Before we get started, I need to let everyone know how this works. I'm the Ghosts[/b]. Everyone else, you're the Player
. I also need to let you know that this is the first time I've tried it with this many people before, and over a forum no less, so bare with me!
I'll be trying to kill the Player
. The Player, they're trying to not die, obviously.
It's roleplaying, so we're both going back and forth, developing imagery and what have you, but whenever there is a choice, we'll take a poll.
(See, if we were face to face, we'd each have a tiny booklet. It'd be all Choose Your Own Adventure style, and the choices you make would have you turn to X page, or have me turn to X page. But here over the forum, I'm going to speed that up a bit, and just present you with the information.)
So, routinely I'll ask, maybe, "What are your feelings regarding this place?"
And anyone can answer. The first answer (that isn't silly or disruptive) is what we go with. It's now true, and we have to use it. I might also ask you to make a choice
: the first person to answer that, I'm going with it. BUT! That person has until I make my next post to change their mind. That means other people can try to sway them, if they so choose. Like, if you think they made a bad choice. (Haven't they watched a scary movie before? Don't go in the goddamn basement.)
You should totally do commentary for this! Say what you think, say what's scary, say what isn't going to go over well. Just like watching a horror movie, and you just know something's about to go down. If you're answering a question, please start the post with !player
, please, so I can find it easily! Other than that, absolutely everyone should talk this thing up. Be the audience. We're going for murder, fear, and doom
No dice rolling, but cards are involved. I'll be drawing for you, you can trust me. Whenever you go to draw a card, you can choose to discard your entire hand first. Just say so. Then you draw the top card of the deck. Aces are 1, court cards are 11.
A high hand
is a sum 13-20.
A low hand
is a sum 6-12.
is a sum 1-5 or 21+.
When you bust, discard your entire hand.
Likewise, as the GM, I'll be drawing cards periodically. They measure how close you are to escaping. I start with one. When you move closer to escape, I draw another one. When I have four in hand, you can maybe escape. I'll reveal my hand and play with it from then on.
It's really easy. In summary:ME:
I'll prompt you with some information. Please respond only when I prompt you, and answer what I ask you. Anyone should answer!YOU:
Make choices and supply evocative information. Don't be boring! Give us brief bits of backstory about this shared character you all own.YOU, ALSO:
Start any reply that is answering a question with !playerYOU, ALSO, AGAIN:
Talk freely in the thread, as if we were all hanging out, watching a really creepy fucking movie. Somebody find us some creepy movie clips, or some fucked up music. You know what gets me? The X Files theme song. Even to this day, that just wigs me out.
This doesn't require any commitment. Just pop in the thread freely, as you choose.But if you would like to take part,
you absolutely must
make a post in this thread telling everyone something you fear, or used to fear. I won't accept a post from anyone who doesn't!
I'll make my posts big and noticeable. You'll see.