I've been kicking around a couple of ideas of the last couple of years about a nWoD chronicle centred around Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Most World of Darkness materials are centred around the Western Hemisphere, but having lived in both cities, I can tell you from personal experience that they are a gateway to Asia like none you've ever seen. I think it could make an incredible backdrop for world of darkness. Possible Gamelines
- Mummy: The Curse; Demon: The Decent; Genius: The Transgression
; Leviathan: The TempestRating
- NC: ExoticRoleplay vs Rollplay
- Roleplay. I'm still relatively new to WoD, so I'm inclined to ask for as few rolls as possible and play in almost a freeform manner unless its really hit or miss as to how something would play out. Rules versions
- Mummy would stick with the original rules, all the others would use the God-Machine Chronicles updates.Age
: 21+; both for my own comfort, and that is the minimum age for drinking in UAE. Sexuality
: This game is open to any gender, sexuality and orientation. My personal preference is hetero, but as GM, I'm more than will to help others play out their preferences. I'd classify the game as exotic While non-con may be present in the game (this is world of darkness after all and bad things happen), I reserve that for NPCs of a decidedly evil persuasion. Why Abu Dhabi and Dubai?
Like I said before, these two cities are unique and unlike anywhere else in the world. Both combine many aspects that would seem familiar to North Americans or Europeans, while still being distinctly Middle Eastern. Case and point: A regular sight for me when I go to the mall is woman dressed in full abayas or burkas with their faces covered, shopping almost gleefully at La Senza or Victoria's Secret. While drinking is illegal for Muslims living in the country, there are regularly brunches in hotels that are all you can drink. In the higher end brunches, people will be dressed to the nines and completely hammered. In the clubs, provocative dress is just as common as conservative dress is in public. Abu Dhabi and Duabi are worlds of contrast and contradiction that manifest in some of the most fascinating and incredible ways on the face of the earth. Anyone, and anything can be found there, and likewise, from their, you can travel anywhere. It is the perfect backdrop for an urban fantasy. Demon
: Simply put, Abu Dhabi and Dubai are home to some of the ballsiest construction projects on the planet. The potential for infrastructure developments is fantastic. Likewise, there are a wide range of covers available to demons from all over the world. Mummy
: UAE is very close to the centre of the Nameless Empire and also a modern trade and tourism mecca. Interesting geometry and monuments are found all over the two man cities, and as they have continued to develop they spring up with ever increasing frequency. Sounds like Mummies. Genius
: Genius is perhaps the most well done of the nWoD fan creations, and its themes work with Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Technology is ever prevalent within the cities. The richest of the rich have access to anything they want. Mad Science is just a hop, skip and a jump away. Leviathan
: Leviathan is another well developed fan-line, and one that plays into the mythos of the Middle East. UAE is balanced between Arabia's Empty Quarter and the Arabian/Persian Gulf. The tension between the wet and dry reflects both the pulls of tradition vs modernization within the country and the humanity vs monstrosity within the Leviathan.
So I'm looking for about four PC parts. Is there anyone interested. If so, which of the four games would you like to play?