Forget cults and eldritch horrors, what are some fun examples of dumb bullshit supernatural containment agencies would have to deal with from civvies accidentally meddling in things they shouldn't?I know>tumblrbut seriously, imagine the face on the man in black reading all these instagram posts about getting cool tattoos based on the dead swamp people that pledges them to the Old Gods and knowing he's gonna have just a fuck load of paperwork to handle after this.
>supernatural containment agenciescringe
>>78554320But how else do we kill the elves?
>>78553906>Forget cults and eldritch horrors, what are some fun examples of dumb bullshit supernatural containment agencies would have to deal with from civvies accidentally meddling in things they shouldn't?Every time a Youtube video gets copystriked for no reason, it's actually because a webcrawler detected a partially-complete sigil in it.
>>78554320Look idk what the term is. The Men In Black, Delta Green, The Laundry, what the fuck ever
>>78553906Terry A. Davis was a prophet and the satanist at the CIA shut him down
>>78554431I think you would love to read about Scp
>>78554560CIA is an order of paladins and justly shut down Terry Davis, a thrall of the demon YHWH.
>>78554730Elves see a tank coming and flee. You need a talker, someone who can befriend an elf and then garrote him with cold iron wire.
>>78554560Isn't he the guy coding TempleOS? Man, been a while since I heard from him, what happened?
>>78554791YHWH consumed him from the inside. He is no more.
>>78554791killed by glow in the dark cia niggers
>>78554751No you don't. The Japanese have proved that you can hunt elves with tanks just fine.
>>78554791He died in 2018: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_A._Davis#DeathPoor guy, he sounded like he had a lot of issues.
>>78554368>But how else do we kill the elves?>>78554730>With tanks.This is a Mark XXXIII Bolo. Its manufacturing is of the highest quality. It is the result of the Human species' short lifespan, fragile bodies, and lack of magic. Underneath the item is an Elven forest. The continent is burning.
>>78553906People trying to make astral projection, and while they are out there some spirit take their body and starts to make alot of shit. Now the agency have to trace that person in the astral plane and convince him to come back to his body, while there is a spirit maybe acting wierd or even more fucked up things like killing people and performing rituals to bring more spirits to this physical plane
>>78553906My entire setting is literally this>the apocalypse actually happened in 2012 when a newly-undeciphered journal got leaked on the internet>the concepts act as memetic agents that warp the human mind>those that could withstand the warping developed neuroses (plural) as well as some degree of supernatural powers>those that couldn't got morphed into not!necromorph/not!cronenberg violent monsters>global relations and internet collapsed rapidly>countries now all use their own intranets and have their own supernatural intelligence agencies>some nations kill morphs and superhumans alike>others capture the superhumans in attempts to recruit/brainwash/enslave them>some countries even have MK-Ultra-esque projects where they expose traumatized children to the memetic concepts in order to raise them as supersoldiers>the average citizen lives in a perpetual state of medicated anxiety, as anyone displaying signs of neuro-atypicality gets promptly arrested or detainedIt's a bit of a mess of a setting, but the constant fear of death and fates-worse-than-death make it fun.
>>78555836Bolo is the goodest boy.
>>78554603nah, das gay now
>>78555717He was a character.
>>78556661fuck I'm an idiot, meant to say>when a recently-deciphered journal got leaked on the internet
>>78554320The problem with them is that they all sound like fucking nerds.Everything is>Acronym>CLASSIFIED>Loosely fitting or made up word>Acronym acronym acronymSome of them like Men in Black and the Bureau of Normalcy operate more realistically and less awfully, but most of them are:>I'm Agent Tasmania of the DRD and I'm at the PCI site where we're seeing signs of a Diffuser Effect with high MPGs and it's Radon class. Sounds like shit.
>>78556169there's a lot of potential in retards trying supernatural stuff they found online and actually having it work. What /x/ doesn't tell you about summoning a succubus girlfriend is that the few times it works you basically get swatted by the anti-demon task force.
There was an actual, highly classified and black box bugeted secret government agency. Then the administration changed and they didn't have the clout to maintain their funding. They had contained or eliminated all the major threats, and lost more and more of their funding. Now, they are a small, decrepit office with a skeleton staff, and get less funding and respect then the Dept. Of Irradiation or the Rural Electrification Administration. The biggest threat they face today is conspiracy nuts stealing their parking spaces trying to spy on the actually competent federal agencies in the next building over. Sure, you have to buy your own everything, but you get government healthcare and a discount on expired government cheese.
>>78559724>there's a lot of potential in retards trying supernatural stuff they found online and actually having it work.Tomorrow, someone posts a 'how do I summon a succubus' thread on /x/, only the ritual actually works.
>>78554791He dove in front of a train
>>78557052Yes.Spooks and think tank nerds are terrible.They're all bureaucrats first and foremost. Bureaucrats who intersect with assassins are still bureaucrats and still shit.
>Incredibly dangerous cryptid/predator from primordial times is spotted in a southeastern US bayou>Agency mobilises veteran trackers, hunters and agents to bring it in alive and investigate potential civilian contact>No sign of the creature, despite the sighting having been very recent and coming from a reliable source>Turns out it was caught off-guard by some drunken rednecks that shot it with a .45-70 rifle thinking it was some kind of giant mutant crawfish>Field-agents have to explain to HQ that their target is boiling in a backyard cookout
>>78553906Supernatural forces are assaulting curio shops, game stores, and even households, the only common element is the presence of Ouija Boards. Its an idiot taking revenge from beyond the grave that posthumously learned they were fake.
>>78560234Might have some nicer interplay where the younger agents may have not even seen something supernatural before, relying on pop culture for their info and pissing off what few veterans survived the big threats. A common hazing ritual is to cover the new guys cubicle with defaced 'I want to believe' posters
>>78557052Some day I want to see a paranormal organisation that's divided into five departments, each with a different specialisation (e.g. aliens, ghosts, etc.). The uniform for all sections is a black suit and sunglasses, though with a small accent in the section's colour, like a tie or pips.In order to handle any situation, each area is assigned a team with one member from each department. They value subtlety, so members carry concealed weapons, typically things like briefcases that are gripped by the handle and unfold into guns, bows or swords.tl;dr - Men in Black meets Super Sentai. Black vans and helicopters that combine into robots: optional (maybe it's implied that they have some, but hate using them because they're so hard to conceal afterwards).
>>78553906>>78554431No matter what you call it, that whole concept is shit. It's literally just the players given the task of making life less interesting for other people. If there is supernatural shit, everyone should know all about it so that we can stop living in this fucking hell of inanity we're trapped in.
