We See Dead People

Shock at Story Games Seattle. Our issues (picked independently and secretly, as we do) were Loneliness, Inheritance, and Over-Medication.

What kind of sci-fi Shock could we brainstorm that addresses all three of these issues? How about a drug that lets you go into a trance and talk to your ancestors? We have a whole society of people who’ve turned away from each other and instead spend more and more of their days drugged up, walking in dreams, hanging out with the dead.

Did one of our protagonists become estranged from his wife because he was having an emotional affair with his own great-grandmother (who is young and charming in his ancestral-memory)? Yep. And when the husband finally came around and tried to save his marriage, we found out that his wife had been having an affair of her own, taking long walks on the dream-beach with one of her ancestors…

And yes, we did joke that we’d have to play Union to make the family histories of each of the protagonists so we would know who their ancestors were.

    Ben Robbins | February 2nd, 2018 | what we played | leave a comment