Way Down in the Locust Grove is a branching visual novel about six college kids playing the horror RPG Deimos in the woods. Instead of rolling dice to succeed, players pull from a Genjaku tower (a game quite similar to another famous wooden block pulling tower game). If the tower falls, the player's character dies. Who will survive the night?
-Branching paths. Each player has a different Genjaku skill level.
-Sacrifice characters to save others. Everyone will not survive.
-Do not break character. The strength of storytelling is in the participant's conviction.
The "everyman" with an honest face. The kind of person everyone turns to as the final arbiter. Dwells on the past to unhealthy levels. A fan of monster movies, he builds practical effects.
The genius son of the wealthiest family in town, Duane is torn between his status and ethnicity as a black Native Indian. Intelligent and introspective but prone to fits of anxiety. Lost his arm in an accident, he produces and finances student films.
Japanese-American girl, she lives with her father who runs an international grocery. First to fight and fiercely loyal, Beatrix pushes herself and others to excel but is her own worse critic. She lost her eye in an accident but doesn't think she needs two to be better than you.
Unassuming, inatentive, and flighty, Cassandra is often underestimated. But with an eidetic memory she takes note of every minor detail making her a natural born investigator. Often frustrates people with her uncouth behavior.
A child star since she was two, Alimaea is on break to live the life of a normal college student. She always sees the best in people making her gullible to a fault but few people are as patient and compassionate. She works with Duane on community outreach programs in between avoiding the press.
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Loud, boisterous, and athletic, Terry would be the stereotypical jock if he wasn't so damn nice. Excels at everything without trying. Terry can't stand to be alone, a quirk that frustrates some who want to ditch him but he's just so damn nice!
Note: The RPG is based on the very good [url=https://dreadthegame.wordpress.com/abou ... -the-game/]Dread[/u]. I recommend you check it out. I changed the name of the block tower game because I don't want to advertise a multi-million dollar company for them.