We are saddened to find ourselves with an empty playspace again. We were just starting to feel normal, getting into the swing of scheduling events and organizing tournaments. But we cannot bury our heads in the sand - the combination of the Delta variant's virulence and our region's low vaccination rate makes open play too risky, especially with students coming back to town soon.
This time around, however, we're willing to try a compromise. The Castle is a private room, separate from the rest of our retail and main play spaces. We're adding an air purifier as well, which is by no means a solve, but certainly can't hurt. The rest of our tables are closed, but we'll keep the Castle accessible for now. This means players who know and trust each other can reserve the room and still have somewhere to game. No big tournaments, no events with strangers - but it's something.
We can't say how long this will last; we can't even begin to guess. As usual, we'll be watching local statistics, health department guidelines, and cdc recommendations, and will adjust our operations as necessary. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. We're in this together, still.