In the early years of Dystopia Rising, when there were but a handful of branches, there was much time and dedication put in to hosting large events for players across the nation. This allowed for large scale stories and a time for friends and strangers alike to come together during these events in the world of Dystopia Rising. As time has progressed, the number of branches has grown to around 20. With each branch hosting monthly events, it became more and more difficult to schedule these events without competing for attendance and revenue with local branch events. And, as each branch and region develops its own culture and flavor, very few felt “at home” at large events. As the world of Dystopia Rising has evolved and grown, as has the larger “real world”, it is felt that this format is not reliably viable anymore.
With the above in mind, Downfall 2019 will be cancelled. More Information can be found HERE, as well as the option pre-regged player have. Every pre-regged player has the option for a refund, or a credit to their home branch.
There is already a replacement system to what used to be National events. Towards the end of 2019 each Dystopia Rising Branch will be hosting Premiere Events. The new Premiere Events are going to share the major story arcs to local and travelers alike. Using key plot kits the story will be driven forward each year. These will include aspects that are local to the region, in a collaborative effort with the other branches of the region.
Premiere Events have several ticket options and the potential for an extra day to the event, and the players have the option to purchase additional build up to 5 for $50. In 2020 every branch in good standing will be able to hold one Premiere Event a year, which will be set with every attempt to minimize overlap with in the region.
For the 2019 Premiere event of New Mexico is set for December 6th through the 8th.
There are two more changes to announce, Advanced Memberships will now be directly sold through the branches and in the near future all merchandise will also be handled by the branches as well.
Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland
Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida
Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky
Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Wyoming, South Dakota
Northern California, Southern California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico
We know this is a big change for all of us, but it is one to look forward to.
Trey & Samantha Collins, Cara Arnold, Steven Henderson.