games Facilitators, Executives, and Medical Officers have call for what is reasonable cause outside of emergency. Just remember that if you do have such cause, you MUST inform a Games Facilitator, and if necessary inform them who made the call.
Finally, Games Facilitators will have a master sheet of everyone who has logged and what chore they signed up for. Once you've done your chore, come find one of us so that we can check you off.
You may now raise hands for questions, comments, and concerns.
- Epoch Craft, Swap & Sale Day! Open to all, Mar 30th - Epoch Toronto will be holding a Craft, Swap, and Sale Day.
Date: Sunday March 30th
Location: Mondragon Co-Op Center, 79 Mondragon Circle, Brampton, Ontario
A full afternoon of working on that boffer weapon you want a hand with, or fighting with sewing machines, or whatever other glorious crafting project you have in mind that you'd like some company with your misery/joy/etc! A great time to get a hand with something, or just spend an afternoon hanging out and crafting with friends.
Separate from the Crafting area will be an area for members that would like to sell some spare gear/garb/etc to put it on display and try and sell it. Those with just a few things we suggest could band together with other club members to sell items. All items and transactions are the responsibilities of you the individual. Are you a vendor/reseller/maker of things and want to sell your loot for fun and profit? No problem, please join us! Send me a PM to register to get a table. We are not charging for being here, but if this is a commercial venture for you and you have a good day selling your lootz, a donation to the club in some form or item would be appreciated.
We also expect this to be a good time for new weapons/crafting gear to get advice, checked on safety, etc. Also happy to meet any new players here, and hey, you might be able to snag some gear! Or get a hand on that character concept/sheet.
Hope to see you there!
- March Meal Plan - Meal Plan for the March event is $15, $20 if not in advance (and there may not be food for you otherwise).
Please email email@example.com to register for the mealplan.
This will be the first event of the "Meal Plan Committee" system, where our committee will make sure there are foods, and people pay for foods, and all we need is for people to volunteer to serve and help with prep work. Everything will be provided, and we're working on as much pre-prep as possible. Taking a position as part of "Team Kitchen" gets you CRPs and an event discount similar to cast. If interested (limited space) please email firstname.lastname@example.org. This is done on a per event basis. We're going with this model as we know some people that would help with Meal Plan just can't commit to being there for the whole season, or the work around the event/shopping/etc.
As always, please identify if there is a food allergy.
Friday night - soup (veg option)
Saturday Breakfast - pancakes & sausages, fruit/snacks
Saturday Lunch - Chili (veg option) bread, snacks/fruit
Saturday dinner - beef stew, rice, salad
Sunday breakfast - Oatmeal, fruit/snacks, leftovers, etc
See you in March!
- Between game RP - Greetings to All and Sundry once again.
This year, we are taking a stance on what characters do between games. Basically, we will be implementing a system where, if you want your character to have done anything significant between games, traveled any distance to or from Carreg Wynn or potentially interacted with any NPC's, you need to either RP it on the forums or send us an email. Anything not sent us by the date you want to have started the interaction will be deemed not to have happened (in other words, you can't send an email two days before an event letting us know about the 3 week trip you took to buy alchemical ingredients and talk to Jim the mage in the next town). This gives us plenty of chance to let you know what you may see or be able to interact with. Any resources used to purchase items or mana donated to circles will be tracked and a list handed to log. These items must be turned in and signed off before you will be able to log your character. Because adding psychic states to sanctums between games is currently not allowed, usage of states does not need to be tracked, though we recommend they be used for RP flavour only.
Also as a reminder, for any skills you wish to learn in-between games that you do not have a player character teacher for, you need to send us a teaching story explaining how you are learning it and who you are learning it from. We always have the option to deny any training story but unless it makes no sense what so-ever it will most likely be fine. Any XP spent on skills in this fashion needs to be matched 1 for 1 with CRPs to be handed in when you next log your character. This has always been the rule and we will be working in cahootz with Log to make sure it happens correctly.
