Tortuga
 member, 1794 posts
Fri 6 Apr 2018
at 20:16
When Worlds Collide: 80s Survival horror modern fantasy
September 1980. You wake up in a strange place, some kind of massive facility, with no idea how you got there and nobody to ask. Most of the place looks like bleeding edge 1980s technology, but other parts seem old, very old, impossibly old.

While the only people you seem to be able to find are your fellow captives, you're sure that there's something in the darkness, waiting, listening, stalking you...

That's the basic pitch, though I've got a lot to fill out and develop. Players aren't amnesiacs... they just can't remember how they got there. Shades of Cube, anyone?

The PCs might be:

* Average Joes from different walks of life
* Plucky kids (as per Stranger Things/Goonies/etc)
* Some other grouping maybe

without anything obvious connecting them; working out *why* is as big a deal as *how*

Survival is the obvious goal. I'd leave "investigating what happened" as an exercise for inquisitive players; clues will abound, if you bother looking for them.

System:

Not freeform. Homebrew. Black box. I'll ask you a bit about your PC, work up a sheet behind the scenes, keep all the mechanics hidden.

Aiming for 3-5 players, with backups in case of attrition. Thoughts, suggestions, questions?
bzr001
 member, 5 posts
Fri 6 Apr 2018
at 21:05
When Worlds Collide: 80s Survival horror modern fantasy
I would be interested.
Tortuga
 member, 1795 posts
Sat 7 Apr 2018
at 18:19
When Worlds Collide: 80s Survival horror modern fantasy
I think I'll leave character type open to scappy kid, meddling teens, and adults - a seemingly random collective of whatever people want to play.

I'm also looking to set the game sometime between 1982 and 1985. Dungeons and Dragons, Garbage Pail Kids, Michael Jackson, and the Atari 2600 may or may not play prominent roles.
NowhereMan
 member, 194 posts
Sat 7 Apr 2018
at 18:31
When Worlds Collide: 80s Survival horror modern fantasy
I don't usually go for black box, but this seems neat. I'd be interested in hopping in on this.
CaesarCV
 member, 294 posts
Sat 7 Apr 2018
at 23:41
When Worlds Collide: 80s Survival horror modern fantasy
I would be interested! Especially with the black box element. The general setup seems wonderful too.
Tortuga
 member, 1796 posts
Sun 8 Apr 2018
at 01:03
When Worlds Collide: 80s Survival horror modern fantasy
Here's the link.

link to another game

I'll probably wait until Monday to get started. I generally won't accept players until I have a full crew's worth of submissions that works well as a group. (Works well as in interesting dynamic, not necessarily "works well with others).