News

ROLE CALL RESCHEDULED!
MARCH 19th, 2020

We have worked with the American Legion to reschedule Role Call for August 28th, 29th, and 30th. At this time, everything else for the convention remains the same (hours, games, DMs, etc.). We realize the change of dates may prevent some registered attendees from attending the convention, because of this, we have extended the window for badge refunds to August 1st at 2:00 PM CST.

As usual, if you have any questions, please feel free to email us at rolecallcon@swordfin.com, and we look forward to seeing you in August!

RESCHEDULING ROLE CALL
MARCH 17th, 2020

In an effort to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in the area, Sunday night five regional leaders of St. Louis-area government put an eight-week ban in place on all scheduled events and social gatherings of over 50 people. Because of this ban, Role Call is canceled for April 17th, 18th, and 19th.

We are currently working with the American Legion to reschedule the convention for later in the year. When we have confirmed the new dates, we will share them with you via email. We realize rescheduling may prevent some registered attendees from attending the convention, because of this, we have extended the window for badge refunds to July 1st at 2:00 PM CST.

We are disappointed that Role Call will not happen in April, but we respect the decision of the healthcare professionals and other key regional stakeholders who have implanted these restrictions. In the end, our gaming community is more important than any single convention, and we wish you and your family health and safety throughout the coming months.

As usual, if you have any questions, please feel free to email us at rolecallcon@swordfin.com, and we look forward to seeing you later this year!

Sincerely,

Dave Zajac

ROLE CALL CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
MARCH 11th, 2020

The past weeks have seen a rise in Coronavirus cases throughout the United States. Role Call is still over a month away, and at this time, the convention is scheduled to happen as planned. That said, no one can predict the future. Many conventions, festivals, and other public events have already either been cancelled or rescheduled for later in the year.

Role Call is a small convention with less than one hundred attendees, mostly from the surrounding region. Because of this, we are moving forward with the event. If things change in the upcoming weeks, we will communicate the changes with you via email. In the event Role Call must be postponed, we will attempt to reschedule it later in the year as the availability of the American Legion allows. If the convention must be cancelled, we will issue a refund for the cost of your badge.

While attending Role Call, we encourage you to minimize physical contact with other attendees (shaking hands, hugs, etc.). A simple wave is a good way to greet fellow attendees! In addition, we encourage you to bring appropriate amounts of hand sanitizer, germ-killing wipes, and similar materials for your unique and individual needs. There is currently a high demand for hand sanitizer at retail outlets, and many are sold out, so do not wait until the last minute to purchase these items. It is wise to bring a sufficient personal supply to last you all three days.

In closing, we wanted to share some information with you about other ways to mitigate risk while attending Role Call and other conventions, and as always, if you have any questions, just drop us a line at rolecallcon@swordfin.com.

We look forward to seeing you at Role Call 3!



Note: We would like to thank to the team at Gary Con for compiling and presenting the information below on their website.

There is a lot of attention on infectious diseases this cold and flu season, including COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus). For Role Call, we are acting based on information from the CDC as found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html.

The CDC makes the following recommendations that are good guidelines for everyone, including attendees, staff, and volunteers at Role Call.
  • It’s currently flu and respiratory disease season and the CDC recommends getting a flu vaccine, taking everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of germs, and taking flu antivirals if prescribed. Please read these carefully and follow them. These are relatively simple and believed to be the best defense against infection diseases. Good hygiene and proper hand washing are a must!
  • Individuals and communities should familiarize themselves with recommendations to protect themselves and their communities from getting and spreading respiratory illnesses like the coronavirus.
  • Older people and people with severe chronic conditions should take special precautions because they are at higher risk of developing serious COVID-19 illness.
  • If you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 and develop symptoms of COVID-19, call your healthcare provider and tell them about your symptoms and your exposure.
In addition to the guidelines above, Role Call asks the following:
  • If you are exhibiting flu-like symptoms, especially the two main known symptoms of COVID-19, which are a high fever and a dry cough, we ask that that you stay home. It is important that you not expose others to the risk of getting sick because you decided to disregard their health and safety.
  • If you live in a community where Coronavirus cases have been documented and you may have been exposed to it, we would ask you to forgo attending the convention. Be aware that people infected with the Coronavirus can be contagious with no external symptoms for an extended period of time. 
  • If you suffer from chronic conditions, possess a compromised immune system, are recovering from a major illness or hospitalization or have respiratory issues we urge you to consult with your medical provider before deciding to attend Role Call. If you are in a higher risk category please strongly consider staying home this year. We will certainly miss you, but your health is more important!

