is an interesting emotion. It can be an unbearable feeling,
but it can also be an enjoyable thrill. I've grown to call
it the 'fear factor' (long before the TV show.) I learned
that if I employed some scary task or strong element of fear
the participants must endure on their mission/hunt, their
overall experience would be not only more memorable, but more
enjoyable. If you can, make the most fearful task the climax
of their mission. When I say fear, I am not necessarily referring
to horror (although I am not excluding it, either). Sometimes
it simply means putting the participants in a situation that
takes them out of their comfort zone.
are a few ideas for incorporating this into your hunt:
Have different portions of the hunt where the participants
must either travel or act alone.
Have them explore dark basements or garages for something.
Put a clue on the inside of a room filled with fog machine
smoke. Even if they can see their way through, it will be
eerie. To enhance the inability to see, put bright lights
in the room (it will actually reflect off the fog.)
Have an imposing character that they must get information
from (perhaps even STEAL from.)
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