what you need to play Bluebeard's Bride with me (and potentially @signalstation ) if you're interested in feminine gothic horror:
you do not need to have a working familiarity with the rules, dice, or any knowledge of the game or system
You DO need to have the desire to play a feminine horror game, though
@Canageek the mental fortitude is fair, but do not thing you have to meet some arbitrary standard of experience or quality of RP
@maenad Nah, but that is the type of game that REALLY benefits from deep immersion and I don't trust myself with that. I've run to many horror games where one player cracked a joke and the mood was gone all evening. With Cthulhu when I sense that has happened I can switch it to a pulpy light comedy game and have a good evening, which doesn't work for most horror
You're probably selling yourself short. Also, immersion isn't a soap bubble. If it breaks, it can come right back, so long as the players want it to. It's more important to play with people you trust to share your goals for the session, than anything else.
With BBB: jokes are going to happen. Tension has to break occasionally. But then we go right back and can go deeper 'cause we're re-fortified. Like whales gulping air, then diving.
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