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Author Topic: [Dirty Secrets] Hospitals are dangerous  (Read 2875 times)
Christoph Boeckle
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« on: December 25, 2007, 11:13:07 AM »

So this is a humorous observation on my three times playing the game.

Each time, I play, there is a Violence scene in a hospital. Always because the investigator had been dealt two or three violence points on a previous scene and twice the assault is upon the investigator herself (the other time another Character gets collateral damage and the investigator is left unscathed). Each time I played, the investigator was a woman.

First time, one Character attempts to finish off the investigator at hospital.
Second time<deserving a treatment in case of bad hurts...

How many times have people around here had similar scenes?

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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2007, 09:53:04 AM »

Harboring some deep-seated insecurity about the health care system, Christoph?  (I kid!  I kid!)  Seriously, though, I'd be curious if your fellow players had any thoughts on this.

As I recall, we've had a couple hospital scenes that I can recall, but mostly they were post-Violence recovery scenes without really having any Violence of their own.

That said, the last couple of times that I've been at the emergency room, I've thought about setting a Dirty Secrets game in a hospital.  This was especially triggered by seeing the police standing guard outside a room in the ER.  Someone was obviously hurt while being arrested.

Just think about all the people that come through a hospital, especially an emergency room.  The possibilities are diverse.  Plus, at least here in the United States, hospitals are huge.  Maybe not quite a city within a city, but still, there's all those miles of hallways, with people coming and going.  Empty side passages, maintenance corridors, little closets in the middle of nowhere.

Yeah, now I'm getting all jazzed for this idea....
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Christoph Boeckle
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2007, 07:53:42 AM »

It's true that I hate taking medicine, but I know I'd be in good hands (my mum is a nurse). Plus hospitals tend to be small, except for a few exceptions, thus rather "human" for the patient.
Do tell us about your hospital oriented session, by all means, if you get to play it!

I wonder if there's this idea that when at hospital, someone will be really defenceless and that it's the best time to hit them. Which of course has no systemic backup in Dirty Secrets.
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Christoph Boeckle
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2008, 07:52:51 AM »

Some more data on the topic. I spent a week with French friends and played twice:
Once with three guys (including me) and one girl as Investigator: sex in the only hospital scene, narrated with much panache by the Investigator.
Once with two guys (one of which was Investigator, not me) and the same girl: only a little hospital scene, neither murder nor sex.

The Investigator never took 3 points of violence.

Is it something cultural? More on that in the upcoming months!
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