Hey Wild Wastelanders,

Back when there were less branches, running a large yearly even was a pretty great way to bring the network together and tell much larger stories. With around 20 branches now, National Events compete with Local Events as far as revenue and conflict with the local cultures due to nobody is at a Local Event at a National Event. With the world of DR and the world at large not the same as it was 5 years ago, the format no longer makes sense.

The branches were given a vote in the changes below and voted in unanimous support for a shift that would empower us to more fully run our local game and community.

Downfall 2019 will be cancelled.

Follow INC’s page http://www.imaginenationcollective.com/downfall2019 for more information and next steps for those who pre-regged. Our goal is outstanding customer service, so please give us at DR Indiana and INC the opportunity to resolve any issues you may have.

A quick summery is the following:

-All ticket sales are stopping for Downfall 2019

-There is still a fully fleshed out non-attending product that has already been paid to develop so there is an offer for the option for player to keep their ticket and convert it to receive the build and specifically experience the non-attending story.

-Players can get a full refund

-Players can transfer the balance to their local branch.

Premiere events are now replacing National events.

Explain Premiere Events:

Premiere events are intended to share our major story arc of the year with local and travel players alike. The event will either be the kickoff of the midpoint of the story arc. It will also include aspects of the core Dystopia Rising Plot Kit that will drive the story forward each year.

This will include aspects of a regional story arc that will be developed in collaboration with all the local branches in our region.

Premiere events can be a standard three-day event, or include a fourth day for +$25

Premiere events all offer 5 additional build, for +$50

Starting in 2020, every branch will be able to run 1 Premiere event per year as long as they are contractually in good standing. No new/additional requirements are being asked of the branches to maintain this good standing.

In 2019, each branch has a premiere event set, scheduled to the best of our ability to not overlap with the rest of the region and prevent too many running in one month. That being said, DR Indiana’s premiere event will be Sept 27th -29th!

Here is the list of regions. Please note the states in bold are active Dystopia Rising branches.

Region One

Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts , Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland

Region Two

Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida

Region Three

Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky

Region Four

Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Wyoming, South Dakota

Region Five

Northern California, Southern California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico

Our goal within Region Three is to work collaboratively with our fellow branches which will include working on reducing overlap of events and to evaluate potential for regional plot.

Branches are not excluded from working with other branches outside of their region, but it will be a secondary focus.

Shift in Business Structure

We will now be selling Advanced Memberships locally. This will take place mid-September at which point the price change will take place as it would be unfair to increase the price earlier then what was said. A percentage will also be given to the branch.

Also, in the near future, all Merch will be sold by the branches directly, with more customization options. and a larger percentage of the profit.

I want to personally thank you for taking the time to read everything over and digest it. As per normal questions or concerns shoot me an email at Rockhold.dystopiarising@gmail.com.

Hydrate, take care of yourself and those around you, and as always strive to be amazing.

Thanks for reading,

Matt Butler & Matt Rockhold

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