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Offline Downfall347Topic starter

Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (At Capacity)
« on: June 29, 2012, 05:33:38 PM »
This is a basic interest check for an idea I have been kicking around for a bit set in the New World of Darkness game line. The principal is simple.

Chicago has always been, and forever will be a city defined by the shadows which dwell within it. Beyond the bay, and the museums darkness pools in blind alleys and back streets. These dark places are home to the cities degenerates, gangs, criminals, and monsters far more sinister and ancient. But not all these monsters are mindless killing machines. Some of them have societies, some of them have purpose. This is the story about the leaders of monsters.

The Great Chicago Fire was officially attributed to a cow and a mistake involving a lantern. The truth is far stranger. Hunters, men driven to the edge of sanity by the supernatural and given over to a divine Vigil. Hunter's burned the city in hopes of smoking out the towns oldest residents, a gathering of Vampires who's ancient roots sank all the way down to the foundations of Chicago. Proud creatures, they had been arrogant in their power, in their control, and in their hubris let fall the Masquerade which protects humans from the truth. They hardly survived the consequences of that mistake. After that the various supernaturals of the city made a decision, mutual monitoring of all societies in the city to ensure none brought calamity upon them all. The Council was formed, constructed of the leaders of each of the various Supernatural races that called Chicago home. They are not friends, they are not allies, often enough these meetings dissolving into blind bickering and snarls. But they have endured until the modern night, where once again it seems a dark plot has been set in motion to bring forth the Hunter Scourge once again. Prophetic visions have seen them coming, dark vans have been spotted outside of gathering places. Who let it slip this time? Who is to blame for this coming catastrophe? And is there anything which can be done to stop it?

The players in this game will play the leaders of the present supernatural factions in the city of Chicago, being Vampires (Vampire: The Requiem), Werewolves (Werewolf: The Forsaken), Mages (Mage: The Awakening), The Changelings (Changeling: The Lost), The Sin Eaters (Geist: The Sin Eaters), and the Created (Promethean: the Created). Each will play either the leader or elected representative of their local supernatural community. Basic knowledge of the World of Darkness world and the Supernatural your representing are encouraged. Note this will be utilizing NO DICE. I expect everyone to be good and honest role-players with the basic RP rules followed, namely, No God-Modding. Fights should be worked out over PM before hand.

This is the story of culture clash and crisis. Of working with your enemy despite fearing him. It is a story where forbidden romances can be played out in hand with dark plots. Where this goes is entirely up to you.

Note: Plot comes before Sex, that said, Sex can create some damn good personal story. So feel free (Obviously)


Now, as for each of the council members we will be needing a total of 6 players plus myself (I will be GM'ing the NPC's and such)

Supernaturals, their leaders, and their turfs

The Vampires: Lead by a Prince (male or female) they have claimed much of downtown and the entertainment district in their name, controlling the finances, police, and night club industry of the city. They are by far the most wealthy financially speaking.

The Werewolves: The Werewolf packs are led either by a Alpha of Alphas or by a simple elected representative of their kind. Claiming the bay area as their own as well as the outlying wilderness/farms they often gather in the Marina.

The Mages: Claiming much of the lower side of the city for themselves the Mage's are led by a powerful Hierarchy. They are known to gather at the Field Museum, as it is a den of learning and knowledge.

The Lost: Capitalizing on the cities drive toward green energy the Lost have found themselves claiming turf over many city parks and the surrounding neighborhoods. They are led by a Seasonal King, however to prevent the Lost representative changing on the Council every 3 months one of the seasonal monarchs has been selected by the Freehold to represent them to the other supernaturals.

The Sin-Eaters: Represented by an elected Krewe Founder from among the cities Krewes the Bound have claimed the inner city and slums as their turf, as well as the historical district for its wealth of history and ghosts.

The Created: The smallest in number among all the cities supernaturals they are represented by a single elected representative. The created claim no land, living as nomads outside the city, moving around to try and keep their taint as limited as possible. They have been known to gather in an old Scrap Yard outside the city limits.

As I said, i want people with basic working knowledge of the group they wish to represent.

Not sure if there are enough NWOD fans here to get this going, but please feel free to sound off if it interests you.
« Last Edit: July 06, 2012, 07:24:40 AM by Downfall347 »

Offline AndyZ

Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2012, 06:48:33 PM »
Possibly interested.  I'd probably go for either Mage or Vampire, possibly Changeling.
« Last Edit: June 30, 2012, 08:31:01 AM by AndyZ »

Offline ChaoticSky

Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2012, 07:37:42 AM »
interested,
*grabs promethean* Mine!

