Girot Posted March 25, 2013 Share Posted March 25, 2013 (edited) How do you folks feel about running/playing an RPG that runs as a Psychological/Survival Horror story? Any good/bad stories? Personally I really enjoy running these kinds of scenarios. They're very easy to improv. They can also provoke real emotion in those involved and to me that is the mark of a truly great story. For example: I was out at the smoking area of my barracks one night trying to explain to this country boy what an RPG was. After several attempts to relate the concept in a way he could graps I say screw it and tossed him into a scenario. As things progressed several of the other smokers in the building (most of which used to give me crap for being a geek) would stop me to ask what movie/book/video game I was talking about. Each time I answered that I was making it up as I went along and each time that person sat down and got involved in the story. We went until 2am and smoked two entire cartons of smokes between the NINE of us. I put these people (as themselves) into a situation that was a mix of Silent Hill, The Stand, and The Walking Dead. They begged me to continue the story the following night. The next morning I run into one of the group on my way to class and she slugs me in the arm and gives me a dirty look. Apparently I scared her so badly she didn't sleep at all. I apologized and asked if she wanted to opt out of the next episode. She was very clear that she was totally going to participate again. That evening we got back together at the same table as the night before just as the sun was setting. One of the cool things about living right on the coast (this was in San Diego) is every once in awhile we get a nice thick blanket of fog rolling in from the ocean. The young lady I scared about lost her mind when the thickest fog bank we'd EVER seen on that base rolled up from the water and settled in around us just as I was getting things started. Unfortunately it didn't last more than an hour. The whole thing played out pretty quickley this time. I'd come up with a few ideas during the day so I wouldn't have to make it up as I went along. Edited March 25, 2013 by Girot 5 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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