Zuni (aka Slums)
We're going to keep Zuni as a module space (which we affectionately call NPC Land). The feedback we got from the closer was overall very positive. From a game-runner's perspective, there was a lot of value in having a dedicated NPC space, particularly one with structures that was close to Ops. If our needs exceed beds, then we will either 1) use the beds in that space as an OOC sleeping space and continue to use it during the day for modules or 2) re-open Zuni as a play-area if there is sufficient need. However until further notice Zuni is an out of game space that we will be using for away mods only
The Bucks Cabin
The bulk of our players are returning, local players. Which means many of us already know where to find a bed, we often bunk in the same places, and with the same people. That's a great thing! Newer and visiting players may not know where to find a bunk.
The Bucks Cabin (aka Tenderhorns, aka Wiki-up) will also host Travelers. If you are a Tenderhorn (within your first three events) or if you are a traveling player and do not know where to acquire a bed, then this place is for you. We hope this eases the burden of playing in an established game and also helps maximize bed use on the site.
NPC BREAK (12-2PM)
Having a mid-day break from NPCs worked out very well at Uprise and for May. We were really pleased with how well it was received by players, the roleplay opportunities it created during the day, and the increased activity we could implement at night as a result.
We even discussed this with other Directors at the Director Retreat. We've heard a lot of positive reception to this abroad as well, so we will continue to use it. :)
From 12pm - 2pm there will be no NPCs. If you want to grab a nap, run off-site for supplies, or have an uninterrupted meeting then this is the time to do it.
We could use help with the setup and breakdown of site. If you have a truck, can be on site Friday at 12 noon, and do not mind a clean-up that will run (a little) later than the average, we would very much appreciate the help. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can figure out the details.
We are stealing a brilliant idea from our friends in NM. We are acquiring a few more bins for the major camping areas - BFG, Lucky 7, Hope's Edge, Tent City. Any props for decorating the area that are placed inside we will pick up and store in the storage locker. Next month, we will pull that same tote out and place it at the entrance of your apoc home, so you can pull out all of your beautiful props and make your apoc home look cozy and grimey.