Some of you may remember a time in years past when great caravans of DR players would pile into an over-sized van or two and drive ridiculous hours and miles just to be present for “THE big event” at other chapters. When chapters would have, in addition to big plot events, one event a year that was a bit more ‘special’ and exciting because it meant everyone made sure that was the event you Did Not Miss.
We are pleased to announce we are bringing back that tradition, with the re-introduction of premiere local events! In a network with approximately 20 branches, there’s never been a better time to put the spotlight on local chapters and local stories. Those of us who remember those days remember how fun and exciting they were, while also giving us more of a reason to go say howdy to the neighbors or trek cross-country between our own local events. For this reason all branches unanimously voted to bring back this tradition.
In 2019, and again in 2020, each branch will run a Premiere Event. They are spaced out through the remainder of this year, to give every chapter the chance to shine the spotlight on their new 3.0 stories. For Texas, our Premiere Event will be October 25th - 27th. Players attending this event will have the opportunity to buy up to an additional 5 build, as we did in the past, for +$50. The opportunity also exists for us to run 4 day events in the future, should we decide to do so.
The DR chapters are divided into regions. Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Georgia, and Florida now comprise Region 2 so you’ll see the Premiere events rotate between those chapters in our region, spaced out as best possible. If you don’t know the date of your 2019 local regional event, check with your local chapter! You will also see greater cross-plot and regional event opportunities coming in the future, and the incorporation of wasteland-wide story lines into the local level. Our goal is to bring the network together in new, bigger ways, on a smaller scale.
And now for some sad news, Deathcon/Downfall 2019 is cancelled. While we are excited to accommodate the shift to premiere events as a replacement, if you have already purchased your attendance to Deathcon, you will have several options, including a full refund, applying your ticket price towards your local chapter event attendance, continuing to experience the non-attending Downfall plot, and more. Please follow this link for more information about Deathcon cancellations. Where possible, we want to make this shift in scheduling easier, and that page will provide information about what to do next if this change effects you.
Additionally, with the shift to local events and focus, we will be able to sell things like advanced memberships and merchandise locally, starting in mid-September. That helps keep it all in-house, and gives you, the player, easier access to the faces and people who are handling your experiences and purchases directly.
Thanks friends for reading, we’re excited to continue to share stories with you!
Your Texas Team: Shan, Aesa, & Ryan