Your humble, golden haired god from the northlands of Sweden here.
I could use some input on how to run a session of Halloween Horror in my Final Fantasy campaign.
The setup is this;
The Valley (where they live) celebrates autumn with something akin to Halloween or Festival of the Dead. Haven’t gotten around to the theme of it but since it’s important for them to remember their ancestors and also to burn their dead since they might rise again as evil spirits or monsters.
I will be using the Duskfall Manor map from @Meadbeard and it will be a part of the village of Jagged Rock because their mayor Cid Bluebell has… a mansion.
The party will be going to the village of Jagged Rock mostly because the PC Grenwulf won’t be leaving his childhood friend Laura Bluebell’s side and the other NPC party of “girlfriends” want everyone there to show support and also to enjoy the celebrations.
Laura Bluebell has been awoken from a long coma after an accident in the now named “Cursed Mines”. She has changed a lot, become depressed, introvert and has been starting to write strange math/scriptures on the walls of her chambers in the Bluebell mansion.
Unbeknownst to the PCs she has been infected by nano-machines from the ancient, time-travelling, dragon-slaying machine OMEGA. She is becoming it’s prophet and will work as it’s agent to repair it.
Thing is I’m not 100% sure where to go with this. I’m thinking this;
- The villagers and the PCs friends is already infected/mind controlled by Laura when the PCs arrive, act strange and give freudian slips or act in other creepy ways like offering omega-symbol-shaped pretzels. Maybe they want to lure them into the caves leading to the mines.
- Everything is dandy at the festival until someone infected by Laura shows up and with a touch they infect another and shit goes hot-virus zombie infection.
I think I need to strip the PCs of their gear (or they can go to a certain location to gear up if they can get there).
Any cool ideas or tips on how to run this. I want these big damn heroes to get nervous and fear for their PCs lives. Well… maybe not THEIR lives but the lives of their closest friends.