The Golden Amulets of Agnes: A Sleep No More Point System
I already posted my in-depth analysis of the sound and music of Sleep No More. Now something just for fun.
Capping a post where he declared Sleep No More to be “Game of the Year for 2011,” Dan Dickinson started a point system for various events one might experience during their stay at the McKittrick. I decided to add to it and, with his permission, post an expanded edition here. Please feel free to add your own via the comments and I can amend this post as we go.
First, a HUGE caveat.
I’m NOT doing this because I think the goal of Sleep No More is to amass points.
As I said at the very end of my earlier post, the whole point of SNM is to pay attention and stay focused on your immediate experience. As soon as you pause to think about how many points you’ve racked up, you should be disqualified from the game. Ok, that’s harsh, but you get the idea.
I suggest you enjoy the experience, then use this list as a fun way of recapping in the days and weeks afterwards when the inevitable withdrawal sets in. I don’t want to get onerous on the rules, so we’ll just keep this on the honor system. Some experiences may accrue several awards at once, so tally accordingly.
Got it! Good. Ok, on to the….
SNM Points / Achievements / Trophies / Pats on the Back / Golden Amulets of Agnes
Shut it! (-20)
Get caught speaking or with your mask off.
Out Of The Moment (-5)
Thinking about this point system during your stay.
I Want Candy (5)
Eat a piece of candy in the candy store.
A Toast (5)
Catch the banquet scene (not the finale).
Dirt On Your Shoes (5)
Explore the graveyard.
None Shall Pass (5)
Be blocked or ushered by a steward in a black mask.
Broken Wings (5)
Find the bird’s wing in Malcolm’s detective agency.
Wild Beast (5)
Find your way through the hedge maze.
Out, Out, Damned Spot! (5)
Hear Mrs. Macbeth ramble after she goes insane.
Love you / Hate you (5)
See any dance scene between characters that appears simultaneously amorous and violent.
In The Buff (5)
Spot an actor in any state of undress.
Court The Green Fairy (5)
Have a sip of absinthe from the bar.
–RELATED: Absinthe Cola — Lyrically an alternative SNM theme song?–
Where’d Everyone Go? (10)
Be the first person in your group out of the elevator.
Now Is The Time (10)
Catch the rave scene.
Sweet Respite (10)
Duck out into the Manderlay during the show and listen to the band.
Get fake blood on you.
Catch a murder scene.
Let’s Keep Dancing (10)
Catch a performance of “Is That All There Is?” by a cast member.
Out Of Place (10)
Find a prop that clearly doesn’t come from the early 20th century.
Have any of the witches (or Hecate) touch you.
Glenn Miller Fan (10)
Watch the bellhop dance as he cleans up the lobby.
A cast member accidentally runs into you.
Totally Alone (10)
Walk through a whole floor without encountering a single cast or audience member.
Not Afraid (10)
Walk through the 5th floor tree maze alone.
Got Your Back (20)
Catching a feinting Lady McDuff.
Good stuff (20)
Receive a shot of liquor from the speakeasy bartender.
For your ears only (20)
Have an actor whisper in your ear something only you can hear.
Spill it! (20)
Be among the few locked into a room to see the interrogation scene.
Personal Escort (20)
After the final scene, one of the characters takes you by the hand and leads you back to the bar.
Practically Perfect (20)
Find a famous nanny in the guest registry.
Dust to Dust (20)
Hold a character’s umbrella in the graveyard.
Crack In The Wall (20)
Find the hidden AV room in the ballroom area.
May I Have This Dance? (20)
Dance with any cast member.
Hail The New Thane (20)
Watch Duncan get murdered.
Go through the secret passage on the fourth floor.
Just You And Me (30)
Have a one-on-one with a cast member, with no other audience members around.
Should You Choose To Accept It (30)
Receive a mission from Hecate.
The Lady In The Red Dress (30)
Receive a note from a cast member for Hecate, and deliver it to her.
Masks Off (50)
Have a cast member take your mask off during a one-on-one.
This Will Protect You (50)
Receive a necklace from a cast member.
This Is Your Floor (100)
Find a way onto the sixth floor.