tibiotarsus
 member, 213 posts
 Hopepunk with a shovel
Wed 9 Dec 2020
at 09:44
IC: the Lighthouse on Silent Hill
I usually cope with The Season via comedy, but I have a deeply unpleasant task this year and the prospect has drained so much energy over the months leading up to it I just don't have it in me. Monsters, though, monsters I can always do. My proposal is to run a tiny-group/solo intense, highly personalised and character-driven horror game based on themes of isolation and a gauntlet of psychological torment:  basically what you'd get if you filtered The Lighthouse through the Southern Reach trilogy, slapped in a dollop of Seashells and baked it with a large dose of Silent Hill. I have a plot setup ready to go, but obviously I would need extremely interested/invested players (and to know whether people want the underlying themes of sex & sexuality from the first and last of those inspirations/whether I'll have to run it at Adult).

Basic idea is that the characters are stuck on a rock/inaccessible promontory and have to look after the shipping, but the new lens has weird  effects on reality; characters have to survive bouts of otherworldly incursion affected by their own deep doubts and fears, the North Atlantic weather, supply/general lighthouse management and each other.

System was originally intended to be FATE to get me and an interested party confidence with the system, but interested party got busy and ceased getting back to me, so I might actually run Dread as it was intended for once (or default to Call of Cthulhu with a couple of mods for modelling social sanity as well as trauma). Open to suggestions.

Would take a detailed post per week from a solo player but at minimum 2/week from multiple players.

Any takers?

This message was last edited by the user at 13:19, Wed 09 Dec 2020.

Danelle
 member, 432 posts
 Longtime RPer
Thu 10 Dec 2020
at 19:38
IC: the Lighthouse on Silent Hill
I am definitely interested!
tibiotarsus
 member, 215 posts
 Hopepunk with a shovel
Thu 10 Dec 2020
at 20:00
IC: the Lighthouse on Silent Hill

Huzzah! Any system preferences/strong feelings about the prospect of 1-2 other players, should those be out there?
Danelle
 member, 433 posts
 Longtime RPer
Thu 10 Dec 2020
at 20:27
IC: the Lighthouse on Silent Hill
I'd totally be fine with whatever system you choose, though I may need some guidance with character creation and rules depending on system, and totally open to solo or small group, whichever!
tibiotarsus
 member, 216 posts
 Hopepunk with a shovel
Fri 11 Dec 2020
at 09:29
IC: the Lighthouse on Silent Hill
I'm currently leaning towards Dread, which is barely a system at all (tell story, draw blocks; die, maybe) and has a GM-led character creation process, but we'll see. As you seem serious I mean to set up over the weekend, give notice here when it exists, and put the game out to advertise sometime next week, depending how wrecked the Unpleasantness leaves me.
Danelle
 member, 434 posts
 Longtime RPer
Fri 11 Dec 2020
at 18:00
IC: the Lighthouse on Silent Hill
Yes, I am serious. :) I'll keep an eye out, thanks!
tibiotarsus
 member, 217 posts
 Hopepunk with a shovel
Wed 16 Dec 2020
at 00:29
IC: the Lighthouse on Silent Hill
This game now exists - link to another game