Gray Harbor Discussion


  • Pitcrew

    @Ghost Thank you! Things that are normal but out of place are my go-to for creepy. Nothing like being in the woods and realizing no birds are chirping.

    @Pyrephox said in Gray Harbor Discussion:

    But! That sounds pretty cool as a Thing, whether it is a Dark Men Thing or just a Thing, and no one on grid knows a lot about them. There's a lot from the Veil that can pose threats - it doesn't have to be the Dark Men.

    That's useful to know! Maybe it will be a Creature Of The [Insert Time Period Here].


  • Pitcrew

    @Rinel said in Gray Harbor Discussion:

    @Ghost Thank you! Things that are normal but out of place are my go-to for creepy. Nothing like being in the woods and realizing no birds are chirping.

    That's an excellent set up for a Dream tbh. People think that they have to be sleeping to have a Dream but it's really just one of those situations where you can be walking along and suddenly slip into the Dreamscape of the Veil. I would try to sort recent logs by "Dream" if you want inspiration.


  • Pitcrew

    @RDC said in Gray Harbor Discussion:

    ITT @Kanye-Qwest snidely complains about how snide and weird it is to assume people will, at least via osmosis, get a pretty inoffensively shallow Star Wars joke.

    ON TOPIC: Tell me about Dark Men. I have been wondering what the actual conflict is on Gray Harbor and what there is to be scared of, IC, to drive RP.

    Just in my own experiences:

    The Veil itself is pretty scary. It's an alien realm that PCs are only just being able to explore, and while it's not evil, it's absolutely dangerous and in ways PCs don't really understand, yet. A fair amount of conflict is probably going to come from people poking at the Veil and the Veil poking back.

    Then you have the Dark Men, of course, who are actively malevolent, and who feed on the negative emotions of humans, especially humans who 'Glimmer' (have psychic powers). It means that the town, in general, has a fucked-up Derry sort of vibe, because even people who don't understand what's going on are on edge more, and you've got an outsized crime and suicide rate.

    Which also leads to a lot of people tending to app in characters with some traumatic backgrounds - some supernatural (like a screwed up asylum for people who Glimmer) and some very mundane (abuse, neglect, loss). So a fair amount of conflict is PCs dealing with that - in a setting where a supernatural force that knows all your worse fears and insecurities actively does not want you to get over it, but does want you to hurt. Which adds a fun additional element to the character-development/soap opera stuff.

    Also, it's not a PVP game, but you do have characters with opposed agendas/desires - there are criminals and cops, for example. I think people are still feeling out how to navigate that in ways that are fun for everyone, but the playerbase thus far has seemed pretty willing to have conflict IC while remaining chill OOC, and to respect the difference between 'fun conflict' over 'and I must murder this PC and everyone they know because it is what my character would do'. Which is something that I very much hope continues.


  • Pitcrew

    @Pyrephox said in Gray Harbor Discussion:

    Also, it's not a PVP game, but you do have characters with opposed agendas/desires - there are criminals and cops, for example. I think people are still feeling out how to navigate that in ways that are fun for everyone, but the playerbase thus far has seemed pretty willing to have conflict IC while remaining chill OOC, and to respect the difference between 'fun conflict' over 'and I must murder this PC and everyone they know because it is what my character would do'. Which is something that I very much hope continues.

    This right here is my favorite thing about the game and intend to do my part as GM to keep this atmosphere running strong.


  • Pitcrew

    I love the fact that Gray Harbor is one or two steps away from being Kingsmouth from The Secret World, and I am very looking forward to running scenes where Spooky Things Happen.


  • Pitcrew

    Game is currently experiencing technically difficulties, we're working on fixing it. Sorry :D


  • Pitcrew

    @bear_necessities It wasn't me!!


  • Pitcrew

    Game is back! It was @krmbm's fault :D


  • Pitcrew

    @bear_necessities said in Gray Harbor Discussion:

    Game is back! It was @krmbm's fault :D

    No, but it was. :( So sorry. :( :(


  • Pitcrew

    There's an issue with the game's host causing downtime: http://status.digitalocean.com/incidents/g7frcnd0gp2z

    Sorry for the inconvenience!


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