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Insanity

Posted on August 31st, 2009 in Events,Role Playing Games by Jeremy

On Saturday, September 5th, Eric and Drew will be running a demo of an RPG game  called Insanity, beginning at noon.

Here’s a little info:

Insanity is very much a beer and pretzel game – it’s not to be taken seriously. Players play normal folk who are a little edgy. Then, something over the course of the session pushes them over the edge and they go on a murderous rampage we refer to as Frenzy. Combat is simple and fast. And this is one RPG you can actually win; last player standing wins (basically leveling up).

Insanity is an exercise in adaptive thinking:  when a character Frenzies, they enter a dissociative fugue state, thinking they are someone else and that the entire world around them now fits that paradigm. For example, one frenzied character may believe they are He-Man, and that they have to find Kringer and defeat the evil hordes of Skeleton, another character may enter frenzy a few rounds later and think they are a Spartan super soldier from Halo and that they need 25 kills to win the match. It becomes quite humorous watching how these delusions are role-played out.

Drew and Eric are both planning on running a few sessions and will have pre-made characters available.  Sounds like an interesting concept.  Come check it out!

2 Responses to 'Insanity'

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  1. Michael said,

    on May 8th, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Can you come and just watch to see how this roles out?

  2. ted smith said,

    on June 20th, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Hello,
    Man this sounds like something I would have loved to watch!!
    Will have to check on here latter and see if there is somewhere else I can watch it.