2017 Big West - FAQ

Kasuni

Squire
Hello Everyone!

Please find below the 2017 Big West Event FAQ. If you have additional questions, please post them here and I will work to answer them as soon as I can.

We are really excited to host everyone from out of town - please don't hesitate to reach out here on the boards or via email at manager@alliance-seattle.com to let us know how we can make your stay more comfortable and exciting!

Thanks!

Emily

1. What is the 2017 Big West Event?
The Big West event is a collaboration between members of the Seattle, San Francisco, Oregon, and Denver plot teams. The plot for the 2017 Big West event will have ties into each campaign, and we anticipate a large PC presence from each chapter! This is a fun way for all 4 chapters to get together and meet/see friends from afar, and play in a unique game.

The event will be hosted by Alliance Seattle, and the event management and logistics will be handled by Seattle's staff.

If you have any general questions, please feel free to reach out at manager@alliance-seattle.com.

2. Where is the 2017 Big West Event?
It will be hosted by the Alliance Seattle chapter, and the site is Millersylvania ELC, near Olympia, WA.
Camp Millersylvania ELC
12245 Tilley Rd S
Olympia, Washington 98512

3. When is Big West?
Thursday, May 4th - Sunday May 7th, 2017.
Thursday: Site will open around 2p. Game-on will be a hard lay-on at 9pm. If you know you will be arriving late, please let logistics know.
Sunday: Game off at 12p with an expected site departure time of 3p

4. What is the best airport to fly in/out of?
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

5. How much will the event cost?
All prices below include food. Dietary restrictions should be noted on the pre-registration form.

$100 - PC Pre-Registered prior to deadline
$125 - PC Pre-Registered after deadline or did not pre-register**
$30 - NPC Pre-Registered prior to deadline
$40 - NPC Pre-Registered after deadline or did not pre-register**

**Please Note that we came very close to Site Capacity at the National Event held at this site. It is very important that you pre-register in order to ensure a space for yourself.**

6. How do I pre-register?
See the pre-registration post here.

7. How do I pre-pay?
See the pre-pay post here.

8. What does the Food Situation look like?

All event pricing includes the meal plan. Dietary restrictions should be noted on the pre-registration form once released. The full kitchen (oven, counter space) will not be open for general use to avoid issues with space for the meal plan to cook. If you have a concern with this, please email manager@alliance-seattle.com and we will work to accommodate your needs.

9. How can I donate to the Big West Event?
Send your donations to paypal@alliance-seattle.com

10. How can I blanket the Big West Event?
You may blanket the Big West event with goblin stamps in Seattle. It is 90 goblin stamps to blanket Big West.

11. What is the site, Millersylvania ELC, like?
It's cushy. All of the cabins have been remodeled (completion date April 2016) and have heat, 4 bunk beds each (they sleep 8 people), and electricity. There are heated showers, large fields, and a big main hall that seats over 100 people. This main hall tends to be a place that people congregate between modules and spending time in their cabins.

12. How can I inform staff for the event of a Medical Issue or a need for Accommodations?
Please shoot an email to manager@alliance-seattle.com and we will ensure the information is forwarded to the appropriate parties.

13. What is the plot for Big West?
Teaser Coming Soon!

14. Who is the Big West Staff?
General Manager - Emily Mungo (Seattle General Manager)
Assistant General Manager - Rollin Frank (Seattle AGM)
Head of Plot - Greg Ruddy (SF Plot)
Plot - Anthea Tuley (SF Plot)
Plot - Bobby Fiendevil (SF Plot)
Plot - Bill Bush (Oregon Plot)
Plot - Jesse Grabowski (Denver Plot)
Plot - Jonno (SF Plot)
Plot - Miles Atherton (SF Plot)
Plot - Nick Bond (Seattle Plot)
Plot - Rain Mathis (SF Plot)
Logistics - Matt Hertzog (Seattle Logistics)
Cooking Team - Dan Van Den Broeke
Cooking Team - Sarah Dziema

15. Anything special I should bring?
A lot of socks. It rains a lot in the Pacific NW. If it rains, you will want to be able to change your socks.

16. Is the meal plan required?
Yes

17. What are the Meal Plan Details?
The meal plan includes Thursday Dinner, Friday Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner, Saturday Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner, and Sunday Breakfast. A menu will be released 2-4 weeks prior to the event.

