For those of you that know about the awesomeness that is Monsterhearts, the title says it all. For those of you that don't, think Buffy meets True Blood with a dash of Vampire Diaries thrown in. It is an Apocalypse World hack. The text below, taken from the book, says it better than I could:Most teenagers get to grow up without encountering anything scarier than gang violence, drug overdoses and chlamydia. They think thatís the worst that the world has to offer them, and they have the luxury of laughing.
You donít have the luxury of laughing. You know the world has hideous, horrible things hiding in the shadows. You know because youíre one of them. Thereís wickedness that dwells within your chest, darkness that courses through your veins.
Most teenagers will never know that things like you exist, the secret monsterhearts.
It is a game about the messiness of growing up and the monster in all of us. This is intended to be a teen supernatural soap opera, full of angst and melodrama. Like I said, think Buffy. There will be sex. There will be conflict, within and between each character. Speaking of, all of them fit an archetype- Vampire, Werewolf, Witch, etc.
It's very rules-lite, the character archetypes are legally available for free here
. The game is intended to be set in a high school as it is supposed to be about growing up and learning how to deal with your hormones as well as your abilities. Characters would be 16-17. Be warned there is no such thing as the straight defense in this game, so be prepared for your character and yourself to be surprised by their reaction to a character of the same gender.
To sum up the fee once againl, think Buffy if it aired on HBO.
No knowledge of the system is required. Due to RL time constraints, I intend this to be a bit slower moving. It will not be first come, first serve. I would be looking for a balanced cast of 3-5 other characters (preferably 2 or 3 characters of each gender) with no repeat skins for variety. Players would be flexible and creative with a healthy sense of humor. As for where this game belongs, I am thinking perhaps Light or Bondage. So, who would be interested?