The premise is that you are ‘ordinary’ people caught in an alien invasion.
Though horribly shaken by the initial attack, the world will still have military potency and will be fighting back – at times with nuclear weapons.
You are employees of a brake pad factory in Cleveland, Ohio when it begins.
My take on collaborative writing and Storium:
One thing I have noticed so far from my limited experience, is that narrators have different interpretations of what ‘gain control of a scene’ means. My personal interpretation, whether it is right, wrong, the same, or different than yours is:
Gaining control means you have complete control. You can make NPCs talk, move, and react the way you think makes the most entertaining story. If an NPC is ‘not’ controllable for any reason, it will be noted in the character’s card – but I’d like to not go there. This of course is a long leash and assumes you will try to stay within the ‘spirit’ of our tale.
There are two reasons I think this is the best approach.
The first is, despite being narrator, I’d like to be surprised by plot twists too. Thus, when you gain control – be not only creative, but feel free to be inventive.
The second reason is that I am DM in enough RPGs. This isn’t an RPG. It’s collaborative – which means we are telling a story. I believe it should be more than the narrator telling you what happens and then a cast member reiterating the same information without adding something we didn’t know. Having control of the NPCs makes it so much easier to have creative freedom.
So secondly, when you gain control – run wild my friends. Be the narrator. If you create something in the post that requires a card, then I will make it.
Sometimes I struggle with tense in the posts. 3rd person past tense is always what I like to use, but sometimes it doesn’t fit. Do what feels right to you, and we’ll fall into a pattern, I am sure. If you have thoughts on it, I will definitely try anything that you think will work best.
I plan on having 3 players – potentially 4. The choices will have to do with how the characters are made as I don’t want to double up on certain things.
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Scenes played: 10
License: Community License