RPG system: LARP
Participants: 60 players
Sinking Ship Creations
|✏️||Ryan A. T. Hart|
The Future Ain't What It Used To Be
It’s New York City, 15 minutes in the future. Humanity’s taken the next steps: we put that chip in your head to make you smarter, that plug in your stomach to make you thin, and the drugs in your system to keep you going. People are becoming more than human. And nothing’s getting any better.
You had a job once. You had student debt, a credit card, a life. You also experienced an insatiable itch; you knew something more was going on. Everyone always thought you were a conspiracy nut, one of the tinfoil hat crew that thought the same people who faked the lunar landing pulled off the 9/11 job. And then you saw Them. Maybe it was on some ancient message board from the early days of the internet, or maybe it was hidden code in a virus you dismantled. Maybe it was just someone at the end of a bar at 4 AM. You don’t know who They are, or how you knew what to look for, but you saw Them. You knew at once: there’s a truth beyond this world of concrete and neon. Something bigger. Something above all this.
So They came for you. You got revoked - a “technological death” where They kill your identity and see how long the rest of you makes it. They took your life: your parents and spouse and job and dog, all gone. No credit, no place to live. You should have died, but you didn’t. Instead you fell off the grid and found others like you. All of you have been searching for the same thing, even if none of you know what that is yet. It’s easy to say that you’re chasing the white rabbit, but you haven’t even found the rabbit hole yet.
What you all have, beyond the shadow of a doubt, is a single word: Ascension. Somewhere between an urban legend and a fool’s hope, it’s your only way out of this hellhole. It’s the truth you glimpsed that got you revoked. It’s the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. It’s what’s beyond the rabbit hole.
Now it’s all crashing down. Those that revoked you are coming tonight to finish the job. You’ve got 3 choices: die, escape, or figure this ascension thing out fast.
Welcome to the last night of Project Ascension. Hope you make it.
7. - 8. October 2022, New York, United States