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#1 Kurshok

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 12:19 AM

So, who here has heard of Operation Insomnia and other horror story readers on YouTube? They read horror stories from places like Reddit's r/nosleep, where people congregate to tell horror stories. Some of these, if adapted right, could make decent fan missions. A source of ideas for unique monsters by those who are able to texture, model, and program is the Twitter page "slimyswampghost", who created the titular monster of the game Sirenhead.

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 08:47 AM

Do you have a link to these stories? I definitely want to do a horror themed map at some point. 


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#3 Kurshok

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 10:21 AM

The page "Operation Insomnia" on YouTube, and "slimyswampghost" on Twitter and Tumblr.

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 01:39 PM

The page "Operation Insomnia" on YouTube, and "slimyswampghost" on Twitter and Tumblr.

 

LOL Not to the youtube channel, but to the reddit horror stories.


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#5 Kurshok

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 12:47 AM

r/nosleep

#6 Kurshok

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 03:44 AM

One in particular that could inspire a good fan mission is "I'm a security guard hired to protect an estate".

Edited by Kurshok, 09 January 2019 - 03:45 AM.

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 10:58 PM

Just speaking of these online story archives, I think it might be funny if someone created a medieval version of SCP stories, where there's some supernatural thing some institution like the Inventors are trying to contain and protect and your job is to infiltrate it and deal with the thing to get its secrets, and it has some horrific properties. Something like that.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 08:28 AM

I'm thinking more in terms of GTA Stories using the Rockstar editor which lets you make fully cinematic

films. I've been looking for a good script for awhile. 


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#9 Kurshok

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 03:18 PM

Both of you, Demagogue and NeonsStyle, have good ideas. What about a fan mission based on "Slime" by Joseph Payne Brennan? It was featured in "Alfred Hitchcock's Monster Museum" horror anthology, but more important, Joseph Payne Brennan was born in BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut. May I remind you Bridgeport is the name of the city in The Dark Mod?

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 02:48 AM

There are a few actual archaeological finds from my country's ancient or older history that revealed long-bygone events that sound like horror stories, but happened.
 
I can elaborate, if anyone is interested. Nothing supernatural involved, just "good old" man's inhumanity to his fellow man. Could be very dark, though, even for some of the dark subject matter tackled by some TDM missions.
 

Just speaking of these online story archives, I think it might be funny if someone created a medieval version of SCP stories, where there's some supernatural thing some institution like the Inventors are trying to contain and protect and your job is to infiltrate it and deal with the thing to get its secrets, and it has some horrific properties. Something like that.


One of the FMs I am planning actually involves snooping around an eccentric inventor's and patron of science's manor house, only for the thief character experiencing some unsuspected challenges. No supernatural horror at all, but maybe a few traps and misdirections, in the manner of a medieval-style take on Cube. "Ha, thief, you thought you could nab my secret invention that easily ? Think again !", that sort of thing.


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#11 Kurshok

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 08:22 AM

I recently heard of a game called "Zweihander" that aims to capture the essence of early Warhammer Fantasy RPG. However, it has a few different settings with different lore and history. One that could be good for The Dark Mod was "The Lost Colony of Roanoke", a sort of "colonial grimdark" where the native elves are being pitted against colonists humans, halflings, gnomes, and dwarfs by the powers of the Croatoan, or Chaos. The idea of a horror mission set in the new world of Menoa where beastmen led by demons are trying to instigate a war between natives and colonists sounds cool, right?

#12 The Black Arrow

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 08:37 AM

Just speaking of these online story archives, I think it might be funny if someone created a medieval version of SCP stories, where there's some supernatural thing some institution like the Inventors are trying to contain and protect and your job is to infiltrate it and deal with the thing to get its secrets, and it has some horrific properties. Something like that.

 

You know, a SCP from the way past, with added low fantasy to it, is actually a very damn good idea.

 

And by SCP I mean the whole company itself, not just one SCP or a number and the like.



#13 Kurshok

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 12:40 PM

Search up "Slimyswampghost" on Twitter or Tumblr. He makes these creepy photos and gives a two or three sentence horror story beneath them. Pretty powerful stuff for such a simple concept.




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