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    76 KB Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)15:24 No.13680314  
    Hey /tg/ is Lost Tapes a good show to get a feel for Network Zero from HtV?
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)15:27 No.13680342
    That is the best idea i've ever fucking heard.

    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)15:28 No.13680351
    I'm downloading Season 1 now. I'll upload them to megaupload and post them.
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)15:29 No.13680365
    Oh hell yes, thank you.
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)15:30 No.13680375
    What was this show about?
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)15:31 No.13680378
    Does anyone think Animal Planet would take requests for episodes?
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)15:32 No.13680387
    It has mockumenteries of people running into various cryptids and supernatural beings.
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)15:32 No.13680393
    Mockumentaries where they found videos of supernatural or cryptids.

    The vampire episode was pretty awesome, it was a nosferatu type and lived like a hoarder in a abandoned house, pretty creepy shit.
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)15:32 No.13680395
    Blair Witch Project - The Series?
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)15:32 No.13680399
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    That sounds awesome.
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)15:33 No.13680402
    Man this show was boss. But some of the people were SO FUCKING STUPID.
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)15:34 No.13680418
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)15:35 No.13680427
    >Lost Tapes
    >A Haunting
    >Documentaries on supernatural events.

    Dude, the Discovery Networks ARE Network 0. Or at least they have their hands in it, somehow.
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)15:35 No.13680431
    So to keep this thread afloat while downloading season 1, has anyone used cryptids or other supernaturals not in any of the WoD books?
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)15:36 No.13680437
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    I mean, I love the show though, but I have to ask.

    What the hell, Animal Planet? What's with all the supernatural shows and shit that don't have to do with animals? They have this one show, The Haunted. It's about ghosts or whatever living in people's houses.

    But since it's Animal Planet, they have to work their damn pets in somehow. So they always cut to reaction shots of the pets.

    Owner: Oh well, Mr. Fluffy knew the succubus was in our house, haunting our younger daughter's room before we did. Isn't that right, Mr. Fluffy?

    Mr. Fluffy: *pic related*
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)15:37 No.13680444
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    Devil Monkey was here, idea is a good one.
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)15:38 No.13680451
    Succubus in the daughter's room? Kinky. I wish I could find some of the season on the internet.
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)15:39 No.13680463
    I keep seeing that tent as an ass and the shadow thing as the back of a head of hair
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)15:41 No.13680487
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    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)15:43 No.13680502
    I'm seriously not making this up. They had a succubus haunting the house or whatever once.

    But back to Lost Tapes. The Poltergeist, Quetzalcoatl, Lizard People (both of them), Cave Demons and Vampire ones are good episodes to watch to get a solid Network Zero feel.
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)15:43 No.13680506
    When I was a kid, I had this picture book from somewhere up around Vancouver Islands. I don't remember the title, but it was a collection of cryptids, from things like giant pike, to more bizarre things like a cross between a praying mantis and a tree, or a snake that moved by biting its tail and rolling down a hill. The mantis trees were supposed to be the source of tree stumps (When they tore themselves free after being born, they left behind a stump that looked like it had been chopped by an axe.) So as a kid looking at the side of an island that had been clear cut, it gave me the willies.

    I've got plans to use the tree mantis in a nWoD Mage game I'm running in the Northwest USA, some Silver Ladder Thyrsus working for the Forestry service notices that clear cutting seems to be taking place overnight in places that lumberjacks aren't supposed to be cutting and asks the Cabal to check it out. The first night the players spend out in the woods, the "trees" they camp near will walk away. Cue confusion upon waking up, and pants-soiling when they learn the truth of what was all around them later.

    Prelude to nWoD Revealed: Network 0 makes a big deal with the Discovery Channel to get their footage featured to increase awareness. That sounds like an endgame sort of goal of N0, getting such a well-known channel to spread the word. Discovery Channel: WERE-SHARK WEEK!
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)15:48 No.13680549

    Haunted is just A Haunting 2.0, Aka the dumbest shit on television. But you will watch it anyway.

