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Tone and Themes

Themes and Style

Reunion is a game about mysteries, small town-weirdness and the hidden supernatural. There'll be big themes of fate, predestination and the nature of freedom.

Over the course of the game, the players will explore and uncover hidden truths about the world they thought they knew, break laws they didn't know existed and push boundaries like never before. Players should be aware that their characters may have pre-existing connections with other characters of which they are currently unaware.

Reunion is a relatively tight game, and players will get the most out of it if they directly engage with the core plot and themes. In addition, players may find that their actions get wrapped up in a wider whole even if they thought they were doing their own thing. Player versus player conflict is expected to form part of this game, but we don't anticipate a high character turnover.


Reunion is a game of mystery, small-town weirdness and the hidden supernatural. To get a sense of the feeling we're going for, check out these shows:

  • The Lost Room
  • The Booth at the End
  • Lost
  • Fringe
  • Dr Strangelove

Or these books:

  • Last Call by Tim Powers
  • House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
  • A Madness of Angels by Kate Griffin
  • Kraken and The City and The City by China Mieville
  • Unknown Armies by John Tynes and Greg Stolze
  • The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper

Acceptable Topics

As per the Society CAT policy, The following topics will potentially occur “on-screen” or be directly referenced during sessions in Reunion:

  • Consensual sexual contact
  • Extreme violence
  • Extreme gore
  • Torture
  • Mind Control or other means of removing agency
  • Discrimination based on nationality

The following themes could be included in player backgrounds, or may be obliquely referred to.

  • Miscarriage and Stillbirth
  • Eating Disorders
  • Slavery
  • Self-Harm

We are not happy to include:

  • Genital Mutilation
  • Forced abortion
  • All other themes of real-world discrimination
  • All the themes prohibited under Appendix A of the CAT policy
tone_or_themes.txt · Last modified: 2015/10/02 13:13 by gm_peter