The Haunted House
Okay sooooo..... With Halloween fast approaching, I figured it was time to do a nice spooky ghost story!
The game will go in Extreme and is open to players of either or no gender and any orientation. I think that in the interests of realism, I am going to say NO
to Futa, and other trans-gender characters, on the grounds that the average group of highschool kids is composed of males and females and NOT shemales and dick-girls. Sorry.
Also, as explained in a post further down, I would very much prefer it if people could play their own gender. That is, Lords play male characters and Ladies play female characters. Lieges may play characters of either gender. If this is a deal-breaker for you, then perhaps you should consider asking to become a liege? That is what the category is there for, after all!So, what's the story?
Well, it's you basic Halloween dare. A group of kids aged 16-19 are being dared to spend a night in a haunted house. Pretty cliché, huh?
Well, yes, but it's cliché stuff that is the most fun, a lot of the time.
They are doing it to raise money for charity, partly, but mostly to prove that actually there isn't anything to be scared of.So what is going to happen?
You need to ask? LOL. Well, okay, so I'm expecting there to be the occasional smutty scene between the characters, I expect there might be drama and arguments too... But then the weird stuff will start to happen... People will disappear (If no-one drops out, then it will be NPCs who vanish, but I doubt there will be no
drop outs, that never
happens), the building itself will change...
And there might even be all sorts of strange monsters and weird creatures that come out of the woodwork and ... do stuff
to the occupants.
Because yes, this house IS haunted.What kind of characters are needed?
Teenagers from sixteen up, male and female (only). Can be any orientation, any size any shape. They can have pre-existing relationships (you will need to discuss that amongst yourselves), they can be total strangers. It would be nice to have a jock, a nerd, a cheerleader and a geek-girl, at least one of each.
I would expect that the majority of the characters don't believe in ghosts and monsters. I would like there to be perhaps one or two religious characters, maybe one or two characters who are Goth and totally into Wicca, the rest should just be normal high-school kids.
I'm not placing any upper limit on the number of players, but I would be rather surprised if it got above 15.
I will be limiting players to a maximum of TWO characters each.What is the GM's role going to be?
Well for starters, I will be playing all the ghosts, ghoulies, creatures, monsters and things that go BUMP in the night, as well as playing the house itself!
IF I don't get enough people interested in this, I will also play a few NPC characters to round out the group and provide material for the disappearances.
Regardless of this, I will have one GM character, who will NOT necessarily be the "leader" of the group, unless the group elect her as such, but will be there solely to set an example of the sort of behaviour I expect from player characters.
I will also be moving time forwards every so often.How will drop-outs and new players be handled?
As indicated above, players who drop out after the game has started will simply vanish! One moment you will be talking to them, you look away and they are gone. Players who drop out after posting once, before things really get going, will be assumed to have chickened out!
Yeah, go on, you yellow belly mommas boys and girls! Run home to mommy!
Uhhuh... That. IF you don't want to be called chicken, then don't join up, post once and drop out!
New players will be able to join the game at any time up until Midnight game time. At first this will be by simply having been there all along (during the first hour). After this they can arrive at the haunted house through the front door and wander in looking for everyone else.How much smutt is allowed/expected?
As much as you feel comfortable with in a haunted house. Pairing up is allowed, although it will be actively discouraged IC by GM events.
Uh, yeah, about that... Your GM is an evil bitch. So don't expect a sex scene to go uninterrupted!Posting Policy:
Please try to post at least once a week. If you can't please let me know, so that I don't "disappear" your character. Please post at least three decent sized paragraphs of between 150 to 200 words each. Players may use whatever tense and person they feel most comfortable with. Most people tend to use third person past, but if you wish to use first person and/or present tense, I won't mind.
IC posts will have a uniform header that will detail where the character is, who they are with and whether there is any extreme content.What about "when"? How will time move forward?
I will periodically post that the old grandfather clock chimes the hour. This will not happen at regular intervals, but will happen when I feel like moving things forward. EVERYONE will be at the same hour, regardless of the number of posts you have made. Note that this is a supernatural game and so time is quite fluid. Your character is actually allowed to think that only five minutes have passed since the clock last struck the hour, and you may post as such! Equally, you might have had your character do two hours worth of exploring, ghost-hunting, or struggling to escape from a monster, and be surprised that it's only been one hour!
Please note that in this way, people can post at their own pace and not cause continuity problems with other players, because there IS no continuity!How much freedom is there for players to define the setting?
Players will be allowed to create minor details like the décor of a particular room, the furniture in it, the view from the window... For example. However, the overall layout of the house will be defined by myself (and may actually change during the course of the game). Equally, there may be specific items in a room that I will place there. These may or may not be important to the game, but if I put an item in a room as GM, I do so with a reason. (Note that the reason may be to distract you from something else!)What about exclusively dominant players?
At first glance it does seem a bit like this game is for subs and switches only. But no, if you only ever play dominant characters but still want to play, there is a solution. I'm not going to say publicly what it is, but if you PM me, I will discuss it with you.So what now?
If you are interested in this, please indicate as much in the usual way by posting in this thread. If I get enough interest, additional info will start to appear in the reserved posts below.