PBF: The Dreaming Ward

I’m planning to run this, starting maybe next week. There will be pregens, I’m tweaking them. It’s written for 4-6 players but I may be able to handle more in PBP. I already have a couple of players, let me know if you’re interested.

The Dreaming Ward takes place in the psychiatric ward of a university hospital, during January 1926. The investigators are seeking psychiatric advice in dealing with sleep disorders. Horrifying dreams, relating to an assortment of traumas or odd occurrences, have been disrupting their sleep. After hearing of dream therapy studies at the University, the investigators have applied to attend sessions there. The head of the psychiatric ward, Dr. Randall Thorne, believes he might be able to help them.

Current players:
@RogerBW - author
@EliScrubbs - doctor
@Asydic - antiquarian
@Naith - dilettante
@Suz - journalist

At this stage there’s still room for a couple more to jump in.


Is this how people do the thing? Im not adept at forum

You do appear to have successfully posted, which I assume was the plan.

so do we just keep replying? theres no “threads” and stuff?

Welcome to the forum @EliScrubbs !

There’s lots of ways to structure these, but the thread is the most common!

You can hit “reply” on a specific post to reply to it and get a sort of sub-thread going.

And if you highlight some text

you’ll get the option to Quote it, like this

Welcome, @EliScrubbs! (I am a fellow player as well as the owner of this board.)

If you get a chance, I’d recommend the new user tutorial (you should have got instructions on that when you signed up). Also I’ve just posted How to drive Discourse with some links you may find useful. The ultra-short version is that HTML works, BBCode works, Markdown works, clicking on the icons in the editor works.

We can have more topics if needed (for that matter, given the nature of the game we may well also have private messages at some point). For that matter moderators can split topics.

If you make sure you’re “Tracking” or “Watching” the thread (drop-down at the bottom of the page) it’ll notify you when there are new posts.

Can I take that as a sign-up? :smiley:

I’m sorry, I thought I already had!

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Just checking!

Hey Shim o/

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Hullo hullo!

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Welcome! Tekelites, these are two of my regular players (Necropolitans and Hell’s Rebels for any enthusiasts)


Hi new people!


yeah Jaal from Necro and the GM from Hell’s Rebels

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A downright strange campaign, that. Great fun to listen, though.


I’m forever grateful to Naith for putting up with Mal’s antics :smile:


I have listed the six pregens on another thread, to keep this one less cluttered. Please pick one and post here. Gender, ethnicity etc. is up to you - the doctor is of Japanese heritage in the original (hence the language).

I quite fancy author, or ex-constable, but will be happy with anything.

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I like the look of the Dilettante, the Journalist and the doctor. Slight preference to dilettante cause of

talk your way into any trouble you want