When Debbie talked about why she wasn't that enthused about continuing with the Games of Nonchalance, she described her experience as "creepy". And there's plenty of creepiness going on. A few weeks back, I played in a live event for the game. The backstory involved two secret societies in conflict. The players had found a contact with one society. But it gets creepy: during the course of that event, the players found a video left behind by the other secret society. This video was a sort of annotated surveillance of stuff we'd done earlier in the day. Creepy.
Last week, I was on my way home from work and walked past one of the sites from that game. And there was a car there with a couple of guys in there. They were shooting video of the site. So here's where the paranoia kicks in.
- Is there really a secret society surveilling that spot? (no wait, that's crazy)
- Are these folks from game control getting some extra footage of that spot that they can use to put together a future creepy video? (maybe, but seems unlikely)
- Are these just a couple of art students trying to get some video footage of that spot? (maybe, but seems unlikely; the spot's not so interesting)
I snapped some photos of the video-takers. They're probably just innocent art students. But I guess if I recognize them at future nonchalant events, I'll know to be on my toes.