October 2017 Shadow Accord
Sound View Camp and Retreat Center
8515 Key Peninsula Hwy S
Longbranch, WA 98351
Do not arrive at site before 2:00 PM and do not enter site until the gate has been opened by one of our Executive Officers (Michael Osgood-Graver, Lorilynn Parker, Bryan Wilson)
Please remember to have your weapon props checked! Nobody wants to actually be injured!
If you have not yet signed a liability waiver this year, expect to sign a new liability waiver at check-in! You must sign the waiver to play
Please remember to follow the posted speed limits in the camp site. The ranger has mentioned he has seen people driving quite quickly in the past, and is concerned for the safety of his children, especially after dark. Please be courteous.
We have several staff positions open. Deco, Safety, Rules, and XO’s are currently hiring! Email the respective department with why you want to join and what you think you can bring to the team.
We also need a tent captain. Contact the XO’s.
The Treasurer is also looking for an assistant. Please contact Trish.
If you DO get injured, even if it is a simple scrape, find a member of the safety staff immediately so that first aid may be performed. If you do not know who is on staff and become injured, please make a request to any other nearby Player Characters that you need medical assistance by crossing your fingers over your head or loudly declaring “Stand Down” whichever is more possible given the situation. Current safety staff members are Kristie Neises, Susanna Lauder, Darian Boyer and Zack Rodriguez.
The current projected weather for this weekend is forecasted to have temperatures down in the 40’s in the evening and 50’s during the day along with rain throughout the weekend (we all know how Washington weather can be though!).
ALL WEAPONS MUST BE INSPECTED AT CHECK IN. Weapons will not be checked outside of checkin without prior approval from a Safety Team member. EVERYONE must have their weapons checked and there will be NO EXCEPTIONS. If you are coming to late check in at ST camp then please give your weapons to either Brandon Scott or Mike Lamphere at ST camp.
NOTE ABOUT ELECTRONICS
DO NOT LEAVE ANYTHING PLUGGED IN AND UNATTENDED. Electronics should only be plugged in if they are actively being used (this includes cellular devices). Heaters may be plugged in and on if people are in the room or sleeping but should be unplugged if no one is in the building.
Here is a link to the official site and organization rules for heaters at game
Please remember that striking surfaces should not be rested on the ground (including tips). This breaks the weapons down faster and makes them pick up debris that can go unnoticed before entering combat. This is especially concerning when they are wet making them prone to picking up more debris.
Only those approved by a Safety Team member and XO before game may be authorized to start fires. The details of what all is involved to be allowed to start and tend a fire will be provided upon inquiry.
THERE IS TO BE NO COMBAT AROUND ACTIVE FIRES. The area around a live fire is to be treated as an rp, touch, and sensory powers only place. All physical combat must move away at least 10 feet. If combat breaks out in an area where there is a fire then a stand down will be called until the area is safely cleared. If combat has started outside of the “no fighting zone” then a player cannot flee to the “no fighting zone” in order to obtain safety.
This is going to be a very wet game! Be sure to bring extra clothes and bedding to stay warm and dry. Extra socks, a waterproof cloak, and extra layers are all highly recommended.
STAY HOME IF YOU THINK YOU ARE SICK AND KEEP HYDRATED. It is very important to stay home and rest to get better and to make sure that you are not getting anyone else sick. Not only do we have quite a few people with compromised immune systems at game it is also just common courtesy to do your part to not pass along anything that is contagious.
If you are at game please remember to cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow (not your hands!), and limit sharing drinking and eating vessels with others. The biggest thing you can do to help stop the spread of germs is to wash your hands! If you cannot wash then use an alcohol based sanitizer.
Medical accommodations form
This is for Safety Team and staff use only and is completely voluntary. This will not affect player to player interactions in any way. The purpose of this form is to submit any medical accommodations or concerns that you may have while attending an official game event at Shadow Accord.
*Please note that filling this out does not guarantee fulfilled requests as we have finite space and resources, but we will do our best to help take care of you!*
TIPS ON THINGS TO BRING
-More than one set of character clothes or at least more than one set of clothes to wear underneath them. Wear thermals or long sleeves underneath to help create layers to keep your own body heat in. Pack plenty of socks, and if you can then an extra pair of warm shoes. All of these things will help keep you dry and cozy warm.