>>78557052But sentences overflowing with jargon and acronyms is how the military talks and they're a massive and ridiculously buerocratic part of the government.
>>78553906>what are some fun examples of dumb bullshit supernatural containment agencies?I like the concept of Bright Cross Organization (a riff on Red Cross) which is basically an NGO with the front on doing charities/medical/evac jobs whatever the real-life Red Cross do, its true nature is an organization that helped supernatural beings integrate into the human world but got too corrupted into wanting to wipe out the supernatural. Its founders are actually a bunch of friendly paranormal beings who just want to live in peace with humans so they created the org to both controls the violent elements of the supernatural and to take over the market/acquisition all other anti-supernatural organizations and factions in the world.
>>78553906Can someone translate from Nigger to English? Thanks
>>78562300You choose inanity you sad fuck. You can fill your backpack and go on adventure right now. But you won't, because you're a coward who is afraid of consequences.
>>78562477>I like the concept of Bright Cross OrganizationMe too, brother.
>>78562300Here you gohttps://youtube.com/watch?v=nRSBaq3vAeY
>>78554412Kinda reminds me of the Ravenor plot with the computers
>>78554368Publicly and festively
>>78554431>The LaundryFriends been trying to get me to read this since forever.
>>78562876it's pretty good
A friend of mine lost a boomerang over a fence one time so we tried to summon the skylanders to get it back with chalk circles and skylanders figures and then a storm started.The same day a school shooting happened, go figure.We never did get the boomerang though.
>>78562876>>78562891Right up until the elves invade, then the brainrot sets in.
>>78554822But they weren't hunting Elves.They were after the Elves' panties!
>>78562525That's not Niggerish, that's Soispeak you goddamn redditoid
>>78553906The number one thing would be 99% of their calls being false alarms.
>>78564473I only speak American.
>>78564636Could have fooled me. Now go bother your mum, or at least have a joke beyond "I said the nigger word, I'm so naughty!" next time.
>>78562642>Ravenor plot with the computersDetails please? Is it based?
>>78560968"Incredibly dangerous" doesn't sound like you could kill it with a rifle.
>>78555836>Moar turritThat thing is dumb.
>>78562174I like it sans the robots.
>>78554320Mine was called "Milk Men". They just did standard delivery service of supernatural artefact. They began at the start of the Vietnam war, when ancient french bunkers with bonker things in it were starting to get out of control.They just so happen to deliver their package at the same time as milk men, so other soldiers started to give them that call sign. It stayed and became a standard part of CIA and FBi, but were actualy lacking any fund to do anything, so they started to deal drugs and sell some of their services to allies during the Cold War.
>>78567549Been a hot minute since I read the books, but IIRC there was some chaos nerd trying to learn the secrets of an ancient language that had the ability to manipulate reality. So what they did is take a bunch of old cogitators from a world that spent some time in a warp storm, and basically had them spit out endless random combinations to attempt to find the words. The inquisition stumbled onto the plot while chasing after an unrelated issue that also came from the planet they were taking the cogitators from: there were shards of broken glass laying everywhere, infused with reflections of the warp, and you could gaze into them to get high, so naturally they were gathered and getting sold to the masses.
>>78569597Also, when I say manipulate reality, I mean just having one of the words come across a cogitator screen was enough to make someone deeply nauseous, which ties into how the bad guys were learning the language. They had a bunch of shlubs watching the cogitators, and if anything happened that person got interrogated to figure out what they found.
>>78554791CIA glowies got him, made it look like a suicide involving a train. We all know the truth, High Priest Davis was murdered by agents of the American government.
>>78567767Are lions incredibly dangerous? Are elephants? You can kill those with a rifle.
>>78553906Probably uncontacted tribes interacting with all kinds of supernatural bullshit 24/7 because they haven’t outcompeted it in the area. That or just generally people paying too much attention and seeing aliens or things skulking in the sewers.
>>78569734The question is, can you kill it without a rifle? Or before it kills you?
>>78571219Let me guess, those things were once human? What happened?
>>78562300>. It's literally just the players given the task of making life less interesting for other people>Anomalous toaster kills family of 6 >Containment Agency cleans up the dead bodies for study >Doesn't contain the toaster. >Anomalous toaster goes on to kill 25 hotel guests in a year. Yep. Much less interesting.
>>78554412I had a CofD character that worked for "not youtube" in their censorship department. He kept seeing weird shit that kept getting deleted before he could remove them himself
>>78577224Did you ever find out who or what was doing the deleting?
>>78554320>>78557052>entire genre is one instance of the genreis it impossible for people to read books
>>78562300Even if you're against the idea of concealing information, it's not a shit concept as a game premise. It means your players are the ones charged with going and interacting with interesting shit.
>>78577872Sadly the game fell apart before we got that far
>>78553906Teen girls trying to hex one another, or create forced love.Boys trying to summon sex demons.People reading strange SCP stuff and it engaging them because of the words being spoken aloud.
>>78579128>Teen girls trying to hex one another, or create forced love.man the wiccan community in general must be an absolute bitch to police. Imagine shit like this, but it actually works. You just scroll through twitter and you're like oh god oh fuck how'd they find a real sigil.
>>78579233>pic related actually worksImagine being the fucking government spook assigned to tracking down all uses of this shitpost and wiping a meme off the face of the Earth.
>>78553906Just apply to your local Omega Mart grocery store. You have no idea what's in-store for you!
>>78553906/x/ janniesprotecting the world form the paranormal...for free
>>78579491you just fucking know the supernatural monsters would shitpost at them too>yfw vampires have their own esoteric pepe edits
>>78557052If you've ever had a government job, you'd know that this is an accurate level of acronyms and jargon. If there's one thing that's off, it's that the fictional bureaucrats often get cooler acronyms than us. Fantasy bureaucrats get cool acronyms that spell actual words, while I have to deal with SNODs and RARs and FTFPs.
