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Week In the life 2023 announcements

Schedule: Week in the Life June event consists of two back to back events - the Weekday portion begins on Wednesday, and players may arrive any time after 12 noon. This event runs through to Friday afternoon at 12pm, when we will have a soft lay off. Some players may remain in game between the soft lay off and lay on for the weekend event, which happens at our typical time of 10pm.


Soft Lay Off Friday: On Friday there will be a soft lay-off starting at 12pm until 10pm for players to bring their cars onsite and set up for the weekend. You may still roleplay and play as you like, but some folks will be out of game.


Arrival: For the weekday portion, when you arrive, come to logistics to check in and complete your safety waiver as normal. James may be present to do check-in directly, but if he is not, his phone number will be publicly posted, and you should call him in order to complete your check in. Check in will run as normal for the Weekend event. If you have already checked in for the Week and paid for the weekend, you will not need to come back to check in again on Friday.


Combat: During the week portion of the event (from Wednesday until Friday lay on at 10pm) there will be no roving combat nor combat mods. Combat will be allowed only in the context of specific “games” (Trollball, Tiger Ball, etc).


Alcohol: Alcohol consumption will be allowed on camp for players over the age of 21, during the Weekday portion only. The goal of allowing alcohol consumption at this event is not to encourage heavy intoxication, and we encourage responsible consumption. We will not be limiting the amount of alcohol nor types of alcohol you can bring, but reserve the right to ask you to stop consuming if your behavior is indicative of heavy intoxication. Alcohol consumption should end well before the beginning of the full weekend event, no later than Friday at 2pm. Our zero tolerance policy for alcohol or recreational marijuana use or possession on camp will be in effect on Friday at 10pm, unless these substances are stored in your car for the remainder of the event.


Marijuana: Marijuana for recreational use will be allowed on camp during the weekday event, but you must follow the same guidelines as we set forward for alcohol (no extreme intoxication), as well as our guidelines for smoking if applicable (please only smoke or vape in outside areas, away from building entrances and other people).


Fire Safety: Continue to adhere to our fire safety guidelines, including making sure someone is always attending a fire until it is put out and the embers stop smoking.


Logistics: Whenever you have need of logistics for gathering components, bank transfers, or anything else that needs to be handled immediately please seek out one of our roving logistics coordinators - this will definitely include James and Drew, and may include others - we’ll announce a finalized list closer to WITL. If we cannot handle it immediately in the field we will set a time to meet at logistics to resolve any issues. This will apply only during the weekday event; logistics window will function just as normal during the weekend event.


NPC Shifts: Players will not be responsible for NPC shifts during the weekday portion, but will do shifts as normal during the weekend.


Learning Skills: Skills, Abilities, and Points learned during the extended portion of the event are considered learned for the second portion of the event. This includes using skills learned as a prerequisite during the first part, which may be used to learn new skills during the second portion.


Food Service: There is no formal food service during the Weekday portion. Please plan accordingly.


Bar Crawl: We will not be hosting a game run bar crawl this year. Players are still invited to host their own events with food and alcohol (only provided to players of legal drinking age). We ask that any event that does provide alcohol make sure to provide non-alcoholic options as well. You expressly cannot charge anyone out of game money for alcohol, and we will look closely at setups which include “suggested donations” in exchange for alcohol, so as to remain fully within legal parameters.


Build/Cards/Paying/Patreon: For purposes of payment and of your character card, Weekday and Weekend count as separate events. To attend both, you will pay for both events, each at the base cost of $50. (Attending both events will be $100.) Patreon subscriptions of Tier III or higher will cover one of the two events, but you will need to pay separately for the other. You will earn the build you pay for (base or higher) separately for each event. If you attend both portions of the event, you will only be issued one card for both events (for learning skills and other instances that alter your card, note when it occurred, Part 1 or Part 2).


Other announcements from James, applicable to WITL and ALL events:

Throwing Food Trash in the Garden: We sometimes find that people have thrown compostable leftover food in the flowerbeds. While we understand why some people might think that this is OK, we need to spell out that it is not. We have constant weddings and the gardens need to be presentable for weddings. One week is not enough time for food trash to decompose or disappear from critters.


Recreational Substance Use:

We would like to remind everyone that Knight Realms has a zero tolerance substance use policy at events whether it is legal or not. This past event we were informed that the upstairs of the Dragon’s Claw had smelled like marijuana.


The only instances we permit the use of mind altering substances is if they are medically prescribed and noted in a player’s medical notes. Otherwise, alcohol or legal drug use is only permitted during the Weekday portion of the Week in the Life. Medical use of marijuana, if consumed by smoking, must follow our guidelines for tobacco smoke products (staying away from groups/buildings/etc.)


Parking:

The area by logistics is not the parking lot. Unless you have been given express written permission for your car to be there for specific reasons (this is limited to the event runners, on call safety lead, the officers, Steve, and James, along with anyone given specific permission by James), you must use the front or main parking lots.


Secondly, do not park on the road beyond the fire hydrant. The lot in front only goes as far as the gravel. If this is full, you must park in the main lot.


Blood on the Posting Board:

We found a stain of some kind of fake blood on the posting board in the Inn. It could not be cleaned off properly and now we need a new board. Please only post up clean paper on this board. The main hall is used for weddings and we do not want these kinds of stains around the areas that they use.


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