Silver Screen Guild [They Came From...]
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About the adventure
Hello Fellow Thespian, There may be several questions you all have, but please wait until the end. The Masters are pleased to admit you into the Guild, whether you are a comedian, dramatist, or still trying to find your place in this lovely world of ours. We do not judge any thespian by the films they take part in, but rather their craft. All of our productions operate on a shoe string budget not, because we have lack of funds, but to force the thespian to hone their craft and force the spotlight away from the faults of production. However, one flaw of our productions is the film itself, on occasion scenes are cut to short or altogether unrecorded. You may join any production you desire at anytime, but do keep in mind your roles and yourself unless you truly want to be a part of the silver screen permanently. With that ask any and all questions you have and I along with the other thespians will answer to the best of our abilities, and welcome again to the Silver Screen Guild. Are you looking to star in your own movie production. Well now welcome to the Silver Screen Guild. We allow all actors whether professional or beginning to take part in our productions, do not mind the various levels of workmanship or production value instead use it to your advantage.
How to prepare
The only preparation a player will need to do is have discord installed, be ready to play, and have a basic character idea. The character does not have to be created or fully developed it can be something as simple as a skeptic or teacher to a detective that is done with all of the bureaucracy or an occultist that has been talking to the other side as far as they can remember.
What I provide
I will bring the rulebook and have a story prepared for them, along with a 24/7 discord server devoted to the game and all ongoing productions.
This game is a play by post game and considered to be active "24/7." Players can interact with one another at anytime on the server provided. They Came From uses the storyteller system which requires the players to roll 10- sided equal to an attribute and skill to succeed at tests. Any dice over 8 is considered a success, but if the roll comes up with no successes then the roll is a failure, but if you only roll one die and it is a 1 then it is a dramatic failure. Though there are conditions that could influence rolls as well as how characters react to certain events or beings. There are also elements of where a player can dictate a scene. A usual session will be centered around a current movie production, whether that is a simple murder case or a cosmic being trying to control the city, while the players are trying to keep the show going. Safety Tools: I use two major safety tools, X card and lines and veils, with weekly check ins. The X card can be used at any point if a participant is uncomfortable with the content happening in-game. When the X card is used by tapping the card or typing an “X” in the chat, the group can change, rewind, or skip the content. Lines: are subjects that are never brought up or into the game, any player may add to the list. The current lines are: Sexual Assault of any kind. Veils: are subjects that are alluded to but never directly brought up or into the game, any player may add to this list as well. The current veils are: domestic abuse. Weekly Check Ins: is where I ask the group before each game if there is any Lines or Veils that the players would like to add to the list whether on a permanent basis or temporarily considering life happens and we are not fully active in each other's life.
Safety tools used
- Session 0
- Lines and Veils
- X, N, and O Cards
- Open Door
How will character creation work
There is no levels with the character's but characters will be new to the darker side of the world. I will go over character creation with the players to make sure that they have a character that they enjoy and works well with others. However, if a player wishes to create a character on their own and being checked by me they are more than welcome to.
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: Medium
- Roleplay: High
- Puzzles: Low
- Experience Level: None
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