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Deadly Nightshade
Receuvium Offline
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Deadly Nightshade

I had an idea that I thought was pretty damn cool, but I'm not much of a designer, so, thought I'd cast it out there for anyone who wants it to take it on. This is for a custom story. The protagonist has ingested deadly nightshade (datura), a very powerful toxic deliriant. He doesn't recall his own name, he's hallucinating monsters that want to kill him, getting voices in his head, seeing nasty things that aren't there, and visual distortions especially when scared.

I picture a lot of this happening in the woods. There'd be a lot of opportunity to screw with the players' heads. For example, you might have them escape a particularly terrifying dungeon and find themselves in the broad eerie moonlight, only to suddenly get transported back there - ala Descent, they never left, they only imagined escaping. They'd find notes that don't actually convey any information, just ominous and otherworldly messages similar to schizophrenia. The objective would be to survive the trip.

I reckon it's a cool premise and there's a lot of room to be creative with it. Here's a report from someone who took datura, to give you an idea of how very Dark Descent-esque it is. Please don't take it yourself. Hopefully someone likes my idea and runs with it for a custom story.
11-08-2011, 12:43 PM
Mooserider Offline

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RE: Deadly Nightshade

I really, really like that idea Big Grin

If I wasn't working on 3 stories at once right now I'd definitely think about doing it Tongue

I especially like the idea about thinking you've escaped and finding out it's just a hallucination. It'd be a really scary story, I hope someone goes with this Smile

Working on a FC: "Don't Let Go "
11-09-2011, 08:55 AM
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RE: Deadly Nightshade

I'd love to make the maps for this custom story! When I'm done with the current story Im working on, I could start on this story! A team could be made, and perhaps make this brilliant thought into an excellent story to go with it!! Wink

Current Project: Depths of Shadows(Mapper)
11-11-2011, 09:08 AM

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