baxtheslayer
 member, 17 posts
Thu 28 Jun 2018
at 22:28
IC: nWoD Vampire Chicago
So, here's the idea: The rulers of old Chicago have awoken after a century of torpor with no memory of who put them there and why.  They make their way into the modern nights with a singular goal: to retake what was once theirs.

Any takers?

Here's a few more details...

  1. I'm gonna call the game semi-sandbox.  Retaking the city will be the primary story.  That should be the utmost goal of every character.  How that is accomplished is entirely dependent on the characters.  There will be plenty of opportunity to explore the city and learn its secrets or to take action and change it permanently.
  2. The character's were a powerful coterie in the 1800's and early 1900's.  They controlled Chicago (indeed, they have likely been involved, behind the scenes, since the city's inception).
  3. The coterie has just awoken from a long torpor, they will have lost much of their powers and all of their influence.  Still, they'll have a bit of a boost to start them on their journey, and won't be pathetic neonates (though, they may get treated that way in the beginning because no one knows who they are).
  4. The modern nights will be a hostile environment.  Bad things will happen to your character.  You will not like modern Chicago.  My hope is that you can roll with the punches and that this will drive your character to overcome these trials.
  5. It'll be Vampire: the Requiem, New World of Darkness (not Chronicles).  While I don't have anything against Masquerade or V20 or CoD, I'm not as familiar with them.  I will be using some information from WoD: Chicago, but not everything.
  6. I want to have a pretty brisk post rate.  I want players who will commit to the game, to be invested in it.  I'm honestly (perhaps naively optimistically) looking for posts every 24-48 hours.  I'm thinking of removing players who regularly fall behind.
  7. It'll be Adult.


I posted all that because I've seen players leave games over details like these, and I'd like everyone to know what they're getting into before we get too far into character creation and players start disappearing.

At the same time, however, everything is negotiable.  If no one wants to commit to that post rate, we can relax it a bit.  If playing a powerful vampire is worrisome and everyone wants to be neonates, we can make that work. Et cetera.

I think the concept is awesome and hope to find some like-minded people to explore it with.

This message was last edited by the user at 23:21, Mon 02 July.

Tigore5
 member, 9 posts
Sat 30 Jun 2018
at 18:24
IC: nWoD Vampire Chicago
Quite an odd idea, but very interesting at the same time, I'd love to already be an established Lord of the night.
dybbuk67
 member, 79 posts
Sat 30 Jun 2018
at 18:33
IC: nWoD Vampire Chicago
In reply to Tigore5 (msg # 2):

Could be interesting.  Gives a chance to start out some of those more fun bloodlines...
baxtheslayer
 member, 18 posts
Sat 30 Jun 2018
at 23:40
IC: nWoD Vampire Chicago
In reply to Tigore5 (msg # 2):

One key point to remember is that while you're going to be more powerful than a neonate, you're still going to be new to modern Chicago - you'll still have to work your way up the food chain.  You'll just do it faster than the competition.

This message was last edited by the user at 23:41, Sat 30 June.

Sith_Happens
 member, 25 posts
Tue 3 Jul 2018
at 02:22
Re: IC: nWoD Vampire Chicago
baxtheslayer:
New World of Darkness (not Chronicles).

Iím almost afraid to ask but is this some weird way of saying ďFirst Edition Requiem?Ē
baxtheslayer
 member, 19 posts
Tue 3 Jul 2018
at 04:00
Re: IC: nWoD Vampire Chicago
OK, I'll bite.

Why are you afraid to ask?
Sith_Happens
 member, 26 posts
Tue 3 Jul 2018
at 09:40
Re: IC: nWoD Vampire Chicago
Because the answer might be yes. -.-
baxtheslayer
 member, 20 posts
Tue 3 Jul 2018
at 14:48
Re: IC: nWoD Vampire Chicago
Is that an issue?

Cause I am familiar with Masquerade and Chronicles, as well, I just prefer Requiem.

This message was last edited by the user at 19:21, Fri 06 July.

Sith_Happens
 member, 27 posts
Sat 7 Jul 2018
at 05:09
Re: IC: nWoD Vampire Chicago
Iím pretty sure Iím far from alone in thinking that Requiem 2e is a massive improvement in just about every way.
Rook Seidhr
 member, 104 posts
Sat 7 Jul 2018
at 08:23
Re: IC: nWoD Vampire Chicago
Yeah, I was nodding enthusiastically at the original post until I saw you wanted to use Requiem 1e. That's a dealbreaker for me.