Statement to the Community from the Staff of Dark Prospects
on Wed Aug 25, 2021 5:00 pm
Our apologies for the extended silence from staff as relates to the near future of Dark Prospects.
The pandemic has taken a toll on us all, and it has been very hard for staff to invest energy into the game without a clear path forward, or a timeline for hosting safe events. This became doubly true after vaccines and new CDC guidance raised everyone’s hopes only to have those hopes dashed due to Delta and fresh outbreaks.
With the emergence of Delta, updated CDC guidance, and rising caseloads in the area, staff met recently and agreed upon a plan for moving forward.
Reopening: It will be a while.
The staff of Dark Prospects believes it is better to go slow and be safe rather than make plans only to cancel them. There are documented mental and even physical health risks to sparking and then quashing hope.
We are waiting for the science to say it’s safe. For the CDC, and State and County Health officials to give the all-clear. We are waiting for basketball games and ice hockey and other running around/ in-your-face/ shouting games to re-open. And then we plan to wait for another month or two to pass to be sure that lifting restrictions doesn’t lead to another outbreak.
This may mean no game for an extended period of time - possibly years.
We understand that other LARPs have begun hosting in-person events again, and that is their prerogative. Our staff has decided that given the small spaces we play in, and our RP-heavy environment, the safeguards required to make a Dark Prospects event safe would be prohibitively disruptive to the experience of playing and running the game.
Staff will meet every 3 months or so to evaluate this plan, and we will let you know if anything changes. But until we do, game is cancelled until further notice.
Online game: If you really want it, pitch it.
Dark Prospects storytelling staff is not ready or prepared to run virtual events. However, if players have specific ideas for a virtual game they would like to see happen, storytelling staff is open to discussing ways for small-scale player-driven virtual roleplay events to occur. If you would like to organize and run such an event, please reach out to Peter to discuss your idea.
There is the possibility of plot team support for such an event, but the majority of design, organization, and execution need to come from those submitting the idea.
New Character Policies: Coming soon!
During our recent staff meeting, we identified two problems that need to be addressed, and we are working on the solution(s).
New players have felt trapped into character sheet decisions made before they’ve played that no longer make sense once they have attended an event.
The workload and out-of-game time requirements placed upon CG and Check-In while on-site are not sustainable. Our staff is burning out, and the positions are untenable for many players who might otherwise be interested in joining staff.
Game Return Survey
on Fri May 21, 2021 3:04 pm
With the new CDC guidelines for safe activities for vaccinated people, the XOs are looking into the feasibility of resuming scheduled Prospects events.
Please take this survey to help us get a grasp on where you stand. As always, feel free to reach out to an XO with questions/comments/concerns
COVID 19 Game Update
Hello! I wanted to give an update on the current state of Dark Prospects. I miss Quarry Creek, and I am guessing you do as well. The game is on hold for the foreseeable future, until local health officials and staff of the game feel it is safe to resume. Once it is safe to resume and we can negotiate for reliable dates for game, we will notify the Dark Prospects community here on Facebook and in the forums.
Game 6.6 CANCELLED.
on Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:29 am
Due to Covid situation, Game 6.6 is cancelled.
We will resume with season 7 on September 4.
See you all then; stay safe and well.
HIRING - 2 Check In Members
on Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:47 pm
As a reminder, WE ARE HIRING! (Just like literally every other department in game!)
I put together a little information about what this position entails. Please take a look! Reach out to me if you have questions! Reach out to me if you want to apply! I would love to have BOTH positions filled in time for next game. We have a good long break between now and then, and I'd love to get started on training!
6.3 and 6.4 XP Votes
on Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:40 pm
6.3 (Sorry this is so late.)
Non-Staff Game Support:
Best Supporting Character
Jennifer (Rose Bailey)
Best Food or Drink
Non-Staff Game Support
Most Wild West Moment
Best Example of a Faction
Best Character Growth
Non-Staff Game Support
Downtime and NPC Report Due Date
Please get your downtimes and NPC Reports into STs by this Friday, Feb 21.
NPC Reports: https://darkprospects.us/npcreports
My apologies for this taking as long as it has for me to post. I have been sick pretty much since last game so I've been slow to get everything done as timely as normal. Thank you everyone for your patience!
Season 7 Dates (TENTATIVE!)
on Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:53 am
I spoke to the camp today and I have tentative dates for season 7. Contracts have not been signed for these dates yet (and wont be until April) but they are the current plan.
Here is the list for the 2020/2021 season 7:
Sept 4 - 6
Oct 23 - 25
Dec 4 - 6
Jan 15 - 17
Feb 26 - 28
Apr 9 - 11
I will update this thread when this is all confirmed.
EEP votes for post S5E4.
on Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:06 pm
Here is the google form. Sorry for the messup.
Minor site problem for game 6.4
on Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:54 pm
I just heard from the camp and they let me know that they are still having a significant problem with the mens shower building.
"The pool bathrooms, staff bathrooms, and woman’s shower house will be available."
Gentlemen, that means you can shower in the staff bathroom which is in the building next to Cabin 4. (aka The Other Side). If you don't know where that is, I am happy to help you find it.