The Weird

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Sometimes otherwise normal people have seen through the cracks in the modern world, and in those cracks they have found The Weird. The Weird lives alongside the normal world, but plays by different rules. Werewolves, vampires, spiritual beings like angels and devils, fae, and all matter of strangeness lurks just outside normal day to day life, and sometimes it sneaks in. 

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Players

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Take on the mantle of one of the people who has interacted with The Weird. Players can be hunters, seeking to protect the people around them, once-hunters who have had something take them out of active duty, scholars and experts in different areas, or just people who have had the blinders removed, as well as members of The Weird itself. These characters are all members of an internet forum, where they interact and help each other solve problems that occur in their various areas as best they can.

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Gameplay

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This game is text based and played on a Slack forum, though there are infrequent video meetings for event play. Private rooms can be made for player to player discussion, though the link can be shared for other players to view out of character. The forum moderators are able to see all messages not privately sent to another player.

Basic character information and lore about factions are provided to players, who will also be expert in a particular area of The Weird in which they are the final word. There are, however, so many traditions that there are no right answers. For instance, while a vampire expert might know for a fact that garlic is effective against vampires, a vampire may not respond to garlic. This should spur investigation into why that might be so with the other members and foster emergent gameplay.

Players are encouraged to come up with their own plot lines, though players unsure of what to do can receive plot hooks from the moderator if needed. Sometimes we all run out of spoons.

Players may also schedule events if they want to ensure people are online to engage with a particular scene.

Each season of the Weird will last as long as dramatically appropriate, but probably something like 4-6 weeks, realistically. Participation in one season does not mean you must participate in all seasons.

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Safety & Content

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The Weird uses the X mechanic- please advise of any hard limits in the character survey, and if conversation should drift in that direction, advise the other player out of character. Content may include:

Death, blood, vampires, werewolves, fae, angels, devils, cryptids, gods, multiple religious traditions, non-consensual turning, consequences for actions, oppression, cruelty, children in danger, magic, spells, bad Latin, improper use of kitchen spices, secrets, questions about morality, stalking, disability, kidnapping, and creepiness.

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