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Today in Colony CT-3-505 is C.Y. 4:12:16



EVENT SPECIFICS
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ADVENTURE WEEKENDS
Times:
    Arrival: If you are helping with set-up, as early as 1PM.
Otherwise, as early as 5 pm on Friday.
    Check-in: Friday 7pm - 9pm
Check-in ends about half an hour before opening meeting begins.
(You don't need to be in costume unless you have a new prop that needs approval!)
    LATE Check-in: AFTER 10pm (NO check-in 9pm-10pm)
(Please knock on the plot center door for late check-in)
    Opening Meeting: Friday 9:30pm
    Game Play: Friday 10pm - 2am
  Saturday 9am - 2am
  Sunday 9am - 12pm (or until game is called)
Note: All times are approximate.
Cost:
  Preregistered: $75
  At the Door: $85
  Cast: FREE
Meal Plan:
  Player: Through Ye Olde Commons
  Cast: Subsidized by player donation, contact FI staff for price!
 
 
IMPORTANT RELATED INFORMATION
 
Please note: the Updating deadline for this season will be the FRIDAY before the event.
 
EVENT DATES:
The event dates are listed on our Event Registration / Schedule page
 
REGISTER TO PLAY / CAST:
To register to play or cast please visit our Event Registration / Schedule page
 
PRE-REGISTRATION:
We currently accept PayPal for payments made in advance. We do not accept checks. If you need to make a payment from your checking account, please use PayPal.

If you registered no more than two weeks before the event, you can pay at the door; at the door we accept cash ONLY.

Please note we NEVER accept checks.

To register please visit our Event Registration / Schedule page
 
PRE-REGISTRATION DISCOUNT:
If you REGISTER at least two weeks before the event you get to pay the cheaper pre-registration price (even if you need to pay at the door with cash). If you register less than two weeks before the event, the at-the-door price applies.

Indacators on the payment page appear as: Pre-Registration Discount APPLIED or Pre-Registration Discount EXPIRED
 
STANDBY:
If the event fills before you register, you can add yourself to the standby list. If space becomes available for you, we will automatically add you to the registration list and email you notification. We use the email address in your profile to notify you, so please keep it up-to-date. You will have two weeks to pay for your registration. If less than two weeks are left before the event, you can pay us at the door (in cash only).
 
IF YOU CAN'T ATTEND THE EVENT:
If you are registered for the event, or on the Standby list, you are committed to attend and to pay for the event. You can notify us at least one week before the event (that is the Friday a week before) to have your registration canceled and payment applied to a future event. If you don't notify us at least one week before the event, you are responsible for the cost of the event. If you were registered and told us you were paying at the door, but fail to give us one week notice, we won't chase you down for payment but we WILL be grumpy that we prepped your character packet for no reason. ;) You will not get points, or have your point cap raised, if you did not actually and physically attend the event. All that said... we understand that "life happens" and we will do everything we can to work with you, but please do your best to give us that week's notice so we don't spend time we don't need to prepping for you.

If you can not attend the event or wish to give up on being on Standby please open a HELP Request and let us know. Remember if you are on standby you have commited to us that you will come and must give the same one week notice as if you had already paid.
 
ANY CHANGES OR QUESTIONS FOR YOUR REGISTRATION:
To make any change to your registration / reservation: Please open a HELP Request for any changes - cabin, meal, change from season pass to individual event, etc.
 
INDIVIDUAL EVENT REGISTRATION:

Registration before the pre-registration deadline now requires payment at the time of registration.

If you register after the pre-reg deadline, you can choose to pay online (PayPal) or at the door (cash only), but either way you will not receive the pre-reg discount. If you intend to pay at the door, choose "Hold My Spot" ("Reserve") registration. In any case, we consider you responsible for the cost of the event unless you cancel.

Please note: One week notice is required for cancellations.

We prefer to forward your payment to a future event (fewer steps!), but if you need us to instead issue a refund, let us know.

If the event fills, you will be able to put yourself on the Standby list. If space becomes available we will move you to Reserve status so that you can register for the event. You will receive an email notice (if your email address in your profile is correct and our email isn't being blocked by your email provider). "Reserve" means that there is a spot for you to register, but you have not paid yet. If you get moved to the Reserve list, and you pay before the pre-reg deadline, you will receive the pre-reg deadline. If you pay after the pre-reg deadline, you will not receive the discount. Once you have been moved to Reserve, you will have two weeks to pay, or you will lose your spot. If you are moved to Reserve less than two weeks before the event, you can pay with cash at the door.
 
SEASON PASSES:
Season passes will be available at the same time as registration for the first event. Season passes must be paid for in their entirety, you can't sign up for a season pass and then pay event-by-event. If you want to do that, sign up for individual events instead. We cannot refund payment for a single event if you sign up for a season pass except in extreme circumstances (e.g. you moved to Australia, you permanently joined cast), although payment can be forwarded to a future event if you are unable to attend one of the spring events and give us one week notice.

There will be no Standby list for season passes. If they all sell, please register for individual events instead.

Season passes cost the same as individual events, but are offered for your convenience.
 
