“Is it really true about Joe…Joe Morley…”
“Yes it is the older girl nodded,” as her brother looked up with fear. “It’s in the records, run over by a hand roller…still that’s not all.”
Her friend smiled, “We know someone that’s seen ‘im, and you can ‘ear his cries when yer on the loo.”
The boys eyes opened wider, as the two girls teased him, “But that not all, I’ve heard there is something in the cellar that even Joe Morely is scared of… but you’ll find out when you start school…”
“My Nan says there is something in Beldons Brook, and my Nan does not lie…”
“Rubbish she is going doolally, my mam says its Storthes ‘All fer ‘er.”
The boy had a defiant face at one of the ones from the new part of the village. “My Nan remembers the drownings…I mean we can go and play there but just not on certain days. because ‘iggerty Green will ‘ave you. Only last year she ‘ad Lucy Barrowclough. She didn’t believe either.”
“Jean ‘as to be magic, all them sweets, and that tray of them. Always the ones you want.”
“She allus puts extra in the bag too, more than tenpence worth.”
“Ave you not seen ‘ow much better ‘ers taste than if you go to Brian’s Shop.”
“He is a miserable old bugger that’s why. My mam says he’s been spreading bad things about Jean…”
“I heard someone say he never went to church, not since he murdered his wife.”
“Murdered his wife?” The gaggle of children continued to talk in the playground, ever watchful just in case ‘Brian could hear them.
All of these are ‘urban legends’ from the village I was brought up in from the age of seven.
As it seems my werewolf game was not very successful or popular. (Though I may revamp it at some point knowing that it is a great story even if I say so myself.)
I have another game I used table top which can be either O or N WoD. The premise of the game is that everyone starts as a child between 7 and 10 and living in a small Yorkshire Village. The idea is that all the characters are friends, or at least will become such while they are children.
Before I go further I want to say that though I am asking players to be children there is a reason, your characters will not always be children. (Remember ‘IT’ the Stephen King Book.’) Obviously there will be no sort of sexual activity involving the characters. (Unless ‘kiss chase’ in the playground counts as that.) However it is an adult game because of the horror and what will likely unfurl, also the more than unpleasant undertones that may be in the background.
Now I have finished with that I am looking for a few players that can play some kids having a very WoD time. When one has little more than a jar of tadpoles, some horse manure, a penknife and a 5p for the phone…how does one stop the boogyman…oh an of course a sharp mind and a healthy imagination, they will likely be more help.
I can do this either New World of Darkness or Old, each of the characters can become a supernatural when they are adults. However I thought that it might be interesting to actually have some fun as playing children, it can be a lot enjoyment and different…trust me …its refreshing. This way even if everyone is different when they are adults, they actually have a reason to work together.
At this point I should add that it will be set in the 70’s as well so I am afraid it’s a very special era of music and fashion…Likely most of you will still have black and white TV and only three channels. No mobile phones it’s a call box and 5 pence. It will have a slightly idyllic feel on the surface but the darkness will be bubbling under the surface.
I would like folks to think if they prefer old wod or new and also what they would like the children to become after they meet again. (The latter may come in time.)
Thanks for listening