This is a Buffy RPG game using the Buffy RPG Revised Core Rulebook, Monster Smackdown, Slayer's Handbook, and The Magic Box. It is set in 1885, in the United States' 'Wild West.' The setting will not be fully accurate (I reserve the right to take liberties due to my own ignorance, or just to make a better story). It will, just by virtue of the setting, be somewhat politically incorrect. It will be rated Nonconsensual-Exotic, and I do intend and expect Smut to be relatively common.
The game will start in a town know as Line's End, though the long term intent is to have it move around the region. I mention this mostly as it could impact character creation, especially Occult Library.
I prefer, but won't require, that characters are female. Non-humans may be allowed, but are not preferred and will be approved or rejected on a case by case basis. Vampires as (good) PCs will not be allowed, if you want to play an evil Vampire in opposition to the group I might consider it. I may run the Slayer as an NPC or just not have her present. I won't write her off as a PC if someone is interested, but I will be extremely picky about the character and her player.
The intended posting rate is once or twice a week.
If interested, please post a brief (a paragraph or two) concept.
Line’s End had, for years, been nothing but a nameless collection of buildings in a remote corner of New Mexico. It was notable only for the Missio Dominae Nostrae Aeternae Luvenis, an old Spanish Mission that had somehow managed to eke out an existence nearby for decades if not centuries. The, false, rumour of gold brought an influx of settlers in the late 1860s. Although no gold was ever discovered, though rumours of a lost Spanish treasure persisted, rich veins of silver and coal were enough to catch the interest of the Millerson Mining Company. The company invested heavily to develop mining in the area, even going so far as to pay to bring a railroad line to the outskirts of the town.
Line’s End, in 1885, is not exactly thriving but is definitely surviving. It has a population in the hundreds, though the vast majority are the male employees of the Millerson Mining Company. Although most of the town’s buildings are crude at best, it does hold the Lucky Miner, the Lucky Lady, the Mission Hotel, Poe’s General Store, and the Flying Eagle Theatre. Law is maintained by Sheriff Fitzwarin, while the town is lead by Mayor Beaumont, who is also the local head of the Millerson Mining Company.
‘Ol Stub crouched in the shallow creek, the water lapping at his boots as he swirled a fistful of gravel around his pan. His clothes were tattered, his pan dented, and his face that of a man who had spent too much of his life outdoors. He was the last of the old timers, men who had come to the area with the first rumour of a gold rush, only to find starvation and disappointment.
As the gravel scraped across the pan, as the water and dirt gradually swished out, ‘Ol Stub felt his breath catch in his throat. For the first time in decades, he saw the glint of gold. Weathered and calloused fingers brushed through water, sand, and rocks in search of the errant nugget. The sound of a branch cracking behind him ended his search as his head lifted. His hand drifted towards the revolver at his belt as he twisted his head.
There was a new gang of bandits in the area but, like so many times before, ‘Ol Stub instead saw the flash of eyes reflecting the full moon. An animal. It was a welcome relief, still, he stood with pan in one hand and drew his revolver with the other.
“G't!” He shouted, firing off a shot into the air. The eyes vanished, and with a self-satisfied smirk, ‘Ol Stub returned his attention to the pan. The crash of something large in the undergrowth lifted his head back up a moment later, his eyes widening as a massive bulk charged towards him. He had only a moment to wonder what kind of beast he was facing as he swung his pistol around and fired off a single shot. He may as well have been spitting into a hurricane, the beast didn’t even slow.
A single swipe of powerful claws nearly ripped his head from his shoulders, and he fell with a splash into the shallow creek. Lifeless eyes settled on the pan he had been holding moments before, a small gold cross glinting in the sand and gravel.
I was wondering if there was any interest in a Buffy RPG (using the system) set in the late 19th century?
I am thinking set in or around 1885, probably with the characters wandering around the west instead of located in a single city. I would be allowing people to be either heroes or white hats (though only one slayer, and I'm not sure how to decide on a slayer). My preference would be female characters, though I wouldn't require it. I would probably not allow Vampires as player characters (unless as villains not associated with the main group, but I would have to think about how that would fit/work).
It would probably be rated NC-Exotic, with a high amount of smut.
The posting rate I would be aiming for (at least for myself) would be once or twice a week.
Is there enough interest that I should develop this further?