>>78579524>tfw have to delete another thread where someone posted actual blood runes>they reply with smugtuxedopepefrombeyondtimeandspace.png>mfw
You got no idea the shit, and not just from the civs >sent out to deal with a shitty perpetually burning log >some redneck retards learned about it and tried to hose it down with holy water >3 dead fatasses>have to wait 6 hours for the ground to dry because their bodies have partially liquefied and our cleaners got stuck in the mud. >go out to deal with a basic memetic incident >take all the precautions >come back with no issues >3 weeks quarantine while they see if we're contaminated >have to take personal leave because some asshole decided to change policy about hazard leave >close response incident >100 miles out >get called in at 4 in the morning >not allowed to stop for breakfast because theyre tracking the van because some dipshit got themselves blown up>doing paper work about recent capture >forgot to get a physical description >don't have the access to the containment cell >give it to an intern to deal with >he forgets to file it properly and the cell gets double booked resulting in 2 purge incidents >new manager wants to improve moral >takes everyone out to lunch >makes us all play shitty arcade games together for hours >tells us later it was voluntary and we're not getting paid for those hours >the cafeteria is literally just old sandwiches someone bought 3 days ago from the local grocery store >squad finally gets approved for live capture missions >20% bonus pay >4 weeks of extra training required every year to keep approval >mandatory write up on why we need continued approval every few months >3 months after getting approved manager tells us we don't need it and should focus on simple extermination and inanimate retrieval >lose bonus pay Fucking hate this place.
>>78579922>have to take personal leave because some asshole decided to change policy about hazard leaveWhat the fuck is the union doing letting management get away with this kind of shit?
>>78580157Nuh-uh, I'm not giving up on this. If the fucking Nuclear Regulatory Commission gets a union, we get one too. And don't give me any crap about "emergency services shouldn't threaten to go on strike." I looked it up, and technically everyone in the org falls under Occupation Code 3501 - General Service and Support Work - in OPM's Handbook of Occupational Groups and Families. Emergency Management is Code 0086, so I don't want to fucking hear it.
>>78580455Well without going into detail that's true of general support staff but necessarily for all members of staff.
>>78577911>is it impossible for people to read booksI read books, but I understand your pain when dealing with those who clearly don't.
Playing an organization that has the same sort of vibe as the agency from Cabin in the Woods, but is about monsters in general sounds fun
>>78585813Did they ever give that organization a name?
I once had a dream about an organization like this. In it I had to carry a magical enchanted Kukri that was forged to kill sky demons and had developed a vain and dick-ass personality over the centuries. It hated all flying "monstrosities" and was the REAL cause 9/11
>>78554720If yahweh is secretely evil, why do we still use paladin to mean good guy? Weren't paladins the elite force of charlemange, a christian king?
>>78562300> t. DisclosurefagYou will never be allowed to be *in* on government secrets.The Government will never disclose any sensitive information to the public that isn't a falsification, misdirection, or attempt at social engineering.
>>78576519Looks like The Flesh That Hates.An SCP Foundation thing.https://the-scp.foundation/object/scp-610
>>78567767The redneck, being a good christian, had god on his side
>>78579366> Meme Magic is real> A bunch of neckbeards on some shitty imageboard managed to brute force it enough to get a reality tv star elected as president> You are put in charge of untangling this spaghetti of memetic autism and somehow stopping any further reality-bending shitposts from leaking out into reality.What do you do /tg/?
>>78587596>What do you do /tg/?just rig the elction so a racist old traitor wins and everything goes back to its corrupt normal
>>78587596Depending on the resources of the organization this could lead to some neckbeards quietly disappearing in the night all the way to destruction of the internet itself.
>>78587505now THIS is a game I'd play>rednecks who, though they aren't sure why, are the only chance the mysterious foundation has to fight off demons, due to their true faith. but the rednecks can never know that they're really fighting demons.
>>78587185>Conspiracy based game>Gnosticism is rightSeems fairly standard.
Biggest issue I always have with these agencies in stories is that they're always just portrayed as completely chaotic evil assholes who just casually shoot their employees or leave them for dead.Human resources are for one, extremely expensive. You don't want to casually get rid of them. If they are cheap and monkey labor than you could just automate it or have alternative sources of labor rather than bothering to train someone up and bring them into your secret organization.And the other is like, why the fuck would anyone work for someone that casually shoots them in the back of the head the moment they're not needed? Fuck that, I'd just work for the FBI or something. Its one thing I noticed when playing Control that I actually kind of liked, while there were some of the normal tropes of asshole organization throwing people away. There was a lot of documentation of people "caring" about moral and things like the managers or overall important NPCs tended to actually care that their people were just casually dying. oh also if you don't watch this video til the end your mother will die.
>>78591909Anyone getting a Greek mythology vibe here? Or is it just me?
>>78560384Jesus that screenshot is painful. It's like a tour-de-force in people not being able to read the fucking OP. It's just people asking over and over "but what if [thing OP specifically excluded]".
that picture gave me a fucking aneurysm, unbelievable people actually fucking type shit like that and think its a good idea to post it
>>78598527if you have to resort to bumping the thread with images just give up and let it die. How is this at all on-topic except in the most tangential ways? No ones asking for monster pictures and you're not even contributing ideas.
>>78591909>>78594859Nah, that's the SCP foundation's evil molesting tree.http://www.scpwiki.com/scp-401
>>78587596Well it clearly only works at a minimum critical mass of consciousness. At least for "big" events like a presidency As an alphabet agency, of course we're well aware the president holds no real power. So the key is disrupt the shitposting before it reaches critical mass. So I'd just get the boring normal propaganda guys to stir the place up with a bunch of misdirection, defamation, reduce enthusiasm through various morale injuring methods, engineer a few setbacks, and generally cause confusion. The final stroke will be a full and obvious rigging of the election. Right when their hope is highest we demonstrate that their "magic" is pointless and useless (even though we're aware if we hadn't spent 4 years demoralizing them, even an outright election steal might not have worked). This way we make sure they don't get any more funny ideas.And during all of that we look into harnessing it ourselves. Mass media seems to blunt the effect. Its possible this collective consciousness effect is disrupted by specific and acknowledged attempts to manipulate it, or maybe something else. Either way applications are endless if we can harness meme magic.
>>78598411Because the thing op posted was dumb and nothing more than a call to coom.
>>78553906We stan bog mummy in this house
>>78587596"Well Scully the ancient Egyptians believed in a dark chaos god called Kuk. They believed he represented the darkness before the dawn, and his emblem was a frog.">"What does it mean Mulder?""Well Scully, what if Kuk has returned? What if these internet trolls somehow trolled their way into another universe?">"That doesn't make any logical sense Mulder.""Yeah, but we just watched it happen. Some kids make a joke about a guy named Bane crashing a plane, and a plane crashes in Bane France. Some nerds start talking about a fire rising and a fire destroys 30 million acres of Canadian land. Some losers on 4chan joke about Nazis and fascist rises in Europe. Now some dipshits on /pol/ have started worshipping an ancient Egyptian Chaos God, and we're seeing 7s everywhere. Have you ever considered for just a moment Scully that we might be the normies here? What if they're right? What if it works?"
