Working on an expansion/extension to my brief roleplaying game, Last Thanksgiving, and things got dark really fast — but in a good way! I think. Both the original game (now revised) and the upcoming extension deal heavily with memory loss. They are in a way my attempt to cope with witnessing memory loss, dementia, or full-blown Alzheimer’s Disease in two of my grandparents before they passed away. That said, there are distinct horror elements forming a core of the game in its current form.
My favorite few lines so far:
“What’s more, an amalgam of details from all corrupted memories must bleed into the present time after the flashback is over. Therefore, the corruption of the current memory should be traumatic. The form of the corruption that bleeds through is experienced by the main character as a physical manifestation that immediately hunts the main character.”
I think I’ll try to drop both games this week. Stay tuned.