In my restless dreams, I see that town.
You promised you'd take me there again someday.
That day is today. Welcome to the end of your life.
Room to Room
A Silent Hill Side Story
The town of Silent Hill is a great place to visit. A tourist magnet, in some senses. A quiet little town where you can just get away from it all. You took a trip there, once. Or maybe you passed through a few times. Lately, you've even been dreaming of the place. The dreams were not...pleasant, though. And, ever since they began...well...
I've recruited four players for this game. It will be my first attempt at something in the horror genre, but I believe I have enough experience to at least give it a try. The system is not decided on yet, and I'd like to hear suggestions.
The most likely choices are, currently : d20 Modern, new World of Darkness, or Call of Cthulhu. In increasing order of difficulty for me to run. This will be a very
low power level game. With five of you, even old doctors and little kids should be able to take out a zombie dog or two.
There will definitely be an additional Sanity Meter
that will fluctuate during the game. Go into the red, and you'll start freaking out. Keep pushing it, and you might just give in to the Town, and lose the will to live. In keeping with the spirit of the game, your memories will be a bit foggy and clear up as the game moves along. I do not want you to come up with a detailed backstory for your characters. The most important element of this game is what I'm calling the Three Steps
of your Dark Secret.
Step One is the half-truth you tell the world.
Step Two is the reality you keep to yourself.
Step Three is the horrible truth that you can't, or simply refuse to, remember. What the Town is punishing you for. You do not create this level, only the lower two.
For an example, let's use SH2's main character. Step One is that his wife died of an illness three years ago.
Step Two is that you actually murdered her. Probably only a week or two ago.
Step Three is his selfish reasons for this act, as well as his feelings for 'Maria'. Along with the reaccurring theme of a 'monster' personifying this act by repeatedly murdering Maria in front of you. Perhaps more times than you even see in one playthrough.
We'll be playing over IRC. The best times for me are Saturday or Monday night, but Friday and Tuesday are also possibilities.
Update : We will be playing on Saturday nights starting at 6 Central time, normally ending around 10. We have the option of staying later, although cj iwakura will usually be leaving even before 10.
1. Valkun - Jonathon
2. PurpleXVI - Smith
3. cj iwakura - Jacob
4. Shinyo - Matthew