bythenumbers
 member, 75 posts
Mon 10 Sep 2018
at 02:31
Interest Check: Halloween Horror game?
Considering running a super-light, possibly GM-less (though I'll narrate and somewhat keep things on-rails) game w/ a horror/Cthulhu theme.

I'm familiar with Ghost/Echo and a few other such "one-shot" super-light systems, but I'm also open to suggestions.
spittingimage
 member, 2 posts
Wed 12 Sep 2018
at 08:07
Interest Check: Halloween Horror game?
I'd love a game of Ghost/Echo, or maybe Cthulhu Dark.  I've run both before, but haven't managed to play either.  What sort of scenario did you have in mind?
bythenumbers
 member, 77 posts
Thu 13 Sep 2018
at 01:05
Interest Check: Halloween Horror game?
Don't know exactly. I'm aiming for a GMless system, so the dice determine when PCs die, but as GM, I'll let players make new PCs posthaste, to keep the story going, more or less.

As for story/plot, I figured I'd offer a little guidance and let the players narrate a bit more, since Ghost/Echo is GMless. I have an idea to patch in a little Dread-esque PC death into the rules, so all I'd have to do is ajudicate rolls and more or less keep the narrative in line.

Something Cthulhu might be cool, or a series of scenarios, as PCs die in one IC thread, they move to a new thread. One's a slasher, another some kind of alien monster. The possibilities are endless. Players can propose new ones, or revisit old ones with new characters (who doesn't love a sequel, right?).

Long term, I'm trying to find a system/game structure that's proof against the failings of PbP. Failing to post, players waiting on one another, all that stuff bogs down a game. Keeping things lively and interesting should be the only big challenge. I figure this sets all the complex rulesets aside and will let players (myself included) just have fun with the scenarios and writing.