I’ll skip the part where I write an eight-page introductory fiction and get right to the bloody meat of it.
Vampires: blood-drinking creatures of the night. Horrors born of darkness, whose sole purpose in life — unlife, actually — is to slake their unholy thirst on the blood of the living. Without doubt, vampires are monsters.
Vampire: the Requiem
But vampires are also people, or were. Man and Beast warring for control in one body. Which will you choose to cling to, or will you try to keep a balance?
Set in the World of Darkness, like ours but worse, come play Vampire the Requiem. Become embraced as one of the five archetypal clans of vampires- the seductive Daeva, the savage Gangrel, the shadowy Mekhet, the hideous Nosferatu or the aristocratic Ventrue.
Drink the blood of mortals or stick to rats, develop grand vampiric powers, dabble in blood sorcery or join a secret society. What you decide to do with your Requiem is up to you. You have eternity to enjoy it. Perhaps.
There will be players there next week to create characters, but there’s always room for some more if anyone else would like to try some World of Darkness.
Band of Blades – a military and fantasy story about a group of soldiers in a long retreat from a catastrophic defeat while being pursued by the undead enemy. It’s based on the Blades in the Dark system, which is itself an outgrowth of Powered by the Apocalypse.
Metro – a game inspired by the novel Metro 2033, using the Ellipses RPG system.
After the Bomb – a post-apocalypse, mutant animal game, using a variant of the Basic Roleplaying (BRP) system.
Deadlands – adventures in the Weird West.
All the games have spaces for new or returning players.
I’d like to offer up a game for next quarter. The last one was a success so I would like to return once again to the exciting and varied world of Planescape. In the previous adventure the players started as newcomers to Sigil- a city full of portals to countless realms of existence. Amongst other things, they solved a kidnapping spree, mounted a daring rescue, made some friends and stopped a plot to make the city fall into hell.
I’ll be using a slightly modified version of the Mouse Guard (itself a simpler form of Burning Wheel) system as I did before. A simple d6 dice pool system with emphasis on teamwork and character’s personal beliefs.