The smell of salt permeates the air, the sea tossing and turning in its ever restless slumber, and the people of the port hardly notice. Day in and day out, they go about their business, blind to the world that lies underneath them. They know nothing about the Technocracy, nothing about the war between the Camarilla and the Sabbat, and certainly nothing about the Wyrm that threatens to end the world itself. However, all three of the supernatural defenders of the world know nothing about the Changelings.
These beings claim to be from a dark world called Arcadia. They say their bodies are twisted and warped because some powerful beings called the True Fae kidnapped and enslaved them. They say that people who look just like them have been living their lives while they suffered under the cruel madness of the Fae.
This fourth group is growing in population within the city walls, and it's making all the other supernaturals a little worried. As if that wasn't enough, there are Changelings who say they've seen and heard things from their masters. Something about an Invasion. But, stories have conflicted on just about everything. Will the Fae invade the Earth? Will the Changelings rise up and claim Arcadia as their own? Or, will some new, strange force come in and try to take both?
Okay, I eventually want this game to get big. Basically, it'll be an open book for people to write the story as to how the city works, who's in charge, and what their doing. I may do it as a system, but here's the thing. Everything is going to be using Old World setting except for Changeling. I'm bringing the Lost to the Old World, and throwing in the twist of Invasion so they have some kind of doom thing to fight/conflict over.
Don't have any clue what I'm talking about?
Fear not! Those who are new to either the old world setting or the entire thing in general, I have the books. ALL OF THEM. I am working on making at least a basic terminology thread as a source reference for newbies, and I will be working with people on a one-on-one basis to get them situated.
I'm going to put in as little powerful NPCs as possible. I want people to fill the void by playing the leaders of the various factions and set up the politics themselves. That said, I'm trusting that people who choose to play leaders will do so appropriately. There will be other people, PCs and NPCs, just waiting for you to screw up to take your place, and I am not afraid to act realistically. In fact, if you come up with a plot with other players for a change in the power base, awesome!
Okay, the canon plot can start with the city's founding in about the 1700s and end around 1999 with all of the plots coming together for the whole end of the world stuffs. Yes, there are a lot of supernatural beasites you can play, but the population of the city itself, along with the various port towns that surround it in the area, is going to be huge.
This whole city and the areas around it are fictional, and I'm debating where the city will be placed. Some of me wants to have it in America, especially because I've had the itch to do WoD in the Prohibition Era, but I'm open for suggestions.
The following characters will be available for play:
The Main Groups
Go ahead and make multiple characters for these groups. Most of them are the ones fighting said end of the world or are neutral in the conflict.
Vampires (Camarilla and Neutral Clans)
Because these groups are in direct conflict with the main groups, I will be a bit stingy on who I let play these. Don't abuse the privilege.
Black Spiral Dancers**
*I have a plot for the Bastet, so anyone who wants to play one, PM me first. You can play different Tribes outside of this plot, but I want people involved with this first.
**Expect the character to have a very, very, VERY short lifespan, as any Garou or other kinds of shifters who spot you will try to kill you on the spot. These ones are more restricted than the others because of this. Go ahead and take the challenge, but I'm putting a lot of trust into you for allowing it.
I haven't even touched any of the Hunter books. If someone can give me a summary, I'd be glad to, but I'm not so keen on the idea. Anyone wanting to play one will have to talk to me for a long time.
This is more or less an interest check, but with enough interest I will put up the OOC thread soon! As for the board, I'm thinking either NC-E for potential animal form/hybrid form smex, or Extreme, as things could get so very quickly. Very open to suggestions!