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sophmelc



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:28 am    Post subject: [Fright Night] Thank you! Reply with quote

A big thanks to Dale for yet another awesome Fright Night.

Thanks to all the people in my game, it was great to run and watch from the sidelines. Hope you enjoyed my ghostly presence!

Thanks Mash for a thought provoking game, Amanda should totally have taken out the farmer and his family for what they did to that kid.

Another year, another two rounds of horror. Bring on next year!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers All!

I really enjoyed last night! Rock on next year!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, the seance was genuinely creepy. There was a period while Krystal was packing away her skull and things and there was the first shivering from Julia when I realized that I was playing in a game about a seance which had a lot of the actual shape of a seance - I had flashes to Buffy and Supernatural with those characters arriving in the aftermath of this kind of "fooling around" and had a moment of the double perspective of fear (myself, and my character)... yes, the game certainly worked on me! I was glad in the end that I was the true believer, because for the non-believers, the freak-out factor must have been much higher.


I think that all things considered, my game earned its R18. I thought you really owned your character, which was pretty impressive given how bleak she was.

I think running it once in its final form will be more than enough for me.
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MikeSands



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a great time too.

Malcolm's game, The Cold Shore, was a really good slow building kind of mystery. The growing sense of what was wrong on that island we were shipwrecked on played out well, especially needing to balance the mundane needs (i.e. food and shelter) and the... well, to avoid spoilers, I'll just say the "less mundane" threats. Plus, we all escaped, yay! (Except for the NPC survivor, who suffered the usual fate of NPCs in Lovecraft-inspired stories)

Rivers of Gold was fun too, with you all being rather less paranoid than my playtest group (who executed Steve's take on Alex McMaster at one point). I particularly enjoyed Morgue's reaction as Mr Collis to a certain event, that "God has chosen us for a great task." The final choice made by Mr Collis and Joe Moss was great, too.

Plus, I had four kills, beating Mr Elvy on the night, although sadly short of a total party kill. Plus Jim the cabin boy did for a monster in the Cold Shore, so that's five for the whole evening (I don't think I can count the young seals that Jim clubbed to death for us to eat).
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to everyone who came, and a particular thanks to the GM's who wrangled their marvelous offerings. There were 22 attendees at Fright Night IV, including me, and from my point of view everything flowed very smoothly on the night.

I greatly enjoyed playtesting 3 of the Fright Night games (I'll blog more about that later) and have to say that I was very impressed with the execution of Sophie's game, ably supported by the talented Jackie, which I think has lifted the bar on freaking people out, if the players immediate reactions on leaving the room were anything to go by.

Also thanks to Mike F. for stopping by briefly for some random compliments - always appreciated. And as for you Mr. Sands, I may only have dispatched one character in the game I played, but I was exceptionally unpleasant to all the others. Next year I shall balance the scales sir!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a brilliant time at Fright Night, even if Dale was exceedingly mean to me in the second LARP. I shall get around to blogging my experiences soon, promise!

Thanks Sophie and Scott for running such fun games. Thanks Jackie, Donna and Ants for being my LARP buddies Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blogged Fright Night: http://wp.me/pp6oN-1lO
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me too:
Part One
Part Two
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A big thanks to Dale for organising the event and both Doug and Mike for running great games. I had a great time at my first Fright Night.

I have blogged some more about it here for those who are interested.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My thoughts:

http://mashugenah.livejournal.com/380272.html
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, Dale, I think next year it should be back to Halloween or as close as possible. Two weeks before Halloween just doesn't have the same ambience.

Andy - thanks for the comments on Rivers of Gold. You're right about it being rushed - as I think I mentioned, my playtest ran an hour longer than intended, so I had to push things a bit to fit into that slot. I think that the scenario might work better at a slower rate, to be played over two or three sessions. Still, it worked pretty well at speed too - it felt like that pressure added to some of the hard choices you guys had to make.

It's especially nice to hear it reminded you of The Colour Out of Space, as I was specifically aiming for that style... the Lovecraft stories that are more about dealing with intangible alien forces rather than fighting off monsters (and something that's a little rare in Lovecraftian gaming).
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Also, Dale, I think next year it should be back to Halloween or as close as possible. Two weeks before Halloween just doesn't have the same ambience.


It's entirely possible that Fright Night V will be run by somebody else, and thus entirely their decision as to what date to choose. For my part, I asked for feedback at the beginning of the year and had several people saying that they didn't like Fright Night clashing with Halloween parties, which they would choose to go to over Fright Night. As player numbers were (and are) a concern I elected to heed this feedback. Were I to be in the drivers seat again, I think I'd review this decision, along with the critical number of players that Fright Night strives to get. A smaller 'con may not be a bad thing at all. But as I say, it's probably not down to me for next year at least.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool. I was aware that was the reasoning, and understand the choice, but wanted to register my preference too.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am on the counter-side to Mike. To me, two weeks before Halloween is actually fine timing. The buildup is going on, but the stress and demands haven't hit - it's a good match, I reckon.

Plus, the parties always win for me. What can I say.

We'll let next year's showrunner decide this issue anew, I guess.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just want to add my thanks to Dale and to all the players and GMs who made Fright Night such a success this year
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