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Rated 5.0 out of 5
Based on 73 reviews
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$274.99 USD


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Heavily narrative and puzzle focused. High difficulty. Access to internet required.

 

HASTUR

What happens when you buy a ticket to a play that can never be seen? 
What calamity arises when you invoke the name of the Yellow King?
What will become of a world that only you can save?

Discover these terrible truths in one of the most immersive, ambitious, tactile, and terrifying experiences we have ever been a part of. 

In partnership with Phantom of Truth Productions, The Mysterious Package Company presents a one-night-only performance of “The King in Yellow” — a play so boundless it could change the fabric of existence. And there’s only one seat left. 

Should you claim that last ticket, you’ll receive far more than a night at the theatre. Instead, you’ll get the fearsome adventure of a lifetime — one spanning centuries, crossing universes, testing the bounds of sanity... 

It will, in fact, be all you can do to withstand the ochre madness — at least long enough to save us all, or serve us up to HASTUR.  

Synopsis

First arrives a ticket, addressed to you, for a performance that has already happened. You may know that “The King in Yellow” is a forbidden demonic play that makes the audience go mad. Or you may not. But as you begin to follow up, your frustration at missing the play in question turns to relief as it seems something beastly and fatal occurred during the performance. There is an ongoing investigation, and apparently you are a person of interest. You receive strange emails to this effect that pull you deeper into the darkest of rabbit holes. Then, all of a sudden, a large wooden crate arrives. 

The crate is full of strange things: relics, rune scrolls, star-charts, a statue, a dossier of papers streaked with blood, and some even curiouser items. It will be up to you to decipher these objects — to figure out what they mean and how they fit together. But there is much more at stake here than simply solving a mystery. Amidst ancient rituals to be performed, intergalactic codes to be broken, and portals to be opened (both online and among the stars) the deepest and deadliest of decisions must be made: Will you bring HASTUR forth, or will you hold him far? Will you save the world, or help destroy it? 

The choice is yours in one of the most intense, disturbing, and elaborate adventures you’ll ever experience. We can only pray you’ll make the right decision. 


Audience

HASTUR is an immersive experience with a complex storyline and numerous puzzle aspects. The narrative involves demonic cults, murder, rituals, and suicide. It is not suitable for children, or people with a sensitive constitution. Your recipient will love it if they are fans of horror, the dark arts, demonology, the work of Robert Chambers and H.P. Lovecraft, the cult of Carcosa, Cthulhu, or the King in Yellow. 


Contents: 2 Mailing Experience

  • Digital components (throughout)
  • Ticket Treasure site
  • Phantom of Truth site
  • SRDA electronic form

Mailing 1

  • Play ticket
  • Letter from Ticket Treasure

Mailing 1.5

  • Online electronic form experience (entered by player)

Mailing 2

  • Playbill
  • Research Dossier
  • Statue
  • Star map
  • Ritual bowl
  • 5 Cylinder Seals
  • Wood-framed clay tablet
  • Glass vial
  • Complex dial mechanic
  • Instructional scroll
  • 5 Illuminated pages



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Reviewed by Paul O.
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In Chaos, There is Order!

If you are a fan of all things Lovecraftian and Cultist, and you also enjoy fully immersive experiences revolving around those two loves, then you must try the Hastur experience. The initial shipment is interactive, creepy, and will definitely hook you in for the rest of the experience. I couldn't wait to dig into the second half of the experience and MPC did not disappoint! The second shipment was timely, and the items in the crate were absolutely incredible. I took my time with it and did a lot of external research and reading around the lore and mythos of Hastur, and I felt like I was one of HPL's characters investigating Eldritch forces trying to break through into our world. I highly recommend this experience, it is worth every penny!!

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Reviewed by Jay H.
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Immersive and not too difficult

I ended up sharing this experience with a friend of mine. He and I both had a blast reading through the included materials and drawing our own connections between the things provided. Then the main event itself was a great time. Extremely high production value on all artifacts provided. It all felt extremely authentic.

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Reviewed by Gus
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Speechless

The level of detail, the finesse, the attention to narrative, the world-building... an unforgettable experience.

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Reviewed by Robert A L.
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Immensely entertaining and very well thought out

This was my first MPC experience, even though I heard about them years ago. I have a friend who has become a shut-in and I thought an MPC package would delight his towering intellect. Before I sent him one, however, I thought I should test one out.

I have been a horror fan for decades and read Chamber's "The Yellow Sign" the first time in college, so this was a very tempting adventure. When MPC offered a March Monday Madness Sale with the relics from the now out-of-stock "Yellow Sign" combined with the "Hastur" experience, well, had to do it. I am so glad I did.

I will say, as a warning to other first timers, if I didn't know that this was an entertainment, I probably would have tossed the initial mailing out as junk mail - and you NEED something in that envelope! That tells me that I should at least let my friend know to expect something - unusual - in the post soon. (If he signs up to a Nigerian Prince's bank account scam because of this, I will be sooo embarrassed)

I won't be repetitive, you've heard it before: Quality - AMAZING, Details - UNBELIEVABLE, etc.

The puzzles were challenging, and some took me several tries before I had the "Ah Ha!" moment (which made them all the more enjoyable). My advise, READ THE DOCUMENTS CAREFULLY AND REPEATEDLY. It's all there waiting to be found. Sometime it just takes a few additional readings to see the clue. And don't ignore the "fluff" around the edges of the pages. Sometimes even an ad can give a clue.

I did go beyond the…

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Awesome! Thanks for the review.

Reviewed by Michael C.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Still in progress, but quite possibly MPC's best

I am so impressed and delighted by the cleverness on display here, not to mention the attention to detail, as is expected. Hastur is difficult to review, because to explain what makes it so good is to ultimately give away too much. Suffice it to say that I am loving every minute of it, showed it to a boardgame friend and he may be hooked on your company, as i already have become. Thank you NPH for helping me find this and thank you Mysterious Package Company for the outstanding work that you do, and now, with Hastur, I believe you have reached a new milestone. Worth every minute of your time, and worth every penny. When it becomes available again, do not hesitate, you must submit click on yes to buy GIVE YOURSELF TO THE TERRIBLE BEAUTy OF HASTUR!!!

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