Small world of darkness Mortals game, recruiting 3-4 players

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Small world of darkness Mortals game, recruiting 3-4 players

Post by LAYF » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:39 am

Okay, so Badge talked about World of darkness and wanting to run a game, but i think people got scare away by all the possibilities and new rules.

For this reason, I'd like to run a simple, short game in the world of darkness, where you guys plays as mortals.
To show how simple the game really is. The basic rules, including character creation only takes up 4 pages, and one of those pages are mostly graphics.
I've also added a short description of Advantages (such as health and the like) but mostly all you need should be here.

So... with that in mind, would anyone be up for playing a short mortal scenario?

Google docs will be used for character sheets.
Players would be mortals who have ended up in a strange situation (lite horror/mystery/action) during a trip to a remote vacation island.
The players would know each other beforehand, they don't have to be friends.
But they do come from a position of trust, and have one way or another had multiple interactions over the course of their lives.
Players would not be allowed to start with weapons (because, vacation!) unless they have compelling reason.
These characters could be used as background characters for a later Vampire, Mage or Werewolf game.
The vacation would be on this island:
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From the 2004 Edition of the World of Darkness:
RULES: Page 32-33
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Advantages short: (A compile of multiple pages from 92 and onward)
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CREATING A CHARACTER: Page 34-35
Digital google doc sheets can be seen HERE, players wil get access.
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MERITS Described:
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EQUIPMENT (weapons and armor)
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Post by Arch Lich Burns » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:55 am

I'd be interested in a forum game.

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Post by LAYF » Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:33 pm

Cool, then I think we should just agree to make it a forum game right away.
That way people know what they sign up for.

I will make an intro post later. It will be character neutral, so anyone can see what it is about.

Edit: done http://www.goblinsforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1717
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Post by Quarg » Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:36 pm

A position of trust?
How about a position of distrust?

I'm thinking about a character who is notorious...
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Post by thinkslogically » Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:55 pm

I think I'll pass on this since I'm about to disappear for a couple of weeks this month, but I'll follow along if I can :)

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Post by LAYF » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:38 pm

Quarg wrote:A position of trust?
How about a position of distrust?

I'm thinking about a character who is notorious...
Well, I'd of course like to hear the character pitch.
There is nothing that hinders your character from being notorious in general, but unless there is a compelling story reason, I'd like players to start with trust among each other.
But don't worry, the island is full of npc's.
thinkslogically wrote:I think I'll pass on this since I'm about to disappear for a couple of weeks this month, but I'll follow along if I can :)
Sad to hear it... But seems fair :)
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Post by Quarg » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:33 pm

Walther McRoy,
Former Texas Ranger, who on a joint operation with the L.A. Police Department killed two L.A.P.D officers who he claimed were 'dirty as the Rio Grande' but was convicted of murder by the State of California.
However, on appeal the case was overturned due to Internal Affairs information on the two dead officers being suppressed during his initial trial. He also received a nice bit of settlement for the wrongful imprisonment. Unfortunately, since the Rangers are limited to 150, his slot was filled when he went to prison so now he's at a bit of a loose end.
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Post by LAYF » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:45 am

Well, I can see the compelling part of that.
I'll allow it if another player will be your "trusted contact"
That is, while most people only know you as notorious, at least one of the other players must have a background reason to trust you.
This reason must be between the two of you, not him and Texas Rangers in general.
Of course, you could be allowed to have more people trusting you. But must have at least one among the players.
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Post by Quarg » Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:04 am

Looks around and whistles...
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Post by Arch Lich Burns » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:18 am

Keith Cloud
I've had some run ins with the law when I was young. I always like the thrill of sneakng about and getting things that were not mine. But that is in the past, now I make sure that I don't get caught. Imagine my surprise when the man that caught me in my younger years enlisted my help to find out what the department was hiding. That was probably the greatest thrill in my life. I had to make copies of the files so that none will be the wiser. You know what? McRoy was a scapegoat. It's some big conspricy and I don't want to be anywhere near it when it rears it's ugly head, so I've been saving up some 'allowance' to skip town, go on vacation and tell my friend sh-stuff is going down.

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Post by LAYF » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:39 am

That looks like a good combination.
If Quarg is happy with that I'll accept it.
If you guys have a Gmail or other Google account, you can pm me and I'll give you access to the Google doc.
Or you can make the character here and I'll type it in the doc.
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Post by Quarg » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:53 am

Works, quite well...only suggestion is just to go on 'vacation' to avoid being implicated in a crime you want no part of, because a former Texas Ranger is a great alibi
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Post by LAYF » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:02 am

I'll let the details be up to you guys.
I've given access to the character sheets to the both of you. If you need help. Please just say so.
Quarg,I've just used the email I have from the old writing game we had once.
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Post by BadgeAddict » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:34 pm

Am I to blame for this?

