survival horror

Strength Within You

Facilitator: 
Brooklynne

You've just woken up, you don't know where you are, furthermore where is your sister, or best friend, or cousin is. Should you stay where you are? it looks like there was a big accident nearby. Eventually you come upon some strangers, maybe together you can find your missing loved ones. Things would be easier too if you could find anyone else, or a place to eat. Can you go on with your loved ones gone? Do you have the strength within you?

System: 
Freeform
Comments: 
I will update this a bit more later.

Dread: The Sun over Mesa Amarillo

Facilitator: 
Russ Kale

Heading out into the desert for a camping trip seemed like a great idea. You're all perfectly aware of how dangerous it is out there, yeah, but you know what you're doing - you've done it before, and you're teenagers, which makes you indestructible, right?

What a shame it's not just the desert that you have to contend with out here. There's something here with you, and you're not sure what it is, but it only comes out after dark...

[The Sun over Mesa Amarillo is a Dread scenario for six players, about lights in the sky, bloodthirsty monsters, and conspiracies]

System: 
Dread

The Tribute

Facilitator: 
Donna Giltrap

Every year the city of Athens must pay a tribute of 7 of its young men and women to King Minos of Crete. None of those given as tribute have ever been heard from again. This year you are one of the chosen. You must face whatever fate awaits those given as tribute.

EPOCH is a game of character-driven survival horror. The goal is to deliver a tense and scary experience in a single game session. EPOCH players are active participants in the creation of the game atmosphere and have complete control over the creation and ultimate fate of the characters.

System: 
EPOCH

Project Neptune

Facilitator: 
Russ Kale

Saturday afternoon was good. Teenagers were enjoying summer vacation, the working stiffs finally got a chance to unwind in the sun, there was a housewarming you were invited to near the beach.

But in the marshlands, something was awakening.

Saturday evening was very good. Tony jumped into the pool from the hotel roof, which was awesome. The burgers were ready on the grill. Everyone was having a good time. The car almost ran out of gas, but you got to the forecourt just in time. They liked the wine you picked out.

It was rising, though. It was heading for the inner city.

Saturday night was terrifying. Something was attacking the city. You think you saw it, for a brief second, three stories tall, wreathed in smoke. The National Guard was called in. The apartment building was evacuated. There was a fire at the gas station. There were these things, one of them got Tony, and... they...

You've wound up at the convenience store. You didn't intend to be here, but the door was open and you thought it was safer to be inside. Now you just need to make it until dawn, or until they kill that thing, or until someone comes to help.
All you know is that that creature is attracted to noises. A noise means that its prey is nearby. All you need to do is keep quiet until help gets here. Soon. Soon. Just a little longer. Please.

Project Neptune is an experimental horror game based on films like Cloverfield.

System: 
LARP
Comments: 
How easy is it to black out a room? One of the smaller classrooms might work well for this.

Silent Night

Facilitator: 
Dale

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas...

"...shutting down as blizzard conditions come out of nowhere..."

with every Christmas card I write

"...there's a lot of passengers facing Christmas in an airport terminal Chuck..."

May your days be merry and bright

"...please if anyone can hear us, help, please, there's something out there... Please help us! It's coming!"

and may all your Christmases be white.

EPOCH is a game of character-driven survival horror. The goal is to deliver a tense and scary experience in a single game session. EPOCH players are active participants in the creation of the game atmosphere and have complete control over the creation and ultimate fate of their characters.

System: 
EPOCH
Comments: 
Here's another game to help with the hole on Sunday afternoon

Shadows of Yesterday

Facilitator: 
Dale

Some wounds never fully heal; you can’t remember how long you’ve been here in the hospital, but the nurses say that you were injured during a battle. They say you’re lucky to be alive. You remember the mud and the blood, the trenches and the whistle and roar of incoming artillery… But there’s something else, something terrible and elusive that lurks at the edge of your memory. Your war may be over, but the horror has only just begun.

EPOCH is a game of character-driven survival horror. The goal is to deliver a tense and scary experience in a single game session. EPOCH players are active participants in the creation of the game atmosphere and have complete control over the creation and ultimate fate of their characters.

System: 
EPOCH

EPOCH at KapCon 23

Once again we have a heavy presence of EPOCH at KapCon. For those who haven't tried it, EPOCH is a cinematic survival horror rpg, strongly influenced by the indie-gaming paradigm, by long-time KapCon GM Dale Elvy. It has quick character generation, and a game structure which pushes the story in the arc of classic survival horror movies such as Alien and The Thing. Last year the EPOCH GM's racked up an impressive bodycount - over 60 characters as I recall (and yes, they kept score). This year... well, it's really up to you.

EPOCH games at KapCon 23 include:

  • Road Trip - Dale Elvy
  • Mass Destruction - Dale Elvy
  • Crystal Wall - Igor Divjak
  • Red Gold - Igor Divjak
  • Home Front - Andrew Miller
  • Road Trip

    Facilitator: 
    Dale

    The open road stretches out before you; a half-heard whisper of freedom in the wind. It’s time to escape the grind and stress of everyday life. You deserve a break after all, and where better then a picturesque mountain cabin with the people closest to you, far from all those modern pressures. As they say, sometimes it's about the journey, not the destination.

    EPOCH is a game of character-driven survival horror. The goal is to deliver a tense and scary experience in a single game session. EPOCH players are active participants in the creation of the game atmosphere and have complete control over the creation and ultimate fate of their characters.

    System: 
    EPOCH

    Mass Destruction

    Facilitator: 
    Dale

    It is 2003; the eve of war. The United States has accused Iraq of secretly conducting a programme to produce weapons of mass destruction, and the world watches as the final 48 hour deadline for the surrender of Saddam Hussein and his sons approaches. A small group of journalists will be in the vanguard of the invasion. Eager to substantiate its claims to the press, the U.S. military plans to reveal one of Saddam’s secret weapons facilities, deep in the Iraqi desert. What they find, however, may unleash an ancient evil onto the world, causing massive destruction and suffering on a scale far greater than anyone had imagined…

    EPOCH is a game of character-driven survival horror. The goal is to deliver a tense and scary experience in a single game session. EPOCH players are active participants in the creation of the game atmosphere and have complete control over the creation and ultimate fate of their characters.

    Read more about EPOCH via: http://epochrpg.blogspot.com

    System: 
    EPOCH
    Comments: 
    Hopefully more games to come, but can't make further committments just yet.

    EPOCH After Dark

    Facilitator: 
    Dale

    In round 3.5 I will be offering to facilitate any one of the following EPOCH scenarios:

    1. Fever Pitch - it's the hottest summer on record and the city is a tinder box.
    2. Sunshine Falls - visit an idyllic small town for the funeral of a mentor.
    3. Price Slash - come to the grand opening of an exciting, new mall and shop 'till you drop.
    4. Road Trip - leave the city behind for a getaway to an isolated mountain cabin.
    5. Hard Time - a science fiction scenario set on a state of the art prison facility orbiting Phobos, a moon of Mars.

    EPOCH is a game of character-driven survival horror. The goal is to deliver a tense and scary experience in a single game session. EPOCH players are active participants in the creation of the game atmosphere and have complete control over the creation and ultimate fate of their characters.

    System: 
    EPOCH
    Comments: 
    You can use this blurb, minus the part about 3.5 for any of the rounds I'm on standby.
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