>>78562588Take that with a very big grain of salt. Radin's PhD is in psychology, but that videoed talk is mostly on quantum optics. He has been widely accused of ignoring known hoaxes and rejecting perfectly normal physical causes in favour of supernatural explanations.My favourite line from that vid was something like>The magnitude is a very small fraction of 1%...so it would look like noise but it's not noise in our case because this is exactly what we were looking for
>>78579922>a basic memetic incidentWhat's a memetic incident?
>>78586587Do you think he copped a vampire feel?
>>78553906>supernatural containment agencies>>78554320this
What's more interesting from a story perspective, a containment organization with near unlimited resources like the SCP Foundation or an organization with far more limited resources like The Laundry?
Are there any game systems out there that have mechanics for actually running an agency? The closest I've seen so far is Silent Legions
>>78560234That’s basically the status of Monarch in Kong Skull Island.
>>78553906The most important question to answer is WHY these things are secret, and why they need to continue to be secret. What’s the big deal that’s compelling enough to prevent someone from pulling an MIB Wikileaks?
>>78607023Presumably the scarier stuff exists as well. Meme-hexes are gateway drugs to human sacrifice. Honestly, I would probably kill someone to become a super-powerful warlock, if a bunch of people are like me it'd be a real headache for the government.
>>78553906Honestly the screencaps I've seen of tumblr make it seem like a pretty decent place. If it wasn't so fucking impossible to figure out how to use I'd probably be on there myself.
>>78554320I agree with >>78557052. The problem is they're all so fucking BORING. They want to preserve the status quo! What kind of retard writer creates factions who want to PRESERVE the status quo? They're lame goody-two-shoes who want to protect humanity because of liberal democratic values and boo hoo maybe they have to make hard decisions to do that, but in the end they still consider them hard decisions.I've been mulling over the idea of a brutal secret society dedicated to advancing the 2,200 year old agenda of the first Qin emperor. They WILL bring the universe to order. ALL entities will be subsumed into the Legalist regime. Humans will serve the state. Gods will serve the state. Demons will serve the state. Lovecraftian entities will be made to recognise the rise of a new eldritch horror, the state itself. Collateral damage? What's that?I want factions who actively want to fuck shit up.
>>78607207I don't disagree but there are a lot of powerful people in the world that DO want the status quo.
>>78610048It's a terrible idea to have a setting where there's powerful people making sure the status quo continues. You want everything to be dynamic. If there is a current status quo, it should be as a result of dynamic powers crashing into each other (e.g. the USA and USSR in the cold war).
>>78610174Still a lot of good story potential from having a containment agency, just maybe not as the protagonists.
>>78610314The issue's if they're preserving the status quo. If they're not preserving the status quo then there's nothing wrong with a containment agency.I don't know what makes shit writers create so many status quo settings desu. Why?
>>78562320>sentences overflowing with jargon and acronyms is how the military talksTrue, but a lot of the time their meanings are really simple, to an almost childlike degree.For example, if part of your fighter jet breaks off mid-flight, you have to file a TFOA report. Know what TFOA stands for? "Things Falling Off Aircraft".Actually, that'd be an interesting idea for a paranormal organization's jargon. "Sir, we have reports of a HFB [Huge Fucking Bug] coming from local farmers. I recommend deploying several GWBG [Guys With Big Guns] units to the area".
>>78587596Mass censor the internet and van all the neckbeards in a series of unrelated accidents. but there's so goddamn many of them, how are we going to convince the public thousands of people just died all of a sudden?
>>78557052>Everything is>>Acronym>>CLASSIFIED>>Loosely fitting or made up word>>Acronym acronym acronymBut that's reality you dipstick, do you have any idea how many FUCKING ACRONYMS the government uses? Holy shit, the red tape involved in government work is spectacular. If you're not read on to every fucking thing on the list, you have to leave the room during a discussion involving it. If I'm working for the government on spooky shit, it's entirely possible I don't know a damn thing about what the people across the hall from me are doing.
>>78614104They do that shit so that everything is formalized. You HAVE to give a report on that shit because otherwise the company is pulled out and relentlessly grilled about what happened to a $150,000 piece of equipment. They track shit literally down to the cent, it's ridiculous.
>>78604929A bunch of ticks started getting into the meme industry and gave a bunch of teenagers lyme disease over the internet. Nasty little buggers, you do not want to be reading memes made by these little shits.
>>78607207The point of these supernatural things is that they're too powerful for humanity and the mere usage of them threatens our existence.Some minor things might be useable, but when you're starting to fuck around with demons and god tier shit, it becomes a "oh fuck if this extra dimensional being notices earth exists its literally going to fucking smash us and use our souls for dilation lube"The status quo = survival.
>>78614460I feel like real-life supernatural shit would be infinitely more banal than 'Uluhtc wishes to end the world because he hongry for souls'.>A curse is cast over a city in the US that makes locals addicted to anything that's flavored orange: They will always pick an orange-flavored counterpart to anything they're trying to eat. It's your job to clear the curse before price gouging inevitably begins.
>>78614604I think I actually read book that did something similar>wizards have their own government and laws>not allowed to effect the normals in any significant way that they'd notice or it harms their life>wizards come up with round about ways to manipulate businesses and stock markets in order to make money to skirt their lawswas a funny little thing, iirc it was just a short story i read in some magazine forever ago.
>>78614542yeah that's fucking boring, there's a reason there's no status quo in weird fictionLovecraft has the world slowly losing to the eldritch entitiesMachen has it the other way around, with the eldritch entities slowly losing to mankind's civilisation (but still lurking as very dangerous beings in what corners of the world they still cling on to)
>>78614873>Lovecraft has the world slowly losing to the eldritch entitiesIts the same thing here, we're "losing" but slowly, the containment is just a stop gap measure to try and prevent total loss. The status quo is the best it can manage but it only manages to an extent.
>>78615329A faction which is trying but failing to uphold the status quo is totally fine, it's only when they actuall have the ability to do it that it's fucking boring.
>>78614264>how are we going to convince the public thousands of people just died all of a sudden?"Oopsie woopsie, we made a fucky wucky. We apologize to the families of the victims. No, weren't not going to fire anyone or hold anyone accountable".
>>78556722So don’t read the new shit. Up to 2000 it is mostly good, past that there are a few diamonds in the rough.
>>78607099It's very much the flipside of that picture of a twitter/tumblr post going on about how scary 4chan is alongside a 4chan post of a picture of a dog with dog drinking water noises as the actual post.
>>78614645>was a funny little thing, iirc it was just a short story i read in some magazine forever ago.