Any questions or concerns, please forward them to our email at email@example.com.
- A word from 2014 Ad's - Hello all,
So in the wee waking months of the season we need some info from you all. I know this generally tends to get ignored.. because there is often a lot of apathy floating around.....
Prove me wrong!
Here are some standards, and information that we are setting forth to collect/incorporate for this season. Please understand that some of these things are mandatory, and there are repercussions if you choose to ignore them. We both feel that 2 months is more than fair to prepare you for the mandatory stuff (*Magic Item/Familiars/Unique abilities,*lifeskills/professions,*associations,*structured reps)
Pre-planned casting shifts:
Although I can’t promise that all encounters shall occur at scheduled times, I can usually have a decent idea of when. To those dedicated to perma/part-time casting the sooner you are in touch with me for your preferred availability the better. I would like to schedule people asap
You reap what you sow!:
You character wants to do something really cool. Perhaps a personal skeleton in the closet/rope to hang them with plot... Perhaps you want to reach out to a deity or organization. Each character has their own unique goals. If you have plans that will require more than cause and effect interactions of what will be on site you need to send a request or initiated plot prior to Thursday afternoon of any event weekend. It’s not being mean, it’s being fair.
Say you’re game to play ball on those terms. Awesome, however there is more. You may make a request for “something”. You’re going to get as much as you give. Doug and I are both on cahoots, that you can “TRY” anything but we don’t promise you’ll get the picture perfect thing you want.
(Disclaimer DougnEryn love to see cool rp. DougnEryn may not interact well with large lists of lifeskills, crying, entitlement, or bad b.o. . Remember DougnEryn is not for everyone, please consult your doctor to see if DougnEryn is right for you.)
To give logistics a bit of a break we’re offering an incentive to pre-log. Should your character be logged in at the appropriate time, plot “of interest” shall be added or tailored to the event. This is not personal plot, but plot that could be of personal intrigue to your character. Example:
Rafus has pre-logged and filled out his survey (see below) before the season start:
From the Ad side we know that Rafus secretly wants to be transformed into a kaern, and has an uncontrolable urge to learn of their culture and customs. We would include a couple npc’s perhaps to be kaern and/or knowledgeable of their society. This isn’t promising that Rafus will find them, but heightens the chance of roleplay that this character may be interested in.
Magic Item/Familiars/Unique abilities Catalogue:
We know there are some really neat stuff out there, actually there is a lot.. a lot a lot.
We are looking to create a catalogue of any items with magical properties, as well as any familiars or unique abilities. This is mandatory should you want to use them. We need a write up of said fancy thing, including abilities, physical description, expiry dates/charges/creation, how your player came into possession of them (ig/oog), etc. Failure to do so will null and void their fancy-ness, until they are catalogued. Should you wait until an event to do so, we might be busy and you might need to take a number.
Everyone loves titles, especially to throw about at those silly kaern. If you are part of any organization, even one self made, we need a write up as to who/what/when/where/why/how this came to be. As well if you’ve had interaction with a person of note, from one of these, we would like to know. We’ll also likely ask for supporting information on this. Similar to the previous note, if there is not information given these are null and void until catalogued.
Everyone loves faith characters, especially to throw about at those silly kaern (yes literally throw them). If you are part of any faith, even one of your own creation, we need a write up as to who/what/when/where/why/how this came to be. Similar to the previous note, if there is not information given these are null and void until catalogued. I’ll admit.. I literally tried to cut and paste the previous statement and mad lib’d this. There is not a whole lot of paper trails of information on prayers/sacred space interactions over the years. Doug is very busy organizing and will be literally scanning all prayers,etc from april onwards so future Ad’s can have a history. Similar to organizations, if you don’t fill in the cracks (as well with supporting information), we’ll work with the information we have.. which might not be much, or super stale. We’re looking at you too ex and current champions.
