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''The Spook Club'' is a Horror/Slice of Life Play-by-Post Game hosted on Roleplayer Guild, created on 8th May 2015 by user Nightmare Bunny. It was originally known as 'Spooked!' but had to be changed in order to avoid confusion with a web series of the same name.

Set in the fictional town of Sandalwood, 'The Spook Club' follows the adventures of the Supernatural and Paranormal Information Reconnaissance Investigation Team (S.P.I.R.I.T. for short), a ghost-busting school club dedicated to discovering the supernatural, and run by the school Nightmare Fetishist, Andy Anderson.

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Its sister roleplays are Pokemon: The Shadow Of Nemesis, a Pokémon roleplay set in Johto, and Herculean Academy, a superhero school roleplay, with both games involving some of the same players.

The Spook Club contains examples of:

  • Alliterative Name: Andy Anderson.
  • Agent Mulder: Andy, who believes firmly in almost every kind of supernatural being that there is. Unsurprisingly, given the nature of the roleplay, he's usually right.
  • Agent Scully: Sidney, who only joins S.P.I.R.I.T. to prove that the supernatural does not exist.
  • Amazonian Beauty: Eliza, who's tall, buff, and rather pretty to boot.
  • Bad Dreams: Ever since attempting to have a lucid dream, Deborah has been having horrible nightmares, causing her to attempt to forego sleep all together.
    • The roleplay as a whole —especially one particular post by Ogo about the mirror world— is likely to give people these when they read posts before bed.
  • Bishounen: Gray Crowell, who is apparently rather dashing and possesses some very feminine features.
    • Connie Sweets is also notably quite the pretty boy, at least according to Andy and Brody.
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  • Body Horror: Lots and lots. Ogo's description of Eloise Jenkins' ghost and the world behind the mirror is one of the more prominent examples.
  • Comically Serious: Andy takes everything seriously. Everything.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Gray, thanks to his long purple hair. This has already caused some confusion with a couple of the characters.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Deborah.
  • Foil: Sidney to Andy, and vice versa. She's a hardcore skeptic who basically lives for gossip, and a bit of a practical jokester to boot. He, on the other hand, believes in everything from ghosts to cryptids to demons (the one exception being aliens), doesn't give a damn about his position on the social hierarchy, and can't take a joke.
    • Alternatively, Andy to Tori. Tori is the school's resident popular girl, and Andy's pretty much a social outcast thanks to his love of the occult. However, Tori admires Andy for how he isn't afraid to be himself, while she often finds herself pretending to be someone she's not in order to maintain her popularity.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Eloise is a villainous example.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Both Nathan and Eloise. Eloise cannibalises the ghosts of the people she abducts on Nathan's orders to gain more power, while Nathan eats their bodies to remove what's keeping them tied to the mortal plane.
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  • Love Dodecahedron: There's already one in the works for this RP. The shipping wars in the O.O.C. are real.
  • Mirror Monster: The ghost of Eloise Jenkins.
  • Mr. Exposition: Andy has this position thanks to being the club leader and the only one interested in the supernatural enough to start info-dumping all over the place about it.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Andy, who likes the supernatural enough to start a whole club dedicated to it.
  • Paranormal Investigation: The purpose of S.P.I.R.I.T.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gray is fond of these, and has already given one to both Sidney and Lillith.
  • Running Gag: Lowkey brings up Andy is love, Andy is life every time a character gets shipped with Andy.
  • Retconned: Angie/Andy's gender, about two days into the roleplay.
  • Serious Business: The titular Spook Club, for Andy. And also basically everything else, also for Andy.
  • Trapped with Monster Plot: The first arc, in which the club goes to check out a haunted bathroom (sans Brody, who's already been abducted by the bathroom ghost)... and then the door slams shut and locks behind them.
    • In the same arc, Brody is dragged into the mirror world by the ghost. He's then essentially trapped there with said ghost and Nathan Duarte, with no hope of escaping by himself.
  • Trash of the Titans: Andy's room. Clothes everywhere. Do not enter.
  • Unholy Matrimony: Apart from the fact that they didn't get married, Nathan Duarte's relationship with Eloise's ghost falls under this category.
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