>>78610381Likely the same reason we see so many urban fantasy settings with magic and monsters that happen to be secret for the general population, it's a lot easier to write. The author doesn't have to figure out how having magic x or monster z would change the world, only say the world is just like ours for 99.9% of the population.
>>78614264> How are we going to convince the public thousands of people just died all of a sudden?Breaking: Reports of a viral outbreak in Wuhan, China. Preliminary research suggests that the elderly, overweight, and immunocompromised are most at risk from this upcoming disease. We will bring you more on this story as it develops.
>>78553906mystery flesh pit
>>78616378No, it's NOT easier to write. It's way fucking harder to make interesting stories in that sort of setting because there's a fucking Status Quo Enforcement Field stopping you from having stories happen.
>>78587596QAnonit half worked
>>78616513I didn't say they would be good or interesting stories, just that it would be easier.
>>78616513I think you're wrong. You don't need to change the world to do interesting stories. Characters can still experience conflict, drama, and personal growth without huge overall changes to the world. There's even drama in the fact that they can't let the world change for the better, either.
>>78616513Sigh, this is why I hate wannabe male authors like you.Stories are never supposed to be about concepts or events, they're about characters and relationships. The events and setting is just a backdrop for the characters to use as a means of developing them further and change their relationships with others. Men always try to make it about how cool their super special snowflake idea is, but here's the thing, nobody gives a fuck and your idea fucking sucks. >b-but would it be cool ifno. and you know what, even if it was cool you'd fuck it up anyways because you're so obsessed with this basic 1 note idea that you've tunnelvisioned on it and once you shit that idea out you have no idea where to take it because the only thing that mattered when you conceptualized the setting was you 1 single dumb idea.
>>78606895An organization that does its damnedest to give the impression of the former while being far closer to the latter.
>>78592007That is what drove me nuts about SCP stories. They always throw away dozens of lives on retarded shit or to show how dangerous the spoopy thing is and I sit there going "Where is Accounting and HR while this is going on?" Those prisoners are resources that cost money to obtain and house, why are these scientists doing poorly thought out experiments that are going to result in these loss of those valuable resources? Deathrow inmates don't grow on trees and the cover up to obtain those that do exist only makes them hard to obtain and more expensive. I basically ended up chalking it up to the SCP being the root cause for the existence of for-profit prisons so that they can get easy access to potential subjects and help cover their expenses.
>>78614604>the city of Chicago and its outlying suburbs have all been cursed >the effects of the curse are that when given the option they will be biased towards anything orange flavored >efforts to undo the curse are being impeded by the chemical and citrus industries using legal and lobbying efforts on the higher ups alongside direct impediment of agents>the citrus industry is also attempting to divert all your resources because a coalition of foreign citrus industries and real estate investors/developers unleashed a plague upon their crops so that orchards would fail
>>78620682>Deathrow inmates don't grow on treesSCP-464
>>78617950>Stories are never supposed to be about concepts or events, they're about characters and relationshipsExactly, thus why status quo enforcers suckYou need characters driving the story through the innate power of their character -- their wants, desires, and inability to satiate those desires. You can't write a story like that with a faction making everything stay the same.I'm also basically applying that same concept but to factions. Factions should be driving the setting thorugh their own "character".Never try and argue with me, an SJW, again.>>78617766>There's even drama in the fact that they can't let the world change for the better, either.I absolutely don't agree with that.
>>78620392I like it. They pretend to have an endless fleet of ground and air transportation, but none of the agents remember the last time they didn't have to fly coach to get to an operation. They say they have endless reserves of paramilitary troops on call, but you recognize the same dozen or so guys show up every time. They say they have containment sites all over the world, but even the most well traveled agents haven't seen more than two run down sites that haven't been updated significantly since the 90s
>>78562300>my life is pathetic and so is everyone else's>we should use the equivalent of a magical nuke because no reason given
>>78562525Retarded newfag trying to fit in.
>>78620682I know there is no cannon with SCP but I always figured for every one "true" article on the site five to ten articles were disinformation meant to mislead people who got on the database without proper clearance i.e. the audience.
>>78560234The staff are skeletons? Spooky.
>>78621664Wouldn't that count as cross testing? Something that is (depending on the writer) banned by the foundation?
>>78614645That’s just a bad Harry Potter fanfic
>>78607207>>78610381 do characters always have to be special and change the world?
>>78607207if you want something more interesting you can make them some sort of deepstate organization that wants to control supernatural shit for their own ends (with lower tier agents thinking they are just containing it)
>>78587596Defect and make more shitposts
if done right you could use meme magic to turn into these guys god/prophet
>>78617950>Special snowflake ideaI disagree.The Special snowflake idea is the most important part about genre fiction like sci fi and fantasy and is a big draw to get people to pay attention to the piece of fiction, it's the initial hook that draws them in and then afterwards do they get invested into the characters and their relationships.
>>78627012If they're not going to be affected by and in turn affect the world, why is it there?
>>78617950seethe more, hole.
>>78624142You don't even need them to be hard up to do what they're supposed to do. Just that they're significantly less formidable than they present themselves to be. A government badge, hardass look, and judge willing to sign off on any warrant no matter how flimsy will get you pretty far. It was actually the basis of a SCP tale I was trying to write about the UIU. Sure, they might be a shadow of their former self, and their former self was pretty third-tier to begin with, but they're still backed by the power and might of the US government and all the shady privileges that accompany it. So while the Foundation needs cover stories, plausible deniability, and amnestics, the UIU can just roll in, flash a badge, pull the domestic security angle, and black bag anything they want and declare the whole thing classified.
Nice try, glowie
>>78628799They are affecting the world.They're affecting it by preventing knowledge of the supernatural from becoming public.
>>78564587This. Most incidents will be either false alarms or dead ends. This actually helps differentiate the party from the rest of the agency, since they find the interesting stuff.>>78607207>implying we do it for liberal democratic values The party does it for the government paycheck, the agency does it for realpolitik, manipulating the status quo for their country’s benefit. Everyone in my group’s campaign who’s heard of our party’s agency thinks the paranormal investigation stuff is bullshit and it’s actually just a cover for CIA-style activities. In reality, there’s a lot of overlap between the two. So far, we’ve staged a terrorist attack, assassinated a foreign military leader, and sold and used drugs, all in the course of two in-game months.
>>78633654>the agency does it for realpolitik, manipulating the status quo for their country’s benefit.liberal democratic values my man>So far, we’ve staged a terrorist attack, assassinated a foreign military leader, and sold and used drugs, all in the course of two in-game months.yup
>>78633738But we’re not actually a democracy and we’re actually a branch of the secret police.
