A Dream is just a Dream
It is 1951 and time has gone by since the events of Casablanca, and the Charles's Investigations. Can a novel therapy using drug-induced shared lucid dreams revitalise the marriages of Nick and Nora Charles, and Victor Laszlo and Ilsa Lund, or will they find that their futures lie apart? A game where Film Noir couples (from Casablanca and The Thin Man series) engage in relationship counselling. Expect high drama, angst, and past wounds to be revisited.
Costuming is not essential, but would improve the atmosphere of the game. We suggest anything that would not look too out of place in a film-noir setting. There will be an optional post-game structured debrief to allow players the opportunity to decompress.
Note: Please be clear that this is a game, and none of the authors are real-world therapists. Characters in this game are two canonical heterosexual couples, and the writers have extrapolated beyond the closing credits. There will be two simultaneous runs, each of four players, with a shared briefing and (optional) debriefing.
|Author(s):||Graham Arnold, Martin Jones, Sue Lee|
|Game EMail:||queenortart AT gmail DOT com|
|Lead GM:||Sue Lee|
|Game System:||there isn't one|
|Information for Players:||Character sheets are approx 5 pages long, and will be distributed electronically in advance, based on answers to a casting questionnaire. Physical copies will be provided at the game. While not essential, watching Casablanca and/or the Thin Man movies would probably enhance your game experience. Knowing the plots from these films will not spoil your game, as this game is set after the events in those films, and takes those events as canonical backplot. There will be some reading in-game, short documents only, which will describe the format of the dream sequences. If required the GMs can read aloud to individual players. Players will have autonomy within the parameters of the dreams.
Content Warnings This game includes married couples saying potentially unforgivable things to each other. The game has the potential to cause substantial bleed, people signing up can request to either be cast with or in a separate run as other people signing up. Alcoholism, Infidelity, Medicinal psychotropic drug use, sexual references, relationship counselling, neglect, differing opinions on the equal rights movement, anti communist sentiment, language in the character sheets could be considered jingoist and potentially xenophobic against the axis powers.
|Male Players:||Min: 4 / Max: 4|
|Female Players:||Min: 4 / Max: 4|
|Neutral Players:||Min: 0 / Max: 0|
|Total Players:||Min: 8 / Max: 8|
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