-Consider using a waterproofing spray (like scotchgard) on your cloak or other outer layers to keep water from soaking into your clothes as much.
-Bring extra blankets. In case of a power outage or when heating will not be available.
-Flashlights and extra batteries. Please note these are not period or in game. These are for emergency and power outage situations and will be excused in favor of safety.
Forecasts have been known to change. We will post the most current one Friday morning.
Bring extra socks and something to use as a hood & cloak in the event of going outside in the rain. We expect a mild event. Bring a change of clothes, extra blankets, and non-perishable food.
You may bring heaters to be placed in some of the tents provided by the camp, they must be checked by a member of safety, or an executive officer, prior to use. Any heaters left on and unattended will be turned off and removed from the tent, held at Storyteller camp for the duration of the event, we do not want any accidental fires. You can view details on what makes an approvable heater here: http://www.nwlarpers.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=10393
Due to improper fire management we are not allowing live fires to be used without express permission. Please find a member of the XO team to present a fire bucket to for inspection if at any point during the weekend you wish to light a fire.
Remember! Only new players, and returning players who have given notice will have the ability to have a character CGed on site, the options for on site characters are limited.
If you go to StoryTeller Camp during the event and ask for your character to travel somewhere outside of Seaton Carew, you will likely be asked to NPC, or proceed to and OOG area prior to returning to game space. Please do not remain at StoryTeller camp to chat with other Players, that can be done in the designated OOG spaces
If your character dies, is imprisoned, or otherwise removed from town by an NPC, go to StoryTeller Camp. There you will have the following options:
- Play a backup character which must have been checked in on Friday night
- Ask to play an NPC, you will be given a basic human sheet for when the StoryTellers have no plans for you so you can enjoy game space, and a more complex sheet when they do
- Pack your things and leave site
If your character undergoes major character sheet changes (becoming a fomori, ghoul, or vampire) please remain in game space long enough to finish the scene you are in. When it appears appropriate to slip away, head to StoryTeller camp and inform them of the change. You will be given further instruction there.
Please take some time to review the rulebook and clarification document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mkGlOzwNISKz2YOnNNsltgLL5fL3PqcoYUtf86y5R7w
And the rulebook here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2khPW2FKqLsQnV0M3lVUTZjWUU/view
If a call is used on you that you are not familiar with, politely raise a hand with two fingers crossed and ask the player who said the call what it does, they will help you understand the power and how to roleplay it’s effects https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSceN_zFGPArpWTqAj4o8t-7EwX0fOtUf3f5KF1fv6LXawr9bw/viewform?c=0&w=1
If you taught a character a new power or skill at the previous event and do not remember if you submitted the teaching form, please e-mail check-in IMMEDIATELY informing them of the teaching in question: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you sleep in a structure, please see that it returns to the way you found it once game has been called, Soundview loves how clean Shadow Accord keeps the site, let’s keep it that way.
All players should plan for their own meals, or make arrangements to purchase food in game. ANY players preparing food for other players in any of the kitchen spaces are required to have their Washington State food handlers permits. You may prepare your own food without a food handler’s permit but if using a kitchen space must be supervised by an individual with a food handler’s permit. Please get permission from whoever is managing kitchens prior to personal use.
Do note that the NWLARPers Anti-Harrassment Policy will be in full effect, please review the policy here: http://nwlarpers.org/sa-policies/
Check Lost & Found! It will be at ST camp. Shadow Accord has a one-game retention policy so make sure to claim your items or risk them being donated.
And now the weather!
In the event of an emergency, SA’s safety team has prepared the following document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FNEScVA7n5t9EAKKtqFaSM4v5bGOXRNwrp6EPkqlJa0/edit
Friday: cloudy, lows of 44, highs of 52, 100% chance of rain
Saturday: Cloudy, lows of 50, highs of 60, 100% chance of rain
Sunday: 100% chance Rain, lows of 45, highs of 58,
Moon Phase: New Moon
Any character with ragabash as one of their innate trees gains the benefits of the “Moon Ties” Merit this weekend, assuming it is on their character sheet.
The Executive Officers are as follows:
Michael Osgood-Graver (Mog)