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ViewScream, 2nd Edition

ViewScream, 2nd Edition

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ViewScream is a live-action game designed for play using video-chat or audio-chat software (such as Skype, Google Hangouts, Roll20, or Discord).

NOTE: The game is formatted as a zip file, which contains a 56-page PDF rulebook, 15 adventures in PDF form, 82 PNG overlays (translucent images to alter your appearance when playing via Google Hangouts), and two MP3 files (used with scenarios that have a time limit).

Three to five players assume the roles of desperate people trapped in a world of high-tech horror: crew members going insane aboard a damaged starship; scientists in research labs, hunted by their own creations; or futuristic data-thieves on the run from soulless security drones.

The characters are separated by quantum anomalies, hostile xenomorphs, or tentacled horrors beyond human comprehension -- and they need to work as a team in order to survive. Since they can't reach one another in person, these characters must communicate by using viewscreens throughout the ship (just as the players communicate via video-chat software).

A typical game session lasts 60-90 minutes.

Will you betray your shipmates? Will you work with them, even though some of them may be guilty of horrific crimes? What happened to the rest of the crew? How many minutes do you have before it happens to you, too? Can you escape, or will someone find your mangled corpse floating in the void?

ALSO AVAILABLE -- VIEWSCREAM 2020

Ten new scenarios for ViewScream 2E, including Battleship Carolina (the last flight of a ragtag fleet), Final Voyage of the Gaslight (a bit of steampunk farce), Gates of Flesh, Keys of Bone (body horror in space), and Under the Influencer (a twisted biopunk story).

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ALSO AVAILABLE -- VIEWSCREAM: DISTANCE

Ten new scenarios for ViewScream 2E, including Born of Blood (a gathering of the Vampire Council), Humans and Other Toys (a desperate attempt to stop the kaiju menace once and for all), Lights, Camera, Arson (sidekicks try to save superheroes from nefarious villains), and Martyrs in the Rue Morgue (an audio-only adventure about ghost hunters trapped in a haunted house).

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Paul R October 12, 2020 4:44 am UTC
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Is there anything to help with creating your own characters and scenarios? I'm a bit worried about replayability of the scenarios.
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Rafael C October 22, 2020 3:11 pm UTC
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Good question! There is a template: a text file that you can fill in when creating your own scenario. It's included with "ViewScream: Distance." Distance is an expansion that includes new scenarios, two of which are audio-only.
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/312661/ViewScream-Distance
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Richard Q November 21, 2018 9:15 pm UTC
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What are the differences from 1e?
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Rafael C April 25, 2020 12:09 am UTC
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This version has a GM (the player controls a character called "Bridge," who serves as a game facilitator). The rules have been tightened up, to make it easier for players to get into character (without tracking individual locations). Also, the game has gone from strictly 4 players to accommodating groups of 3, 4, or 5.
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Richard Q May 09, 2020 7:41 am UTC
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Erm, thank you (?). :)
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Brian S August 08, 2018 12:00 am UTC
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Mike I January 16, 2018 5:33 pm UTC
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IF I bought the 1st edition, is there enough here to recommend I buy this newer version?
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Rafael C April 25, 2020 12:10 am UTC
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I took too long to answer this (very sorry), but now the game is free, so I say go for it.
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This title was added to our catalog on July 05, 2016.