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2012, 08:08:07 AM »
sounds interesting.

Offline Downfall347Topic starter

Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2012, 04:40:58 PM »
I have gotten PM's from 2 folks so far in addition to those who posted.

We may have a Mage Leader set
Another is knowledgable about everything and has yet to choose
Darkling you are more than welcome to snatch Promethean (Although your name makes you sound more Lost :P)
Andy and Knight just let me know if you want in. I would like to get this started up within a week.


One thing of note, I encourage any interested parties to talk with each other and establish ties at least a bit. The intent coming in is that you have been on the council together for at least a bit of time, maybe as long as decades for some or at minimum a year for others. You should be familiar enough with the other characters to justify this length of time and interaction, able to have a conversation with them without screaming, "OH MY GOD A VAMPIRE KILL IT WITH FIRE".

Those interested please write up a simple Bio

Name:
Apparent Age:
Description: Pic or words
General Personality:
Notable Quirks or Features Noticed:
Attitudes about the Council:
If you are a leader or an elected official:

Then I want you to PM me with the following
True Age:
True Name:
Dark Secrets:
Truth of Position: (In case some leader has sent a patsy in his place, like a vampire prince sending in his hound who claims to be the prince of vampires)

Offline Downfall347Topic starter

Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2012, 04:43:24 PM »
And I just realized the possible Mage Leader was mentioned twice in my last post. Sorry Andy! The Spot is open for you if you still want it.

Offline ShadowFox89

Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2012, 11:53:00 PM »
 I am interested, but I would like to know if you would be willing to allow a Genius character. I've been trying to find a game to play one for a while now....

Offline ChaoticSky

Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2012, 12:04:15 AM »
Oh boy, a Genius. Were doomed.  :P

Offline ShadowFox89

Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2012, 12:07:20 AM »
 Oh yes, because Mages are so much more balanced :P

 If Genius a no go, then dibs on Geist, running a historic bar in south Chicago.

Offline Red Lobster

Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2012, 12:56:09 AM »
I'll grab Werewolves.

Offline AndyZ

Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2012, 01:19:17 AM »
Trying to find a picture but failing so far.  Are anime pictures acceptable or do you want them to have to be real?

Here's some of what I've got so far, though:

Shadow Name: Aria
Apparent Age: 19
Description: I'm hoping to find a picture long blonde hair that goes all the way to the small of her back, dressed casually but stunningly sexy.  If I can't find a good one, I'll just do a writeup.
General Personality: Carefree and happy-go-lucky. 
Notable Quirks or Features Noticed: She never seems to take much of anything seriously, and anything she puts her mind to seems to come about more by luck and circumstance than any actual work on her part.  On at least one occasion, someone has attempted to attack her by shooting her; the gun jammed and she didn't even seem to notice.
Attitudes about the Council: Although she talks about how it's going to take a bit more work before everyone can be true friends, she's happy about how nice people can be at times, and tries her best to ignore those who can't behave themselves.
If you are a leader or an elected official: This is a little unclear.  Some people claim that she was sent by the Hierarch as an Emissary, others that she is herself the Hierarch but rarely steps in to manage affairs unless accidents happen, or are about to happen.  When asked, she smiles, wags a finger and says that if you want to know more about her, you're going to have to buy her a drink first.

Offline Downfall347Topic starter

Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2012, 01:22:14 AM »
Andy: An pictures you feel represent the character work just fine. After all the Mage books certainly use a TON of anime, I can expect people to extrapolate what by our going for based on a pic and words regardless of if the pic is 100% right.

Red: Sounds good

ShadowFox: What do you mean Genius? If you just mean a very very smart character than absolutely. Hell you could even do it AS a Sin Eater. I would just suggest, as I would to everyone, to make sure their character is not Mr. Perfect. A genius likely has some major flaws to offset their superior intellect.

Offline ShadowFox89

Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2012, 01:24:21 AM »
 Genius: the Transgression;  TvTropes page- http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression

 There are some people who complain that they are overpowered, though they don't seem to read through the pdf enough to notice all the weaknesses Geniuses have.

 The big one, of course, is being very socially awkward.

