The Greatest Show Unearthed! (A Halloween tribute)
"Come one, come all! Step right up to The Greatest Show Unearthed!
Welcome, welcome! I'm the Ringmaster of this carnival of carnivals! We have spooks, and scares! Surprises and Prizes around every corner! Come one, come all!
Our Strong Man is strong enough to break the backs of five grown men in a bundle! The mysterious Leopard Lady can follow the smell of her prey from miles away and still longs for the thrill of the chase! Haha! Yes, yes! Come in and gaze upon the wonders that have eluded the eyes of the world for centuries!"
The Ringmaster descends from the podium behind the blinding lights of fireworks shooting off into the night sky. You and your friends shield your eyes from the explosions.
Was it just you that heard that wrong? 'The Greatest Show UNearthed'. What does that mean?
This is going to be your moment in the spotlights. The tents call for you as a nauseating tone of 'Pop Goes The Weasel' fills the air with a sinister overtone.
This up and coming tread is a tribute to the spirit of Halloween. The Ringmaster calls you to his Carnival. Are you ready to take part in this twisted tale?
A minimum of 3 people required, but all are welcome!
This is a bump, but this also explains some of the loose rules...
I'm actually into the creepypastas and stories of horror. I had an idea I've wanted to try with roleplayers for a long time.
The rules are simple-ish.
-The Narrator: A situation is setup and designed by a narrator. The narrator acts as an event entity and has an indisputable power over the roleplayers. This means, that all players shouldn't get too attached to their characters because they can be killed off at any time. Only one character every other post may be killed. But if the narrator decides to build the tension, he can kill off that many more charters in one post.
-The Player: The characters have free roam throughout the settings. They can escape or they can rise to the conflict of the occasion.
-The Fun Parts: The most unfortunate part about being a character is that they can be killed randomly. But in death they can provide more hindrance or assistance to the still living from beyond the grave. Once a character dies, they inherit the power of the narrator and can manipulate the situation in a feasible way.
-The Turns: The turns of posting always starts with the narrator. The players may post in any order, but are restricted to only one post in between narration posts. If a week has passed without a post from a player, the player instantly dies in whatever grotesque way the Narrator decides freely. However, if the Narrator doesn't post, the most recent dead character takes over. Failing that, any character may rise to the occasion to continue the story or finish it out.
There are things worse than Death: Although a Narrator can kill any character, they can tie in something interesting to make a PC's life a living hell. Although this has no posting requirements, a certain amount of buildup is expected.
If this sounds interesting, please feel free to try this. I'll try to host a game soon as a narrator and will take any recruits.
If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to PM or ask away here.