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Memento Mori Theatricks has become a sponsor of Infrno, supporting their game InSpectres as the kind of game that is perfect for play in this environment. It is fast-paced, player-driven, rules-light, and requires little or no prep time on the part of a GM.
We are playing InSpectres to see how we can best integrate it into Infrno, to provide users with an optimal play experience!
Tonight's episode will involve the investigation of the disappearance of a Korean shop-owners wife…
And now, for the Santa Monica Franchise of Inspectres:
1. How big is your franchise? How long have you been in operation?
The Inspectres Santa Monica office is 1 of 8 in the greater LA area. It's been in operation for 34 months.
2. Are you the Main Office? An established franchise? A start-up operation?
The West Hollywood office is the SoCal regional headquarters. This office was the 3rd to open in the region. The Santa Monica office is not new, but not nearly as seasoned as the 17-year in-service West Hollywood office.
3. Where is your franchise located? How many people work there?
Santa Monica Blvd and 6th. Small footprint, 12 people, occupying the half of the 3rd floor of a class B, 5-floor office building. A key is needed for the bathroom.
4. Who runs the show? A board of directors or the agents themselves?
Thadeus Maximorte is our local chapter director. He is short in stature, and large in attitude. His afro dreads are notoriously filthy. His ability to sniff out paranormal activity is relatively good.
5. Do investors privately fund it or did you all max out your credit cards?
Funded by nefarious corporate entity... Microsoft.
6. What does your franchise look like? What amenities does it feature?
Used furniture, hand-me downs from Malibu estate sales. While used, most are wonderfuly nice pieces, resulting in quite an ecletic mix of stately desks and Danish Modern chairs, filled out with Ikea snap-together shelves. The kitchen consists of 4 microwaves, each designated for a specific food group, as Thadeous is a militant, if uninformed, foody. The hotplate is only for hot chocolate. The full-size fridge is full of leftover Chinese take-out from the Quicky Noodle downstairs. It has not been cleaned in the 34 months this office has been in operation. It was probably not cleaned before it's arrival from a Malibu estate sale. There is a haunted espresso machine, and it only makes decaf Mexican Coffee. And any coffee maker the staff brings in to try to rectify this problem spontaneously combusts upon crossing the threshold into the parking lot. Anyone attempting to bring coffee into the office discovers that said coffee has been transformed into decaf Mexican coffee the minute is crosses the office threshold. Other offices in the building are asking awkward questions - and will no longer share coffee with the staff.
7. Are you the only InSpectres franchise in the area? Are there any competitors?
Lots. And competition is fierce. We have stolen much business from the other greater SoCal franchises, but the West Hollywood office is easily the toughest match. Their office is quite nice. Their haunted espresso machine only makes Irish Coffee.
8. What kinds of gear do you have access to? What do you use for transportation?
We have access to just about any gear we need, although it is often untested or used and not maintained very well... archive of tech is an area this branch is still trying to staff.... They assigned the guy in marketing to manage the "inventory." The 'gear guy' aspires to being Q, but comes across as Mr Bean. The arsenal has pretty much anything, but nobody really knows where it is or how it works. It's kind of the "grab bag" of gadgetry.
9. Do you have a specialty (ghosts, vampires, demons, crypto-zoology)?
Food-related incidents are a definitive specialty. We have never lost a catering case.
Characters are agents of InSpectres, an organization dedicated to helping people solve problems of a mystical or supernatural nature. However, they are also being filmed for their own reality show, so things can get very whacky as the characters begin to reveal things about themselves – and others – as they get unadulterated alone time with the camera!
Style of play
InSpectres is heavily driven by the players. The GM is there to help keep pacing and portray the setting and supporting characters.
Thus, this is a tough question, because it all depends on the mood of the players!