HOW TO GIVE ORDERS TO A HOST
Command: Command+ a sentence is an order. Only the players who know command should use it.
An example: “Command, freeze”. “Command, analysis”.
Hosts should obey with two exceptions:
If they receive opposite orders: the system might fail, it would be the host´s decision to do whatever he wants.
If the host player feels uncomfortable: “Low battery”.
Low battery: This is a safe word for Hosts. The Hosts may appear to be robots, but of course their players are not. If they’re bored, tired, have spent too much time in a scene or a human is ordering something they don’t want to do, they can say those magic words and ask for what they need. For example: “Low battery. I need to take a seat” or “Low battery. I need to get back to the park” or “Low battery. I won´t serve dinner”.
HOW TO CHANGE A HOST PERSONALITY
Only Behaviour team can do it properly. Anyone else can try to change it but… It might fail. The player will need a tablet and access to the app.
It needs an interview. A host is a player, not an NPC, so you will need to play a scene with the host.
Every change you do in the app should be stated out loud so the host player can interact with you.
If there are too many changes or done in a wrong way, the system could fail. That will be the host’s player decision.
Nothing can be changed remotely, this is not a videogame. Everything needs to be done in person. Furthermore, this improves the experience for all the players involved.
Plot writing team is in charge or this task but QA and Behaviour are involved. This is how it works.
Plot writing thinks a new plot.
They need to have an agreement with QA and Behaviour.
They rehearse the plot with the hosts, QA and Behaviour in a scene where everyone can make suggestions.
Behaviour adjusts host personality and mind to fit the plot, while plot writing adds the plot to the app.
Plots aren’t detailed, hosts player should follow the plot but with freedom enough to improvise (as in a larp!).
Nothing can be changed remotely, as this is not a videogame. Everything needs to be done in person.
FIXING A HOST
Welcome to the technobubble maintenance team. The hosts will be monitored with the app and the players will be able to fix their wounds in an interpretative way.