DRACULA: THE BEGINNINGLegends and stories are one thing. But I was there....there, the day that Prince Vlad destroyed the Turk Army. Watched in fascination and horror as he drank from his beloved, and became the creature that he swore never to become. Hey may have saved his people that day...but he doomed them to destruction as well.
In a fit a fury and despair, one born of a man with nothing left to lose, he recruited his fallen people, letting them taste of his blood, and making them one with him....one
like him! They say Vlad still lives. After destroying his own army, he still lives to this day, watching over the people....preying on them.
Welcome to Transylvania
This is just an interest check for now! The game would be loosely based on the movie "Dracula Untold", which I had the pleasure of watching recently. There will be two factions...human and vampires. Sounds unbalanced, eh? Well..they are more balanced than you think. After all, even vampires have weaknesses.
Humans will have their natural weaknesses...human strength, normal sight, hearing, speed, etc. Abilities will range anywhere from beggars to nobility. Most craftsmen will be NPC'd, unless someone asks to become one.
Vampires have things humans do not. Ability to fly (turning into bats). Super vision, exceptional hearing, super speed, and amazing strength. However, they do have weaknesses. A deathly allergy to silver (yes, it literally burns). Inability to be exposed to the sun. A need to feed on human blood. And a chance to become human again if you haven't fed within three days.
The premise of the story is this. Vlad Tepes killed off the Turkish Army, ending the threat to Transylvania. However, the people knew of his "affliction", and turned against him, seeing him as an abomination to the light. His resented him, outcast him, and made his son the Prince.
The leaders of the humans would be Vlad's son...now grown to a fine young man. Prince Ingeras has decreed that vampirism is unholy, having been raised after his parents death by the Church. With it's unholiness comes the decree that any found to be a vampire within the kingdom of Transylvania will summarily be put to death.
In the hills overlooking Transylvania, on Broken Tooth Mountain, is where Vlad resides. Few are the ones that come to him for varying reasons. And while their is truth that he killed off his vampire army after they destroyed the Turks, it is not the whole truth. A few loyal to him remained. They have made up his council, and help him in all mattters requiring the growth of the vampire population.
The stage is set...and with one side completely hating the other, war is imminent. In the end, it is up to the craftiest to decide who will win.
If this game shows interest, I'll be looking for a co-GM to help with it.
Rules will include the following:
- Nothing against the Laws of Elliquiy
- All characters must be approved before being posted
- Maximum of three characters per player
- First come first serve with nobility on both sides
- Vampires will not out-number humans, at least in the beginning. Probably ever
- Everyone MUST have fun!
Character sheet is below!
[b]Name:[/b] (Insert name here)
[b]Race:[/b] (Vampire or Human)
[b]History:[/b](paragraph form please. Be as detailed as possible)
[b]Character Goals:[/b] (bullet form)
[b]How you became a vampire:[/b](for vampire characters only!)
[b]Player Limits:[/b](can be link toO/O page)