New World of Darkness: The Battle for Atro City. [For those of you familiar with the Old Word of Darkness, I will be using the Vampire Translation guide, so if there is a clan you liked or a discipline you adored, feel free to include it]
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This is an RP that will use White Wolf's Storyteller system. There will be dice involved—just d10s, easily used in the dicebot. The goal is to not use the dice too terribly much if it can be avoided. The story will involve extreme elements, up to and including: nonconsensual scenarios (you may choose to opt-out your character), consensual scenarios, light and extreme BDSM (you may choose if you prefer one, both, or neither), MxM, MxF, FxF, and maybe even a little gender confusion depending on what the powers are of certain characters. I'm looking for people willing to read through posts that might not include matching sexualities and kinks to their own in the interests of keeping up with a storyline. You will not be asked to participate in anything you do not like.
If you have never played in the World of Darkness setting, never fear! I hope to make it an easy experience for you, if you care to try. I can go over any questions or rules in a PM—the easiest way to play the World of Darkness is as a normal human, or someone who has just come into supernatural power, that way being ignorant of something isn't a problem, it's realistic and interesting. <3Character Types Permitted:
*Vampires, Werewolves, Mages, Normal Humans. Ghouls. Hunters. Maybe even Changelings.The Plot:
Let's play War, shall we? The fictitious city of Atro is located state of New York in the USA. It has a population of over a million people. Ample enough room to hide, right? Maybe not.
It starts with vampire politics. Damnable and inescapable vampire politics. The current prince of the city, Alexander Shaw, is too weak to defend his territory from the encroaching Uratha (the werewolves). He is a Ventrue (a vampire clan prone to madness and known for nobility) who has lost the respect of his court when his vampiric lover, Allenere, was murdered by mages. He has been the prince of Atro City for well over a century, and he is mired in the past, unwilling to change. Certain human factions have noticed the bloodsuckers are weak, and want to destroy the court. These include the mages, who can be fed upon by vampires as easily as any other mortal, normal humans who have penetrated the inner workings of vampire society, and hunters eager to cleanse the city of corruption or eager to put their own supernatural patsy in power in Alexanders place. The werewolves are determined to take back Atro City at all costs—if they must ally with other vampires to do so, they will.The Eroticism: (Plot Hooks to make a character)
Alexander needs help to keep his position, and so he wishes to newly Embrace a group of unfortunate mortals as his unliving children. If he cannot do this, he will use his potent blood to ensnare normal humans, addicting him to the taste of him and turning them into ghouls (unaging human servants). The vampiric offpsring or ghouled servants may end up as Alexander's eternal lovers.
Alexander may be willing to ally with the werewolves, toning down the debauchery of his reign and conceding some territory...if the werewolves will send him an emissary. After all, Alexander is in a position of weakness, not stupid. A werewolf alliance, while hideously unlikely, would be power. Alexander is attracted to power, first and foremost, and the unadultered beauty and savagery of werewolves appeals to him.
Alexander has a mole within the mages or the hunters (or both). This mole is someone who is either a lover of Alexander's, or this mole is bringing unwitting mages and hunters to Alexander for his debauched pleasures.Notes for more experienced players:Vampires:
I'm looking for any clan and any covenant for vampire characters. I love the idea of a vampiric grab-bag. But the shadowed vampiric society will use the feudal system, with one prince in a city, followed by any of lower status. Princes have territory rights, exclusive feeding rights, and no other vampire may make others of their kind without the express permission of the prince. Werewolves:
I am also willing to run Changing Breeds, such as werecats like the Bastet, wereravens, etc. You may not play one of the Pure—the Pure would never stoop to ally or even associate with vampires at all, but one of the Forsaken of the tribes of the Moon might...if given a persuasive reason. And the threat of vampires destroying all of a werewolf''s kin-folk is a pretty large threat, as most kinfolk for werewolves are normal wolves or humans.Mages:
Any path and magic type is acceptable. Hunters:
The Ashwood Abbey makes a wonderful choice for hunters. The Slasher supplement book, that deals with killers and deranged people, is also permitted. The Lucifuge would also be interesting. I do not mind if you wish to play a hunter with no group memberships.Ghouls:
Anything goes with ghouls, guys. Things get very skewed when a ghoul gets addicted to the ecstatic power of the blood, being bound by a false love for the vampire who provides it. Normal humans:
Again, nearly anything goes, but those with law enforcement or criminal ties could be very interesting.Changelings:
Normal humans stolen and taken away to a faerie realm known as Arcadia. I'm open to Changelings, but they might be tricky. Darklings would fit in here very nicely.For inexperienced players:
If you would like to play and do a character sheet using the World of Darkness rules, PM me. I will walk you through character creation. Don't be shy—I don't bite. But Alexander does. <3 For experienced players who do not have access to the rulebooks, PM me if you have questions. If I see enough interest, I will post brief instructions on how to make a character.Posting Expectations:
I would like at least a paragraph per post. I would prefer to see something closer to three or four paragraphs. I would like proper spelling and grammar in these posts. I understand some small mistake here and there; I'm guilty of them myself, as I've edited this thread to take a few out. Seeing as there might be a variety of characters in addition to running major NPCs, my
post sizes are going to be anywhere from five paragraphs up to two pages. I'm not holding you to what I might have to type in order to keep up with all the players, but it might be important that you read it.Dice Rolling:
Use of the dice is simple. You add an attribute (which is an innate quality of your personality, body, or mind) to an ability (a cultivated knowledge, talent or skill) to determine how many d10s you roll for most types of check, including attacking people. I, the GM, determine difficulty. Higher numbers are more difficult to attain (8, 9, and 10). Every time you roll and equal or exceed the difficulty number, you acquire a success.
You normally need only one success to do most things, but very complicated things or extended challenges might require more. If you roll a 10, you may roll that dice again to see if you may acquire an additional success. Rolling a 1 will subtract a success from your total, and may result in a critical failure.
This is literally all you need to know initially to play the game at first. More complicated things can be brought in as we progress.Notes:
This RP will have a definite ending. It ends when Alexander Shaw is either deposed or if Alexander and his allies eradicate his foes.NEW PLAYERS: I must reassure you that mistakes happen. I will probably make my fair share of them as well. No one is perfect. That's the fun of trying out a new setting, maybe new characters, maybe some new ideas. I say this to you as a new member of E currently terrified that I'm making mistakes right and left.EDIT:
If people are interested, I will discuss more about the various supernatural entities and factions. I have most, if not all, most of the new World of Darkness sourcebooks in pdf format. I will only put up character sheets and info if there are at least four people interested.OOC is up and a work in progress. https://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=167768.0 Questions, suggestions, ideas for plot? Go right in. You are not formally approved until you submit a final approved character sheet with your race template applied to it. You may still post questions or suggestions in that thread.