    I learned that priests are actually useless in a demonic invasion event. This is probably because none of them have Benedictions. I'd like to see those bastards mess around with a MM with a St. Michael's Sword Benediction.
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)15:49 No.13680556
    The Wendigo episode was good too.
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)15:51 No.13680578
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    At least one of those stumps was a tree-mantis. You know it, I know it, everyone in this thread knows it.
    >> SanguineVirus !A9Cp7Bs93M 01/27/11(Thu)15:52 No.13680588
    where are you downloading them from?
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)15:54 No.13680611
    Eh, the Wendigo one was okay. Admittedly, I have a hard-on for Wendigos and cannibalism. But you totally knew that one guy was the Wendigo, and even in the end he was just a disheveled college student wearing a deer's skull. I like it a lot more when it's not a crazed kid splattered in mud wearing a mask.
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)15:57 No.13680649
    Yeah, that was the main reason I loved it. Wendigos are fucking hardcore. I played a Changeling once that was basically a Wendigo and it was great fun.
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)15:59 No.13680666
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)16:03 No.13680697
    Would others still like me to upload them?
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)16:10 No.13680754
    Does anyone have stories of them playing in a Network 0 game?
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)16:10 No.13680763
    I'm not going there! Nice try, Satan.
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)16:10 No.13680766
    Yes, in one RAR if possible
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)16:12 No.13680787
    Why not? It's seriously where I'm downloading them.

    It may be a while. My internet connection isn't the best. If this thread 404's I'll put up another thread.
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)16:13 No.13680802
    Making a joke about your post number. Cool, link bro.
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)16:14 No.13680813
    Didn't even notice that.
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)16:15 No.13680820
    Engima Corp. from Season 3 are now your NPCs.
    The chick stabbed an Aztec god. That is pure badass.
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)16:18 No.13680861
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)16:24 No.13680912
    A megaupload would be awesome
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)16:25 No.13680934
    Watch the Quetzalcoatl episode.
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)16:27 No.13680949
    Then I must find season 3 to watch. All they got on the website is season 1.
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)16:35 No.13681024
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    Most of Season 3 is on youtube, including all three episodes featuring the Enigma Corps.

    >How the hell do I type this Captcha?
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)16:36 No.13681036
    Thanks anon. Youtube didn't throw a bitch fit about it being on there?
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)16:37 No.13681053
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    >mfw I can only find season 1 and not even a torrent
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)16:38 No.13681056
    Apparently not. I watched them back in December though so they might be gone by now.
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)16:40 No.13681080
    Look here>>13680666 It let's you download separate episodes.
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)16:42 No.13681098
    Yeah, but my internet is shitastic while I am at school, so it will take some time.
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)16:50 No.13681164
    It's still up. Watching now.
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)17:27 No.13681597
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    Is a Megaupload gonna happen?
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)17:43 No.13681776
    Yes but my internet connection only gets up to about 100 kb/s because my neighbor is letting me use their internet and it's pretty far away. It takes me about 30-60 minutes to download one 19 minute episode.
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)17:44 No.13681792
    I'll bump it every so often to make sure it doesn't 404.
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)17:46 No.13681816
    Coolio, I'll check back in latter.
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)18:07 No.13682068

    Where are you getting these from? I'd rather have a torrent then watch a stream.
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)18:10 No.13682110
    see >>13680666. Not a torrent but separate avi files. I wouldn't even think about streaming on my connection.
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)18:12 No.13682123

    Ah, okay cheers.
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)18:56 No.13682666
    bumping to keep alive.
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)18:57 No.13682688
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    What is Lost Tapes, Network Zero and HtV?
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)18:59 No.13682704
    Lost Tapes is >>13680393
    HtV=Hunter the Vigil and Network 0 is a conspiracy from the cor book.
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)19:46 No.13683128
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    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)20:33 No.13683554
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    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)20:46 No.13683692
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)20:52 No.13683759
    i'll be honest with you guys

    when i look at OP's pic, i see a woman's ass with a snake sliding into it. its like a super close up, as if shes bending away from the camera so her top half is just a dim silhouette and SNAKE IN ASS

