Hello Wonderfolk of the World,

The end of July is upon us and it has been another full on week, especially for the big boss Stephen who has been working flat out, bless him, across Chicanery, Calodemon and of course; CODA. Despite the lack of sleep and everything else we are here to hope that this message finds you in fine form fetlock and fettle and that you had an excellent week wherever you were and whatever you were doing. Todays message will be a short one that covers briefly where we are and what we are doing but first:

We get to offer up our massive thanks to the Patreons, subs and sundries who spend their hard earned wealth allowing us to do things like providing priority bookings and free games for frontline service folk, counselling, therapy and a host of other projects that support the community as a whole. As ever, if you believe that you’re a person that could and should be benefiting from this let us know via the usual channels.

With all that said we will move into our slightly shorter message; it’s been an overly warm week and much has been done but a lot of our projects are in transition so….

The Monday Morning Meeting has had to change again and will roll out between 9ish and 10ish am BST on Twitch as all Rising  team members meet up to discuss the plans of the week, the month and generally natter. Feel free to chime in with questions and comments – 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.

What a week in the woods! The campsite has been embiggened as Holly and Kristie who were later joined by Matt, Karl and Anna have been on site adding tables and chairs crafted from the wood of the very forest that they now live in!!!!! The toilets have been further enhanced and space has been made for the ramp at the front and the interior handles will be added.

Further to that several clearings have been raked out and augmented, walls are going up alongside cordage and pulleys which will allow us to raise up canvas walls to switch clearings from woodland wonders to villages in no more than 20-30 minutes. We are designing pop up doors and slide in flooring so that we can transform parts of the site into yurts, bars and hovels at a moments notice.

We are incredibly excited by this, especially ahead of the first event in which CODA will be camping there. 

The CODA Kobolds have, basically, little to report other than they have been hard at work getting the admin, logistics and actual event writing done for the next event. They are super keen to be back in the woods and running for everyone. A two day camping event? In our own woodlands? What could be more fun?? Party hats all round as we kick off the 25th anniversary in some proper camping style.

Get your tickets here!

Beyond that we did an excellent Codafying Stream on Tuesday morning regarding the Tzi Tzain and their role in the world which is really worth a watch. The CoDA team will be back this week with Codafying on Tuesday morning, featuring Stephen, Holly and Mike – this week we are starting the deep Dive into the Kuldisar! 

LARPing Up That Hill is back on Thursday AM with System Head – Holly Goodall, the System Founder, LARPtronics founder, Site Owner etc etc – Stephen Canfield and of course, the Legendary Mark Cordory! He of the Mark Cordory Creations, Mythlore, Tardis building and other endeavours, fame. Larping Up that Hill runs every Thursday from 10.30am BST for about an hour and features talks about all things larp.

It looks like a quieter online week this week, but make sure you keep checking in for updates on all things streaming, chicanery and shenanigans – be that via Discord or the website. 

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. The teams will be in and around Discord helping out those that need and generally listening to froth. If you need some of this wonderful assistance go and find them and they will see what they can do for you. 

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