Similar to the above.. if there are no reps, tags or write up they do not exists.. this includes doors, walls, locks (if they aren’t oog buildings), alchemy, quality of structures, etc They aren’t getting the bonus. Any structures not repped appropriately will NOT be interacted with by cast or even assumed to exist.
Rafus learns Lifeskill: Tunneling and uses it in combination with his Smithing skill to build an underground tunnel with a trap door at each end. Rafus MUST then provide a door rep for each end of the tunnel with an OOG description of what is beyond the door.
Lifeskills/Professions/visit other plane:
You’re probably going to hate us. We need lifeskills and professions rep’d. If skills are being used inappropriately they might not work the way you would like them to. We may come and inspect your crafting areas, or actually ask you to rp your skills, (funny that). If you are missing mandatory reps to craft, your projects could be failures... as you didn’t make potions with useful items like a cauldron.
Rafus the grand smith, tracker and soon to hopefully be kaern wishes to fix his armour. Rafus is smithing under a blanket, with his forge on a pile of papers in the inn. Reasonably having a lit forge here could cause a fire.. and make Rafus a bit crispy before his armour is fixed.
After catching fire, and burning down half the inn Rafus is feeling rather upset and decides he would like to take a walk and not be followed. Rafus does have counter tracking 3, however it is not the way Rafus steps onto the ground that hides his tracks. Rafus has the knowledge on how to take additional steps to cover his tracks. He speaks to an AD who might ask him to rep that Rafus spends 15 minutes to cover his trail onsite before deeming he cannot be found by conventional tracking means.
Similarly to using lifeskills and needing to speak to an AD we are asking the same of anyone hopping planes. Even the most common plane of travel, Land of the Dead can have repercussions to visit. It is not always safe and at times things aren’t always as they seem or where they last were. Planar travelling? come see an AD. All in all If used appropriately any of these skillsets will likely guide you away from screwing something up, or give you a unique path to deal with a situation.
Lots of stuff has happened to your character from game 1! As well you may have rerolled your stats and never update your backstory. Please complete this survey and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org asap. As well if you haven’t completed or updated a character back history in awhile, this is a great file to use: http://www.epoch-larp.ca/?wpdmact=proce ... 5ob3RsaW5r. Remember the earlier sent the better!
Character’s short term goals (this season):
Character’s long term goals (their lifetime):
Please include your feelings on personal plot, ie bringing up anything in your past history:
Their most important item, person, and/or value:
A brief timeline of the most important things that have shaped your character and why:
Any comments or concerns on how we might royally mess everything up?
Player Name: Elun Laizgeithzer
Character Name: Rafus
Character’s short term goals (this season): Learn more about kaern, and how I would fit in their society.
Character’s long term goals (their lifetime): Become a kaern, with the place name Tahl’us
Please include your feelings on personal plot, ie bringing up anything in your past history: Rafus has a sister that he would like to say goodbye to before he becomes a kaern.
Their most important item, person, and/or value: his blanket and smithing tools.
A brief timeline of the most important things that have shaped your character and why:
-Rafus left fairtree after his sister was happily married.
-Rafus came to carreg wynn hoping to learn more about the world and smithing
-Rafus became good friends with jkgh’sfkjhs’sfkjshvui tah’lus (a kaern) after nearly burning down the inn while smithing under his beloved blanket.
-Rafus and jkgh’sfkjhs’sfkjshvui tah’lus are best friends they trade skills, Rafus is becoming a better hunter and likes the kaern way of life.
-Rafus learns he might be able to become a kaern and looks to impress a female kaern into claiming him as one of her males.
Any comments or concerns on how we will royally screw everything up?
-Rafus wants to be able to see his sister before the transformation.
-Elun has out of game issues with torture and asks any personal plot for Rafus to avoid this.
Thats about it, all in all I hope we get some word back from you!
Doug the Logistical Barbarian
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