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ANDREW!!! I TOLD YOU NOT TO READ ANYTHING THAT SAYS "SPOILERS" IN THE TITLE! NOW GET OUT OF HERE!
Okay, I'm back.
I just started running The Skinsaw Murders for my group, and we're having a great time with it. After the PCs saw the first scarecrow thrashing around on it's post, they quickly dispatched it and discovered that it was a disguised ghoul. One of the players said, "Wait a minute... who wrote this?" I told him that Richard Pett was the author and asked why he wanted to know. His response was something to the effect of "I just wanted to make sure it wasn't Nick Logue. That guy would probably put some regular people up there just to mess with us."
I put on the best poker face of my DMing career and, a few minutes later, the PCs had slain poor Lettie Guffmin. They then moved more cautiously, making spot checks (DC 10 per 5 feet) to try and determine whether the scarecrows were ghouls or humans. They freed Horran, but sent him home with their assurances that they would send his wife after him if they found her. A short metagaming conversation took place in which they agreed that they could make up anything they wanted and nobody would know the difference. Yeah. Nobody but the DM keeping track of their sins. Muahahaha! Next session will involve a little side quest to give them the opportunity to admit their horrible (but honest) mistake or commit to a lie.
Congrats, Pett, on springing an excellent, memorable trap on my players. You are officially tied with Logue as the author to fear.