Port Grace is a mid-sized city, in southern Oregon state. Roughly 200,000 people live in the city and nearby area. Things haven't been going too well for the city, however. Growth stagnated in the 70s, and while it has picked up a bit recently, the city just hasn't quite ever recovered. Many areas are run-down; homelessness and unemployment are very common. Wilds dogs are common throughout the city. It's not a place that people dream of moving to. And that's just what you see in the daylight.
But a few, a very few, people know that there's something even worse about this place. In the shadows, things
lurk, preying on the people who call this city home. Pulling their strings, and spreading their foul fingers into every space they can reach. Somebody needs to beat them back. To stand up for their fellow humans. Those who know, they can't just sit by and do nothing.You
can't just sit by and do nothing.
This is a game of Hunter: the Vigil, using the New World of Darkness system by White Wolf. Players will take the fight to the monsters, even if it seems absolutely overwhelming. This will primarily be a game about fighting back against the monsters hiding among humanity. It will be up to the players who, if anybody, to trust, and how they want to engage with various situations. While players will be free to deal with things as they see fit, I do have an overarching plot in mind. If the characters don't engage with it, it will proceed without their interference. That said, this isn't a railroad! The characters absolutely can (and I really hope they will!) change how things play out.
I'm looking for between 3 and 6 people to play in this game, who can make posts at least once every three days. Posting more frequently than that is absolutely fine. If, for some reason, you cannot post within three days, just let me know. If it happens several times, it will likely be an issue, but every once in a while is understandable. Players do not have to play a character of the same gender/sexuality as they themselves are in this game.If you don't own the book
, you can ask for help making a character. If you own the NWoD core book, the Hunter template isn't very difficult to add on to a base character. If you don't own the NWoD core book, somebody might be able to help you, but I'd ask that you really
be interested. I've seen a lot of people who don't own the necessary books mention their interest, then vanish, and it looks like the audience for this is kind of small as-is.
Content-wise, this will be placed in NC-Exotic, in case of anything sexual happening with non-human characters. If there's anything in that umbrella that is uncomfortable for you, make sure it's in your O/Os and/or let me know. The game will be more focused on fighting back against monsters than anything else, but players are welcome to have their characters engage in activities with each other or NPCs.
If you would like to submit a character, I'll need this information:
Quick concept: [Something short, maybe a sentence or two at the most]
Occupation: [No police or private detectives, no Special Forces]
Some backstory: [Not much here, a paragraph is okay, more is also okay]
First Encounter: [How did your character learn about the supernatural? And if it's not the same incident, why did they decide to fight back against it?]
Two people your character knows: [Anybody at all, make 'em up]
A place in town they like: [Make some place up. The city is decently-sized, you can fit just about whatever in here]
Once we have a couple-few of these, we can move on to actually making sheets. The characters will have to, some way or another, know each other. Not necessarily very well, or everybody knowing everybody, but there has to be some connection between all of them. Hunters don't generally just trust everybody they meet.
If you have questions, go ahead and ask away!
I was wondering if there would be enough people interested in a game of Hunter to make it worthwhile pulling everything together. I've got a setting I've used before in a couple of games, one online and one in-person, a stagnant city on the west coast of the US. This woul be the standard NWoD core book with Hunter: the Vigil. I've got the GMC update somewhere on my machine, but I haven't really bothered reading through it, so I don't know it very well.
I'd be looking for between 3 and 6 players, who would be able to post at least once every three days or so. More frequently than that is completely fine, but any slower and things can really bog down.
Content-wise, the game would be more about violencing monsters and trying to avoid being violenced in return than about sexing. That said, if players want to get up to shenanigans, they're welcome to it, and if there's something that a player would love to have happen with/to their character, they would be welcome to ask, and see if it could be arranged. NPCs won't be sexless machines or anything like that, but they wouldn't all be raging nymphomaniacs, either. It would probably fall into NC: Exotic, just in case somebody wants something to happen with a monster of some sort.
Character-wise, I'd be looking for Tier 0 characters, those without any ties to organizations dedicated to Hunting. They would start off with little knowledge of the supernatural, and would have to learn as they go, however they can. Police characters, either ex or active, would not be accepted, nor would private investigators. Ex-military characters would be considered, but not special-forces types. Basically, looking for people closer to everyday folks, who don't have extremely powerful allies to bring in. I'd want characters with some history, who know at least a couple of people, so "Firefighter" or "loner orphan" are not acceptable character suggestions. Don't worry, I'm not the kind of GM who demands a family from every player, and then tortures and murders them.
Player-wise, I don't care at all about player/character gender/sexuality. If you'd want to play somebody of a different gender or sexuality, be my guest.
Full disclosure: I am going back to school for a quarter starting in late September. This might slow my posting down somewhat. Or not. I have no clue what the workload will look like. Also, I haven't run a game with much (read: more than a tiny, tiny bit) of sexual content, so I can make no promises for levels of sexiness if that does occur. If your games need to be hot as heck, I might not live up to that.
If this gets some interest, I'll see about switching it over to a recruitment thread. For now, if you're interested or have some questions, please feel free to ask away. I've got the next couple days off, so I should be able to answer fairly quickly.