We have noticed how excited people have been getting about the Gathering over the last few days, and some of the rumours have been quite entertaining. One of the things that has been gratifying to see is how many people are keen to come and monster - it really is wonderful that so many people are willing to give up some of their playing time to entertain their fellow players. However, rather than find ourselves in the almost unheard of position of having to actually turn away volunteers for monstering, we would like to make clear our requirements for monster numbers on Friday around Time In so that you can plan accordingly.
Time In is planned to be at 6pm on Friday of the Gathering. It will be called (simultaneously) in each faction camp and the guild tent, and Time-In should not be assumed until called. All players are asked to Time-In in their faction camp or the guild area. There will be a briefing in each faction camp for military leaders at 5pm on Friday. Warscouts can get a sheet from Games Control after 3pm on Friday. Guilds will be ready to provide Power Cards from 3pm.
We would like each faction to send 20 monsters and a marshal or referee to the monster room for 5pm. In order to encourage this, there will be a small (but noticeable) bonus to next year's faction Warchest for factions that are able to do this. The monsters (and ref/marshal) will be paid at usual monster room rates. Although a few extra people are welcome, if we get significantly more volunteers than planned then it may not be possible to accept them all at that time.
Other volunteers for monstering are strongly encouraged to take part during their scheduled faction monster slots - and (because we like having lots of monsters available) throughout the rest of the weekend.
In addition we are happy to announce that after a successful trial at the Summer Moot, the "tear on use" item cards needed by various Special Creature, Special Power, and Special Item lammies will no longer be collected from the Mages Guild. Note that these lammies are those with powers text that starts with "Has X item card(s) per Y" (where X is the number of cards, and Y is the time interval - usually "day" or "event").
Starting from Friday of the Gathering, these cards should be collected from Games Control using the new bespoke print-on-demand service. In order to collect your item cards you will need to present the appropriate lammie. Note that this lammie must be in date and, in the case of Special Items and Special Weapons, you must present both the Item lammie and the Powers lammie. Game Control staff will be on hand to assist.
We look forward to seeing you all in few days time, for what we hope will be the best Gathering so far.
Yours, The LT Team.