TIER 3 EVENTS ARE FILLING UP FAST
FEBRUARY 7th, 2020

Registration is live, and Tier 3 events are filling up fast. If you have a Tier 3 character you would like to play at Role Call, and you have not registered yet, don't delay! You can find out more information about registration by following the link below.

As always, if you have any questions, just drop us a line at rolecallcon@swordfin.com.

ONLINE SCHEDULES AND TICKETS
JANUARY 27th, 2020

Since registration is live and events are starting to fill up, we thought it would be a good time to talk about schedules and tickets. For Role Call 3, we will no longer be providing printed tickets or schedules. To help attendees view their schedules and find available events, we have created a “Schedule” page at rolecallcon.com that contains links to the relevant information on the Role Call TableTop.Events website. This information can be viewed from any device with internet access.

Note: To view your schedule and event tickets, you will need to log in using your personal credentials when redirected to the TableTop.Events website.

As always, if you have any questions, just drop us a line at rolecallcon@swordfin.com.

ROLE CALL 2020 EVENTS
DECEMBER 24th, 2019

Merry Christmas! The full event schedule is now online for Role Call 2020. You can access it by following the link below.


Registration for the convention will open January 4, 2020 at 11:00 AM Central time. When it does, you will be able to purchase your badge and select your events at the same time, making multiple checkouts unnecessary. Keep in mind, just buying a badge does not guarantee you event tickets. You still need to sign up for events. Event tickets will be claimed on a first-come, first-served basis. As always, to make sure you get the events you want, it is a good idea to register and select your events early!

That’s it for now. If you have any questions, just drop us a line at rolecallcon@swordfin.com.

ROLE CALL RETURNS!
OCTOBER 28th, 2019

It was a bit of wild year for the Adventurers League. The Season 8 changes made to the organized play program in late 2018 were controversial to say the least, and while we managed Role Call 2 under these new rules, the proposed “Seasonality” rules that came out in mid 2019 left us wondering if we would be able to provide an Adventurers League experience comparable to what we had offered in the past. Fortunately, the Adventurers League Administrators worked diligently with Wizards of the Coast to revamp these changes. While the rules for Season 9 may not be perfect, we consider them a vast improvement, and we feel they will allow us to put on a great convention in 2020. As such, we are pleased to announce that Role Call 3 will be April 17th, 18th, and 19th of 2020. The convention will once again be held at the Leighton Evatt American Legion Post in Collinsville, Illinois.

While the Season 9 rules have made things easier on the players, the changes imposed to the Convention Created Content (CCC) process in Season 8 made it more difficult for conventions to create the adventures they want. Because of this, we will not have any AL adventures in 2020 that are specifically written for Role Call. That said, we will still have a great selection of adventures to offer from other conventions, a D&D special, and (provided we get approval) a D&D Epic.

In addition, we will be working with the American Legion’s kitchen to offer counter-ready food for lunch on Saturday (the fish fry will still be on Friday night). This will likely be in the form of hot dogs and chips or something similar. The goal is to offer food that you can walk in and purchase without waiting. Last year, we simply had too many orders for the kitchen to deliver its food during our 1-hour lunch break, which caused problems with incorrect orders and late food delivery. We can’t make any promises, but our goal for 2020 is to simplify Saturday’s lunch, both for the American Legion kitchen and our attendees.

That’s it for now. Expect more information between now and the end of the year, and if you have any questions, just drop us a line at rolecallcon@swordfin.com.