>>78563290For a modern fantasy series, it's good for a very decent number of books, and even afterwards it's not too bad
>>78553906Fuckers from /x/ who bring succubi and eldritch horrors into the world to fuck them
>>78635063Would you fuck a shoggoth?
>>78615855>>78607099as someone who browses there often, it's a lot comfier ever since the porn ban since most of the annoying people left. Even more so now, it just feels like slightly less unhinged 4chan for women, just like back in 2013
>>78635407I'd love her tenderly
>>78635407Only if she stays human enough during pregnancy, because that's my fetish. I'd gladly doom humanity and let my eldritch spawn take over if I get to live my fantasy.
>>78624218That's the reason there's more than one SCP-001: only one of them is the actual SCP-001 and the others are a security measure. It wouldn't be out of character at all for the SCPF had fake files intentionally to prevent security breaches. Or worse, like the database itself has already been compromised and there's an anomaly fucking with them to hide its existence by creating fake files.It's been speculated actual alphabet agencies do this sort of thing in real life. For example, spreading conspiracies about lizard aliens crashing in New Mexico (fake) so a real conspiracy is disregarded as also being fake (like a secret plane prototype malfunctioned and crashed).
>Once again, I have been seconded to the Suppression Bureau, the government office which concerns itself with 'occult' crimes. The Bureau has a poor reputation.>The Suppression Bureau publishes memoranda on the dangers of dreams. Every week, there's another.>'Report dreams of moonlight. Report dreams of a night-bound forest. Draw back your curtains to be woken by the sun. Do not cut your hair before you sleep. Never sleep before a cracked mirror.'
>>78555836>using Bolo for your HFY cringefest and anti-elf seethe
>>78616445>the vorefag likes the voreholeLol
>>78604873>quoting South Park Talk about a retard alert
Is it better to have a containment agency be it's own organization like the SCP or have it buried within a larger front organization like the X Files?
>>78564587Should you ever send your players on one of these false alarms in play or just imply that they happen "off screen"?
>>78555836bolo is so fucking gayhow does giant tank cross a wide river?or go down a city street?
>>78644101No, these type games are detective games. It takes a lot of time and investment to make it work. Wasting hours or days just so the GM can go "and nothing happened XD" would be fucking retarded.At most it should just be a mastermind or something drawing you there that you weren't aware of originally. But there needs to be something for players to find.
>>78650055I was thinking more like something is killing people in a small town but instead of it being a cryptid it turns out to be just a human serial killer
>>78603982"Scully, the moment we told (((Krycek))) about Kek is exactly when the BBC spam started! How do you explain that? We can't trust him!"
>>78653654the one popular in Britain?
>>78568266I am the Milkman. My milk is delicious
Anyone have a fitting system for a game like this? I've considered call of cthulhu but that doesn't quite fit, or am I wrong?
>>78562174That's sounds suspiciously like a Ninjas & Superspies game I ran a few years ago, except it was six colour coded departments and one was the villain. There was only one player who wanted a transforming vehicle instead of using the provided Ancient Lemurian Robot™. I might have figured out who you are, Anon.
>>78614604That's not price gouging, that's consumer preference driving pricing.
>>78622279A story doesn't work if the characters have bureaucratic obligations and don't just act out of personal whim 100% of the time? Get out of here with that.
>>78659757Read my postGod damn negro it's like you read the first couple of sentences and just sorta filled in the rest in your head and replied to what you thought I saidMy own example of an anti-supernatural faction I've been toying around with is literally bureaucracy to the max fml
>>78659766You have no idea what makes a story work. Gather some experience, read a bit more, and don't start spouting your half formed ideas.
>>78659781I'm interested to hear your ideas, anon.
>>78607207This is without a doubt the most schizo fucking take I've read on /tg/ this week.
>>78658010Nah, main inspiration was probably Invaders of the Rokujouma, a series with a government-funded sentai team as minor recurring characters. In later books a legal oversight means that their department has complete authority over negotiations with the alien delegation that just made first contact with Earth so their budget and mission scope increases massively, and they start becoming embroiled in political intrigue and assassinations.
>>78579922This is how you end up with these things getting out into the wild. All it takes is one person not reporting an incident because they don't think they saw enough of it and don't want to waste their holiday. Let me guess, you work for one of the American agencies?
>>78662964Say what you want about American agencies they have a lot of reach thanks to US policy of a base in every region. Even foreign agencies will call for US aid just because they're nearby and have the manpower to back them up. There are some nasty anomalies lurking in places like Bali. Don't let the tourist traps delude you. There are things on that island that hunger.
>>78653687Not really narrowing it down.
>>78663403>Don't let the tourist traps delude you. There are things on that island that hunger.Why do you think the tourist traps are there in the first place?
>>78607207>I've been mulling over the idea of a brutal secret society dedicated to advancing the 2,200 year old agenda of the first Qin emperor. They WILL bring the universe to order. ALL entities will be subsumed into the Legalist regime. Humans will serve the state. Gods will serve the state. Demons will serve the state. Lovecraftian entities will be made to recognise the rise of a new eldritch horror, the state itself. Collateral damage? What's that?Given the world we're living in, they're obviously either too weak or incompetent to actually do anything.
>>78660563is this the first thread you clicked on in the last 7 days?
>>78553906Go back to Tumblr.
>>78669440My idea was that the first and second world wars were engineered as massive human sacrifices to kill gods who refused to bow to the secret society. I was gonna do some freaky shit with Jews being deliberately sacrificed in order to create an artificial Jesus and repay the human debt with G-D so He can be driven away for good, but I thought it might be in bad taste. Obviously the fact that Communism rose in China after WWII wouldn't be accidental.I haven't decided if I'd go for a weird divergent history in the 1980s though so that the cold war ended differently.
>>78669748>but I thought it might be in bad tastenever let that stop you. Cool is always cool.
>>78669748ngl this idea sounds pretty wild
>>78616190You posted something good, and not a single (you)? Well, thank you.
>>78669748Laundry Files has something vaguely similar. It has the SS sacrificing Jews to fuel a summoning spell. It also shows an alternate universe where the summoning was successful. There's a reason they say do not call up that which you cannot put down.[/ spoiler]
>>78657843Are you retarded? There's literally a system that is entirely this
Man, someone has been trying to use this retarded bog mummy screencap for days here now, good job I guess.
>>78607007GURPS Boardroom and CuriaStars Without Number has a faction system.
