Thunder rolls. Rain pounds against the glass. Trees creak outside. The city of Arkham, Massachusetts sits with the Miskatonic River running through it, currently in high flood. This city is also the abode of the prestigious Miskatonic University, possibly the greatest academic institution in the Americas. It is a place to drama, adventure, and discovery. It is also everything you live and breathe, your second (or, if you are a freshman, only) home.
Not all is well in on the campus though. Whispered chants stalk the halls. Something not properly alive wakes every night. Howls carry on the autumn wind. You knew this already though. You are a Hunter, a carrier of the Vigil. It is by your Aegis that the innocents ignorant of the supernatural sleep easy.
A new mystery, and with it a new cell, is now taking shape. Professor Julia Cain, of the department of antiquities, has sent you a letter pleading for your help finding a missing friend and colleague of hers, Dr. Brenda West, an ancient but brilliant biochemist. She elaborates little in her letter, but alludes that this may have something to do with Brendaís Father, a man named Herbert West, who disappeared in shortly before World War II....
System: Chronicles of Darkness (formerly New World of Darkness second edition)
Gameline: Hunter: the Vigil. This game will be crossover friendly, and there is the possibility of the Hunters becoming the very monsters they hunt, if someone wants to take the story there.
Genre: Personal Horror
What Iím Looking For: Iíve been off E for a while, so this is just an interest check for the time being. If it looks like folks are jonesing for this game, Iíll set a deadline for characters to be submitted by. Iím looking for about 3-4 people who are able to post regularly outside of combat situations. As this a Chronicles game, I fully intent to focus on the roleplaying over the fighting.
Compacts: Players may be a part of any compact, although note that I have a slightly different interpretation of the Ashwood Abbey where they reactÖ poorly.. to both rapists and cannibals. Characters may be a part of more than one compact, although the sum of Status within all compacts cannot go above five.
Conspiracies: Players may not begin as a part of conspiracy, although they will have an opportunity to join them as the game progresses.
Tactics: Tactics will be purchasable once the cell as completed a couple of scenes together.
Character Creation: As normal for mortals exceptÖ
Each character gets one free dot of professional training, to represent the role they play at the university. This could be anything from a student to a professor, to an athelete, to a librarian, to a security guard. Iím not picky.
Each character gains one free dot of status in a Compact of their choice. If they are not part of compact already, this dot can be held in reserve to allow them to join one (note that this means you can play a Hunter that has not joined a compact, or you could play some poor fuck who knows nothing about the supernatural and has been roped into something way over their heads).
Aspirations: Please select three short-term and one long term aspiration.
RP Considerations: Iím going to rate this game as Exotic NC to cover all bases, but let me make it clear now that Non Con is not something I allow my players to participate in in my games. Sex can very likely happen in this game, but it has to make sense in terms of the story. Please respect me, your fellow players, and the people your characters represent in this game, or I will ask to part ways with you. Ditto if you donít post or participate outside of combat.
What I need from you: Stats, background, breaking points, personality, and a photo of your character for the map.
If you have any questions, or if I forgot anything, please let me know.