Voidheart Symphony: Kill or Cure

This is a run of Voidheart Symphony, a PbtA game of urban horror and psychonautic rebellion by Minerva McJanda of UFO Press. This session will be a four-hour one-shot using the Kill or Cure quickstart rules. General sign-ups will be available in 72 hours time (August 17th). We will be using Zoom for our session. This session will be recorded, and may be released on Youtube with the consent of all participants.

The MacGregor Clinic is deeply sick.

Patients vanish into shady drug trials.

Scalpel-fingered monsters haunt nurses’ dreams.

A nightmare realm hides behind the clinic’s mirrors.

Diagnose the clinic and purge its sickness in Kill or Cure.

Voidheart Symphony is a game about a group of rebels fighting back against oppression, infiltrating and disrupting The Castle, a mystical/psychic construct which empowers the cruel and selfish and helps them hold onto their power. You will alternate tense investigations in a hostile city, and feats of superhuman power in the psychic shadow-realm of The Castle. In this one-off session, you will be focusing on the abuses of Dr. Gardner at the MacGregor clinic.

Content Warnings: Voidheart Symphony is a game set in a world similar to our contemporary one, with a dark shadow realm. It focuses in particular on fighting back against oppression, and as such themes of marginalisation, exploitation, and oppression are central to the game. Kill or Cure is a scenario about the ways the medical establishment punishes, marginalises and ignores those on the fringes of society. To that end, it carries a content warning for: medical procedures (injections, surgery, IV drips, etc), medical malpractice, ableism, violation of bodily autonomy, gatekeeping, abuse of power, institutional bigotry and invasion of privacy. We will have a discussion on tone and content before the game begins, as well as establishing Lines & Veils to provide a comfortable play experience. This game will take place under the Gauntlet Community Code of Conduct and the safety tools Script Change and X-Card will be in use. I will aim to get in touch with participants through either the Gauntlet Slack or email a week in advance of the game to confirm attendance and provide play materials.

Sign Up Here Saturday, August 28, 2021 6:30 PMSaturday, August 28, 2021 10:30 PM

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