Out of Character Announcements

Roundtable for March 3/12/17

posted Feb 28, 2017, 6:35 AM by Peter DiGravio

We're having round table 3/12/17 at 5pm before game at the church site.

Prior to round table we'll be having a pot luck which will start at 4pm, all are welcome to attend!

Roundtable 1/8/17

posted Jan 6, 2017, 6:32 AM by Peter DiGravio

Hi All,

There'll be a Round Table this Sunday at 5:00 with the primary business being Grand Elysium.  Looking forward to seeing you then!

Chris Adams
Columbus Head Storyteller

Upcoming Schedule

posted Nov 23, 2016, 7:31 AM by Peter DiGravio

November 27th 6:00+ Game on!
December 4th 5:00 Round Table in basement (church activity going on during that time in the Fellowship Hall)
December 4th 6:00+ Game on!  Sign in TBD
December 11th 6:00+ Game on!
December 18th 6:00+ Game on!
December 25th No Game.
December 25th Orphan Christmas Time and Location TBD

Columbus Summer special event games

posted Jun 27, 2016, 8:02 PM by Peter DiGravio

Instead of doing our normal Grand Elysium, we will be doing a smaller two nights of events at the Blendon #339 Masonic Lodge

August 26th and 27th at Blendon 339 (130 S State St, Westerville, OH 43081)
August 26th will be Sabbat
August 27th will be Camarilla
We will have game at our normal site on Sunday the 28th.  

There is not a hotel block as we are not at a hotel.  

Game will run from 6-11 both nights

Please direct any further questions to cidsts@googlegroups.com

Retention votes

posted Feb 6, 2016, 8:47 AM by Peter DiGravio

Retention votes have been completed, CiD has elected to retain Jill as head storyteller and Shaun as player rep.

Grand Elysium update

posted Feb 6, 2016, 8:46 AM by Peter DiGravio

Sorry for the late notice to those that plan their vacation early but Columbus in Darkness is not going to be hosting their normal Grand Elysium this year.  We have decided this for a variety of reasons.

1. The cost: our expenses have been increasing yearly while our attendance has not been keeping up with this.  There have been a variety of reasons for the drop in attendance but as we cannot continue to lose money yearly on an event.  

2.  Lack of coordinator support: Columbus' Grand Elysium has been a staple in OWbN for over 10 years and for at least the past two years we have had little to no coordinator support.  To have national draw, you have to have national plot.  

3.  Competing events: Last year, we had Ecumenical Council 2 months before, the Gangrel Event 2 weeks before and then the Anarch Event 3 weeks after Grand Elysium.

We are planning on having an event.  We are deciding on what that event will look like and when it will be best to host that.  

Again, I am sorry for the lack of communication.  

Let me know of any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your support in the past and hopefully in the future. 

Jill Hines

Columbus Head Storyteller
CID House Rules: goo.gl/JwCug

Influence 101

posted Sep 21, 2015, 7:40 PM by Jill Hines

We had our influence 101 session last night.  Important takeaways:

 -We use Dark Epics for Influences.
 -Influence Endeavors are Attack, Block, Boost, Combine, Conceal, Defend, Follow, Grow, Stealth, Trace and Watch.
 -Allies can be used to follow up or continue on actions that you have already taken.  Allies may call upon you for aid.  
 -Contacts can be switched from one area of influence to another.  They can only be used to Follow, Watch or Trace.
 -If you do not have enough of an influence to do an action, you can combine into multiple weeks.  
 -If you are watching for something you need to watch for something specific, you do not watch the entire influence.  
 -If your influences are attacked, you will not be refunded the experience.  
 -Your influence actions must be sent weekly if you want a response. If you don't send it in, I assume you are not doing anything with them.   
 -When you send your influence emails, please advise the staff as to your current level of influence, what base book action you are attempting to take, how many points you   are spending to that endeavor, how many or what you are using to stealth that action.
  ie.  Bureaucracy 5:  Fake a Driver's License (2) boosted with (2) stealth (1) bureaucracy and contacts (3)
        Industry 5:  Watch Grow (1)
                         Block Organize minor strikes (3) stealth (1) 


posted Sep 13, 2015, 8:53 AM by Jill Hines

Roundtable is today at 5pm.  


posted Aug 4, 2015, 12:53 PM by Peter DiGravio

July influences are complete

Going forward for now, influences will be completed weekly.  They will be due by end of day Wednesday every week and I will attempt to respond to them Thursday evenings. 

*I will be on vacation Wed Aug 12th - Sun Aug 16th.  Email responses from me will be slow to non-existent depending on if I have wi-fi or not.  

We will be doing xp spends at game tomorrow.  I hope to not do this at game in the future.  

We have our next community gathering at Kingmakers on Saturday.  Brady should be putting out more information soon.  

7/26/15 roundtable notes

posted Jul 27, 2015, 6:54 AM by Peter DiGravio

Notes from roundtable:

GE - There will be a survey going out regarding how we want to handle GE going forward.  
Important keys: 
1.) Nate is willing to stay on as coordinator of the event - handling finances, contracts, contacting sites etc.  
2.) It will NOT be 4th of July weekend.
3.) The survey will not be the end all be all.  Nate will still have final decision.  
4.) We will not be including Wyld Prophets in the future.

This year:
We had 85 on site registrations.  There were over 100 attendees.  But there was an overall 20% decline in attendance.  We started with approximately $3000 and ended with about $2200,  

We have options.  Nate will have them in the survey.  Most of the people at roundtable did want to continue to have GE as a separate event vs. going with a con setting.  


Bylaw amendment did pass to change section 6.1 regarding email scenes being hard proxies.  This is something that you as a player need to inform the person coming to do an IC scene with you about.


Player Rep retention vote will be happening.  Shaun does want to be retained.


MarCon has invited CiD back.  


I am your new HST


Thank you,
Jill Hines

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