    cannot unsee? cannot unsee.
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)21:01 No.13683838
    Something similar has been said bro. Check out >>13680463
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)21:10 No.13683927

    im honestly grateful. thanks for pointing that out
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)21:28 No.13684125
    Uploading little 19 minute episodes right now. My download limit has been reached. I'll start downloading again in a few hours. What's a good concept for a Network 0 hunter?
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)23:04 No.13685209
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)23:17 No.13685304
    Record Shit and put it on Youtube is their general MO. How about a camera fanatic that films all kinds of pointless stuff, sneaking in to places where he shouldn't be and taping everything. One day while going over his old footage he notices somthing. Somthing that shouldn't exist. He brings this to the attention of the internets and finds hes not alone. Soon he goes out intentionally looking for cryptids and supernaturals, and he finds them.
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)23:17 No.13685315
    Just let the thread die you guys. I'll post a new thread when I've got everything in order.
    >> Anonymous 01/27/11(Thu)23:28 No.13685406
    Unless of course an actual discussion takes place.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/11(Fri)07:21 No.13688951
    >> Anonymous 01/28/11(Fri)08:05 No.13689150

    Currently, I'm occasionally playing in a series of linked Network Zero one-offs. We've got a recurring cast of player characters, and something approaching a plot-arc.

    First game, before the ST decided this would be a recurring thing, was just a plan to basically have the players be from "Zero-chan". Network Zero wannabes from an /x/-like imageboard who'd realised they were all fairly local and decided to go find some supernatural shit, film it, and totally get into Network Zero you guys.

    There's me, playing a paranoid conspiracy theorist, a hacker, an amateur investigative journalist, a rich private school kid and a troll who doesn't believe any of this shit and is just along to make fun of the rest of us. So we pool our money and book a few rooms in a posh, country hotel that's supposed to be haunted. It's off-season, so we've pretty much got the place to ourselves.

    We poke around a bit, but are mostly disappointed in the lack of unexplainable apparitions. The hotel's recently been done up, so we note the fancy-pants new security system and the rather nice new wi-fi network and security systems. Speaking to the staff, we find out that the most notable thing about the place are the statues, allegedly carved by a fairly rich aristocratic type back when the hotel was a home. He'd died in mysterious circumstances, apparently visiting the Freemasons after leaving them to get his occult jollies elsewhere. Obviously, this sets my character off on a frenzy of note-taking and connection-making. The statues, positioned around the gardens, were one of the few things unaffected by the renovations. So we go wandering off to take a look at these statues.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/11(Fri)08:20 No.13689226

    The first one we see is at the front of the hotel, it's a big angel-looking sort of thing. But it's not entirely... right. It's expertly carved and all, but the hand looks like it's on fire, and our emf detector goes crazy when we try to scan it. We're intrigued, but short of breaking the statue up to see what's inside, we can't really do anything. So we set off to look for the others.

    The others appear to just be normal statues, often of angelic beings, or at least impressions of angelic beings. But none of them have the same levels of strange emf readings. As we go on, we map the statues out, and find they make a pattern. Some sort of star maybe? Or a pentagram inside a pentagram?

    There is, however, a gap on our map once we locate all of the statues we've been told about. So we go off to investigate where another statue should be, and find it, overgrown by trees in a forested area. Other than that it's been weakened by the growth of plants around it, it seems to be like the rest. So we take advantage, and try and break it up to see what's inside. Nothing seems to happen when we break its hand off, except we find a strange metal inside, like a skeleton, and it's nothing any of us have ever heard of.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/11(Fri)08:21 No.13689228
    By now, it's getting dark, so we decide to head back to the hotel for dinner, and to maybe film something at night. As we're crossing the back lawn, we stumble over something in the dark. The horribly burned corpse of one of the staff. After we're done throwing up and looking away, the private school kid runs off to our rooms to get our equipment, and the journalist runs off to find some more of the staff.

