What to Expect at the Festival
When you arrive at the location of the event, you will drive through a beautiful forested road and then turn off to get to the Forest Inn and Tavern. This is set within the forest of pines, oaks, and ash trees. You will be greeted by costumed staff members who will welcome you to the Forest Inn and thank you for sharing the weekend adventures. After registration, you will be asked to set up your tents (if you decide to stay on site) in the large glade that sits directly to the east of the cabin. If you come early enough, you can investigate the local rock cliffs, beautiful lake, mysterious rock carvings, and a lot more!
Orientation to the weekend activities starts around 7:00PM and it includes an introduction from the host, introductions of the dozen or more Dungeon Masters, and introductions of the ‘Live NPCs’ that will provide hints, clues, healing, and other help between your gaming sessions! Players will then head off for their first gaming session that introduces them in the latest chapter of adventure! Later that evening, you will all be welcomed into the Forest Inn and Tavern for hours of live entertainment and fun!
On Saturday, players wake up to a great catered breakfast and share with other players what they learned from their adventures the night before. They then start their next set of adventures for the day. Breaks occur between each session so players can collaborate, share, and put together more clues from other comrades in arms. these clues are often used to help them in the upcoming sessions. Lunch and dinner are also catered between sessions, and the Forest Inn and Tavern opens up once the lat session is over for more stories, interactions with NPCs and other players. This time is used to prep players for the adventures to come the next day!
On Sunday, players will be served breakfast and have some encouraging talks by the DMs to set the stage for the climactic session of the weekend! learn what you can, team up with the players who can make your party the strongest, and work with other parties to win the day! Lunch is served on Sunday as well!
On Sunday afternoon, the closing ceremonies take place. The players learn of what they have accomplished and what dangers still lurk for next year! Players pack up after the closing ceremony and head home.
After this weekend, the Festival STILL DOES NOT END! Players are strongly encouraged to share their pictures on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media. We also want players to continue to share what they know and what puzzles they still have by posting them on our Facebook Group! Players can also coordinate with Festival DMs to have a ‘Continuing Adventure’ in the months between the Festival in the Forest!