It’s a beautiful day in paradise, Lanai Island in Hawaii.
You’re at (or near) the Manele Bay resort on Hulopo’E Beach sitting on the south side of the island.
The resort is having a rare party today with a far lower fee than would usually be required to use their facilities, drawing in a larger and more diverse crowd than usual. Many people are coming over from their homes, hotels, or cruise ships on the other islands for the day.
Some of course would also have rooms there
There is a lot to enjoy: The pool with its hot tubs.
The dinning area, normally fairly formal, has been replaced with a dance floor. The DJ is trying their best to gracefully blend between slow dances, to pop, to techno, to local music.
There is also some poker and of course all the bars are active. Pool tables and dart boards are set up. And a side area has karaoke.
To the north of the hotel are woods and quite trails. To the south east is the beautiful beach. Full of people sunbathing, body boarding, sailing, swimming and so on.
To the south west the beach gives way to taller and taller cliffs, getting to have quite some height by the golf course there.
Most players should ideally be in the main building where the bulk of the party is (the red number one below)
1 main building
2 fitness and activity center car rentals
3 conference center also has number of museum like displays
4 golf course clubhouse
5 Maintenance and infirmary building
7 and 6 guest wings with “normal” hotel rooms with wonderful balconies
8 private villas
9 golf course groundskeeper shed
The weather is perfect this afternoon. Warm and breezy with only a few white clouds in the sky. and the locals and staff you’ve met have been so friendly, what could spoil such a night?
Initially, and for a little while, everything is “normal”. You can do what you’d like. But I’d advise having some fun and meeting some other players.
And again, this is a fictionalized version of the location, but I hope the visuals aid in understanding the area and communicating actions.
On posting and problem solving.
There is a dice based mechanic behind this game as opposed to me just deciding things. However it isn’t meant to overly stifle you. Within reason you can add NPCs to talk to, or find things that would be expected in a room and so on. Karma, as described in the sign in thread, can be used to tweak things if you think it improves the story, and might be taken if you overstep, use OOC knowledge or something like that.
Dice might determine how effective your actions ultimately are. Or how well you notice other things or fend off an ambush etc.
I may elaborate here if that’s clear as mud.
I’m always trying to be welcoming to new players. So feel free to PM me if you’re having any problems. Your posts don’t have to be elaborate and long. Though optimally you wouldn’t be putting out one-liners either. If you feel your post is short consider elaborating on the scene, or what your player is feeling or thinking.
Players have a habit of locking up in dangerous situations if the way forward isn’t clear. I’ll try and help with that. However in order to prevent things from locking up, if you haven’t posted or PMed me for four days time advances, which could be bad. Also I may give a little bonus to dice rolls if you respond quickly.
In any case hopefully you all find this fun and ultimately challenging.