steelsmiter
 member, 2024 posts
 BESM, Fate, Indies, PBTA
 NO FREEFORM! NO d20!
Fri 21 Jun 2019
at 02:41
Slasher Horror anyone?
So I'm thinking about running a game with a system I wrote that's basically a slasher horror set in a world initially defined by the players. Essentially, applicants would apply with a story introducing some horror villian they'd like to see be the adversary. Who they are, how they originated, what makes them tick, and stuff like that. I'm looking for 6 or more players ideally. At minimum, we'll try to play one of the villains, but hopefully we'll get around to playing all of them.
tibiotarsus
 member, 51 posts
 Hopepunk with a shovel
Fri 21 Jun 2019
at 07:40
Slasher Horror anyone?
I saw your prior ad for this and my main thought was if the players were submitting full scenarios, wouldn't that make the gameplay a bit...fixed? If they were just submitting adversaries/settings that could work, though. Could you tell us more about the system?
steelsmiter
 member, 2025 posts
 BESM, Fate, Indies, PBTA
 NO FREEFORM! NO d20!
Fri 21 Jun 2019
at 15:48
Re: Slasher Horror anyone?
tibiotarsus:
I saw your prior ad for this and my main thought was if the players were submitting full scenarios,

They'd be submitting scenarios that already happened. Their (characters' second or possibly third hand) interpretations of them, their ability to depict them, and so on.

quote:
wouldn't that make the gameplay a bit...fixed?

No, it just serves as the intro. It's like how in some horror movies a couple people get killed by the killer before the audience even meets the main group.

I have no issues if one or more of these intros is a bit long and heavy on the detail, but doing so doesn't really fix the game. The best one might define which villain is involved with the first scenario, but I hope to run a good bit more than that health depending.

quote:
Could you tell us more about the system?

It uses attributes (which spell out SCREAM) of up to 5 points, which create dice pools which are summed and compared to a number representing a task's difficulty.

This message was last edited by the user at 20:03, Thu 12 Sept.

AMP1972
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Fri 5 Jul 2019
at 16:37
Re: Slasher Horror anyone?

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steelsmiter
 member, 2029 posts
Sat 6 Jul 2019
at 03:17
Re: Slasher Horror anyone?

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AMP1972
 member, 10 posts
Sat 6 Jul 2019
at 19:18
Re: Slasher Horror anyone?

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steelsmiter
 member, 2052 posts
 BESM, Fate, Indies, PBTA
 NO FREEFORM! NO d20!
Fri 4 Oct 2019
at 21:48
Re: Slasher Horror anyone?
Right, so I ended up starting the game and advertising for it. I forgot I advertised for it, but the game is here if anyone's interested in starting a horror for the month of halloween https://r.rpol.net/display.cgi?gi=73804&ti=2&date=1570225655