This is the story of a family that goes on vacation to a cabin called "The Harrows". The setting:
The cabin, and the surrounding woods, are haunted by evil spirits. Unlike your usual run of the mill evil spirits, these ones only act by influencing those present in the area. There aren't eerie noises, or screams late at night, people staying in the cabin however might find themselves acting with less restrain than usual, and many strange things happen by what seems to be chance.
The goal of the spirits is to both keep the family from leaving, and to get all of them to act on their darkest desires.
As far as how this is written, the spirits won't be a character by themselves, but will rather show in the family members' mental state or by coincidences, like a door that fails to open at the right time, lack of cellphone service that keeps a significant other from reaching someone or perhaps that road everyone was sure led back to the city somehow ends up leading back to the cabin.The characters:
I'm looking for flawed characters, ones that offer something the spirits can corrupt. Maybe your character has low self confidence, or maybe a desire for attention, or a hidden submissive/dominant side.
As the influence of the spirits takes hold your character will find the way they act to be more in accordance to your hidden cravings or your flaw. This can be quick or gradual, depends on how you want it to go. Maybe your character desires attention and suddenly begins to wear more revealing clothes, or makes sure to get caught doing something bad so they get in trouble.
We now have the father, the mother, and 3 sons and 2 daughters. This is still open for recruitment and will take extended family, and ideas for non-related characters.[Sample character concept, that I hope makes things clearer]
For instance, I will play the father, he'll be a former self made business man that had all the confidence in the world. After some bad luck he ended up having to sell his business and take a job with the company that bought what he had worked so hard to make, this demolished his view of himself and he hasn't been the same ever since.
Upon arriving to the cabin, he will show a significant increase in his self confidence, and will also show a dominant and authoritative streak his family has never seen. He will also find himself lusting for his daughter/s and won't be shy about acting on it.
The change in him will be significant and quick, both because he craved to change, and because it dwells on some traits he already possessed.
1st Update: Christa McGinn has been appointed Co-Gm
2nd Update: With enough people interested is time to flesh out characters. Post them here so others can see and get inspired, if any kinks come up we'll work them out, and you can always send a PM to ask things.
3rd Update: Added existing threads to this post. The game will begin soon, but recruitment will still be open.
4th Update: Game started
Father, Oldest Daughter, Middle Son, etc...Player:Age:Secret Flaw:
The vice or secret desire that the spirits can exploit.Appearance:Character Model:
No drawings please. Real people. If you need help, you can check Christa's Model Thread in her signature.Personality:Relationship to Family:
This family isn't necessarily happy, but here you can put how your character gets along with different members of the family...and possibly any specific history you and the other players work out.History:ONs and OFFs:Definite Limits:
Stuff you specifically don't want to happen in this game.
And the code:
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[b]Role:[/b] Father, Oldest Daughter, Middle Son, etc...
[b]Secret Flaw:[/b] The vice or secret desire that the spirits can exploit.
[b]Character Model:[/b] No drawings please. Real people. If you need help, you can check Christa's Model Thread in her signature.
[b]Relationship to Family:[/b] This family isn't necessarily happy, but here you can put how your character gets along with different members of the family...and possibly any specific history you and the other players work out.
[b]ONs and OFFs:[/b]
[b]Definite Limits:[/b] Stuff you specifically don't want to happen in this game.
Existing Threads:Character threadOOC ThreadIC thread