gladiusdei
 member, 786 posts
Fri 10 May 2019
at 00:35
IC- Vampire 20th anniversary Dark Ages setting ideas
I've been considering running a Dark Ages vampire chronicle.  I ran one a while back in my own version of the city of Venice.  It seemed like a good setting for Vampire, but I think a lot of people expected it to be the Giovanni Chronicles and were confused by that.

Another possible setting would be in a city in Spain, possibly Toledo or Barcelona.

My third idea would be a city like Bologna or a southern German City.

Do any of these settings hold interest for players?

This message was last updated by the user at 02:13, Fri 10 May.

Sarge67
 member, 18 posts
Fri 10 May 2019
at 00:52
IC- Vampire 20th anniversry Dark Ages setting ideas
In reply to gladiusdei (msg # 1):

That sounds amazing.  If you decide to run it, let me know.   Also, what clans are allowed/not allowed?

Any of the locations is a great idea for me.
gladiusdei
 member, 787 posts
Fri 10 May 2019
at 00:53
IC- Vampire 20th anniversry Dark Ages setting ideas
Clans would largely depend on the location, but most of the 13 clans would likely be ok.  Some of the rarer, clans, though, like the African versions and clans like the salubri or Lhiannan, would probably be on a case by case basis, and only be allowed in if the concept really fit the game.

This message was last edited by the user at 01:38, Fri 10 May.

Hendell
 member, 191 posts
Fri 10 May 2019
at 01:17
IC- Vampire 20th anniversry Dark Ages setting ideas
Are you looking at a game focused on Neonates discovering the night, Ancilla serving a purpose, or Elders trying to dominate the city?
gladiusdei
 member, 788 posts
Fri 10 May 2019
at 01:20
IC- Vampire 20th anniversry Dark Ages setting ideas
probably between a neonate and an Ancilla, again, depending on which setting is chosen.  In dark ages games I think it enhances the setting to play up the supernatural aspect of a vampire, so I think starting characters a bit more beefy in terms of abilities enhances that contrast.

So it definitely wouldn't be fledglings, and definitely wouldn't be elders.  Somewhere in between.
Arbentur
 member, 132 posts
Fri 10 May 2019
at 01:31
IC- Vampire 20th anniversry Dark Ages setting ideas
Sounds like a good setup to me.
Hendell
 member, 192 posts
Fri 10 May 2019
at 02:11
IC- Vampire 20th anniversry Dark Ages setting ideas
I have played entirely to many Neonate games, so put me down for the Ancilla+ plan.
Pookaking
 member, 212 posts
Fri 10 May 2019
at 03:35
IC- Vampire 20th anniversry Dark Ages setting ideas
The tv show A Discovery of Witches has scenes in London and Venice.  I think any of the older romantic European cities would work.  Italy, Spain, or France I would be easiest.  You can find iconic pictures online to set the scene for those that have never been to such places like myself.
gladiusdei
 member, 789 posts
Fri 10 May 2019
at 03:45
IC- Vampire 20th anniversry Dark Ages setting ideas
it will most likely be a city in either Italy or Spain, the ones I listed.

they provide the most cosmopolitan settings, both for the vampire world and the mortal world.  and are the most densely populated in this period.
Yaaraer
 member, 146 posts
Fri 10 May 2019
at 03:58
IC- Vampire 20th anniversry Dark Ages setting ideas
This does sound interesting but I have to ask a question. How much of a learning curve would one be under if the had the original Vampire the Masquerade book? I have not had a reason to update my books for awhile. Except for the new version which few like.
gladiusdei
 member, 791 posts
Fri 10 May 2019
at 04:00
IC- Vampire 20th anniversry Dark Ages setting ideas
from original to V20?  there are V20 resources online that you can look at that will give you most of the basics.  You'd probably just need to ask before doing things for a while, to make sure the system is the same.
Yaaraer
 member, 147 posts
Fri 10 May 2019
at 04:08
IC- Vampire 20th anniversry Dark Ages setting ideas
Yeah, I have the version with the rose on the cover which I know isn't the right one and is an older version. I'll do some looking and see if they have a pdf out there that I might be able to grab. I know that you can find them sometimes.
gladiusdei
 member, 792 posts
Fri 10 May 2019
at 04:11
IC- Vampire 20th anniversry Dark Ages setting ideas
the white wolf wiki has most of the basic information as well.  for free.
Yaaraer
 member, 148 posts
Fri 10 May 2019
at 04:29
IC- Vampire 20th anniversry Dark Ages setting ideas
Thanks for all the information and I found a free copy online.

