ODyLE

Author(s):Jonathan Kindness
Game EMail:jkind14 AT gmail DOT com
GM(s):
Jonathan "Anne Hedonia" Kindness    jkind14 AT gmail DOT com
Morgan Ong    ongmorgan AT gmail DOT com
Organization:Happier Far Productions
Male Characters:Min: 0 / Max: 0
Female Characters:Min: 0 / Max: 0
Neutral Characters:Min: 6 / Max: 6
Total Characters: Min: 6 / Max: 6
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ODyLE (The Omniscient Dynamic Lucid-dreaming Environment - pronounced "Odd-ill") is a virtual reality system, of sorts, designed to counteract the damaging psychological effects of deep stasis in prolonged space travel. After years of planning, design, failure, and triumph, it is ready for its first fully operational test run. ODyLE allows a number of users to experience a shared dream, interacting much as they would in real life and keeping the neural pathways crucial for healthy social interaction working. The shared dream is created from an amalgam of its users' perceptions of the world, including spaces, memories, and people.

This game consists of a series of scenes in and out of the ODyLE dream state, beginning with a gathering of scientists and their friends and family in celebration of the upcoming test. You may find your game experience and character fluctuating greatly throughout the night, and should expect to test the limits of your ability to politely coexist with your colleagues and loved ones.

Inspired by the psycho/existential space thrillers of yore (Solaris, 2001, etc.), ODyLE is an intimate and often surreal look at the strain of human interaction and conflicting (mis)perceptions.

As a final note - all characters in this game are written as gender neutral, and thus any combination of romantic orientations in present and past relationships is possible, and casting will not accommodate requests in this area (though some characters have no romantic relationships). If this makes you uncomfortable, I recommend against playing. Due to a generally adult tone, this game is for players age 16 and older.


Kindness, Jonathan

Ong, Morgan