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[Phalla] House of Leaves-DAY 3: Title changes, situation stays the same.

ZellpherZellpher Registered User regular
edited July 2011 in Critical Failures
This game is not for you

House of Leaves

A phalla

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Introduction

I thought it would be fun. We came from all over the country, fuck I think some guys came from europe even. The letters were short and uncomfortably personal. Whoever organized this whole thing knew their shit. About us I mean. Grammar was apparently not their strong suit.

29 of us showed up on the first day, 12 on the next, seven the day after that. In the end, we had about fifty people. I think, the memory is frayed at the edges, like it's all fading into the walls of this place. I have no idea how long it's been since that day. we keep track of the days with watches but something about the time here doesn't add up.

Somehow, despite all of our precautions, we all got lost. Seperated too. Most of us have made it back to our 'basecamp'. A clutch of tents set up at the bottom of the stairs. We sent randall up them but he never came back down. took a hundred feet of rope with him and some supplies. Kayla said she heard him screaming. None of us heard a thing.

It's so cold here.

We are running low on food and water. We were lucky that most of us came prepared. We all read the book. We thought we knew what to expect.

We were wrong. Someone set this up, we know that for sure. What we don't know is why. I'm not so sure about the paranoid rumors floating around. Some guys think we were sent here to die but I don't buy it. Brad died sometime in the past few hours. I found the body, me and two other guys. He was messed up pretty badly. Can't really make myself say more than that. We're gonna try to get everyone together and see how to proceed from there.

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  • ZellpherZellpher Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Player List
    1. Rend
    2. Capfalcon
    3. Kime
    4. Langly
    5. 21stCentury
    6. Wandering Hero-Sebastian Valdez (Lost)
    7. SLyM
    8. Zandracon-Audrey Moris (unlucky)
    9. Jason Todd-Gabriella Parker (bullet)
    10. I needed a name to post
    11. Lucedes
    12. Virgil Leads You-Camilla Turner (Creature)[/color]
    13. wildwood
    14. romanqwerty
    15. matev
    16. psycholarry1
    17. Warban
    18. Cythraul
    19. phyphor
    20. dragon6860
    21. Kuhlmeye-Brian Norris{seer} (bullet)
    22. KingMole
    23. Nerissa-Logan Bennet (8)
    24. daniant
    25. facetious
    26. The Anonymous
    27. Stever777-Olivia Smith (went up the stairs)
    28. Baidol
    29. Mr. defecation
    30. piL-Daniel Ford{neighbor} (lost)
    31. MaxFrost
    32. Zerinan
    33. KetBra
    34. Shamus
    35. Locus
    36. drez
    37. MrTLicious
    38. Burnage-David Coleman (shot)
    39. peccavi
    40.SeGaTai
    41. 38thDoe
    42. Wiet
    43. Gumpy-Samantha Foster{Distracting} (sacrificed)
    44. ronrab
    45. jdarksun
    46. Tmoiy
    47. Spoit-William Baldwin (sacrificed)
    48. Void Slayer
    49. 101
    50. Taya

    Narrations
    Opening
    Day 1
    Day 2
    What is this?
    This is a phalla for 50 people. For more information on what a phalla is, please check this link http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/99170/cf-phalla-signup-list/p1

    For information on the source material: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Leaves
    How do I play?
    Sign up in an appropriately festive manner, typically lime is used

    Shenanigans!?
    Despite the unusual nature of the source material, this game has been designed with a fair amount of consideration for balance. I have a history of running...not the most balanced games, but I have studied my previous mistakes and failings and hope to run a fair game this time. I will also focus on being a more responsive and active host.

    Clarifications
    Please post any clarification questions in Orange
    Rend wrote:
    it's worth it to note that this entire phalla is probably going to be super spoilery, right?
    yes
    Zellpher wrote:
    kime wrote:
    Is the source necessary/helpful to play?

    It is not necessary to have read the source material in order to do well in this game.

    There are general concepts which the source material and this game will have in common. Things such as multiple narrators, non-conventional page layouts and a sense of impending terror will all be attempted. The tone will be roughly as dark. The events of this game take place some time after1 the events of the book.

    Langly wrote:
    Zellpher do you care if we talk about the book?

    Nope. I'd almost be insulted if you didn't.




    1 That is, of course, assuming that any of that shit happened. I'd prefer to think that it didn't.

    .
    Zellpher wrote:
    Lucedes wrote:
    hey, what time is vote close

    that is a good question, right?

    Yes it is! 9PM PST


    I will be updating this post and responding to questions throughout the day, so check back for new developments. in the meantime Sign up!

    General Phalla stuff
    -Link me to all proboards
    -No using PMs, pm threads, or whatever the hell the new forums use for verification.
    -No role calls. The villager role will be posted in this post once the game starts, so this shouldn't really be an issue.

    VILLAGER PM

    <insert tragic backstory>
    In game terms, you are A VILLAGER.. You have the power of casting a vote and the unwavering loyalty of dozens of strangers. Together, you must eliminate those who would kill you to prevent your escape.

    Zellpher on
  • CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes Rule Capital WastelandRegistered User regular
    Oh, hell yeah. Sign up.

  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    Sign up

    PA HotS Group
    Battle.net ID: kime#1822
    3DS Friend Code: 3110-5393-4113
    Steam profile
  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    This has no joke been my most anticipated phalla

    !signup

  • 21stCentury21stCentury Bismuth OS Fully Operational 2019-07-12 - KeystoneRegistered User regular
    I am signing up for this so hard. That house is kinda weird.

