So, we've heard quite a bit about The Upgrade! at Dreamation
, but not much about the other jeepform games played at Dreamation. I figured maybe I'd get the ball rolling here about them.
I played in Night of Nights with Alexander Newman & Jason Morningstar. The setup: two people from very different worlds would cross paths for only one amazing night, and then never again meet. I played Max, a well-to-do 20-year-old college student. Jason played Klara, a 30-something lower-class prostitute. Alexander played the GM, working to cause strife in the night of these two would-be lovers.
The game really threw me out of my comfort zone there, and I think was a bit therapeutic for me as I had been trying to get my head out of such a hardcore mechanics-focused design mindset but was previously unable to. Partly due to misunderstanding an experimental mechanic Tobias had us try, and partly due to our own story game damage to constantly seek out conflict, the game was less about romance and more about a somber comedy of errors involving an unlikely romance. The game culminated into a great scene where the romantic overtones were dropped -- instead of lovers, they became very good friends...for just a night.
That was my first jeepform game, and I'm not sure if I was thrown into the deep end, metaphorically-speaking, or not. I know that I had to pick up on some cues Jason gave me that I intellectucally understand but haven't been trained to immediately pick up on. (In order words, I've never done improv.) There was some awkwardness in that, I think, as well as other elements of that game.
I've love to hear more about the other jeepform games there!