Does anybody know if something came out of those urban horror threads some months ago?The threads were we discussed ideas for a setting where the players would be living in an apartment and the whole block would be filled with weird stuff, like the corridors would have more shadows than people and the sink would change into a sink made of carpet every tuesday, the second floor doesn't exist but it is there, there is a floor above the roof that can't be seen from the outside and other creepy weird stuff.If nothing came out of those does anybody have the archive for them?
>>51963891the thread archives:http://archive.4plebs.org/tg/thread/50129254/http://archive.4plebs.org/tg/thread/50159577/http://archive.4plebs.org/tg/thread/50184198/http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Urban%20Unease
it would be nice if we turned these ideas into something like night shift
Fuck, quit /tg/ for a week and such a cool topic threads appear just then
>>51964559>it would be nice if we turned these ideas into something like night shiftWhat's stopping you?
>>51964585yeah, i think me and some people from discord might try doing so
>>51963891bump>there are people-shaped holes in one of the walls
>>51965809>Amigara Faulty TowersUnrelatedly,>at night you would swear the ceiling tiles rearrange themselves into words, but it's too dark to read and when you turn on a light it's back to a normal, non-tiled ceiling
>>51963891This just sounds like Nightvale the Apartment.Seems like it could be fun to play around in though.
>>51965809> there are hole-shaped people in the wall
>>51966356the elevator operator seem a little off, every day one of his facial features change until after a week or so his face is completely different
I remember a really good thread about an office building filled with surreal phenomena as well, but it was a long time ago. Anyone has an archive link?
>>51963891>The building consists of sections from multiple different ages jammed together>Some are older than you would expect to see in this country>Some are, on close inspection, completely unrecognisable
>>51968185bump because this catched my interest
An unseasonably warm Spring led into a sweltering Summer which has now descended into a lingering Autumn heat. The city is suffering at this point, the stink of sweat, exhaust, sewage and pollution hang in the dead heat. In the mounting discomfort, the homeless contingent of the city are turning up dead in alleyways, off the beaten path tracks in parks and even behind local businesses, with puncture holes in their skin, their internal organs half melted. People around the city are complaining of vermin infestations, things crashing around outside and behind their houses, cat flaps being left damaged, pets scared half to death. Children in inner city areas where the problem is at its worst are complaining, in droves, of seeing things in the bushes and trees and behind the corners of buildings.Three weeks into the seeming epidemic, the first images of the corpse of a dog-sized spider, abdomen caved in with a crowbar, circulate on social media.
>>51963891What is up with that building? Why the 'bump' section sticking out the inside like that
>>51971570I believe that's from Kowloon Walled City, a real life urban hellscape that sadly no longer exists.
>>51971665It's ponte city, look at the filename.Which was like a Judge Dredd Block, complete with multi-story high pile of refuse and multiple gangs setting up their base inside of it as things went to shit
How would one even go about playing this kind of thing? I guess the PCs could all be roommates who recently moved in because it's cheap as hell?Or maybe some of the PCs have been there for a while, so they're less easily swayed by some of the things that happen than others?What's the driving force behind the plot, besides player agency I guess.
>>51971708Fuck me, always thought it was one of the rare spots in Kowloon that got sunlight
>>51971734Some of the players could be members of various alphabet agencies, there secretly do investigate a range of things.
>>51971570>What is up with that building?Apartheid ended.
>>51963891heres a video about the tower OP postedhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EIKmmSifqwim sure theres other vids too
>>51963891Your neighborhood, but everytime you pass through it, it gets more gentrified
>>51975062>the place could turn into something nice now, drug-free and everything... don't get me wrong though, I sell drugs for a living you know?absolute lad
>there's an apartment gym >every time you go the patrons are different >you've never seen the same person there twice, or anywhere else in the building >after a few months you realize that far more people have used that gym than there are building tenants
>>51963891On Thursdays the entrance to the apartments looks like a hotel lobby. The front desk is tended by an old man in the mornings, a bit too formal but nice enough. Everything he touches gets a thin coat of frost. Later he is replaced by a girl with eyes of green chrome, friendly and energetic. The night shift attendant is hard to look at but you get the impression of a human "suit" filled with cold light. Easily the most professional of the three.
>>51976786This isn't unusual, especially if it's opened to the public.
>>51976786>ghost tennats aren't allowed gains
>>51979416I would like to date the cute afternoon attendant.She's probably better waifu material than the dead girl anyways.