  • Wandering HeroWandering Hero Registered User regular
    Huh... that opening intrigues me. Sign Up

    Are we in a house? How do you get lost in a house? Why is it cold in a house? Go get some damn wood. Basecamp at the bottom of the stairs? No bedrooms? A house with no bedrooms and no fireplace?

    What book?

    I must know

    Not today.
  • RendRend Registered User regular
    119 At this point I just decided to sign up. I don't know what made me, maybe I never will. But I did it.

  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    Wh look up house of leaves

    Or don't, and be surprised.

  • RendRend Registered User regular
    it's worth it to note that this entire phalla is probably going to be super spoilery, right?

  • 21stCentury21stCentury Bismuth OS Fully Operational 2019-07-12 - KeystoneRegistered User regular
    Kay say rah say rah.

  • ZellpherZellpher Registered User regular
    Rend wrote:
    it's worth it to note that this entire phalla is probably going to be super spoilery, right?

    yes .

  • B:LB:L Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    !Zellpher for hosting this on EVO weekend.

    B:L on
    10mvrci.png click for Anime chat
  • ZellpherZellpher Registered User regular
    B:L wrote:
    !Zellpher for hosting this on PAX weekend.

    Pax is...a month from now?

  • B:LB:L Registered User regular
    Zellpher wrote:
    B:L wrote:
    !Zellpher for hosting this on EVO weekend.

    EVO is...a month from now?
    No EVO is this weekend are you feeling ok

    10mvrci.png click for Anime chat
  • SLyMSLyM Registered User regular
    LIME

    Steam Starcraft SLeague of Legends
  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    Zellpher wrote:
    Rend wrote:
    it's worth it to note that this entire phalla is probably going to be super spoilery, right?

    yes .

    Do I mind if this gets spoiled?

    PA HotS Group
    Battle.net ID: kime#1822
    3DS Friend Code: 3110-5393-4113
    Steam profile
  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    this is based off of a thick ass horror book that I love

  • 21stCentury21stCentury Bismuth OS Fully Operational 2019-07-12 - KeystoneRegistered User regular
    Is it a horror book?

  • ZandraconZandracon Registered User regular
    wheeeheeeheee

    this is the phallaa

    for meeeeeeeeeeeeee

    or maybe not.

    oh hey, BeeL is going to Vegas maybe? hi!

  • Jason ToddJason Todd Registered User regular
    !sign-up

    Haven't read the book, but I don't mind spoylars

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  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    i am signing up yessir

    I needed a gnome to post. on
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  • LucedesLucedes never stops, never started Registered User regular
    !signup.

    i am such a fan of Danielewski, even if i couldn't make it all the way through Only Revolutions.

  • Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Not on Any Podcast or Affliated Don't Even Own a MikeRegistered User regular
    !signup I'm on Central Time and I'm looking forward to this.

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  • wildwoodwildwood Registered User regular
    Is it just me, or is this phalla24 bigger on the inside than the outside?


    24 !signup

  • LucedesLucedes never stops, never started Registered User regular
    hey, what time is vote close

    that is a good question, right?

  • ZellpherZellpher Registered User regular
    Lucedes wrote:
    hey, what time is vote close

    that is a good question, right?

    Yes it is! 9PM PST

  • romanqwertyromanqwerty Registered User regular
    I'm lost

  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    Is the source necessary/helpful to play?

    PA HotS Group
    Battle.net ID: kime#1822
    3DS Friend Code: 3110-5393-4113
    Steam profile
  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    Zellpher do you care if we talk about the book?

  • LucedesLucedes never stops, never started Registered User regular
    kime wrote:
    Is the source necessary/helpful to play?

    probably not, it didn't really have many characters

    besides the House.

  • ZellpherZellpher Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    kime wrote:
    Is the source necessary/helpful to play?

    It is not necessary to have read the source material in order to do well in this game.

    There are general concepts which the source material and this game will have in common. Things such as multiple narrators, non-conventional page layouts and a sense of impending terror will all be attempted. The tone will be roughly as dark. The events of this game take place some time after1 the events of the book.

    Langly wrote:
    Zellpher do you care if we talk about the book?

    Nope. I'd almost be insulted if you didn't.




    1 That is, of course, assuming that any of that shit happened. I'd prefer to think that it didn't.



    Zellpher on
  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. Registered User regular
    it occurs to me that that opening image is tailor-made for this phalla

    i like it

    zxQY2JJ.jpg
  • MatevMatev Cero Miedo Registered User regular
    Your ideas intrigue me sir and I wish to subscribe to your phalla

    sign up

    "Go down, kick ass, and set yourselves up as gods, that's our Prime Directive!"
    Hail Hydra
  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    Ok so the general idea of this story is that the initial narrator finds evidence of a house that is bigger on the inside than on the outside. He keeps finding materials and documents about it.

    The house is loosely based on the classical labyrinth, complete with minotaur.

    There are crazy page layouts, and mentions of the house are in blue text, the minotaur is in red.

    It is seriously the scariest book I have ever read.

  • PsychoLarry1PsychoLarry1 Registered User regular
    That Phalla answers many yearnings remembered in sorrow.

  • Wandering HeroWandering Hero Registered User regular
    Even scarier than Goosebumps?!?

    Not today.
  • 21stCentury21stCentury Bismuth OS Fully Operational 2019-07-12 - KeystoneRegistered User regular
    I phallad once and phallad really badly, can someone teach me to phalla well?

  • warbanwarban Who the Hoof do you think we are? Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    sign up as one does.

    warban on
    ACE ✰ PONY ✰ DETECTIVE!
  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    21st head to newbie phalla

  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    i mean, stay in this one, just go join that one as well.

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