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2012, 01:44:17 AM »
Shadow Name: Aria
Apparent Age: 19
Description: She's usually dressed pretty casually, whether in jeans with holes, or a miniskirt, and sometimes even a bikini if she's just gone swimming.  Her hair (presumably dyed, though no one has asked) flows all the way down to the small of her back.  Beyond that, it could be about anything, though she does love music and headphones/earbuds aren't uncommon.  It's very rare to see her properly dressed up in anything formal, even for Council meetings.
General Personality: Carefree and happy-go-lucky. 
Notable Quirks or Features Noticed: She never seems to take much of anything seriously, and anything she puts her mind to seems to come about more by luck and circumstance than any actual work on her part.  On at least one occasion, someone has attempted to attack her by shooting her; the gun jammed and she didn't even seem to notice.
Attitudes about the Council: Although she talks about how it's going to take a bit more work before everyone can be true friends, she's happy about how nice people can be at times, and tries her best to ignore those who can't behave themselves.
If you are a leader or an elected official: This is a little unclear.  Some people claim that she was sent by the Hierarch as an Emissary, others that she is herself the Hierarch but rarely steps in to manage affairs unless accidents happen, or are about to happen.  When asked, she smiles, wags a finger and says that if you want to know more about her, you're going to have to buy her a drink first.
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Offline ShadowFox89

Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2012, 02:19:01 AM »
 If you do allow a Genius character, here's her info:


Name: Tes Coils
Apparent Age: 20
Description: Pic or words: Tes is 5'10 with long red hair reaching down to her hips, framing her slim face. Her eyes are always covered by a black visor, a single green light in the middle. Tes wears a black striped blue long sleeve shirt, no matter what the weather, with a black vest filled with writing and measuring tools over it. Over her slim hips, she wears blue jeans with an odd metal device reaching up from her knee-high boots to her waist. the leg supports sometimes beep and sparks of electricity sometimes jump off.
General Personality: Tes is timid and quiet much of the time, keeping to herself. She is quick to blurt of explanations of things, however, and can be riled up quickly if someone knows what buttons to push. Tes is sensitive about people talking about her gear, especially her visor, and will try and change the subject as quickly as possible.
Notable Quirks or Features Noticed: Tes will not let anyone touch her visor or leg supports. It's a quick way to get her to freak out and move away as quickly as possible.
Attitudes about the Council:
If you are a leader or an elected official:

Offline ChaoticSky

Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2012, 07:21:43 AM »
*pokes shadow* dont fret so much :P, When i said we were doomed, i was referring to their penchant for madscientistism, not any notions of overpowerness.. Mages are far more so.

Offline Downfall347Topic starter

Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2012, 07:45:10 AM »
My only major concern here is that I have no idea what the heck these guys are. I am poking at the Wiki, and they do seem rather powerful but I suppose in context not terribly much so. My other concern is that if I allow this then that means that Hunchback the Agony, Immortal the Quickening, and Streetshark the Destruction are on the table as well which kinda ruins the feel of the game. That said I seldom like to shut down story if the player feels passionately about it. So this is what I can do. I really want the core venues listed represented before we begin. So if we get enough people that all of those get taken I will allow a Genius character, potentially not as a direct Council member but an advisor to the Council, as in the current set up there is little room for a whole new supernatural faction. For that reason the character could be there as a sort of mediator between parties or the direct personal friend of a Council member who brings her in to throw an extra (Highly intelligent) voice into the fold.

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2012, 09:44:00 AM »
I would be up for being a werewolf if needed if there is still room?

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2012, 09:50:02 AM »
Senti, there is still room although Werewolf is currently taken.

So Far what I have filled is:

Vampire: OPEN
MAGE: Andyz
Werewolf: Redlobster
Changeling: OPEN
Created: Darkling
Bound: Open

with a possible Genius add on. Did I miss anyone?

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2012, 09:59:33 AM »
I can do a changeling though will rethink though I have an idea already.

(I have all the core books and more ...)

I just know werewolf better.

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2012, 10:11:27 AM »
I am thinking a very special shop keeper.


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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2012, 10:52:02 AM »
Senti, there is still room although Werewolf is currently taken.

So Far what I have filled is:

Vampire: OPEN
MAGE: Andyz
Werewolf: Redlobster
Changeling: OPEN
Created: Darkling
Bound: Open

with a possible Genius add on. Did I miss anyone?

 Okay, I could take the Sin-Eater slot if it doesn't fill up enough for my Genius character.

 If anyone does know Tes IC, and you know her well enough out of the Council, let me know. I'll PM you her secret along with Down.

Offline Downfall347Topic starter

Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2012, 12:26:26 PM »
Toward the end of bring to fill this up if you guys have rp friends who could be enticed who could be taught enough to run that venue we can try and make it work for the sanctity of the storyline and what we have going on.

