Event Details, Fall 2 2022

Hi everyone,

I wanted to go over the plan for the Fall 2, since it’s going to be rather different than usual. (I’m stealing a lot of verbiage from the Port Kartherine post - thanks, Brian! - but not everything is the same, so you should still read this fully.)

First: Some changes you will see: no component walk. The trails on this campsite are full of brambles and awful, so we’re not going to put you on them. We will take all the same components we would normally put on a component walk and make them available in mods and fights, etc.

You’re also going to see different plots. This event takes place in Salendale, not in Oak Harbor. That means that a lot of things native to Oak Harbor - e.g. spriggans, shackled-shades - won’t be at this game. Many NPCs you are used to won’t be there. Some will be. It depends on whether or not they would choose to come. This is a cool opportunity for us to run some different plots with some different emphasis - we hope you’ll like what we have instead.

Second, the plan for this event is this:

We’ll be running game during our usual hours. Staff will start setting up in the early afternoon on Friday. We would love help as always. Our pre-game meeting will be no earlier than 9pm and game start will be no earlier than 10pm. Soft stop is from 2am to 9am. Depending on how our clean-up needs look, we may end before noon on Sunday. We plan to serve all the normal meals - breakfast, lunch, dinner, breakfast. As always, we really appreciate help with clean-up and in the kitchen.

Third, the weather: IT’S GONNA BE COLD. Like, 40-some degrees at night and 50s during the day cold. On the ocean. With a breeze. Check your kit. Do you have more layers than normal? Now is the time to get some. Plan to be cold and plan to work with that.

There is a big industrial heater in the tavern to keep it warm in there. We’ll have it on. There’s also a fireplace. We’re going to see if it works such that it won’t put any smoke in the building, but we have several players with asthma, so if it even begins to be a problem, we won’t have a fire. The bar for this will be low. I will consider the fire to be a fortunate surprise, and you should too. Anyway, the heater and the fireplace in the tavern are the only heating units for the entire camp. Bring extra bedding. Bring extra layers. STAY WARM.

But this also brings up:

Fourth, our Covid policies will remain the same, which means, unless something changes drastically, masks will still be required inside. However, there will be limited space outside the tavern for seating and - as mentioned - it’s going to be COLD. The risks of hypothermia are butting up against the risk of Covid, and we have to figure this out. So, we’ll have seating indoors for food. Take your mask off only when eating and put it back on as soon as you are done. Try your best to not congregate too tightly with masks off. If you are uncomfortable and would like to eat outside in the cold, we’ll have a small number of tables out there. Just make sure to balance your needs for warmth as well.

Fifth, this site does not really have a real staff center. We’re going to do our best to make it work with a multi-building system, which means you may see staffers walking back and forth between those buildings. We’ll do our best to keep this non-obtrusive, but bear with us. It’s going to be less-than-ideal for us, too.

We will have a section of the tavern curtained off as a staff logistics area, because the tavern is where the wifi is. We will run check-in from there. We will do our best to avoid having much conversation there. Please try to not eavesdrop from the rest of the tavern area as much as possible.

This is going to be an odd event. The Board tried very hard to get us a camp earlier, but the real world got in the way. This won’t be a normal game; we’re all going to have to work together and offer some understanding to make it work. But we have a great staff and player community, and some exciting new things we plan to introduce. We’re looking forward to exploring a new part of Evren with all of you.

-Beth B.
Witchwood Game Director


And here are the cabin assignments.
Let me know if any changes are needed.