The Collinsport Society title comes from two different ideas: 1. I wanted to come up with something that every Dark Shadows fan could easily think of when they thought of Dark Shadows and since Collinsport is the town where everything takes place, it seemed only fitting that I used that within the title of the website and 2. I used to watch this show called, Are You Afraid of the Dark where this group of kids would sit around a camp fire and tell spooky stories. They called themselves, The Midnight Society. Though our group may be small, I like to think of all of us as good friends and united by the single purpose of taking one of our favorite shows and giving it our own unique spin.
In case you aren't familiar, Dark Shadows was a Gothic soap opera created by Dan Curtis and Art Wallace which ran from 1966-1971. Due to the soap's popularity, Curtis was able to remake the show back in 1991 but sadly this only ran for a year.
An RPG stands for Role-Playing Game. Some of you may have heard this term already because of all of those pen & paper/dice games like Vampire the Masquerade and Dungeons and Dragons. However, this RPG isn't like that at all. Think of it more along the lines of writing a collaborative story together, only you are only allowed to write your character(s) and have no control over anyone else's character. For more information, please see the rules.
There are two RPGs you can join: Darkness Over Collinwood, based on the short-lived 1991 revival series which was founded on November 8, 2008 and Dark Paradise, a brand new rpg which is a cross-over with Strange Paradise, a soap opera not unlike Dark Shadows and the original series.
If you are interested in joining either of these rpgs, simply fill out the character form, specifying which RPG and which character. All of the RPGS are password protected so you cannot get into the group without the founder's approval.