So, it looks like I've managed to get my gaming troupe excited about giving Shock: a try.
One issue: there are 5 of us and the rules suggest you need to allow 45mins to 1hr for each player. Given my experience, we tend to play slow, so that means finding 5 hours, not really practical on a school night.
So, what should we do? As far as I can see we have several options:
a) Have only 2-3 protagonists in a session, possibly playing 2 sessions to ensure everyone gets a turn.
b) Play one session with 5 protagonists but accepting we may end up playing our stories over 2 sessions (which potentially, given people's lives, might have a 2-3 week gap).
c) Do it on a Saturday or Sunday to ensure we can give it te full attention it deserves.
My inclination is (a) or (b). (b) would be interesting because it would ensure we have a bit of time to think about things, but would obviously be less spontaneous. (a) would probably be the most straightforward.
Any advice based on past experience would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.(See my other related thread)