>>51979416The afternoon girl needs to be really clumsy, also, none of them go back home, they all enter a little room in the back of the building and immediately another one comes out, you start thinking there might be only one attendant
One of the rooms in your floor always has a cold smoke coming out of it, it smells like weed and there is always rap or reggae playing not too loud, looking from outside the building you can clearly see that the room is impossible to exist
One restless night after getting home from work you are compelled to go for a walk outside around the block. You can't place a reason as to why, but the dank arid streets have a comfort to them. These walks have been happening everyday now dor almost half a year when you begin to notice things differently in your neighborhood. And then theres the elderly couple you meet who despite their almost genuine warmth, feel completely alien to you. They are normal in almost every aspect yet your mind warns you about them. As the days progress your thoughts seemingly turn against you, you think uncharacteristically different, and through it all your thoughts come back to the sweet and strange couple. Who are they? Does their apprearance even mean anything? No, you shouldnt be thinking that, thats just crazy. Nobody would believe you anyways... maybe you should go for a walk to clear your head.
>>51963891Walking the stairs up or down will always bring you to a random floor, but never to the ground floor. The elevator works fine thought, the other tenants make fun of you for using the elevator and always take the stairs. If you accompany one they act like regular stairs.You will receive a wierd invoice in your name in the mail for illegal or embarassing things. If you pay it the company will contact you, apologize for the wrongful billing and return the funds after a week. If you decide not to pay the invoice the company will take it all the way throught the court system, sparing no legal expenses. Again if you decide to pay after having to explain to the third judge that you never ordered a 6 year old prostitute the company will again refund the money and apologize for the error. The company will never get into trouble for this. Even if say Microsoft billed you for a panda steak delivery.
>>51963891> Mr Withers in apartment 2:8 is very friendly and has invited you round to his place to drink and watch sports on multiple occasions. >It would be fine, but his eyes wander when he drinks.>All over the place, on sets of tiny spider legs.>They don't do anything harmful, hell they'll even grab cloths from the cupboards and shine your shoes if they look too dusty.>However, seeing them crawl from his face is always extremely unnerving.
>>51984134>be you, live in strange apartment>Every Sunday, when local church conducts Mass, smell weed from neighboring apartment>they play their music at a reasonable level though>one Sunday, be grabbing smoke on balcony>neighbor, old Cuban lady with a mean pulled pork recipe, is getting a smoke too>ask her why she smokes weed every mass>anon, she replies, I thought that was you>but that means...>we have stoner rats who hold Mass with weed in the walls?
>>51986213>If you leave weed for the rats you find a note on your pillow>It's covered in scribbles that look slightly wordy>You can't read them, but you always feel a deep satisfaction when you look at them> you notice yourself being slightly luckier than you usually are for a few days after
>>51986213>you step out to visit the janitor's inbox >weird how you never see him, only his short shadow>that door wasn't there before>right between your door and your neighbors is one with two weird door numbers>you are 05A33>Cuban Lady is 05A34>this door has two knobs and two numbers>0533a and 0534B>who the hell has a door with two knobs?>maybe you should knock?
>>51986913Opening the top knob reveals a confessional. What ever is behind the screen, it will take your confession. Its penances are a bit strange, but they make you feel better. Occasionally the priest has a request for you. Fulfilling it leads to strange, catholic themed, objects being left on your pillowThe bottom knob must be pulled. It opens to a massive Catholic cathedral, filled with fog. The worshippers all wear large black robes with hoods over their faces. Sometimes the robes have decorations, but you can never see below the hoods. The windows show only night, with two full moons in the sky. One blinks on occasion.The communion wine is red, but delicious. Try not think about how the Communion wafer is a lump of slightly twitching meat. On your second visit you're given a robe to take home and wear for the next visit. It occasionally whispers ritual instructions into your dreams. The first ritual makes the door to the cathedral appear outside of mass, or when you need to go to mass.Once you have the robe, do not ever miss Mass. Ever.
>>51975548this is the real spooky shit
If you can't find a steady job, the landlord always has stuff for you do. Sometimes a its normal, like changing lightbulbs, scrubbing blood out of carpets, cleaning dishwasher filters, checking on the deer herd in the courtyard, fixing small appliances, or walking the shoggoth before it spawns a new loaf. Payment is in strange coins, about 2-3 per 4 hours of work. Nobody accepts them outside of the building, but the tenth floor vending machine does, and it gives change in fifties.