    We get a call from rich boy, trying to work out what, exactly, we want from upstairs. Then he stops. He claims there's a strange glow coming from outside the room, and that he's going to investigate. He tries to creak the door open, but the handle's scalding hot. Then he starts to smell smoke. Then he decides to get the hell out of there through the window. As he tries to drop safely, he hears the door cracking open and gets the vague impression of some impossibly bright humanoid shape at the door ringed by flames. That's all he can tell us after he successfully drops a floor onto the lawn, where we meet him.

    Then the amateur journalist calls. The statue at the front of the hotel's gone.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/11(Fri)08:31 No.13689281

    We all meet up again, outside the front, as we hear screams from upstairs in the hotel. Theories are banded about, from my alien abduction theory ("Burns, bright lights, humanoid figures! It's all there! Any lost time?") to the suggestion that we really shouldn't be blinking. Eventually, a few people resolve to head back in to see what the hell's going on, shortly followed by the others. It's worth noting at this point that we have no weapons whatsoever.

    We end up in the kitchen, headed for the dining room when we hear something coming from behind us. A few people run to try and get out of the emergency exit (which was inconveniently left locked), and a couple try hiding in the fridge (brilliant plan). I hang behind, and catch a glimpse of this almost human, angelic thing wreathed in flame and light turn the corner and turn to face me, before I run like hell too. Clearly, this is not the standard abduction scenario.

    After some struggle, most of us manage to burst out of the locked exit, just in time to flee back outside away from the angel. The poor bastards stuck in the fridge, meanwhile, try to stay as quiet as possible, until that weird feeling of heat goes away.

    Outside, once we've stopped running and realised the thing isn't chasing us, we re-evaluate the situation. If we can get back into the hotel, we should be able to use their internet connection to upload our scant footage to Network Zero. And also, since this is a hotel in the Scottish Highlands, we figured they'd also have some hunting shotguns. So once again, we go into the hotel. Extra-quietly this time, and headed for reception.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/11(Fri)08:39 No.13689330

    When we get there, we manage to use the CCTV systems to find the angel again, this time it's in the basement health spa area, stalking around the swimming pool. While I struggle to get the computer to upload the cctv footage to the internet, the others run off to check the fridge, rescuing those trapped inside. We all meet back up, the hacker sets us up the footage and in a back-room, we find the locked gun-box. Then the hacker calls us up from the security area, updating us on the Angel's whereabouts. As he does this, it immediately turns and starts walking towards us. Fuck.

    Meanwhile, we struggle with the gun-box's lock. Being as I've just read guides on the internet, I'm not the best at it. We plan our escape as the Angel comes up the stairs and advances across the foyer. We keep trying the gun-box as it rounds the corner and most of us sensibly get out a back-window. The rich kid, however, stays behind and finishes unlocking the box and grabs a few shotguns and ammo.

    Now he's trapped though, as the Angel, its stone body now apparently crumbling as the white-hot Thing within takes form, advances down the corridor. He swears, then tries to run past it. He just makes it, but gets badly burned in the process. Clearly, public school sports training works.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/11(Fri)08:48 No.13689391
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    >> Anonymous 01/28/11(Fri)09:09 No.13689504

    Sorry, got a little distracted.

    So anyway, we're all outside, nursing the horribly burnt guy, when this Angelthing bursts through the wall and starts marching towards us. We scatter, and head for the car. The hacker now puts into use the thing I probably should have mentioned earlier. He hefts a pressurised fire extinguisher he picked up in the foyer and lobs it at the thing. There's an earth-shattering kaboom and a massive cloud of gas, and for a moment, we think we've won. Then, like the goddamn Terminator, it steps out of the smoke and keeps coming. We split up again, with some of us trying to hotwire our car, which is sitting out front (our keys having been left in the room, which is probably now on fire with most of the rest of the hotel), and some others running off to find the hotel's cars to steal. I manage to get the car going, remember a video I'd seen on the internet), just as we look in the rear-view mirror and see the thing right fucking there. It flips the car like it was nothing at all. The amateur journalist is knocked unconscious and I only just manage to pull her out in time to get out before the thing goes up in flames. As I'm dragging her away, I take a shot at the thing, to no effect.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/11(Fri)09:16 No.13689557
    Not sure where to download, but Amazon has the complete first season

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    This is when the others rock on up in their stolen Land Rover, opening the boot to drag the journo in. The Thing gestures, and a blast of flame hits the hacker, and he hits the floor, nearly dead. As we speed off, I just about manage to stabilise him, and we get away, the hotel burning behind us, and the Angel disappearing into the distance.

