Monday Morning Message – 26th March

Good Day Folks,

As ever I hope that this message finds you in fine form, fetlock and fettle and that you had an excellent weekend wherever you were and whatever you were doing. RoC took itself to the forts and ran an Egarian weekend in the Lost City of Bulceephar, absolutely loved it all and, again, in my opinion we just keep getting better. However, before I really get into the waxing lyrical thing, I’d like to take the time to welcome even more new people onboard as we swell our ranks to an even greater state. It is wonderful to have you here and despite being brand new, in some cases to larping, you fit in like you had been here forever. Great to have you.

So! The Forts. Last year I said that the 10 day event marked a change to the way that we ran a lot of our events and post that, with some personnel changes for the better, the Tharinos and now the city of Bulceephar have changed the look and feel of the Forts and the general attitude of the system to the weekend events in the woods has been excellent. To come to the forts after three family deaths, just in my experience, let alone what happened to other people around me and run the event that we did seemed to be more than challenging.

Was there a need for hands on refs this weekend? No, not really. The new tech, the set up and the extremely well written and prepared for NPC’s removed the need for so much of the descriptive and older reffing techniques and the camp looked beautiful as we upped the tents by another three or four. If this keeps up we will actually completely cover the parade ground, which would be pretty wicked and we already have a lot of plans for the next one.

I could talk about how well we did for hours but I think I might fall asleep at my keyboard before I manage that so let’s look at the people that matter! This weekend I named several people as my refs for this weekend and it is with them that I will start of the thanks:

The following were part not only of the Fort but the planning team and put tens, if not hundreds of hours into working through the plot, scripting DPC’s, organising the drivers, making the props, making the handouts and packing everything up before the event. On top of that they also set up the fort, organised the event and made sure it all happened on site. I’d like to thank them all for every ounce of effort and support that they gave to this event and to meThe rest of my team came along for the weekend and threw themselves into the world of Bulceephar, they worked and played hard and I couldn’t have asked any more from them. They were (in no particular order).

 

Outside of the crew special thanks really need to go to all the people that helped out in the background to make this happen as well.

Equally it was great to see a few people that we haven’t seen for a while.

Also I may have been there. It is hard to say.

Finally, in thank you’s I would like to say thank you to everyone that took time away from the Parade Ground to sit down with me on Friday night and raise a few jars to celebrate my birthday. It’s been a really, really hard few months and it meant more than I can say to you to have people come down to chill with me. Especially the players who could have spent more time upstairs drinking and chilling in character. Thank you all.

So my favourite bits: Frankly there were too many to name. The fact that it was all so big that Thursday felt like an event years ago come Saturday was aces. The levels of kit and the dressing that went on. The levels of prep and professionalism of the people that I was working with, these things were all excellent and the game stuff just happened seamlessly around them. Let’s hope the next one is just as good.

If you are along next weekend it looks like we are just doing the Saturday seeing as everyone is probably going to be knackered!
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So now I am going to enjoy a glass of wine and get some sleep, if you need me you know where I am but I may be slightly more tired than usual.

And that’s me – Have a Foxes and Crows week people, I look forward to seeing some of you at the weekend and bumping into a whole load of you between now and then.

Take Care of Each Other

S

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