A Very Merry Yule at Uncle Cecil's Crazy Tavern 3 Wait, 13 years? Are you guys sure?

December 20 - December 22, 2019

Site is Ye Olde Commons - Charlton, MA (View Map).
Site opens at 12/20/2019 at 5pm and closes at 12/22/2019 at 1pm

Event starts at 05:00 PM, on Friday December 20, 2019.
Event ends at 01:15 PM, on Sunday December 22, 2019.

Cost is $45 dollars for ages 16+, $15 for ages 11-15, $5 for ages 6-10, Free for ages under 6; Family Max price = $90.
Cost via Paypal is $45.00 per person.
Pre-registration is suggested (Register for Event).

Event Holders
Becky Baron
Matthew Brenner
Sean Veale
Patrick Bobell (Unofficial)
Kelly Bonci (Unofficial)
Beth Tozier (Unofficial)
Michael Zajac (Unofficial)
Other Contacts
Liz Butler (Feastocrat)
Renee Booke
Event Description
We hope everyone is looking forward to another great year of Yuletide celebration including questing, vendors, delicious food, casino games, a visit from Pater Yule, the annual gift swap, and Twen's charity auction. We're excited to share this weekend of fun with you all! Specific details can be found below.

Tentative Schedule
5:00pm - Site Opens, Bunks can be claimed (see Other Notes for details)
All Night -- Hall decoration. Everyone is expected to help until decorating is done.
9:00pm - 50 gold Poker Tournament

10:00am - Reg Desk Opens, Bunks can be claimed (see Other Notes for details)
Noon - Reading of the Rules & Questing Start
2:00pm -- Pater Yule (Kids only; if you're unsure if your child is too old, ask Becky)
4:30pm - Questing Ends
5:15pm - Vendors Closed
6:00pm - First Toast
7:30pm - Pater Yule
After Pater Yule -- Gift swap! 
9:00pm - 100 gold Poker Tournament
After Gift Swap - Charity Auction!

Breakfast available starting around 9ish
1:00pm - Site closes

Questing Info
This year's questing will be run by the Knights of the Sable Dragon! More details to be announced closer to the event.

The tavern stage will be available to vendors until 5:15pm. Anyone interested in vending space should contact Kelly Bonci/Twen.

Pater Yule will be gracing us with his presence and gifts again this year! If you sent him a letter and want to be on the "Nice List," you must pre-register for the event no later than December 7th, 2019.

Gamblers Rejoice,

The Chimeron Casino Royale will be running Friday and Saturday events with a wide selection of table games for your amusement. In addition, Friday evening will feature a 50 gold buy-in Texas hold-em tournament*, followed by a 100 gold buy-in tournament* Saturday evening. 
Both tournaments will start by 9pm and run for 3 hours max, with chip count determining the placing if need be.

*House takes 10%, afterwards the payout is (1st 50%, 2nd 30%, 3rd 20%). Normal stacked deck blind structure will be used. Rebuys rules determined by players at the start of the tournaments.
Rules Changes and Notes
If there is any discrepancy/conflict with this event announcement and any other communication/document about the event, this event announcement takes precedence. 

Realms currency is not stealable at this event.

Magic Items/Weapons stored in cars/cabins (after questing) are considered not stealable. (Yes, that means you do not need to worry after questing is done and do not need to be weighed down by all that equipment on your back as you enjoy the night!)


With specific requirements that must be met, marijuana may be consumed at Uncle Cecil’s this year.

All marijuana that is smoked, vaped, etc. may only be consumed at the smoking area. There are no exceptions to this rule.

All edible marijuana products must be stored in a truly childproof container that remains sealed unless someone is actively accessing the interior. For example, a box with a lock on it where one person has the key would count as childproof. A Tupperware container that requires some force to open is not considered childproof for these purposes. This is a higher standard than you might see with prescription pill bottles because pills cannot be mistaken as food by older children. As a general guideline, a container is appropriate if it has two of the following four qualities: is locks, it is difficult to open, it is fully opaque, and it will be kept on the owner's person at all times. If you are sharing edibles, you must be 100% clear what you are giving to every person you give it to, and it must be consumed in front of you. "These are magic brownies," is unclear. "These are pot brownies. They will get you high," is clear.

Marijuana may only be used after First Toast until the end of the party. This mirrors our rules for alcohol. This rule also applies to edibles, which we are aware can take longer to take effect.

You take it easy and at no point consume enough to be a problem for others at the event. This is the same rule as we have with alcohol. Have fun, and do not cause others to not have fun.

You tell staff at check-in that you brought marijuana. You provide any containers for a brief inspection when asked by that staff member. This is equivalent to checking your booze at the bar. We want to know what is being used on-site so we can plan accordingly. Expect that the container for all edibles will be inspected at check-in.

You agree to hand over your marijuana and related supplies/tools to the event core staff at any request to do so. This is the same as getting cut off by the bar. It is rare, but it happens. You will get your stuff back at the end of the event. Our goal here is to prevent a non-ideal situation from becoming a bad one. We do not expect to have to use this authority.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Other rule changes may be announced at the event.
Other Notes
Core staff (listed above) can be identified by their fancy sashes.

Alcohol consumption with proper ID. No exceptions, be prepared with your ID.

All alcohol must be given to the bar staff. Bar staff will be available to facilitate this when you check in to the event. Label what is yours. Do not bring homemade premixed drinks, like punch.

No drinks served before the First Toast.

Due to space and in an effort to get your drinks to you in a timely manner, we are enforcing a bottle/case limit per person. This limit is TBA, but will be announced at least 2 weeks before the event. 

For your dietary restrictions to be accommodated, we need you to register them to Liz Butler (contact info above, or reachable via Facebook Messenger) no later than Dec 7, 2019.

If you would like to NPC, wash dishes, bar back, or help with clean-up, please contact Pat (whose contact info is listed above, and can be reached via Facebook Messenger).

Those who NPC and/or work a 2 hour shift can receive $5 off their event fee per shift, up to a maximum of $15 off from this or their next Uncle Cecil’s fee. (NPCing the dayquest counts as one shift.)

Helpers will also be allowed to claim staff bunks in the house. Of note, the bunks in the tavern are reserved for core event staff.

All cabins have space heaters provided by the site. Non-staff bunks are available at no extra cost, but at this point are almost all claimed. If bunks are still available as future event payments are received, Pat will contact folks in the order of payment receipt to offer the opportunity to reserve a bunk.

If you sign up to help with the event, you get access to staff bunk space until we run out. There are still a fair number of bunks free in the staff house between the parking lots.

All personal equipment must be removed from the Tavern/Main Hall by 5:30 so we can be ready for the first toast at 6pm.
Ye Olde Commons
120 Northside Rd
Charlton, MA 01507
Coming From New York, Connecticut:

1) Follow 84 North into Massachusetts. 

2) Take exit 3A. This will put you on route 20 East. 

3) Follow route 20 into Charlton.  You will cross Route 31.  The next
light is N Main Street to the right. Follow route 20 for 1 mile past
this light and use the turn around. 

 4) Northside Rd is the first right (about .7 miles).  Once on
Northside Rd. follow for 1 mile. Ye Old Commons is on the right (the
sign reads Ye Olde Commons).

Comming from NH/points north of Worcester

Take 290w to Route 20w exit. Follow Boston directions starting at step 2. 

Coming from Boston

 1) Take the Mass Pike to exit 10.

 2) Keep to the right, following Route 20 West and 12 South. 

 3) Turn onto 20 West Northside Rd. is 6.4 miles. Once on Northside
Rd. follow for 1 mile. Ye Old Commons is on the right (the sign reads
Ye Olde Commons).