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2012, 04:29:41 PM »
 Sent in the secret info about Tes.

 We might not be using dice, but I still find building character sheets fun. 50-75xp depending on character experience sound about right?

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2012, 04:33:55 PM »
Do I post the character idea here?

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #25 on: July 01, 2012, 04:37:33 PM »
 I believe you post the 'public' information here.

Offline Red Lobster

Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #26 on: July 01, 2012, 05:40:09 PM »
If you want to play the Werewolf Senti, I don't mind switching over to Vampire.

Can we plan for that Downfall?

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #27 on: July 01, 2012, 05:44:33 PM »
I am easy either way changeling or werewolf.

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #28 on: July 01, 2012, 05:48:36 PM »
I'll take Vampire, honestly it's what I know the best.

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #29 on: July 01, 2012, 05:59:51 PM »
Well I am good with a werewolf then :)

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #30 on: July 01, 2012, 06:05:21 PM »
Sounds fine by me. I believe that just leaves open Lost and Sin Eater correct?

Offline ShadowFox89

Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #31 on: July 01, 2012, 06:09:37 PM »
 And if we don't get a Sin Eater, I'll make that instead of my Genius.

 But if we do get room for Tes, does anyone want to know her outside of the Council?

Offline Red Lobster

Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #32 on: July 01, 2012, 06:23:28 PM »
I would like to. Though I still need to educate myself on what a Genius is.

Offline ShadowFox89

Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #33 on: July 01, 2012, 06:44:49 PM »
 A Genius is a character who learns how to make things that operate on principles that just shouldn't work. Like building a clockwork golem or Doc Brown's DeLorian. But mortals can't interact with their equipment, and they became... mentally changed by Inspiration.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression

 Tas would be a Klagen, which become a Genius (called Catalyzing) through loss. In her case, her parents and some personal things were lost. A Klagen is afflicted with Depression... and Tes will lock herself away in her lab for days at a time.

Offline Downfall347Topic starter

Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #34 on: July 01, 2012, 09:11:56 PM »
So the updated character list is

Vampire: RedLobster
MAGE: Andyz
Werewolf: Senti
Changeling: OPEN
Created: Darkling
Bound: Open

We still need 2 more unless I am missing someone. Shadow I am really pulling to try and get enough people for you to get your genius in play so poke your rp buddies people.

That said several people have mentioned wanting to know the power range we are looking for. While character sheets are not necessary, some may want to build them to help get a feel for the character. Toward that end I am implementing a simple rule of thumb. If you wish to stat your character out do so with a flat 250 xp. You are supposed to be city leaders but this amount should not be game breaking turning you guys into gods. This way you can get a feel for your characters capabilities if you prefer some things to be set in stone.

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #35 on: July 01, 2012, 09:15:04 PM »
 Well, it's only been 3 days since the game started, give it some time.

 Oh, and you'll need to pick a flaw for each of Tes's Wonders..... (the flaws are entirely up to the ST)

Offline Downfall347Topic starter

Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #36 on: July 01, 2012, 09:22:23 PM »
This is true heh, I am just a bit O_O Twitchy.

Because I cannot yet download the PDF of that particular book (My comp gets back from the shop tomorrow and I don't want to download something onto a loaner laptop) I need you to get me a list of her wonders along with a general description of what they are and do. A PM of this is fine, and I will work up some good flaws for them.


Also (And feel free to lie) any cammies in our ranks?

Offline ShadowFox89

Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #37 on: July 01, 2012, 09:26:37 PM »
 Wonders are all basically homebrew creations, flaws are based off of what Axiom (discipline or whatever you wanna compare it to) the Wonder is primarily made from.

 I'll list out all her wonders here, she's got enough gear to make Batman drool :D

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #38 on: July 02, 2012, 10:16:17 AM »
I have a character sort of ready is she ok to be from Britain?

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #39 on: July 02, 2012, 10:18:01 AM »
I'm not the ST, but I seriously doubt that there will be any issue with the char being from Britain.

One thing's been bothering me, though: most Councils have an odd number of people in order to avoid ties.  If we have six, then there's apt to be a lot of 3-3 decisions.  Will the ST be making a tiebreaker, or would it actually make more sense to have a group of 7, and let the Genius into it?

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #40 on: July 02, 2012, 02:37:23 PM »
Huh, I did honestly not consider that Andyz. I would be alright with allow the Genius to sit on the council, however as I don't personally really know the venue representing a faction within the city (even if it is just two or three others) would be problematic. I can start reading up on the venue but for now I am fine with saying she has a council seat to avoid such tie situations.