    So we all survived, some of us horribly burned beyond belief, and some of us only just recovering from their injuries. As we're meeting up again in the hacker's hospital room, the troll turns up, wearing a plaster on his finger, having only suffered one point of bashing damage.

    >his face when

    And so that was that. We all survived, the destruction of the hotel was apparently identified as a terrorist bombing (maybe someone covered it up, ooh future plot hooks) and we'd gotten some pretty sweet images and video for Network Zero. Which we were now all members of. The first of many horrors, survived despite gross ineptitude, a lack of equipment or knowledge and a general unwillingness to think seriously about what we're doing.

    Fuck yeah Network Zero.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/11(Fri)10:44 No.13690193
    Fucking amazing anon. Would like to hear more about this in the future.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/11(Fri)11:13 No.13690422

    Well there's loads more games in the same series I could talk about, but unfortunately right now I'm rather busy and will soon be heading out to work. If this thread's still here when I get back, I'll tell the one about the Thing in the abandoned subway station, and how we almost came close to winning nWoD (from Network Zero's perspective anyway).
    >> Anonymous 01/28/11(Fri)11:31 No.13690550
    Query, is Youtube the only place to see seasons 2-3? All the episodes on there seem to be people filming their TVs...
    >> Anonymous 01/28/11(Fri)11:58 No.13690681
    Playlist of Season 3:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuQ0MhYCmwE&feature=autoplay&list=PLD784A34E4A38A36E&in
    >> Anonymous 01/28/11(Fri)12:44 No.13691021
    Bumping to hear more stories.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/11(Fri)14:21 No.13691777
    We now have two things to look forward to.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/11(Fri)16:59 No.13693315

    And I'm back.

    So as I said, the plan initially was just to run the one-off ZeroChan game and leave it at that. However, when the ST decided to run it again with a mostly different group, both me and the character who played the troll were around. So he put together another game and made it a sort of sequel.

    This time round, we were the experienced Network Zero operators, getting joined by a bunch of amateurs looking to find a ghost or something. There was a trouble-making urban explorer, an alcoholic blogger (who, entirely independently had made a character with an interest in conspiracy theories and trolling), a sham "medium" who was along to get some "genuine" material to work with, and a drama student looking for inspiration for his latest role.

    Firstly, I probably ought to get the location clear. The ST likes to set things locally, for that sense of familiarity, which for us is Glasgow. However, due to some location-lawyering dicks in the past ("No really dude, there's a corner shop right there that's open 24 hours!"), these games are set in "Clyde City" which might better be defined as Glasgow (As The Plot Requires).

    Another Network Zero cell had recently gone missing, apparently after going to investigate something in a long-abandoned subway station. Their last transmission had consisted of them running away from Something, then the signal was lost. What they were looking for wasn't particularly clear.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/11(Fri)17:19 No.13693547

    The area in question, (near the Botanic Gardens if you're interested) had been suffering rolling blackouts recently. Once we'd gotten over my concerns that the blackouts might be cover for government Black-op squads, we started wandering on down to the Gardens, doing some research as we went. Seems there had been a subway station built under the gardens ages ago, but it had been long closed and abandoned to join the innumerable closed subway tunnels under Glasgow. Rumour had it that the closing had taken place after a woman had committed suicide there by jumping in front of a train. Great, we think, ghosts!

    If only it had been that simple.

