I scheduled a session of Khaotic at Gothcon, but I didn’t expect a full sign-up + one. Fortunately I’d brought six characters. Having played it before with five was a handful, and six was wild: the more the merrier, as far as this particular fiction is involved, but it’s no joke maintaining the separate perceptions of everybody, including those who are interacting with the many-minded player-character(s).
The previous experience served me well. This time I fully took on the critical task of playing NPCs as fully-motivated, highly-indvidualized entities, “heroes in their own minds” if that makes any sense.
For those who haven’t learned about the game or seen previous posts about playing it a couple of years ago, it’s a remarkable science fiction game whose undeniable “that’s so Nineties” quality somehow holds strong in modern play. The player-characters are mentally beamed to another place (planet? dimension?) and end up in a single mind. The tropes people would say “hilarity ensues,” but it’s more like horror and fear with just enough humanity and black comedy to keep it going. I don’ really know how to summarize it. Fortunately the game book is available for free at the authors’ Haunted Attic website.