Started by Robert Bruce, April 07, 2012, 07:59:51 PM
Quote from: Robert Bruce on April 07, 2012, 07:59:51 PMGenre: Border HorrorBorder-crossers known as 'coyotaje' bring hundreds of migrants into the United States every day. It's a risky business, but a business nonetheless, and necessarily dull in its own way. However, one of these 'coyotes' is not what he seems. The people he brings across seem strange, even in the Mexican center of California's Santa Mira. Their Spanish is not quite right, they look at things too long, and their bodies seem to present a new and unfamiliar paradigm. In the mirror they make faces which have never meant anything to any human. Their families are quiet, but watchful. The new arrivals bring an unidentifiable dread to the city.So, a coyote who switches his charges with mimic bodysnatchers. How does this work?In game, you play a mimic, who is imitating a human migrant. You also play humans who are constantly in danger of discovering strangeness. Characters are developed and then quickly swapped. The previous owner of the character then plays the humans, discerning, unveiling, on the lookout for miscues. The essential tension of the game is that the person with fictional authority over a character is not the same as the person playing the character. Or rather if you're playing Az (a mimic) playing Marina, I get to say what Marina is like, and you get to say what Az does as Marina. There are secret character sheets. Predictably, the mimics will not do a very good job. Shit will go down. This is the game.
Quote from: OrionCanning on April 15, 2012, 03:49:40 AMLooking for good questions I found that Larry King says the best interview question is "Why?" Something like, "What are you most proud of." might be an interesting question, but the most interesting part is why they are most proud of it. Well, according to Larry King. Not sure if you want to take that advice but it might be interesting to add a why to the questions. Here's some suggestions along those lines. What did you leave behind (and why did you leave it)?. What do you need to accomplish before you can go back? Why?What things do you find yourself doing that you said you'd never do? Why do you do them?What inspires you to do good? Why?What are you scared of? Why?What do you want out of life? Why?What do you wish you could do over? Why?Who do you love, and why?Who broke your heart, and why did it hurt so much?