FOUND FOOTAGE

Posted: February 29, 2016 by luvlymish in Dates, Game, Game Booking, Pitch

And long he travers’d to and fro, to acquaint

Himself with every mystery, and awe;

Till, weary, he sat down before the maw

Of a wide outlet, fathomless and dim

To wild uncertainty and shadows grim.

(John Keats, Endymion, Book II, 269-273)

 

Chapter One

We do not own these woods. They own us.

(Timothy Goodwin, “Within These Woods”)

You had to show the world what they were doing.

The Lancaster University Society of Heretics, had become more than just another student society to you. LUSH had become a community where you and your peers of skeptics and atheists had spent many a long evening in the throes of hearty debate, setting the world to rights over a pint of real ale in Grad bar. That being said, you were all too aware of the echo chamber. The conversations you were having this week on the problem of evil and Pascal’s Wager were the same as last week.

But then the cult appeared on campus. Calling themselves the Copper Temple, they began evangelizing to students, luring the vulnerable into their ranks with promises to fix what was broken, cutting them off from their courses, their friends and even family.

Exposing them began as a pipe-dream, but frustration soon planted the seeds an actual plan. Contacting their leader, you secured an invitation to their commune in Silverdale forest. A few of you began preparing for a documentary project, like a bunch of young Louis Therouxs, to record this cult’s bizarre beliefs and abusive practices.

The date was set for early September. You and your friends bundled into your cars and set off to make a film of whatever you might find.

 

Chapter Two

Sadly enough, the most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left unsaid and never explained.

(Jonathan Harnisch, “Freak”)

 

You still don’t know what happened to them. That’s the worst part.

It was a week before the police had identified all the missing persons. All members of LUSH, all lost in Silverdale forest. You’d never heard of this cult, yet for no discernable reason members of this student society, one of them a member of your family, had gone out to the woods and never returned.

The Lancashire Constabulary had done all they could to keep you informed about the situation, but there was never much to report. The woods were combed day and night for any signs of the missing cultists or the student film-makers, but they seemed to have vanished without a trace. Soon, a week had past. Then, nearly two.

Then they found the cameras. After a few days analysing the footage, the Inspector called to tell you that there was footage you needed to see.

A hard weekend is coming for you. The police will be sitting you through a screening of the footage they found, and the next morning you will be participating in a press conference regarding the ongoing search. Accommodation in Lancaster has been arranged, and for the first time you will be in the company of others whose family have vanished somewhere in those woods.

But there’s more to this than you realise.

 

OOC Information

Found Footage is a game in two parts, telling two stories; the intertwined fates of the student film crew, and the family and friends who find their footage.

The options and outcomes for each game will be determined, in part, by the actions of the counterpart players. Both chapters will be weekend-length events. If you want action-orientated survival horror, sign up for chapter one, while if you prefer slow-burning, free-form, investigative horror, then chapter two is the game for you. Both promise intense horror, character-driven RP and a glimpse into darkness.

The ticket price for this game will be £95. Booking will open on Friday 4th March, and places can be reserved with an initial deposit of £15. There are limited player spaces, especially for Chapter One, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

 

Chapter One

Venue – Gibraltar Farm Campsite

Time In – 18.00 September 2nd 2016

Time Out – 12.00 September 4th 2016

Debriefing – 13.00 September 18th 2016

 

Chapter Two

Venue – Lancaster, various.

Time In – 18.00 September 16th 2016

Time Out – 12.00 September 18th 2016

Debriefing – 13.00 September 18th 2016

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