To expand on an idea from a previous thread: > Get door peep hole replaced after it gets scratched up.> Disturbed by the discovery that the new peep hole is pointed inward not outward.> The landlady apologizes profusely and has it replaced with due haste. > The new-new peep hole looks outward now, but shows somewhere that isn't the apartment hallway.Also I really like the idea that most of the occurrences are just spooky nuisances not real dangers. The real dangers exist but are vastly outnumbered by generally harmless/ambivalent or good nature but incompetent/ignorant/naive super natural occurrences/entities.
>>51980771In most residential rec centers you need some sort of key or pass to get in, and only residents have them. >>51981573>only ghost tenants are getting gains >gym is haunted as fuck, everyone stays away from it>you're the only mortal tenant dumb enough to keep using it
> It's customary to leave the apartment's windows open whenever the weather allows> Landlord just says it helps with circulation and breathability> New tenants are easy to spot from the musty smell of their homes- they just don't understand how good a bit of airflow is for them> No burglaries are reported in the building, though sometimes non-tenants are found in the basement or in the laundry room buried in the wash> Neglecting regular maintenance often results in other people's stuff being found in your clogged drains
Normal people list I thought of:Bookshop owner:>Works and sleeps in a bookshop across the street>charming and very knowledgeable>the bookshop has a larger than normal catalog of occult readings>recommends you a book every day>will occasionally recommend a book that becomes useful later in the day2nd floor tenant:>9 to 5 office job>goes grocery shopping on Sundays>doesn't come back until night>takes a walk around the block every now and then>has a car>boring to talk to>exceedingly normal>so normal, that the extraordinary details of the apartment become mundane, disappear, or avoid the normal tenant>as a result, Sunday becomes a stranger than usual day in the apartmentDetective:>works for the local police department>handles mundane cases most of the time>rarely visits the apartment, and only because of the need to inquire there>usually brings something interesting to hear about>knows a lot about the surrounding area and will tell you about the town's history
To help Tenants get to their jobs, the Building has a convenient bus shelter out front, marked with an infinity symbol. Get on, state your destination, and pay the reasonable fare (the fare box gives change). You will always arrive within 25 minutes at the nearest bus stop, or out back of your worksite less than five minutes walk away if the nearest stop is too far away. Using the Infinity route for non-work purposes simply drops you off at the nearest transit center that a bus to your destination stops at, and costs a bit more. The bus driver always knows your work schedule.Upon paying your fare, you get a transfer slip (two for non work purposes). The local bus service always accepts them, even if they don't have the equipment or accept transfers. To call upon the services of the Infinity bus, simply give yourself a paper cut with it, wait long enough to smoke half a cigarette (even if you don't smoke), and deposit the transfer in the fare box.For about twice the normal fare and a valid passport, you can visit another country. The increased fare does not apply when you have to go to that nation for work purposes. For help with passports and visa's, talk to the nice young lady in 6Z, who accepts nonphysical payment for perfectly legitimate documents.
We have been added to suptg. By the way, I feel fairly confident in starting to write this up for CoD. Just don't expect any God-Machine, because that is the most retarded bullshit they've ever written.Someanon did a good writeup for their canon >https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Y5cGnqK3HpGKC3QGGthS2kciUqCKb3QQbvu0lcvLOcM/edit?usp%253Dsharing%26amp;sa%3DD%26amp;ust%3D1488526404607000%26amp;usg%3DAFQjCNFmoKR7rUdtWgGDyv3PYD92XzqC9g&sa=D&ust=1488526404857000&usg=AFQjCNFIaEPOvBhZavoI9Chhf3cNlGEh6A
>>51975548>I live in a pretty nice suburbHow much more gentrified could it get?
>>51963891The description in the OP basically makes it sound like "Welcome To Nightvale: The RPG". Is it more supposed to be weird or horror-esque?
>>51963891Oh, this is back! Fun onna bun!
>>51966494>>51993285Oh darn, I didn't see the post that was like exactly the same as mine. Sorry.
"Dead Girl Across the Hall" was comfydark as fuck
The Building is ADA compliant, with elevators for disabled people, people on crutches, hauling furniture, or simply carrying large loads of groceries or laundry for residents living on floors the elevator doesn't stop at. Or you know, simply unable to take all the stairs to their level. None of them stop in the lobby, instead requiring a visit to Basement 2 and a series of turns that make no sense. This does not make it any easier to visit the odd places of the Building.It is well known to Tenants that the maze of Basement 1 can lead to other worlds. They are marked by being doors off a hallway to the left of Crazy Dan's Genre Supplies. The Genre in the name will tell you what sort of worlds lie past the doors of that hall. Make sure to buy some supplies from Dan(who looks exactly a Dan should, in clothes appropriate for the shops genre), which include free coupons for Crazy Hassan's and a transfer for the Infinity Route Bus (which won't take you to other dimensions for any purpose other than work, which freelance dsungeon crawling counts as). Tenants refer to this entire thing as LARPing.The Bodega can make change for any physical currency, even fictional ones that aren't traded on this world.
