Good Morning Wonderfolk of the World,

As we find ourselves staggering through May and onto June and Summertime we take pause to hope that this message finds you in fine form, fetlock and fettle and that you have had the best week that you could with the weekend being kind to you. We have been busy, busy working away for the next bunch of games that we are running and also we have had a tremendously successful weekend at the woods getting the stuff done which we will come to very shortly!

Before we do we continue to offer up our thanks and love for all of the peeps that Patreon and Sub to us on Twitch! Because of your love and appreciation we get to not only keep providing you with excellent games and content but that money means that we can give free games to our amazing frontline service peeps and also provide counselling and other community services to those that need it and if that is you – please let us know. So much love to everyone.

Our first BIG piece of news to everyone is that the times for the Monday Morning Meeting has changed and will now be between 10 and 11am BST on Twitch as team members meet up to discuss the plans of the week, the month and generally natter. They will even talk to you too if you ask them questions – That’s here on Monday Mornings. Have your say, ask questions and help us shape the future of what we are doing together.

Regardless: Each of our Rising sections are covered by our various organisers who you can contact and talk to via our Discord Server or just a straightforward e-mail.


We gave our beautiful woodland a bit of a rest this week and treated it to a few hours of TLC with some brash clearing and started to equip ourselves with some better tools for the job which I am sure there will be pictures of at some point. But we have some other, much more exciting updatea:

We have had a really good chat with the Lady that owns the field next door and have some very promising news: Provisionally and with some concessions we will be allowed to park at Stoneworks or the Watercress carparks and then use the gate nextdoor to walk the 1 minute crossing to the briefing point at the entrance to the site. So no more walking the long path or back and forth drives as soon as we have a longer chat we will be able to provide better details but we are looking good.

But wait! There’s more??? We can also tell you that the she has also offered us a hook up for both electricity and water which were two bits that we were going to ask her about a lot further down the path! So all we need now is to get the compost loos in, which is now much easier if we have access across the field and we are all golden. All in all May has been an excellent month for the site and we can’t wait for the game next Saturday. 

This week Holly was in no mood to spare the rod and set about kicking the Kobolds into maximum work offensive. This week was all about updates and housekeeping for CODA as well as prep for June and July. This has meant that the Discord and Twitch channels were kept busy as was our Instagram feed which is well worth a looky if you are wanting pics of the CODA and ROC life!

On Wednesday evening we ran the first of a monthly CODA review which saw us look at the latest rules updates, character builds, site news and upcoming events. There was a good amount of audience participation and in anticipation of the next one we will be announcing the date this week. If you are a Patreon expect to see some Discord channel updates for QnA opportunities in advance! If you missed the meeting you can find it right here!

We also managed to hock out the Codafying as usual regarding the Skills and Lore that go behind the Academic Mechanics. That was a lot of fun, despite a few real world difficulties and we have more of that this week on Wednesday Morning as we take a look at some of the other specific skills in the aptitude section along with the Lore and the why of what drove us down the road of that skill selection.

Next up we sat down and we worked through the debrief for the Lost One event which, again, has been well received by everyone that watched it. You can find the links to that particular Youtube bunny over on our Discord Server, specifically in the Dispatches Channel for CODA. We are very much enjoying all the theorising and IC chat in there and also would like to welcome all the new folk that are pouring in!

Finally, last Thursday we Podcasted with Mark Cordory as ever and we discussed how much larping has changed as a game in the last 40 years and we will be back to talk about more of this nonsense this week with a look at how we have seen magic develop and change, how systems have used it and what it was like for us all those years ago. That’s the Rising of Conversation at 10.30 on Thursday Morning.

Once again Her Majesty, the most Holy of Holies: Holly of Bumbled Beans has inspired the Kobold Minions to painful excellence and they continue to prep us all up for the upcoming events.

On the 28th we have a standalone event by Jon Wickenden one of our lead refs and storytellers that is open to all but is a great place to start learning the system and develop new characters into the story. You can find details for that here.

On the 11th and 12th of June we are running our next two dayer at a new Site over Swindon way and you can find out all about the Court of the Fae here.

The teams will be in and around Discord helping out those that need it with character building and game prep. If you need some of this wonderful assistance go and find them and they will see what they can do for you. 


The Chicanery calendar has taken shape and  there are more and more regular streamers over on the Chicanery Facebook Page

The streaming for the International Rescue Comittee with the Chicanery for Ukrainery continues and we appreciate all of the help that you have given them. This week the set up streams go along the following lines.

  • On Monday Morning we will be live with the Monday Morning Meeting from 10am BST
  • At around 7pm BST on Monday, Kit will be picking up Monster Hearts which is a wonderful experience for all involved 🙂 
  • Tuesday evening has Sam gaming away with more classic funtimes
  • At 9 or so on Wednesday Morning, Stephen will be live to go through some more CODA skills, in the next episode of CODAfying
  • On Wednesday Evening Mike will be hurling out some more DnD with Wildemount Wednesday
  • Thursday we’ll be starting off with the wonderful Rising of Conversation podcast where Stephen and Mark will be discussing more stories from the over 40 years of larping experience they have between them
  • And to round out the streams for next week, Thursday night will have the usual Chicanery Gaming stream, with Trews and guests

Ok – So  that’s the week in a nutshell: It looks like the world may well be a hard place to be in at the moment so with that in mind we will be trying to keep the office manned as much as possible on Discord. If you need people, company, nonsense or an ear please feel free to come and find us. 

You can find us easily enough:

Till the next time we talk: Have a Foxes and Crows week people, we look forward to seeing all of you somewhere in the world whether that be in the woods or on Discord. 

Much Love

Take Care of Each Other

Team RoC