Crimson Nights

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Costs: Free
Frequency: Daily or every two days
Type: Vampire the Masquerade
Last-Update: 2014Mar31
Keywords: free, open-ended, email, www, human, vampire, modern, rpg


This will be an open ended Sabbat chronicle that will be based principally in the city of Newark (New Jersey), neighboring areas and several bordering states. Players will be taking on the roles of vampires in one of the Sabbat packs that makes the wonderful city of Newark it's home.

The majority of the game will take place through a yahoo group and e-mail.

The name and nature of this pack will be totally up to the players. The pack can located inside the Eastern USA or come from outside, this can be decided later. Quite frankly, I'm not a big fan of forcing characters to band together like they've known each other for decades. For the sake of pack and game chemistry, once I have received all players (with their characters approved), the positions within the pack can be distributed through talks afterwards (we can take a vote on who gets what). Same thing goes for deciding on the name and theme of the pack. Also, depending on each character's history, we can decide when and where your character came into the pack's ranks. You, as the player, can also decide on how much information from your past and present that you want your fellow pack members to know... I'm a huge fan of dirty secrets and shady pasts. I think this way works best to give a more organic, real feel for the pack instead of me being the ham fisted GM and just giving you the pack's mechanics. I want players to feel like they've created their own little group.

In terms of character creation, players should respect the standard neonate creation rules as outlined in the books. I'm open to little extra, and I'm not going to be a stickler because your character sheet goes over the limit a bit in freebie points. You will probably find me to be the most flexible and liberal GM in town: I'm open to anything from any of the WOD books, just as long as the character makes sense in the general WOD universe. Again, I don't mind a little extra in terms of stats for your character, but the character should feel like a living, believable denizen of the night. You must fill out a character biography (describing his/her/it's? living and undead history) and a brief character personality profile. I want to know your character inside and out. You can be as in-depth or point form as you wish, but I like to have characters sufficiently fleshed out.

Regarding turnover rates, I should be able to respond to players every day or at the very least every second day. I expect the same from players in terms of activity. I'm also open to some live action RP'ing via MSN or some other chat program, but only if we can gather all the players at the same time. I am located in the Eastern time zone.

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Greg Lindahl