These threads are always golden.
>>51993582While that is strangely freaky, I'm also kinda impressed with humans for their engineering in general. I count at least 30 stories, and that building is hold up just fine. And it's supposed to be one of the shitty ones.
No matter which side of the hallway an apartment is, the balcony always overlooks the courtyard from no higher than the third floor, and bedroom windows always show the street in front of the building. Who neighbors your balcony is not always the same as who neighbors your door and has been known to change.Every apartment has just enough rooms for the number of people living there. There is still only one bathroom though.Nobody remembers what the landlord looks like, only that they dress like a lumberjack. Or if there is even only one Landlord.
>>51993627It's shopped, I can spot repeating balconies here and there
Everybody knows Old Man Flynn, since he always introduces himself to new Tenants and drops by for a chat every now and then. If you need knowledge of how to get to a particular place in the Building, he's the guy to ask as long as you do him a favor (like pick up your room, feed a particular squirrel in the courtyard, take out his trash, or drop a bottle of fur supplements off with the werewolf family in 5C). He can even provide this months schedule of where each Crazy Dan's will be located. If he asks after a family member, call or visit them, or else you will be burdened with regrets that were never yours.
Occasionaly a visit to one of the roofs will find a young man standing there under the full moon, regardless of the lunar cycle or time of day. English seems to not be his first language, and he mixes up common phrases, but is quite friendly with an easy smile and no harsh words. He always wears a sundress of some sort, sometimes a hat over his sandy hair, and says that the moths prefer these outfits. If you stick around you will meet them. They aren't moths. More like humanoid beetles crossed with locusts. Polite but curt to anyone not wearing a sundress, amazingly friendly to those who are.
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>>51963891This is getting less unnerving and spooky details and more "wacky supernatural things that you can have fun with and make use of".Not that there's anything wrong with that, anytime something creative happens it's a good thing. I just prefer actually scary things in the peripheral and really horrific implications.
On the opposite side of the block from the building, along its back, is an L-shaped strip mall, the two legs never quite connecting, allowing a path from the courtyard to the parking lot along the alley.After 6pm, go down to the courtyard, using only the lobby entrance to it. Follow the right hand wall until you come to an archway, and spin clockwise three times in it, otherwise you exit to the normal alley. Once you do so, the entire alley changes to a gravel path flanked by rose bushes. Follow the path to the strip mall, which is now 2 L-shapes ands four stories high. Browse the shops of weird goods, be polite to the strange people (ask the hobgoblin in 6D for help if you need it), be prepared to pay with very strange things. Just never take any other exit, and take three turns counterclockwise in the archway when you go back. You were never meant to live in that city.
>>51999289I do try. I'm sorta cycling through weird and trying to get to scary, like Old Man Flynn asking after a family member.Do not enter the courtyard on the night of the new moon. Always check the lunar calendar on the wall to determine if the moon is lying.The rats in the walls are in an eternal war against the roaches. It is customary to let them salvage your recycling for raw materials.
>>51975548>one day, as you stroll around, you find a mysterious store you can swear wasn't there yesterday>it sells hummus>but those who can see through the facade learn the real purpose of it>if you know the right call, you can get invited to the room behind the corner>it's a magical crossfit gym, workout here gives you twirly mustache and a lumberjack beard
>>51992541>one of the ghosts is Zyzz>he takes ectoplasm shots
>>52000067No hipsters in building! Is ancient Chinese law! You wanna be hipster? You break lease! Move to Portland! The shitty part where rent is your soul!>Elsewhere in the BuildingThere's a hipster in the building! Somebody get the Priest, the Rabbi, and Uncle Izzy!
>>51999289Well it did start out as "comfy urban weirdness". Think of an Adams Family apartment, stuff is creepy and seems threatening, but life is actually pretty cozy once you get used to it.
Reminds me of The Voynich Hotel.
>The old lady in 12c is basically a TV commercial grandma. Rosy cheeks and wrinkles, the whole deal. >The only thing is that instead of making cakes or cookies, she makes meat pies> They are absolutely delicious, but you wonder where she gets the money for such quality meat on her pension.>You read news reports of criminals mysteriously going missing during prisoner transfer. Two days after each report, a fresh batch of pies comes out of her oven. Eat up boy, you're getting far too skinny.