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With her daughter in college, and working alongside cameraman Ben Chapman, a deeply private ex—Navy SEAL, Alix revels in the risks and whirlwind pace of her work. But her latest assignment puts her at the center of an explosive story that will reshape many lives, including her own: investigating damning allegations involving the Vice President of the United States, Tony Clark. Nope — that would spoil the fun. Besides, not knowing what comes next is one of the most basic fears we have. What happens if I do [thing that goes completely against the rules of the game]?
Honestly, these kinds of questions baffle me. Never-ever-recovering-from-it bad. Bringing a partner will at best— again — simply cause the ritual not to work, and at worst, cause something terrible and irreparable to occur. This question is actually a little complicated, mostly because it depends what you want to get out of the ritual.
My understanding is that when games ask for your name, it should be your true name — whatever that means for you. However, when you ask whether it would be safer to use one name over another… well, this is where what you want to get out of the ritual comes into play. If you want the ritual to work , use your true name. If you want to stay safe , use a different name. You get the thrill of having tried it, but without the danger of actually having to survive all the scary stuff.
What if two or more groups or individuals call upon the same entity from the same game at the exact same time in different locations? You know all those stipulations in the rules for various games that note how you can tell if a ritual has failed? This might be one of the reasons why — the entity in question might be occupied elsewhere.
This is a very interesting thought! Is it the case that certain rituals just require different things, or can be interrupted by certain technologies? Or does it depend on the type of spirit being contacted?
Or something else entirely? Good point! Think of it as if you were attempting to communicate with an earthly being, as opposed to a noncorporeal one: You know how some people would rather text or email than actual talk on the phone? Same deal.
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My sense is that those in the Otherworld, the beyond, etc. What if the thing I wish for is a person? Does that count as a non-material desire? The relationship will manifest eventually, in whatever form you wished for it to be. Do you have to do this one alone, or can there be other people in the car with you? The Answer Man :. Can we play this game in broad daylight with all windows open and sunlight coming in?
Can there be other people around in the place where this ritual is taking place? Would there ever be a chance that the Answer Man hangs up on you, not vice versa? Then you can probably expect to lose your head at some point in the future.
The price of failure is steep. Instead of destroying the phone, can we just destroy or remove the SIM card or battery? Can you Google the answers to the questions the Answer Man asks to ensure you answer correctly? Or can you have a friend Google the answers for you, which you can then relay to the Answer Man? The Apex :. What if you die from something other than the Apex? I mean, on one level, the bigger the Herd, the more people the Apex will have to hunt, which means that your individual chances of survival might increase if the Apex is occupied by tons of other people, it might be easier for you to slip by unnoticed.
How long does the Apex remain after the 24 hours are up? And where does it go when it does leave? When the 24 hours are up, however, its hunting period ends, so I assume it goes back to wherever its lair is to rest. Best leave the forest immediately, though, in case it decides to hang around a little longer.
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Bed of Sorrow :. You either have to close the door and proceed, or leave. Whatever worry, grief, or woe you were suffering beforehand will return at the same intensity you experienced it before. The game is a temporary salve, not a permanent fix. What happens if you fall off the bed, but your eyes are still closed? Is it still considered a losing condition, or can I hop back in the bed with no negative side effects? Steps 7 through 9 say not to talk to anyone or anything. For example, if you frequently pass through the area where the abandoned house is, and you just happen to pass by the house or be near it, would it count as returning?
You never know what kind of residual energy might remain after a failed attempt. You can drive. You can walk.
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You can get home however you like, as long as you neither look back nor speak as you do so. The Binoculars Game :. If a window is blocked off — say, by an air conditioner — does it till count and do I still have to use it? Can you accidentally initiate the ritual?
If, say, you go to sleep at 8pm and wake up at pm naturally? The Candles Game :. Another commenter suggested hanging a sheet over the doorframe, which sounds like a pretty good solution to me. Just make sure whoever places the candles for you keeps the ones in rooms like this away from the doorway — the last thing you want is a breeze wafting the sheet into a lit candle. See: General. Why the ceiling? What would happen if I faced the floor or somewhere with my eyes closed? Hence, the ceiling.
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To make it through unscathed. Think of it like a badge of honor. What if I finish the game and knock on the door to my bedroom, but I hear noises? I kind of think that classifies as cheating. If I have any candles sitting around my house as decoration that are not part of the game, should I remove them? I would. La Cegua :. Does the hair have to be naturally black, or could you use hair that has been dyed black? Is it dangerous to leave her an offering of sentimental value, or an offering I made myself?
Channel Infinity :. Stay put.
You, uh… might be stuck for a while. You might try closing the door and repeating the previous step. And, really this is a note for almost all of these games and rituals: Make damn sure you want to play it before you begin. Some of them have procedures that will allow you to abort the ritual; not all of them do, though. I have a seven-year-old sister. Or into any games or rituals, for that matter.
Consenting adults is one thing; children, especially very small ones, is something else. Will the toy disappear in the end? Will you get it back, or does she take it and keep it forever? The Closet Game :. Good question.