Also no, I have no issues with British people, or people from any country of origin actually. Well, I don't suppose I will approve being from Atlantis.

One other thing of note. Please notify me in a PM your social order/biological order pairings. Like Clan/Coven, Tribe/Auspic, Seeming and Kith/Court, ect ect. Also let me know if you have any imbued items/fetishes/perfected metals/special items, and the like just so I know in case in the middle of a scene someone says, "I am whipping out my dick shaped mana bomb!"

Offline ShadowFox89

Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #41 on: July 02, 2012, 03:16:52 PM »
 Well, Tes is a genius by mortal standards anyway, even without the Genius template. Her family's business funds most of what she does, and she sells her own inventions on the side (the ones that actually operate on proven scientific principles).

 So even if she isn't representing any Genius faction within the city, Tes could still represent a technological backing to the Council, providing them with gear and meeting places.

Offline Red Lobster

Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #42 on: July 02, 2012, 03:21:07 PM »
How will the presence of each different faction be represented in the city? Is there going to be an equal number of Promethean's to Vampires and Werewolves?

Offline Downfall347Topic starter

Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #43 on: July 02, 2012, 03:29:21 PM »
O_O Dear lord no. Hehehe, I mean, if there was as many Prometheans as everyone else then there would no longer be a city.

I was thinking Vampires would represent the largest population with 40-60 kindred, considering how easy breeding can be for them, with Werewolves Mages and Lings coming in around even with somewhere around 20-40 per society, and Bound as being rather rare being numbered only around 15-25, and Prometheans maybe representing 5-10, with the Genius faction only 2-3

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #44 on: July 02, 2012, 03:37:10 PM »
 I'm fine with being the only Genius in the city. Less competition when Tes threatens to blast Wrigley Field because she couldn't get box seats.

Offline TheGlyphstone

Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #45 on: July 02, 2012, 03:42:51 PM »
I just wanna say that I would totally play Street Sharks: The Destruction if it was real.

If Shadow got the Genius, does that mean the Sin-Eater slot is still available?

Offline ShadowFox89

Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #46 on: July 02, 2012, 03:48:44 PM »
 Yeah, Sin-Eater should be open.

Offline TheGlyphstone

Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #47 on: July 02, 2012, 03:50:31 PM »
In that case, dibs.

The question is, how 'powerful' should our characters be shooting for? It looks like it's a freeform game in the NWoD setting, rather than using actual NWoD rules, but I want to make something that fits in with existing characters - the Vampire being a neonate next to the Awakened Archmage could be problematic, for example.
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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #48 on: July 02, 2012, 04:08:18 PM »
I would say be within reason. No Arche Mastery, no Wyrd 8 lings, ect ect. Like I said earlier think when constructing your character as if you had only 250 or so xp to give you a feel for the proper power levels. Many players are making sheets just to give them a feel for what their character is capable of. Also welcome aboard Glyph.

So that just leaves Changeling open.

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #49 on: July 02, 2012, 04:08:55 PM »
Also Streetshark: The Destruction is all too painfully real. > > I found rules for it online. It is as ridiculous as it sounds.

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #50 on: July 02, 2012, 04:51:20 PM »
I think you mean as awesome as it sounds. Link? I googled it and came up with nothing.

EDIT: Okay, that sounds good for a baseline to aim for. I think I'm going to recycle the character I made for my local Geist MET venue that never got off the ground, a Forgotten Reaper from a wealthy family, targeting and killing other rich people who use their wealth/power to abuse those of lesser station.
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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #51 on: July 02, 2012, 11:33:42 PM »
 So much XP so many choices....

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #52 on: July 02, 2012, 11:39:04 PM »
Really? O_O I was worried the xp was too little

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #53 on: July 02, 2012, 11:45:30 PM »
 I always have a hard time figuring out what to buy with my XP. It's something I always spend a lot of time figuring out.

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #54 on: July 03, 2012, 08:21:57 AM »
Really? O_O I was worried the xp was too little

well, 250 XP is a lot of spend, but the scaling pricing means it goes away really fast when you start spending it. :D

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #55 on: July 03, 2012, 08:33:58 AM »
I just never believed the charts they have in the book. 120xp is nowhere near a "Lord of all you survey". Especially considering the simple Swat Team member out of the back of the blue book, when broken down to his base points, is a 230xp character!