RESERVE vs. STANDBY:
The site keeps three lists of players for each event: "Player", "Reserve", and "Standby".

Player: this means you have registered and paid for the event. You are ready to play. You can cancel any time at least one week before the event.

Standby: this means you would like a spot, but there are currently none available. As soon as a spot opens up, we will move you from the Standby list to the Reserve list. At that point, you have two weeks to pay if you want to keep your spot. You will receive an email when you get moved to Reserve (assuming the email address listed in your profile is correct).

Reserve (aka "Hold My Spot"): this means you have were on Standby and are now able to register, or you are signing up after the pre-reg deadline to pay at the door. If we do not receive payment within two weeks of putting you on Reserve, you will be dropped from the list and lose your spot, and may be required to send a Help request if you want to register for the event again. If you got on the Reserve list less than two weeks from the event, you can pay us at the door. You can cancel any time at least one week before the event; if you wait until that week to cancel, or don't tell us at all and just don't show up, you may be taking a spot that someone else wants, and we will still expect you to pay for the event.
 
WHEN WILL EVENTS GO ON SALE?:
Seven weeks before the event. The dates that registration opens can be seen on the Event Registration / Schedule page.
 
NEW PLAYERS:
We are always glad to see new players, and we go out of our way to make sure you get started on the right foot. We ask that you arrive at the game early enough to check in (Friday 7:00-9:00pm). At check-in, you will make a character if you haven't already; receive your character card and any starting Gathers; and have your weapons checked. Cabin assignments will be posted before check-in, but you can also bring questions about your cabin to check-in. At 9:30 pm, we start our player meeting, during which we'll answer any questions you might have.

After the player meeting, you will be taken for your New Thaw module, where you will be introduced to the world of Future Imperfect! Woo-hoo!

If you don't expect to be able to get to the game in time for check-in, let us know by sending a HELP Request and we'll see what we can do.



You can streamline check-in by making your character in advance, on our website. If you haven't already made a profile and logged in to the site, click on Login on the menu, then click on "Create a NEW ID here" just below the Login button. After creation Login to the site and then click on My Character to get started making a character. In order for your character sheet to be printed, you need to make your character by Wednesday before the event. Otherwise, you'll have to write it out at the event (we will help).



We also ask that you take some time to familiarize yourself with our rules. Knowing the rules lets you focus on the important stuff: the roleplaying. If you have ANY questions at all, our friendly game community would love to help you out, either here on our messageboards or on our Facebook Group, FI Evolutionary Initiative.

 
CASTING:
Casting (or NPCing as it has been called) means you play the monsters, villains, good guys, and everyday folk that the Players encounter at FI events. Though being Cast is FREE, we ask that you please register as cast for the event, so we know how many cast we will have, and so we have enough food for everyone. Cast also get a discount on their meal plan, so make sure to register so we can save you some money! We now allow folks to join the cast and "learn as they go". New Cast will be sent out with Cast Mentors that will teach them how to be the best they can be. Come and give Casting a try to see how you like the FI experience!
 
WHAT IF I HAVE A QUESTION THAT IS NOT ANSWERED HERE?:
For all questions and concerns regarding registration, please open a HELP Request.
 
WHAT DO I NEED?
This is one of the most common questions we get asked! It is easy for us to give you a list of things you will need to bring along to make your adventuring easier and more fun, but it is impossible for us to cover everything. Through experience you will learn what you need to bring versus what we suggest to bring. We have listed only what we feel might be essential.
  1. Weapons (as shown in our rule book)
  2. Costume (you can't live without it!) Put on your costume beforehand and run back and forth for 5 minutes. Remove anything that gets in the way or falls off. It always seems smart to carry a bunch of belt pouches, but you may find them in your way. Can you reach your procedure packets easily? Etc?
  3. Extra boots, clothing, socks, shoes (please avoid white sneakers.t-shirts, sunglasses and jeans. Bring a lot of extra socks. If they get wet it is miserable. Or bring some baggies to put over your socks before you put them in your boot. That works wonders.
  4. Gloves, thermals, wool socks. Yes you feel warm after all that running, but that is because you are losing heat and so your skin feels warm! :)
  5. Flashlight
  6. First Aid Kit: Ice Pack (ones that do not require freezers), Ace bandages, Band aids, etc. fi will not provide you these things for you.
  7. Food/Snacks: Otherwise you'll starve! Water (not just coke/red bull...that will dehydrate you), pre-made sandwiches in a small cooler, fruit, granola bars, pop tarts, jerky. Anything that...after being beaten up by monsters and falling in the mud...will make you happy. You will never eat as much as you bring. Note: food at the commissary costs IG money, but consider leaving an OOG tip! The players pay for it themselves.
  8. Insect Repellent: Bugs, yuck!
  9. Props: To make your cabin look "in game".
  10. Rule Book
  11. Shower Gear: (shampoo, shower shoes, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, towels, etc.)
  12. Sleeping Bag (the cabins are heated, but still, you want to be comfy!) & Pillow
  13. Packets: (If you plan on using packet-based procedures or want to Brawl.)
  14. Tent: If you plan to sleep outdoors.

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