Embrace The Surreal In New Lynchian RPG Now On Kickstarter

September 12, 2018 by cassn

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“I have no idea where this will lead us, but I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange.” - Dale Cooper, Twin Peaks

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Something is Wrong Here: A Roleplaying Game is loosely based on the work of David Lynch (Twin Peaks, Mulholland Drive) and intentionally blurs the lines between player and character through various meta-gaming techniques designed to create player-to-character transference.

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In this game you'll play troubled humans who struggle with their dark pasts and inner demons in order to make meaningful, potentially healing connections with each other. At some small town diner with a neon sign, in a broken down car on the highway, in someone's wallpapered living room, at the old roadhouse down the way, unsettling scenes of Americana unfold as the game heads down it's inevitable nightmarish path. 

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An emotionally intense and deeply personal experience, Something is Wrong Here: A Roleplaying Game can be played over one evening using only a mirror, a box, a dimly lit room, and a few musical tracks.  Costuming is optional but can add to the overall experience.

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This is a really interesting RPG.  I love the blending of the real and the fictional to create an uneasiness which bonds with the overall theme.  My only criticism is that there has to be a Facilitator for the RPG who knows all the spoilers and scenarios, thereby taking them out of the game.  However, if you don't mind being a GM, then this could be a lot of fun.

The Kickstarter has already impressively exceeded its target with 23 days remaining.  Furthermore, it provides a printable PDF option for those of us whose game budget is tight in the lead-up to Essen.  This is a perfect RPG game for a Halloween party, and will definitely be being added to my collection!  Join the pledge here.

What's your favorite David Lynch movie?

"The game's themes and characters are inspired by the horrific surrealism of David Lynch's work..."

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