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #56 on: July 03, 2012, 08:36:37 AM »
Yeah, those sample characters can be kinda awful, though point costs can change dramatically depending on what you buy with starting dots.

Not that I'll complain if you increase the 'effective XP'... :D

BTW, since I didn't see it before, CammieMind's Eye Society member and proud. ;D
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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (Changeling Player Needed)
« Reply #57 on: July 03, 2012, 10:59:45 AM »
Well i have the pic and some of the background now the character sheet.

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (Changeling Player Needed)
« Reply #58 on: July 03, 2012, 11:14:19 AM »
I have the character sheet and most of the background, but probably no picture.



Name: Maxwell Stavrikos
Apparent Age: 29
Description: Short, almost barrel-shaped with a wrestler's build. Olive skin, black hair and eyes. Always dresses in tailored suits with tasteful jewelry.
General Personality: Smooth and charming in social situations, bound to a strong sense of 'noblesse oblige' with regards to those in unfortunate economic circumstances. Utterly merciless to enemies or opponents in a fight.
Notable Quirks or Features Noticed: His skin is always hot to the touch, as if he has a fever, though he displays a normal body temperature to thermometers/heat sensors.
Attitudes about the Council: The best of a bunch of bad options. The various things that go bump in the night (particularly vampires) have a nasty habit of leaving ghosts in their wake, meaning more work for the city's Sin-Eaters. At least this is a way to minimize the damage and keep a tab on the 'others'.
If you are a leader or an elected official: Elected official
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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders
« Reply #59 on: July 03, 2012, 04:09:11 PM »
well, 250 XP is a lot of spend, but the scaling pricing means it goes away really fast when you start spending it. :D

 True, I could probably put 2 dots in all Axioms and use most of my XP that way.

 In case anyone is familiar with Genius, Tes is an Artificer. :D

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (Changeling Player Needed)
« Reply #60 on: July 03, 2012, 04:15:26 PM »
here is the pic



not a redhead but can change that as in written discription

Does this work as an image?
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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (Changeling Player Needed)
« Reply #61 on: July 03, 2012, 05:08:46 PM »
 Mmm... for Tes to have Iron Man armor or not...

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (Changeling Player Needed)
« Reply #62 on: July 03, 2012, 05:10:17 PM »
Are you just binding all your Mania into Wonders?

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (Changeling Player Needed)
« Reply #63 on: July 03, 2012, 05:23:29 PM »
 Well, Tes will have a fair bit of Inspiration. But most of her Mania will be going into Wonders, yes.

 I mean.. there's two wonders she's gotta have active almost all the time...

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (Changeling Player Needed)
« Reply #64 on: July 04, 2012, 10:57:08 AM »
Your still going to have to explain a good chunk of how Mania and Wonders work O_O Why have I never heard of this game before, I am typically more obsessive than that :P

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (Changeling Player Needed)
« Reply #65 on: July 04, 2012, 11:25:15 AM »
I'll try to have my character sheet up by the end of the day.

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (Changeling Player Needed)
« Reply #66 on: July 04, 2012, 12:02:31 PM »
Your still going to have to explain a good chunk of how Mania and Wonders work O_O Why have I never heard of this game before, I am typically more obsessive than that :P

Mania is the Genius's energy, the equivalent to Vitae/Mana/Plasm/Werewolf Energy. They can use it to heal and a few other things, but its primary use is fueling Wonders.

Wonders are Mad SCIENCE! inventions. Geniuses don't spend their Mania on-the-spot like a Vampire would spend blood to power their disciplines, they build inventions (determined by their Axioms (Disciplines equvialents)) then invest their Mania to power said devices. As long as Mania is invested in a Wonder, the Wonder operates, but the Genius's maximum Mania pool is reduced by the amount said Wonder needs for fuel.

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (Changeling Player Needed)
« Reply #67 on: July 04, 2012, 02:22:28 PM »
 Glyph said it better than I could. A Genius can use Mania to pwer mundane tech or power their machines. Either way, they regain mania very slowly as far as I understand. One point a day, plus a point under specific conditions.

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (Changeling Player Needed)
« Reply #68 on: July 04, 2012, 02:52:00 PM »
Glyph said it better than I could. A Genius can use Mania to pwer mundane tech or power their machines. Either way, they regain mania very slowly as far as I understand. One point a day, plus a point under specific conditions.