    So we found the old entrance, the blogger having a brief affray with a local tramp that was concluded with the mutual exchange of alcohol, and the urban explorer handily broke in. We climbed down the ladder, and found, surprisingly, that we could go one of two ways, one of which was open, the other not. We shone a light down the gated tunnel, saw nothing and then walked down the other for a while. Finding nothing, we went back to try the locked gate. We caught a glimpse of what might have been movement, but it was gone. With the urban explorer around, not many gates stay locked for long, and we were soon tramping down the corridor when we see the body.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/11(Fri)17:33 No.13693691

    It was lying facedown in the dirt, obviously dead. It was even more obvious when we rolled the poor bastard over and saw that he just didn't have a face. Literally, no facial features, just a fleshy-coloured blank slate. Again, cue more horror and vomiting. Once that was over, a couple of us searched the body. We found a smashed pocket computer, and not much else of interest. Going to the police was discussed, but we're Network Zero man, no-one trusts the police.

    So we proceeded down the tunnel, resolving to go to the police just as soon as we were done investigating. We then came across what looked like a fairly crude painting on the subway wall. It looked something like a person, with no face. Looking at it with our new, fancy-pants Kirillian camera showed just a black void where normally there'd be some sort of aura indicating life.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/11(Fri)17:50 No.13693850

    We took a few photos of the picture, and continued on. That's when we first saw It.

    Someone was moving down the corridor towards us. Shouting did nothing to stops its advance. It kept coming until it was close enough to see properly. When we saw that it had no face. We kept filming as it came, and so concentrated were we that we barely noticed the fact that the bricks in the tunnel walls were beginning to come lose. The figure started to reach towards us, and we started backing away.

    Then shit got real.

    Bricks started flying everywhere, and bigger lumps of masonry began to tear themselves loose. Clearly we were outgunned, so we made a tactical withdrawl, filming as we went and narrowly avoiding getting smashed around by the masonry. We're almost all up the ladder when the medium gets smacked with a particularly large piece and almost drops back down, but we manage to haul him up and run like fuck out onto the streets, apparently not being followed.

    We're clearly looking the worse for wear, and a policewoman who was directing traffic on the lightless streets comes over to find out what's going on. We bluff a bit with some unbelievable story about a hit-and-run on our friend and she goes to radio for an ambulance. Then the road swallows her.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/11(Fri)18:01 No.13693981

    A hole opens up right beneath her and she falls or is pulled down, doubtless into the subway. Panic erupts as most of the group start running for a car to hotwire, but I edge closer to the hole, trying to peer over the edge with a camera which is, lightning-quick is wrestled away. I let go, but the blogger is having none of it. He leaps forward and grabs the camera, getting dragged down himself into the dark, despite my best efforts. So the rest of us decide to get the fuck out of dodge in their stolen car and head for the nearest hospital for treatment. As we leave, a sports car speeds onto the scene, but we don't see who gets out.

    Meanwhile, down the hole, the blogger gets fragmented visions of something approaching him in the dark, reaching out for his face, then impossibly bright lights, two dark figures somehow at the centre of the light and the thing disappearing, then darkness.

    Arriving at the hospital, I head off to find an internet connection to upload our footage to, as the others get medical treatment. I arrive back just in time to see an ambulance arrive, a stretcher wheeled out carrying the blogger and escorted by two people in dark suits, a man and a woman. I'm a conspiracy theorist, guess how I react?
    >> Anonymous 01/28/11(Fri)18:09 No.13694076

    Those of us who can, split up and try and make it out of the hospital before the Man and Woman in Black catch us, leaving two people bed-ridden. The man spots us, and begins to give pursuit while the woman somehow wakes up the medium. She claims she represents a law firm, Preston and Preston, and that the people she works for are very, very interested in what just happened, especially if we took any pictures. He tries to clam up, but she sighs and suddenly he's telling her everything. Except that I uploaded the pictures already, because he doesn't know. She thanks him, touches him on the head and suddenly he feels much better, but also very sleepy.

    Elsewhere in the hospital, the rest of us are by varying ways trying to get away from the Man. The urban explorer puts his free-running skills to good use and does manage to irritate the guy suitably, but somehow the Man is always right where he has to be in order to catch him, and he gets the same treatment. The drama student manages to get away by putting his acting skills to good use, and the troll and I just run as the urban explorer provides a distraction.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/11(Fri)18:18 No.13694162

    We wander around aimlessly for a while, clearly we can't go home because They know where we live. Shortly after, however, we get a call from the amateur journalist from the first game wanting to know about the footage we uploaded. We tell her what's happened and arrange a meeting in a safe place. After having made sure she wasn't followed, we met up and drove off to plan.

