I'm running several "system-based" (or "tabletop-style") roleplaying games on the chat; this invitation is for a contemporary supernatural/horror chronicle. (My others are a fantasy game called "Shadows of Terramar" and an on-hiatus steampunk story known as Perfidious Albion
.) The style/genre that I'm aspiring to is the sort of supernatural fiction which Neil Gaiman did in The Sandman
and most of his other works, and Mike Carey did in Lucifer
We currently play on IRC (on Sorcery.net) rather than face-to-face. Our channels are #PulpScriptureOOC (for OOC conversation) and #PulpScripture (for the primary IC scene). Of course we also create other channels for any additional scenes that occur. We have scheduled sessions (with a Storyteller available) on Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10pm to 5am GMT (5pm to midnight Eastern Time) but players are welcome to play scenes on their own at any time.Here is the implicit "contract" I feel I have with my players in every roleplaying game I run, regardless of the rule system or setting (and also what I expect to have with the gamemaster when I play): You may play freely in the game including all actions however you wish, within the limits of the rules system and the genre/setting, and be treated with respect, as long as you treat me with respect as well.
We encourage people play whatever type of character they want, as long as it doesn't interfere with the story by either being very unbalanced or by being inappropriate for the genre/setting/style.
Characters can be either humans or supernatural creatures -- almost any character that would be appropriate in a contemporary supernatural/horror story.
I always ask people to play whatever character they will enjoy the most, and I am fine with people bringing in existing characters within reasonable limits.I am using White Wolf Games' "World of Darkness" setting -- the original one, not the new one.
If you're not familiar with the rules, that's fine -- we have plenty of other neophyte players, and we are very newcomer-friendly. You can start with a very simple character (such as an ordinary human or a just-changed vampire or werewolf) that will grow and develop.
If you are familiar with the game, that's fine; we have many experienced players and you'll be able to catch all the subtle details of our plots, and the political maneuverings between the elder vampires in Elysium.If you are interested in participating, please contact me via PM or IM or IRC and feel free to send me a proposed character sheet.
If you can't contact me any other way (e.g. you are not an approved member yet, or just unlucky) please post a reply on this thread. You can find a character "template" (for garou, but easily adapted for other characters) here
and a more detailed one here
We emphasize roleplaying and storytelling rather than combat. Here is a Camarilla-style description of the chronicle's style of play:
Action = Combat and Challenges Sometimes present/Minimal (usually player-introduced)
Character Development = Personal dilemmas and choices Often present/Occasional
Darkness = PC death or corruption Sometimes present/Minimal (usually player-introduced)
Drama = Ceremony and grand story Always present/Focus of the Game
Intrigue = Politics and negotiation Often present/Occasional
Manners = Social etiquette and peer pressure Always present/Focus of the Game
Mystery = Enigmas and investigation Usually present/Consistent (available every game)