This year has been one of unforeseen adversity. We have all, both as groups and individually, struggled to find our way through 2020 and hope to find light at the end of the tunnel. Unfortunately, while COVID-19 pandemic has seen sharp downturns in infection rates and hospitalizations in the Northeast, across the country the virus still spreads at an unprecedented rate.
As we are seeing, it is impossible to keep safe without following CDC recommendations – wearing a mask when in public, social distancing, and limited exposure to those outside of your family or household. None of these recommendations are in line with the hobby of Live Action Roleplaying.
We have heard from a number of community members and runners of other LARPs across the region, and to ensure the safety and well-being of our players and our community at large, we have decided to cancel the remainder of the 2020 season, with hopeful plans to return in 2021. This is not a decision we are taking lightly - before 2020, Lione had canceled only one event in 27 years.
What form this return will take is yet to be determined. There are a lot of questions about plot and continuity that need to be addressed, and these answers will be shared with all of you once we know them ourselves, and well before any actual events. As I am sure many of you can guess, we have a lot to discuss with everyone involved behind the scenes.
As previously stated, any unused event tokens will remain unused and on your account. The CP cap will not increase until we begin holding events again and will resume at the usual rate of 10 CP per event. Any items with expiration dates will be extended by one year.
This was a very difficult decision, but we feel we are serving our community by making it.
In the interest of the community, we are going to be conducting a fundraising drive for the month of August, with all proceeds going to Ye Olde Commons. Stay tuned for news and details.
In the meantime, if you have any questions or issues, please email us at L7@lionerampant.com.
Stay safe sand stay sane,
- The Lione Board