    The drama student was fairly easy to pick up (dohohoho), but the two in the hospital, we thought, would be more of a challenge. Disguising ourselves as medical staff, we made our way in and staged a fairly cloak and dagger rescue, complete with a plan for wheeling them out in wheelchairs. Somewhat ruined when it was clear that no-one was going to stop us and that neither of them needed wheelchairs.

    Going over the footage later, at her flat, we noticed something odd. Where we'd taken a picture of the thing coming towards us, it wasn't there. It was in the other photos, just not in one. And then we remembered that the painting on the wall had apparently disappeared when we ran back past it. And then the lights started flickering.

    And we decided it might be a good idea to leave.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/11(Fri)18:25 No.13694226

    We armed ourself with various objects, including a shitty revolver that the journalist had acquired while she went to start the car. Then the lights went out entirely. And as we went out the flat, we saw a figure at the end of the hall, coming towards us, reaching out, and felt the masonry shudder. So we went out the fire escape, which began to bend and break as we fled.

    By the time we reached the street, the journalist was nowhere to be seen, even as the dying light of the day let us see the various crashed and damaged cars around. The thing didn't appear to be following us, but when someone got the bright idea to use the Kirillian camera, we saw that same empty, lifeless void we'd seen in the painting earlier, only this time it was approaching us from beneath the street. Clearly, the thing was afraid of light, and now it was using the sewers. So we ran, again, to the end of the road where we managed to grab a taxi and ordered it to "Just drive!".

    Now we were stuck. The only way to hold the thing off appeared to be with lots of light, and with night fast approaching and the thing's apparent ability to damage and switch off electrical things, we were facing a tough situation. Until someone remembered what day it was.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/11(Fri)18:39 No.13694391
    >> Anonymous 01/28/11(Fri)18:42 No.13694419

    Off-hand, the GM had said at the start that the game was taking place on the same day as in real-life. November the 5th. Guy Fawke's Night. As is traditional, there's a big bonfire on Glasgow Green, and a fireworks display. A large source of non-electrical light, as well as a large crowd of people to be shown the truth? Perfect.

    So we head off down to the Green, pursued by the black void in the streets. Once we get there, we begin to try to move amongst the crowd and figure out our next move. Then It turns up again, moving round the edge of the bonfire glow and occasionally grabbing a passer-by and quietly dropping them. The crowd as a whole is too distracted by the display to notice.

    Not actually having a plan, we all begin to do different things. The drama student and the urban explorer sprint off to the car park to get some cars so they can blast the Thing with the headlights. The medium heads for the tent containing the fireworks. And I, with the revolver, head for the stage. It comes after me and almost catches me, it feels like my face is almost ripped off, and I take hefty aggravated damage, but I manage to break free and blunder onto the stage where important people in the city are sitting. With my disfigured face and waving a gun around, I manage to intimidate the guards into letting me take the microphone and I launch into a speech about how the government lies about everything and how the supernatural is real and look, look, it walks amongst you!

    Panic begins to break out, as the crowd sees the thing killing people and it begins to scatter. Then I say something which, in-character, made some perverse sense, but out-of-character seemed utterly insane. "Everyone, take a picture, tell your friends, spread the word!".

    I tell everyone to take a picture of the murderous spirit-thing that we've almost certainly established can use representations of itself to manifest. Brilliant.
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    >> Anonymous 01/28/11(Fri)19:01 No.13694649

    Elsewhere, the medium bluffs his way past the security at the fireworks tent. Inside, he finds a cornucopia of fireworks, including (thanks to spending a point of willpower) a very big red one. He shouts out that there's a fire in the tent in order to get everyone to clear away, then starts to carry armfuls of fireworks out. Our two aspiring car-jackers, have gone for the taxi we came in, and a big tour bus. The taxi's insides are covered in blood, and the faceless corpse of the taxi driver, but otherwise, it's fine, and the urban explorer easily starts it going. The bus takes a little more effort, at least until the drama student finds the keys inside the glove-box. Both of them set off driving towards the stage, through the rapidly dispersing crowd.