Of course, those 'specific conditions' can include having someone unwillingly restrained while you rant at them... ;D

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (Changeling Player Needed)
« Reply #69 on: July 04, 2012, 03:02:05 PM »
ok i am rubbish can someone send me the link for a site fer a werewolf sheet online?

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (Changeling Player Needed)
« Reply #70 on: July 04, 2012, 03:05:07 PM »
http://mrgone.rocksolidshells.com/wtf.html

You'll probably want one of the Interactive ones.

Make sure you save it on your computer first, or print it out, since it doesn't usually save right if you edit it straight from the site and try to save it.

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (Changeling Player Needed)
« Reply #71 on: July 04, 2012, 03:06:35 PM »
ok i am rubbish can someone send me the link for a site fer a werewolf sheet online?

here's a downloadable, interactive PDF sheet.
http://mrgone.rocksolidshells.com/pdf/WtF/Forsaken2-Page_Editable.pdf

You can re-upload it to the E-Wiki for storage, and edit it from there.

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (Changeling Player Needed)
« Reply #72 on: July 04, 2012, 03:20:15 PM »
Of course, those 'specific conditions' can include having someone unwillingly restrained while you rant at them... ;D

 I could also grab the merit that let's me drain someone's energy and transfer it to mania :P

 Besides, Tes enjoys being the restrained much more....

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (Changeling Player Needed)
« Reply #73 on: July 04, 2012, 03:37:30 PM »
Alright, a quick note regarding the integration of the Genius template. I downloaded the book and have been reading all morning. Now this game takes place in the Greater Chicago area, which comprises about 9.5 million people. A genius happens every 1/5,000 people. With 60% never becoming aware of what they are, and only 35% of that remaining number belonging to the PC Peerage. This still results in a total number of 266 Geniuses in the Chicago area, which when compared to the other venues is INSANE. But, I don't want to push it down to one Genius and make it so far from cannon that its nonsensical. So would you be willing to work with the idea of having Tes represent a Collaboration of Genius's that are about 9 strong (her making member 10) who have claimed Chicago as their testing ground and hence have managed to push out other Geniuses? That way we can appropriately represent the character type without overloading the game with mad scientists.

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (Changeling Player Needed)
« Reply #74 on: July 04, 2012, 04:15:38 PM »
 That's fine with me. I actually think Tes's 'dark secret' would be rather well known, it isn't that big a thing.

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (Changeling Player Needed)
« Reply #75 on: July 05, 2012, 03:17:48 AM »
Was thinking of playing a changling, I have the introduction RP of one from last year, but are we using the book or freeform, or freeform with a modified d20thing..?

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (Changeling Player Needed)
« Reply #76 on: July 05, 2012, 04:26:41 AM »
Was thinking of playing a changling, I have the introduction RP of one from last year, but are we using the book or freeform, or freeform with a modified d20thing..?

Freeform.  People are free to make up sheets if they want to but aren't required.

Personally, I don't plan on making a sheet and just intend on going with Master capabilities for my favored arcana with some other scattered powers.

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (Changeling Player Needed)
« Reply #77 on: July 05, 2012, 08:33:58 AM »
Oreida: As long as you have a basic understanding of the venue that is all you need. I am sure plenty of others here can help mend any gaps in knowledge as we all seem rather knowledgeable about the venues. Your addition would be greatly appreciated ^^

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (Changeling Player Needed)
« Reply #78 on: July 05, 2012, 08:38:09 AM »
Yup. Sheets are just for fun, and to get a rough approximation of what you're capable of.

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (Changeling Player Needed)
« Reply #79 on: July 06, 2012, 02:53:30 AM »
 If anyone else has met Tes outside the council, let me know either here or in a pm. We can figure out just how well they know each other.... Tes usually leaves a few rooms open for guests.

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (Changeling Player Needed)
« Reply #80 on: July 06, 2012, 03:13:28 AM »
Will get a PM for you today or at the latest tommorow.

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (Changeling Player Needed)
« Reply #81 on: July 06, 2012, 03:47:25 AM »
Wonderful. ^-^ THen Changling position is now filled, yay for me. I figure i'll wait for the Character thread to pop up. I already got her all ready. Heehee.

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (Changeling Player Needed)
« Reply #82 on: July 06, 2012, 07:24:06 AM »
Alright, and that fills us to capacity. I will start up a character thread in a moment. Note, if your someone who has made a sheet I would very much like to see it. Otherwise stand by

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (At Capacity)
« Reply #83 on: July 06, 2012, 07:26:15 AM »
Quick feedback everyone, where do we want to place this game? My inclination is in either NC or Extreme due to the horror elements and potential for some very violent stuff. Any thoughts?