>>78579778If it were an actual government job, it would be filled with diversity hires and incompetents that they aren't allowed to fire due to some inane regulation.They would be the worst people ever for keeping secrets from the public. Secret shit would leak every other afternoon.
>>78670609No I've only played 5e, Pathfinder, Starfinder and OSR. Stumbled into this thread and thought it was quite interesting. The reason I asked for other systems is because CoC has a distinctly antiquated theme (1920s). I read through Silent Legions, which has some nice tables. Though I'm uncertain what to use for a modern game
>>78553906>germanic pagan bog mummies were the results of the executions of gays by placing a basket of stones on their chest to press them into bogs>these tatoos for all we know could be the homosexual equivalent of a holocaust tattoo
>>78670218Bob also said their math was terrible, they could've gotten it done with far fewer victims if they knew what they were doing. Incidentally, this is my theory as to the 'contingency plans' the Laundry has to get rid of the Black Pharaoh/Prime Minister. They can't fight him, but they can threaten to summon the Infrovore and kill the entire universe, him included, unless he goes away.
>>78670959Oh. I feel kind of bad now. System I was referencing is Delta Green. You do need to play more systems though
What`s a good source of inspiration?SCP often seem bland and cliche.I`m considering just binging old X-files.
>>78672578All good anon, thanks for the suggestion. I'll give it a read :)
>>78670783Laundry Files actually covers this pretty well. Much of the staff is made up of people who saw just enough of something weird that they can't risk mind wiping them or as Bob says Too stupid to run away but lucky enough to survive. The only reason it didn't leak was the geas they all get put under that could potentially kill them if they start talking.
>>78553906>what are some fun examples of dumb bullshit supernatural containment agencies would have to deal with from civvies accidentally meddling in things they shouldn't?This is the entire concept of Delta Green dude.
>>78560234>Sure, you have to buy your own everything, but you get government healthcare and a discount on expired government cheese.This is just playing Cowboys in Delta Green
Gonna post Delta Green for the third time but my favorite is the "Tcho-Tcho" weaponizing identity politics and because they look human they can get away with using "cultural" exemptions to avoid a lot of oversight. And these guys are tied deeply into crime syndicates and basically immune to infighting. And no, Tcho-Tcho's aren't even remotely human. The Tcho-Tcho genetic pool basically wipes out any trace of the human genome by the time they are 18 if they have been consuming their specially prepared human flesh.
>>78669748The Karotechia never even went that far jesus. The worst they got was the beaches of corpses given to the deep ones
>>78672990SCP does have some good stuff for inspiration but you have to do a lot of digging. Warehouse 13 has a lighter tone but still potentially good. The Lost Room is more on the weird side and also very short. I've always wondered if the RPC Authority is worth checking out?
>>78557052look, acronyms are handier than typing out "Sistema de controle paranormal da Reino Portuguesa"
>>78568266Mine had an anti-communist think-tank called the 'Nietzsche-Rand Society' as a front during the cold war and was formed when a number of captains of industry realized that the impossible was real and the Nazis were dangerously close to a similar revelation during the late stages of the Second World War. They mainly work for the US government but also work on their own cases that they don't trust the Feds knowing about, frequently hiring their operatives from whatever unfortunate members of the local death squad saw the supernatural.After the Soviet Union fell they stayed together until the Feds tried secretively slurping them into the Department of Homeland Defense in 2004. This caused a schism where most of the genuinely talented and ideological individuals vanished into the woodwork to form paramilitaries, terrorist organizations, and freelance PMCs with almost all the real supernatural shit while the US government was left with a collection of useful psychopaths.It's a complicated lore to explain why the freelance and illegal supernaturalists are better-equipped and more knowledgeable in-setting.
>>78672990Depends on what you want to do with it honestlyXfiles is very small and nobody takes them seriously, while shit like SCP is basically funded by every single government on the planet and has so many resources they could probably take over the world if they felt like it.
>>78673172This is racist fascism at its finest. Local cuisines and traditions are not grounds for government sectioned death squads. Your phony pseudo-science is not a strong foundation for a campaign of genocide. Stop criminalizing the Tcho-Tcho people!
>>78673924Pretty much.It's done by some pretty far leftist people so it's not like it's meant to represent anything.
>>78673979I actually ran my players through a Tcho-Tcho scenario. The Idpol angle was fun to watch it slowly dawn on them that the game wasn't going to hold their hand and they would need to make a decision on whether or not to destroy a living compound of ethnic minorities based on 50 years of past history, some organizational memes, and some really flimsy evidence. The argument that two of them got into was pure gold and eventually two of the four snuck off and destroyed the compound during dinner using a gas leak and some c4. I've never seen them get that deep into character before it was legitimately amazing to see.
>>78674069Now that is good shit.
>>78673682Can you post any more of your settings lore?
>>78577224Stolen for my Hunter chronicle
>>78577224>I had a CofD character that worked for "not youtube" in their censorship department. He kept seeing weird shit that kept getting deleted before he could remove them himself>>78577872>Did you ever find out who or what was doing the deleting?It's quite a lot like the numerous wealthy people who were close friends of the notorious billionaire pedophile being protected by the media.Consider a world where everyone knows about the masquerade, knows someone who was a victim of probable vampire attack, can look up footage of actual vampires showing off on the internet.The masquerade is still real because no media outlet and nobody with any degree of power will acknowledge it as anything other than a hoax or a rumor. The vampire have complete control of anyone with a media outlet or political office, and can keep pushing a transparently false version of reality as if to say "well, what the fuck are you going to do about it?"Frankly it's more horrifying than a world where the monsters feel like they have to hide.
>>78616190That was great.
>>78620946dude, that's just how Syracuse, New York is in reality.
>>78657843Delta Green, my nigger.
>>78670959This is the kind of person that makes threads about D&D problems and then acts like they're being trolled when people tell them to try not playing D&D.
>>78674541You can talk about vampires in the shadowban ghetto, and sometimes your videos even stay up for a few hours, but if you actually threaten real players in the masquerade, you get federal charges shoved up your ass like Doug Mackey.At least half of the people you meet will quietly acknowledge that the ghoulies are out there preying on humans, and the other half will shriek in outrage (but also download that app that notifies you if you're in an area that "experiences a high rate of unexplained disappearances")
>>78553906>supernatural containment agenciesWhy contain it? Let it spill over the schools and churches, let the bodies pile up in the streets. In the end they'll beg us to save them.
