MACE 2020 COVID Update

Here is some updated info on MACE. We are still in a state of planning, but with the news from Governor Cooper, we can now offer more people the opportunity to attend. Please take a moment to read. If you have not registered to play, please do so. If you have not signed up to run, please do so. And make your room reservation. We need you to do this so that we have a good idea of number. MACE will be pre-reg (both as an attendee and for games) only this year, so please make your plans as soon as you can. I hope you will be able to attend. i am looking forward to seeing all of you. If you have any questions, please ask.

CHANGES IN RED

AttendanceLimited to 300

All attendees will be pre-registered.   There will still be no walk-up registrations.   The Attendee List includes GMs, Dealers, Players and Staff.

Gaming Registration

Games will be pre-registered for in OGRe.   We may have some Play to Win or Open Tables, but a lot will depend on how many people register, if any games are sent, and what tables we can have open.   To keep away from bunching up and to create the social distance, we will have posters in several locations showing what games are being played in specific rooms.

Dealers

The new room numbers have opened it for more dealers to be allowed in.  I will limit it to 2 rooms of 10 dealers.  But this will give us more room for these guys to show their wares.

Table Sizes and Players

We will use mostly rounds, but will have some 6’ tables in use.    Each table will only accommodate 5 chairs (1 GM and 4 Players).  Some rooms will be for RPGs and some will be for Board Games.    There will be a max of 5 tables per room.

GMs

There may be a limit on the number of GMs we can have as well as more restrictions on the type of games we can run.  We need to make sure that the games being run are games that will fill so that we do not have empty tables.

Game Slots and Time

We are still looking at 2 options for gaming this year.    We have the possibility of starting games on Thursday night.    All games would need to end at midnight to give the hotel crew time to clean each room.  A decision on this will be made soon.   In order to add the Thursday night games, we need enough GMs to fill those and the regular slots.

OPTION 1: 1 slot on Thursday, 3 on Friday, 3 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday.   

OPTION 2: the more traditional, 2 on Friday, 3 On Saturday and 2 on Sunday.    

Food

We will not be setting up the Grinning Goblin this year.   There are many restaurants close by and we will have breaks between slots.   I wish we could set it up, but health and safety reasons, we have decided not to this year.

MASKS

Masks will be required this year.   I will see if the hotel as something about its policy on MASKS.  What they say is what we do.

This is still a work in progress and may change as we have more information.