18. What are the rules regarding Workshops for this event?
We will allow workshops from any chapters to be used for this event.

19. Who will the Rules Marshals be for the event?
We will select specific marshals out of the pool of Seattle, Oregon, San Francisco, and Denver marshals. If you are interested, please reach out to me at manager@alliance-seattle.com

20. What will the IG Location be?
This event will begin in the Maelstrom (one of the San Francisco campaign home locations)

21. What are the NPC Perks?
TBD, but we'll make them generous!

22. What is the policy on Magic Items for this event?
Restricted Magic Items are welcome from any chapter. There is a cap of 20 LCO Magic Items, not including Spirit Link, Spirit Lock, Item Recall, Preserve, or Permanence.

23. How can I use Goblin Stamps for the 150 Production Points that can be spent at an event?
You may use GS from any chapter. You will need to email that chapter and copy Seattle Logistics on the email requesting to use the Goblin Stamps and what you will be using them for. The chapter you are spending the GS from will need to then confirm that you have them and that they have been spent, then the items will be placed in your checkin folder. NOTE: Deadline for this kind of purchase is 2 weeks prior to the event, no exceptions!

24. What ritual scrolls will be usable at the event?
Non-LCO Ritual Scrolls may be used from any participating chapter (Seattle, Oregon, San Francisco, and Denver). You may use Restricted Scrolls (and Mist Touched) from multiple different chapters to create a single item.
LCO scrolls may also be used from any chapter. Please note that you may *not* use LCO scrolls from two different chapters on a single item. It an LCO scroll from any single chapter is used, the entire item created will be LCO.
All ritual scrolls issued at the Big West event will be Mist Touched.
 
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mythic

Baron
Owner
Calgary Staff
For production, do we get use of our Chapter Workshop for "Day 1"? After that, I assume we would need a workshop in Seattle?
For Gobbies, as this is a 3 day event, wouldn't we have 150 GS to spend?
 
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Lycose

Scholar
Per: 18. What are the rules regarding Workshops for this event?
We will allow workshops from any chapters to be used for this event.

The IG location has yet to be determined, but they have stated they will allow you to use your workshops regardless of their locations (Please ensure you bring your tags!)

The answer to your gobbie question should be a yes (probably a typo). Per the Rulebook you are allowed to spend 50 per logistical period so you should be allowed to spend 150 in total. (Please ensure this is communicated to your home chapter logistics prior to the event) Will confirm this with our GM shortly. Hope this helps for now =)
 

Kasuni

Squire
Hey, sorry for the delay! I've been traveling :)

Yes, 150 GS. I will correct the original post.

Workshops from any chapter may be used.

Thanks!!
 

Kasuni

Squire
This post has been updated with new information on Ritual Scrolls!

24. What ritual scrolls will be usable at the event?
Non-LCO Ritual Scrolls may be used from any participating chapter (Seattle, Oregon, San Francisco, and Denver). You may use Restricted Scrolls (and Mist Touched) from multiple different chapters to create a single item.
LCO scrolls may also be used from any chapter. Please note that you may *not* use LCO scrolls from two different chapters on a single item. It an LCO scroll from any single chapter is used, the entire item created will be LCO.
All ritual scrolls issued at the Big West event will be Mist Touched.
 

Warlok

Adept
Charlottesville Staff
Is there a shuttle plan from/to the airport on Thurs and Sun?
 

Cedric

Rogue
Marshal
Nevermind, answered!
 

Warlok

Adept
Charlottesville Staff
If you PM me with your ticket info RE: times, I can help arrange carpools! :)
PM sent. Or message on Facebook. Either works.

-Luke
 

Shinkirou

Newbie
I tried sending my prepayment via PayPal on the 21st (did my pre reg like 2 weeks ago) but I guess it bounced cause the funds appeared back in my bank account so I just tried sending it again
 

Renner

Scout
Will the kitchen be available late at night to make food if we bring some? So long as all the dishes are clean and we clean up after ourselves?
 

ASFDan

Scholar
Will the kitchen be available late at night to make food if we bring some? So long as all the dishes are clean and we clean up after ourselves?
The kitchen will be closed to player use/traffic for the duration of the weekend, as it will be in heavy use from approximately 6AM to Midnight and cleaned and shut down overnight. If you have a specific need for the kitchen facilities in the off hours it is important to contact me prior to the event to discuss whether an accommodation is possible; we will not have time once on site and food prep has started.
 
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