>>78674243Essentially the way the supernatural works is similar to the cosmology outlined by Alex Jones, wherein there are dimensions above and below us whose boundaries can be weakened or broken through extreme human experience.This led to several Pre-historic civilizations discovering magics before technology and then things went wrong and they catastrophically imploded in a collapse that makes the bronze age collapse look like a blip on the radar.Magic remains relatively unknown outside of the crusty old immortals from the olden days and a few individuals who come across it and attempt to use it, sparking some rather horrible atrocities, for instance Hong Xiuquan and Elizabeth Hubbard were, in this lore, practitioners of magic using human suffering and misery to wear reality a bit thinner to gain powers.The Occult heats up in the interwar period when Large government-sponsored archeology projects start finding unbelievably ancient things. With the Soviets and Nazis being the initial leaders. This leads into the US playing catchup and taking most of the people of the Nazi Paranormal program, while the soviets got the resources. Because the Nazi paranormal group did much of their research in the vicinity of the KTs since they were a convenient source of egregious quantities of human suffering.The main stories are two narratives, one taking place in 1986 and following the NRS in its prime and the assorted colorful mercenaries under their employ, particularly the adopted daughter of an old-money Virginian heiress and one of the Nazi officers brought over for his paranormal expertise.Then the other narrative starts in 2019 when three FBI agents investigating the mass suicides of teenage cosplayers bump into a genuine cult and get drafted into the Government side of the NRS schism. Eventually they end up at least sympathetic to the non-gov side and even collab with them quietly.>Pic related, it's the ancient civs of the setting.
>>78675557Shit forgot the picture.
>>78675557another interesting detail I like to write about is that the Government side of the schism tend to use more generalized equipment while the non-govs are more willing to spend a lot of money for one niche gun. For instance, the standard goon of the 'Office of Reality Reconciliation' is carrying a relatively standard Spec-ops HK416 and a Glock 20, but somebody working for the Ouroboros group, the largest splinter group that was founded by the previously mentioned adoptive daughter is gonna probably be carrying a rifle in something more exotic like .50 Beowulf or .458 SOCOM and their sidearm could range from a 10mm 1911 all the way up to a Magnum Research BFR, depending upon their personal preferences and how big a formerly-human beastie they might have to shoot.
>>78673246RPC Authority still exists?I was certain that it was doomed to a quiet decline into irrelevance when it spawned from the schism in the SCP wiki.
>>78637963My brother of african-descent, let us crossbreed our half-eldritch children for world domination and/or destruction.
>>78553906I want to run a champaign based losely on the game Puzzle agent.A small group of desk warmers sent out Into the middle of nowhere with some weird stuff happening that their bosses won't acknowlage
>>78675874Right? Say what you want about the Foundation, but at least it's not a blatant copy like the Authority. Every time I try and read anything on RPC I can't get over how they just copied most of the core concepts of SCP rather than make something actually new, and I just stop reading. I was hoping someone here was able to dig any deeper, and say for certain weather or not it's a waste of time?
>>78675272I don't actually post in 5e threads, I only go to source threads. People usually just complain in those, which I don't care for as a long term GM with a decent party
>>78676929Sounds like the setup behind one of those old school character funnels where each player has two or three characters to start and you kill off characters until everyone has one left
>>78675360Who made the app?
>>78675874>>78678201RPC feels like it was born from spite. I say that even while sympathising with their motivations. If they define themselves as "like the SCP site, but" then they're limiting their audience to people who are already invested in that... but also want to give it up.I think the only one of these splinters that was ever close to successful was the mass Wikia exodus... and that's because the actual founders of those sites were telling people to move, and the Wikia staff couldn't ban them fast enough. Even then, Wikia/Fandom was able to tank the hit.
>>78684246The communist molemen were neat.
>>78685250agreed, I wanna see more items associated with 'em.
>>78554368.306 is both efficient and fun for the whole family.
>>78678251The point is you listed four different things that are all basically just different versions of D&D. But since most of them are off-brand it could give the illusion that you've played things which aren't D&D, and that D&D problems are universal.
>>78553906I have drawn glyphs on myself a few times when I was reading about occult shit, because I liked the idea of calling some otherworldly thing into my private life, but sadly all the monsters swiped left.>>78554412This reminds me of that cool picture with a car and a salt circle. Someone knows what I'm talking about.
>>78689531Very cool anon. I'm in this thread to figure out other games to play so I'm not sure what your point is. Either way, I've been suggested Delta Green and I'll be checking that out later. Since you are not under the enigmatic shroud of D&D, feel free to suggest games or blogs to check out
>>78647660Early mark bolos are just slightly bigger tanks, even a tank weighing 300 tons could probably fit on roads in developed countries and most modern tanks can just drive on the bottom of shallow rivers with a snorkle, something made easier when your tank is 5 meters tall, so an early mark bolo should be able to ford like a 30ish foot deep river.Late mark bolos are the size of a large modern destroyer and just drive over everything or blow shit up until they can drive over it.>>78567854It helps that it is primarily controlled by advanced AI so you don’t need one commander directing 30 turrets.
>>78689825Not that anon but I'll suggest Hunter:the vigil or chronicles of darkness
>>78554320yeah templars and witchhunters are super cringe
>>78689687>This reminds me of that cool picture with a car and a salt circle.This one?
>>78692581I am Polish and this creature is some cosmic horror to me.
>>78553906>Me, and intellectualkek
>>78579233>it actually works
>>78579233>>78695510Given the unlikelihood that the self-proclaimed feminist witches on twitter would be procreating anyway, can you prove it doesn't?
>>78560384This went from coombait into global warming metaphore
>>78644101I'd say they have false alarms, but they wouldn't get RP'd, except maybe as a one-off to throw my players and see if I can get them to make a mistake with interesting consequences.Having them be aware that in the past month of in-game time they had 18 incidents reported, 12 of which were immediately recognised as being nothing, another 5 meriting quick investigation before being dismissed as nothing and one being a real incident which was quickly solvable off-screen is decent worldbuilding but would be no fun to play out as adventures. If I'm running a session, something cool or interesting should happen.
>>78697947It could still be interesting just not supernatural. A serial killer abducting people, a local cult with no actual magic sacrificing prostitutes, a man eating wolf with a birth defect causing it to be far bigger. All of these have no real supernatural elements to them but investigators could find themselves in the middle of.I definitely agree though, you probably wouldn't want to do this more than once in a campaign.
>>78562566Ah, a real secret society for your games!
>>78554320Unsurprisingly, first post is the best post.
>>78587596>brute force it enough to get a reality tv star elected as presidentHoly shit we did it redd- I mean 4channel!
How would one of these agencies deal with this? Assuming they didn't write it themselves.