Good Morning Amazing Folk of the LARPing world,
It’s a gorgeous morning outside the window as I work up the Monday Morning Message which I hope finds you in fine form, fetlock and fettle and that you had the best week that you could wherever you were and whatever you were doing. This week I will kick off my thanks to the world with all of you who have been homeschooling your kids: It has been an amazing experience in a lot of ways. I will miss my boy as he heads back in but well done to all of you. More so: Thank you to the teachers that cared for key workers kids throughout and others my thoughts are with you all today as the swell and crash of the classrooms sound out to their fullest once more. My days as a teacher may be over but I remember them from long ago, there is much love for you here.
With that shout out to our wonderful booklearners I must add again that I remain beyond grateful for everyone that is out there everyday across the emergency services, working to keep us safe not just from C19 but from all the other crap that we have to go through. Much love to all of you and the front line folks that are working through that. As ever we are here to offer love, support and help to you and anyone else that needs it. The rest of us will keep doing all we can to make your jobs easier through the coming weeks.
With that said let’s take a look at last week on RoC…
RoCOnline is rocking its way to the end of season two: It’s been wonderful seeing the game pull itself into the world and see how the new RoC works without the woods (although we can’t wait for the woods). As refs with no events it has been joyous to see people still online, developing their characters and their kit and allowing us all the creative outlet that we so enjoy. RoCOnline will carry on with new adventures in April and looks set to become a part of the OmniROC for as long as this journey continues!
RoC games jumped on – Our games officer is setting up some Monster Hearts, DnD and Kids on Brooms one shots and some CCGing beckons as well. Rafternoons continue as we sojourn across the waves and she is looking at Valheim, Eco and Seven Days to Die to name a few. On top of that I enjoyed bringing the Cat to Cat Hooloo in Monday nights game and tonights Rifts escapades continue apace – There are a lot of games going on, on the Discord server – Feel free to sign up.
Sadly due to a loss in the canine family we couldn’t run Formula De this weekend but it will return after a short hiatus on the 21st. It’s ALL to play for.
RoC Community this week is full of ALL of the things!
On Friday night we are doing some Tales from the Deck with Gary over on the Discord Server although soon we will probably have to kick up the peopling space to Zoom at some point soon. If you want to be along you will have to pony up the £5 a month on Patreon and for a Friday night of storytelling every month, along with everything else you get that is well worth the pennies.
On Sunday: Blimey! Do we have a day planned. The legendary Mark Cordory will be talking about his life working on Dr Who, followed by a QnA in which you get to ask the questions. We are really glad to be able to host him and he has agreed to gather up a Signed Torchwood script and offer up the chance to win it just by having a ticket. We will be throwing money at shelter charities as well as supporting the Discord community with the proceeds. Come and see Mister C tell stories of his life in the first of three interviews.
Am I done yet? Well almost. The Discord offices are open all day so if you want to come in Monday to Friday just for company or to chat larping, board games and the like we’re in voice most of the time. The RPG’s, video games and so forth are on a lot: We are here to give you some level of company if you need it.
Finally the Patreon meeting is on Saturday around 4pm where we will be looking at developing the nations and the release for next week. So if you want your say that’s where the Core Team will be.
Next week on RoC we have even more going on as we release a load of the new game material, announce the “back to the field” plans and also our “community weekend” plans (are we hiring a hotel? (probably)) all of which will occur when we are back in the world.
And there we go!
Remember if you want to get involved, tell stories, play games, run games or whatever we are continuing to build that community and you can find us here and that goes doubly for anything you need for the LARP or just for company on long locked in days. Equally If you want to join us on Patreon we are here.
As ever folks: If you need us, for any reason, let us know and if we can help in any way we will, whatever you are up against.
In the meantime have a Foxes and Crows week people, we look forward to seeing a whole bunch of you at the online game and bumping into even more of you, online, between now and then.
Take Care of Each Other
Stephen and the RoC Core Team x