Overbrook Academy is an all-girls boarding school hidden away in a hilly, forested cranny of northwestern Virginia. It is an old school with a long history, secluded from civilization, populated by young women from across the globe. Overbrook Academy is fairly exclusive, and most of the students come from wealthy families; many of them are the daughters of the school's alumni. By all appearances, it is an ordinary prep school -- but looks can be deceiving, and darkness gathers in the belly of Overbrook.What Is This
This is Monsterhearts, a storygame about supernatural romance and teenage desperation, a teen sex horror story. It's not a traditional RPG in the strictest sense but it is easy to learn, and everything you need as a player can be found here
. If you want the complete book, you can buy it here
. Also, the author accepts good deeds as payment.What To Expect
You should expect (and contribute to) drama. Expect romance and expect violence. Expect sex sometimes and broken hearts most of the time. You should expect things not to go your way and you should enjoy it when they don't. Expect your character to be in conflict with the other PCs sometimes.
You should expect to participate in the OOC just as much as the IC; this game is kind of meta, and you're going to be expected to participate on the meta level.
Expect characters at the younger end of Elliquiy's rules allowance: these are high school kids, and 16 - 18 will be the age range for the students here. If you're not cool with that, I'm sorry! This may not be the game for you.
You should expect a game that is focused much more heavily on character development and drama than on explicit sex!If you're interested
, tell us what skin you're interested in and maybe a little bit about the kind of character you intend to play. Just a little bit -- how long they've been at Overbrook (it's a 4-year college prep school, and PCs should probably be juniors or seniors), maybe what cliques they run with, clubs they're in, whatever. Things that help give us an impression of the sort of person they are. We won't be using the Chosen skin; we're drawing from sources like Jennifer's Body and Ginger Snaps more than Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Remember that this game is set at an all-girl school, so male-identifying characters won't really be appropriate.
I'm hoping to find 5 players who are on the same page as far as hopes and expectations go, and after I've got more than 5 applications or in a few days I'll take a look at who has expressed interest and make player selections. From there we'll move to an OOC thread and start doing backgrounds!
p.s. I know the opening blurb is underwhelming. The school will become more interesting and more fleshed out after getting characters created and backgrounds written up!a short faq
I'm just going down the line here looking at Moraline's Topics to Cover post and addressing anything I didn't cover above:
The game will probably be set in noncon/exotic to set the upper limits of the game's content. Noncon won't be the game's focus and isn't to be taken lightly here!
Characters should be appropriate for an all-girls boarding school setting; it isn't cisgender exclusive however.
Explicit sexual content between PCs other PCs or PCs and NPCs will take place outside of the primary IC thread(s).
We're probably not going to use any particularly complex tagging system unless people think it's necessary.
I'll aim to post ~3 times a week, and that's about the pace I'd like others to maintain a similar pace!
Everyone's o/os will be respected and nobody is expected to participate in anything that they are uncomfortable with. I'll do my best to make sure that everyone is comfortable, and people should feel free to contact me if they aren't for any reason.