And I think it would be fun to play in Spain, Italy or one of the romantic settings in the Dark Ages. I like your idea and agree that a bit of power wouldn't be bad.
Sarge67
 member, 19 posts
Fri 10 May 2019
at 11:53
IC- Vampire 20th anniversry Dark Ages setting ideas
In reply to gladiusdei (msg # 11):

Just be aware, that I'm a 'New Guy' on RPOL so, I can't apply for mature/adult stories (much less label my own as mature/adult) until 19 MAY.  These guys are tougher than a Parole Officer.  :D

New Guy doesn't mean new to PbP or RPG.  Been playing OWoD since 1993 (somewhere about that time, RPing since 1991.
bigbadron
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 but mostly he's Ron.
Fri 10 May 2019
at 12:13
IC- Vampire 20th anniversry Dark Ages setting ideas
Actually we don't have any such restriction on Mature games, only on Adult ones.  You can sign up for the site and apply for (or set up your own) Mature game within minutes.
Sarge67
 member, 20 posts
Fri 10 May 2019
at 14:58
IC- Vampire 20th anniversry Dark Ages setting ideas
In reply to bigbadron (msg # 16):

HOT DIGGIDY DANG...I've got to move my ratings up one step.
gladiusdei
 member, 794 posts
Mon 13 May 2019
at 04:08
IC- Vampire 20th anniversry Dark Ages setting ideas
I am thinking I will put it in Bologna or Barcelona.    Both are large, and cosmopolitan.  Both could actually include vampires from across Europe, the Middle East, and even North Africa.  Not sure which is a better fit.
chrisormie
 member, 209 posts
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Mon 13 May 2019
at 08:52
IC- Vampire 20th anniversry Dark Ages setting ideas
My old ST set a chronicle in Sevilla which worked really well for us with bringing in the African flavour, and keeping a little away from Giovanni early on.

I think either Bologna or Barcelona works well, but my vote would be Spain as I think it's in a great position for tales in the middle of some interesting settings during the V:DA times.
Sarge67
 member, 35 posts
Mon 13 May 2019
at 14:31
IC- Vampire 20th anniversry Dark Ages setting ideas
You can also figure the year that you want to play in and look at historical events of that region.  Then figure out what the atmosphere would have been like, how it would effect Kindred and run with that.  It doesn't have to be 100% factual.
gladiusdei
 member, 795 posts
Mon 13 May 2019
at 17:08
IC- Vampire 20th anniversry Dark Ages setting ideas
I think I will aim for Barcelona.  Now I will need to work up the vampires of the city, which will take a while.  Then I will be ready to open it to player applications.
Yaaraer
 member, 149 posts
Mon 13 May 2019
at 18:35
IC- Vampire 20th anniversry Dark Ages setting ideas
I'll be looking for the advert when you put it up as this sounds like it is going to be a lot of fun. I have not gotten to play in a good Vampire or even Werewolf game for awhile. And none of them lasted very long either, a shame that.
gladiusdei
 member, 796 posts
Thu 16 May 2019
at 05:36
IC- Vampire 20th anniversry Dark Ages setting ideas
I have started the game.  Still working on the setting details, but it's done enough to entertain early applicants.

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