I'a Hydra, I'a Dagon, I'a Cthulhu, I'a Pregnant!?! (Elements: Weirdness)
Our back story revolves around a cult of Dagon/Hyrda/Cthulhu attempting to breed a sort of following of children of the deep ones or other nastyies as well as trying to bring their dark masters into the world themselves. It is this part of the back story that our story will spring from with a victim of the cult who has escaped and eluded its capture being loosed upon the world and an unsuspecting town. She known not what she brings with her or what is in her past and the mystery or horror will unravel before those she meets or be forgotten in the decent of madness.
This group game will be set in a world similar to our own yet different in its own right. Fictional places, people, events and entities etc the time period will be decided upon depending upon what would be more interesting and favoured by those involved. The place (Ashcroft) a fictional large quite and secluded town by the sea which will be created for the story. The story is of a Lovecraft bent and will draw upon the Cthulhu mythos and similar elements, there will be high weirdness horror and insanity but most of all mystery and a search for the truth.
Do you want to know the truth ?
Can you handle the truth ?
Or will you end up as one of the many broken souls who has glimpsed a fraction what waits beyond the veil of sanity waiting for its time.
Our story will begin with a lost and crazed girl turning up in Ashcroft under unusual circumstances, her presence will put the town in danger through no fault of her own and Ashcroft will never be the same again. Other players will take on the role of citizens of Ashcroft or people who would involved in the matter. Example Character Concepts
Please do not come up with daft or concepts which would make the game difficult or silly, I.E while it might be fun to play an actual cultist it is not going to work well in the story. You should make your characters with the idea in mind that you will be all working as a group and in the same boat, you may not like each other and there maybe some conflict but you should at least share some things in common and be able to be in the same room together.
Escaped Mental Patient
Relative of “lost girl”
Artist / Musician
Doctor / Nurse
Priest / Clergy
Writer / ReporterThings that will or may be included
(All of these are mostly optional and do not have to be involved with your character, although there will be some effect upon everyone no doubt in one way or another.)
Everyone may also include some element of uniqueness in there character that further connects them to the story in some way. This will have to be agreed upon obviously but so long as it fits in with the story and does not cause problems all is good. It should be something connected obviously and it need not be weird, for example it can be something as simple as having been tracking and searching for the “Lost Girl” for most of her life, either because she is a relative or you are a PI hired by her family or even a rival Cult or other power.Sanity and states of being
“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents… some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new Dark Age.”
H.P. Lovecraft, in “The Call of Cthulhu”
This story will have elements of sanity and states of being there will be consequences for continuously confronting horrors or flouting humanity, what worse some may even feel the touch of madness greater than others and begin to transform into monsters themselves. This is not a one way path and it will be your goal either to halt the progress or give in to it, but you should consider such things when playing.
Basic Character Outline
We are looking for ideally 3-5 players, currently we have myself and Tad, so there is room for three other players, please ask any questions here or in PM to me if you prefer.