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (Changeling Player Needed)
« Reply #84 on: July 06, 2012, 07:29:03 AM »
If anyone else has met Tes outside the council, let me know either here or in a pm. We can figure out just how well they know each other.... Tes usually leaves a few rooms open for guests.

Well, if Tes is rich and/or connected, the two of us would probably at least be acquainted. Whether it's a positive or negative relationship depends on her Obligation...

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (At Capacity)
« Reply #85 on: July 06, 2012, 09:18:31 AM »

Name: Blackrose
Apparent Age: 26
Description: Golden blonde, tinged with light sunny green underlay. Head crowned with a vine circlet of four black roses with three long scarlet thorns. Greyish green eyes fringed with dark lashes. Dark peach skin covered with light green vines and scarlet flowers. Stands four foot nine, her natural vines make all the covering she needs though she is incline to wear white cotton catsuits with a dark greenlace dress.
 General Personality: Disarming charm, sensual bohemian, and surprisingly callous.
Notable Quirks: 
       • Meticulous artisan, attracted to colorful displays and craftsmanship
       • Minor claustrophobia renders he unable to hold still in crowded rooms
       • Never misses a chance to be a tease toward someone shy or stoic to amuse herself
       • Can barely resist reorganizing the out of place or litter
Features Noticed:
       -Leafy vines coil around her arms, legs, chest and hips, they can blossom when the seed is sown and develope small berries along her body’s vines.
       - Black roses with thick scarlet thorns only grow along the vine circlet upon her head.
       - Carries an earthen scent of flora.
       - Magically inclined can sense an aura around her and those vines.
       - seems her thin vines have the same connection to her as a finger would..
Attitudes about the Council: A joke. Paranoia running high, a veil of truce offered only to keep others in fear and blame of whom crossed what line at what time. No doubt the majority rulers will eventually try to snuff out the competition by using this council to their advantage to gain favor and ‘allies’. The Ballard has survived this long in the shadows of the vampires, the were wolves, the mages, and as long as those stories live, so will the Fae endure.Though it looks like fun times are ahead, might as well make the most of this ‘serious and dire’ matter.
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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (At Capacity)
« Reply #86 on: July 06, 2012, 09:38:37 AM »
I would say Extreme then it covers all bases?

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (Changeling Player Needed)
« Reply #87 on: July 06, 2012, 09:46:44 AM »
Well, if Tes is rich and/or connected, the two of us would probably at least be acquainted. Whether it's a positive or negative relationship depends on her Obligation...

 Her Obligation is going to be fairly high, 7-8. She migh slip at some point in the game, but that depends on what happens.

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (At Capacity)
« Reply #88 on: July 06, 2012, 03:08:29 PM »
The character Bio Page is up. Some of you have already thrown your profiles around, but I would like to get them all in one place. As soon as all bios are posted and I have received all the proper PM's, we will begin!

Link: http://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=145265.0

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (At Capacity)
« Reply #89 on: July 06, 2012, 04:07:01 PM »
 Do you mind if I put in some of the stuff for Tes that should technically be secret? I figure she's not exactly the sorts to hide stuff from others....

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (At Capacity)
« Reply #90 on: July 06, 2012, 06:23:57 PM »
I don't mind, just be careful you don't reveal anything you DO want secret

Offline AndyZ

Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (At Capacity)
« Reply #91 on: July 06, 2012, 06:51:00 PM »
Could we also get an OOC thread so that we can start talking about how people know each other and all such, or do you want to hold off on that until you're ready to make the IC thread?

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (At Capacity)
« Reply #92 on: July 06, 2012, 07:45:10 PM »
I was going to hold off just a moment to let people some time to establish secret ties and histories before public ones begin construction.

Offline TheGlyphstone

Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (At Capacity)
« Reply #93 on: July 06, 2012, 07:50:46 PM »
I'm pretty sure we can avoid metagaming on that angle.

Offline ShadowFox89

Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (At Capacity)
« Reply #94 on: July 06, 2012, 07:57:15 PM »
 I'm not too worried.

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (At Capacity)
« Reply #95 on: July 06, 2012, 08:47:51 PM »
It'd also be a place for us to post public knowledge about our characters, since there's no option for such on the character profiles.

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Re: Interest Check: NWOD Circle of Leaders (At Capacity)
« Reply #96 on: July 06, 2012, 09:09:06 PM »
By player request, here is the OOC thread: http://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=145299.0