Sunday, August 12, 2012

Play a character from "Carnival Arcane" at GenCon Indy 2012

Play a character from the Carnival Arcane CD! Figments of Your Imagination has created a LARP (Live Action Roleplaying) adventure based on their take of Carnival Arcane that they will be debuting at Gen Con Indy next weekend!

From Figments of Your Imagination:

Figments of Your Imagination(FYI), a creative team of authors from Chicago, announces the first official Live-Action Role Playing (LARP) scenario set in the haunting world of Midnight Syndicate. The action takes place in 1928 on the grounds of the famous Lancaster Rigby Carnival, which is rumored to offer what no other carnival can. It is a time when the whole nation is drunk on prosperity, but darkness waits in the shadows to drown men in sorrow. The tents are up, the lights are strung, and the barker is ready to show you in…

The 'Carnival Arcane LARP' will debut at GenCon 2012 in two exclusive events on Thursday and Friday evening. Both events sold out quickly, but rumor has it that one or two extra characters are available for extremely dedicated and fortunate Midnight Syndicate fans… No LARP experience needed.

A printer-friendly GenCon preview CD that contains all the characters, plots, rules, GM notes, and other material needed to run the scenario will be on sale at Midnight Syndicate's booth (#1631) in the GenCon Exhibitor Hall. After GenCon, the LARP will be available for sale online.
For more information, please visit the FYI website.

Monday, August 06, 2012

Destini Beard releases "A Time Forgotten" CD featuring music of Midnight Syndicate

Vocalist Destini Beard has just released A Time Forgotten, her full-length followup album to 2010's The Dark Masquerade EP. This time listeners' journey to a haunted Victorian hotel where dark secrets lie deep within the rooms' walls. Once again, the new CD blends Destini's haunting and alluring operatic vocals with the music of Midnight Syndicate.

From Destini Beard:
"This new album takes you back to the early 1900s, where a once-thriving hotel suffers a tragic fire and is lost in time. It's departed guests are trapped by an evil presence which controls their very souls. The story goes on to tell of a young woman from the present who is called from the spirit world to travel back to the hotel so that she can reunite with her departed true love. What comes next is a chilling turn into the unknown."

"Sonically, the CD is reminiscent of a short musical, with multiple layers of harmonies and counter melodies on each song. The recording process took much longer than 'The Dark Masquerade' but I feel the end product was worth every bit of it. There really is a good deal of variety with each song, taking you further along on the adventure."
A Time Forgotten also features an incredible dance industrial remix of Farewell Forever (Noctem Aeternus) from The Dark Masquerade EP. The remix was produced by Pat Berdysz of Encoder, whose credits include the Dead and Buried Remix of Midnight Syndicate's Graveyard from The Dead Matter: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Also included is the touching final track, My Last Goodbye, an original composition written and performed by Destini herself.

A Time Forgotten is now available at the Midnight Syndicate Store and at Destini Beard's website, To read an interview Destini did with Drive-In of the Dead about the CD, click here.