Scary Parrots: Weird Horror in RPGs

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ID:SEM1569717
Web site:http://slangdesign.com/rppr/
Email:stokes353 (at) gmail.com (Replace (at) with @ for real address.)
Category:Seminar
Rules:Game system not specified
Time slot:Thu Jul 30 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (1 hour )
Cost:$0.00
Host:Caleb Stokes, John Kennedy, Ross Payton, Jack Graham (Hebanon Games; Posthuman Studios; Slang Design)
Ages:Mature (18+)
Experience required:None (You've never played before - rules will be taught)
Materials provided?No
Location:Crowne Plaza, room Pennsylvania Station C
Tickets:0 out of 80 are available (as of 6:57 am Thursday August 27th, 2020)
Event added:Thu Aug 27 6:57 am

Horror gaming can go beyond Lovecraft & tentacles. Sometimes the most frightening moments in RPGs can come from obscure references & mundane moments. Surprise your players from a new direction!

Horror gaming can go beyond Lovecraft and tentacles. Sometimes the most frightening moments in RPGs can come from obscure references and mundane moments. Surprise your players from a new direction! The panel will include Caleb Stokes (No Soul Left Behind, No Security), Ross Payton (Base Raiders, Zombies of the World), John Kennedy (Demonworld), and Jack Graham (Eclipse Phase). The title "Scary Parrots" refers to an RPPR game in which the players completely forgot about the plot and focused on a parrot THAT COULD NOT BE. Rather than dismiss the moment as a one-off, this panel will explore the unexpected places that the GM can exploit for terror. Between other writers of The Weird, discoveries in neuroscience, and philosophical thought experiments, this panel will provide a ton of original plot hooks and little disquieting scares to throw at your players.

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