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Need some advice from my gamer friends--

(Tim, Andy, Phil.... I'm calling you....) 

Here's the situation: my friend was at a LARP game last night.  She's a very serious LARPer and has been doing it for years. 

At wrap up last night she found out about a feeding scene, run by a storyteller where they allowed a PC to say that they found HER-- the real life player not the character....and ran the scene that they were feeding off her-- got her (not her character) drunk, drugged, mentally rolled her, placed her in a sexual situation with another player OOC (ironically the female ST running the scene) and the guy's character, and fed from and raped her. 

Not her character, but they brought her actual real-life identity into the game, made her into a character to feed from her. 

Isn't this REALLY WEIRD?   Should a storyteller allow a player to bring a real person into a scene for what is basically a rape? 

On top of it, the scene was run without her knowledge or consent. 




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Jul. 17th, 2006 05:14 am (UTC)
So far it makes me a little queasy thinking about it.

Has your friend expressed any thoughts or opinions to you about this? Your post was pretty neutral about her feelings on the matter.

Yes, I think it's weird. Also tasteless and tactless, though none of those words really do justice to the situation IMO. My opinion is that the storyteller ignored the boundaries of decency in blurring the line between the real world and the world of darkness.

LARPs are places where many people go to live out their fantasies, and if this scene is indicative of what they fantasize about, then I would caution your friend against that group. If she found the whole thing to be humorous and wasn't creeped out by it, that'd be one thing, but if she was creeped out even a little bit, I'd suggest she take it up with the storytellers and/or carry pepper spray with her and/or leave that game.
Jul. 17th, 2006 08:38 am (UTC)
I agree with all of this, especially the last paragraph!
Jul. 17th, 2006 09:17 am (UTC)
I am actually the gamer in question. I talked to both the storytellers. In 10 years of larp i never enountered this before. It was pretty much isloated to the one player and I was even offered to ask he be removed from game, but honestly i think its just a matter of him being young and stupid more then anything. The rest of the gaming group is alot of married couples, and determined not to let one bad apple spoil the barrel. Apparently a sceene was ran that was with two random females, however when the story was retold to me by the player it was changed that it was about me and the other female. I am guessing that it was the result of the twisted mind of a 23 year old male who has not seen any action in quite alot of time :)

But i won't be running any scenes with him alone without a storyteller, or peper spray, or both :)
Jul. 17th, 2006 02:40 pm (UTC)
I concur completely.
Jul. 17th, 2006 12:31 pm (UTC)
That's friggin creepy. Hang the suspense, if I were the GM, we'd at least have asked the RL person first if we could do it. For f*ck's sake, I even asked Ang ahed of time if I could actually touch her while we were roleplaying the Embrace!
Jul. 17th, 2006 12:40 pm (UTC)
I often model characters after real people, but there's usually a clear divergence and a name change to avoid confusion. It took Stephen King several dozen novels to go from analogues for himself in the Dark Half to actually writing about himself directly. Ask the kid if he thinks he's as good as King before he tries that stunt again.
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