I'd be interested in playing, if nothing more than getting a good refresher on the ropes.

Though, tbh, I don't know if I should stretch myself thin enough to try. My creativity storage has drained majorly within the last few weeks and what I once found fun is now...blah. To the point that Zephyr may as well have committed Seppuku.

So, as interested as I am, I will withdraw because I don't like quitting things halfway through.
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Post by LAYF » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:40 pm

BadgeAddict wrote:Am I to blame for this?

I'd be interested in playing, if nothing more than getting a good refresher on the ropes.
For me setting up a game? yep...
For the other one not starting?... nope... I just think it was to much choice and to much new to learn... So I hope a mortal game will let people get into stuff :)

That said.. You are welcome :)
Got a character concept?
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Post by BadgeAddict » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:51 pm

I was imagining a constantly drunk off his ass homeless man who wanders the streets of "vacation island". He would be "known" by the other players because "he would be hard to miss".
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Post by LAYF » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:00 pm

Hmm.. that would not work. There are some reasons for that.
1) The players don't know the island before hand.
2) The island has so few inhabitants, a homeless would have been send to the main land.
3) Players are not supposed to be inhabitants but vacationers.
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Post by LAYF » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:08 am

Okay. I've looked at the two characters, and everything seems fine.
Regarding gear, feel free to chose a bit of gear/items to have with you, but remember it's a vacation, so it must fit that description.

Burns, your weapon choice if fine, as I think it fits your character to be at least somewhat armed at all times, even on vacation.
Your Sab has the knockout ability, it works as follows:
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We still need at least a third character. Badge, you are still welcome, but as said above, any inhabitant will not be allowed... It simply would not work in this small story.
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Post by Arch Lich Burns » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:57 am

I may need to change resources so I can have a little bit more stuff, but the equipment you put up only shows weapons and armour, I'd like a selection of non combat items please.

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Post by LAYF » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:09 am

For non combat items I'll just let you think of normal stuff and let you invest 3000$, at 1 recourse.
One itme at max 2000. Then max 1200, then 800, then as much as you'd like for less than 500. As long as the total is below 3000.
Any special items we will talk about...
How does that sound?
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Post by Arch Lich Burns » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:31 am

I wanna see the normal stuff. I need some lockpick sets (or a few bobby pins), gloves, burn phones, a cheap laptop, clothes, baby powder, clear tape, duct tape, rope, probably stuff I have not thought of...

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Post by LAYF » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:50 am

Sadly world of darkness don't really have a list of equipment aside from weapons, armor and transportation... The best thing I can find online is
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vny ... sp=sharing

It is suggested in the book that people simply just take prices as seem fair/suggested online or even in their local store...

Another suggestion is; if it makes sense, you have it.
Eg. Anything you ware, such as pants, jacket t-shirt a wallet, shoes.. Unless you choose not to have it. You are considered to have it...

A lockpick set and other common thieves tools could also be okay due to your background...
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Post by Quarg » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:29 am

What is the local clothing like? Especially the hats...

I doubt my guy is going to go full Texian on vacation...
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Post by LAYF » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:38 am

Depends.
Clothing is mostly traditional early 1990 style.
Hats are not the norm. But if you go for full out turist. Half the population runs around with 1700 hats. And they also sell those here of course...

Edit:
think something between Sams bar and Friends when people are not working.
Think
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1650Ôà ... an_fashion

when people are working with anything turist related...

Edit 2: apparently it won't make a link out of that? Weird..
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Post by Quarg » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:35 pm

Alright, Walter's equipment load out on his person besides general wallet, passport, cash...

1. Duckbill Cap, actually it looks just like Jovik's...they could be brothers from other mothers!
2. Safari Jacket worn, grey
3. Jeans, worn blue
3. Canonet QL17 an old but good camera...
4. PST II Leatherman
5. European Cell Phone
6. Pack of Marlborough Cigarettes
7. Pocket Japanese binoculars (2.5X)
8. Small compass
9. Lighter
10. Riding Boots
11. About 20 feet or so wrapped around a flat card.
12. Heavy rim black glasses (U.S. Army Birth Control) with tinted glass...

Note he has a Maglight in his bags along with a full suit, shirts, ties, and sneakers.
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