    Meanwhile, the thing's advanced upon the stage and the stage somehow lifts in order to slide me down towards it. I unload the revolver into it, and it seems like I've hurt the thing, until my face flashes over its and several bullet wounds open up on my chest and I pass out, having regained my face. At this point, the cavalry arrives, and in a flash of the headlights, the thing's gone. Until someone notices it at the back of the bus, advancing towards the drama student, who somehow pretends not to be aware and terrified out of his mind. The others gather up sparklers and ring the bus with them, hopefully trapping the thing inside. At the last minute, he leaps out of the bus, the blogger and the others throw a bunch of fireworks in, then light the Big Red One and lob it in. There's a catastrophic explosion, and then everything's quiet.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/11(Fri)19:03 No.13694678
    The first people to arrive on scene turn up in a fancy sports car and happen to be wearing dark suits. Fuck. The cell are too tired to try running, and the People In Black are clearly not in the mood to be fucked with this time. They deploy their sleeping magic on everyone bar me, who's unconscious anyway.

    And that would be the end of that, had I not woken up in the back of the police van they were transporting us back to the hospital in, and made a call on my mobile.

    A day or so later, we all leave hospital, remembering nothing except that maybe we went to see the fireworks display or something? The news is saying there was some sort of explosion, guess that must have us that got caught up in that. Until I get home, and find I've got a message on my answering machine...
    >> Anonymous 01/28/11(Fri)19:12 No.13694803

    And so that was that.

    This was the first game that was really meant to be part of an ongoing campaign, and it introduced our friends at Preston and Preston, who might be showing up again shortly.

    It also shows, I think, how Network Zero games can differ from regular Hunter games. Some Network Zero characters, like mine, aren't necessarily interested in hunting and destroying monsters. They're interested in Getting the Truth Out. Accidentally spreading a horrible murderous spirit across the internet, making it practically impossible to find and properly eliminate could almost be seen as a win for Network Zero. No way that They can cover this one up fully, though they did make a damn good attempt. It's always going to be out there, on hundreds of thousands of hard drives, circulated as a viral email ("Hey check out this totally creepy pic!") and on places like /x/. It'll be out there murdering people, spreading the truth and acting as a massive recruitment drive for Network Zero.

    Despite the massive bodycount, we very nearly achieved our goals. At least by my character's reckoning, and a few others. And so was set the ground for a split that might well destroy us all, between the people who are more interested in saving people and destroying monsters, and the people who are more interested in getting the truth out there.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/11(Fri)19:15 No.13694839
    Amazing! Is that archive worthy?
    >> Anonymous 01/28/11(Fri)19:21 No.13694900
    Yes. Do it now.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/11(Fri)19:32 No.13695003

    Well, if you're interested, then I'd be able to tell a few more stories of how the games I've played in have gone. Not tonight though, it's getting late and I'm working in the morning. If this thread's still around then, I'll try and write up a few more, otherwise, I'll maybe start a new thread.

    Glad you guys liked them though.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/11(Fri)19:34 No.13695024
    >> Anonymous 01/28/11(Fri)20:43 No.13695867
    does anyone have more shit like this? i saw some /x/ worthy shit like the fallen angel thing on youtube, but nothing as brix shittingly good lately. and i dare not ask on /x/ due to the /x/treme faggotry that takes place there.
    >> Anonymous 01/29/11(Sat)00:18 No.13697990
    OP here, the uploading isn't doing to well. When an error stops occuring I'll get it to you. While you wait here is a link to a special that's similar to Lost Tapes but deals with werewolves. Enjoy: http://froggyflix.blogspot.com/2010/09/werewolves-dark-survivors.html#more
    >> Anonymous 01/29/11(Sat)00:19 No.13698008
    /x/ is pretty faggy. It seems like a lot of them haven't seen it or didn't like it because it's "staged"...well no shit, you'd have to be an idiot to take it seriously.

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