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Deliria: Session Five: Special Snowflakes

Players - Characters:
Emma - Ruthie
Russell - Dave
Chris - Floyd
Watson - Alistair
Jack - Kinkaid
Erica - Alexa
Jasse - Mel

Problem: Young female musicians are going missing after signing a contract with Sound Tapestry. The owner of Sound Tapestry is a man named Blue. He has blue hair.

This was our fifth session of Deliria and by now, most players had settled into the slightly railroaded reality that Gedeny, their boss (see Rube in Dead Like Me) was an offhandish man that didn't give them much more than a basic sentence or news story. The rest, really, was up to the clerks to figure out.

This week, Gedney handed them a missing poster. As usual, the clerks were off exploring different avenues of investigation and intrigue, resulting in hilarity, cleverness and eventually, one very frustrated player. But more on that later.

I watched and took notes on character behaviour vs player behaviour, social scenarios within the game and outside of the game, and for the first time, began exam…