City Sheet wrote:High Concept Sheet:
City name: NYC
Campaign Title: TBD
City Wide Themes & Threats:
Theme: Political Corruption & Labor Unions
Aspect: Obscured by bureaucracy
Chrysanthemum - Leader of the Troll Toll Union
David Dinkins - Current Mayor
Rudy Giuliani - Campaigning for Mayor
Threat: Gang Warfare running rampant
Aspect: Violent Crime Epidemic
Guillelmina Moreno - Red Court Reporter
Ángel Puga - Leader of a large faction of Red Court Gang members
Eun - Leader of gang of Werefoxes, the Kitsune
Yuriy Kovalenko - Head of OUPS (Office of Unexplained Paranormal Situations, part of the NYPD)
Theme: Paranormal activity seems to be on the rise
Aspect: Spiritual Turbulence
The Planewalker - Mortal with a connection to the Nevernever
Rebecca Davner - Actress who had run in with malevolent spirits
Balance of Power:
Supernatural Status Quo:
Manhattan is controlled by the white court, save for WTC which are controlled by the Fey
Staten Island is controlled by the Summer Court
Brooklyn is controlled by the Reds
The Bronx is ran by the Winter Court
Queens isn't controlled by any one group
The abandoned subway system is inhabited by all manner of supernatural beings
Mundane status quo:
Height of the Crack-cocaine epidemic, AIDS is still fairly new and terrifying, the internet is just becoming a thing, and violent crime is everywhere.
Movers and Shakers:
In the Dark & Maintain the Status Quo: David Dinkins
In the Dark & Rock the Boat: Rudy Giuliani
In the Know & Maintain the Status Quo: Troll Toll Union, The White Court, OUPS
In the Know & Rock the Boat: Red Court Gangs, The Kitsune
Fridrik wrote:NAME: Sir Robert de Falaise of the Knight Hospitaler
AKA: Dr. Robert Martin (Rob to his friends)
High Concept: The last of the Knight Hospitaler
Trouble: Searching for answers, Finding trouble.
Where did you come from------- Aspect: Long life leads to many favors
What shaped you------------------ Aspect: Hippocrates' Burden
What was your first Adventurer- Aspect: "I was there !" (the biography of the world seen through the eyes of the immortal)
Aspect: The Chivalric Code (Guest star in Liam the Changlings sotry)
Aspect: The Almighty is teaching me a lesson (Guest Star)
3+ Weapons, Resources, Scholarship
2+ Empathy, Contacts, Lore, Athletics, Deceit
1+ Fists, Rapport, Presence, Conviction, Alertness, Endurance,
Stunts / Powers
Power: Immortal -2
Stunt: No pain, No gain -1 (One extra ,mild physical consequence)
Stunt: Doctor (Scholarship): +1 on Scholarship for any medical research and an additional +1 in ER Medicine.
Stunt: Windfall (Resources): Single Resource roll with +4 once per adventure. (costs a fate point)
Stunt: Linguist: (Scholarship): Count number of languages know as if scholarship was +4 higher. (Total of 7 + Native). Half can be dead languages.
Languages: French, English, Latin, +5 more
Mental o o o +1 mild consequence
Physical o o o
Social o o o
Fate Cost: 6/7
Fate points left: 1
Emissary of Power
High Concept: Tricked into being an Erote
Trouble: "It wants to be taken"
Aspects: Aphrodite's "Gift" (Cassandra's Tears), Tumblers In the Blood, Competitive Freerunner, Ladies First, Nobody else for the Job but Me
3 Deceit, Stealth
2 Alertness, Athletics, Endurance*, Investigation, Resources
1 Conviction*, Driving, Fists, Presence*, Weapons
0 Contacts, Discipline, Empathy, Guns, Intimidation, Lore, Might, Performance, Rapport, Scholarship, Survival
Stunts and Powers
Addictive Saliva [–1]
Marked by Power [–1]
Cassandra’s Tears [–0]
Incite Emotion [–1] (Desire)
Holy Touch [–1]
Basic Background Points:
-Morgan was a thief
-He stole something from Aphrodite in return she tricked him into becoming one of her Erotes
Where Did You Come From:
My parents are immigrants from New Zealand. My dad, a locksmith and safe expert, taught me everything about his business in the hopes that I would take it over one day.
Aspect: Tumblers in the blood
What Shaped You:
As a teen I got into fights too often. My parents wanted to find a non-violent outlet for me and signed me up for Parkour classes. I took to it like a duck to water. I still compete in Freerunning events
Aspect: Competitive Freerunner
It was my first errand for Aphrodite. She wanted me to steal a box she claimed was hers that was on display at the Brooklyn Museum. During the job the box got destroyed(possibly due the actions of one of the other players) releasing some sort of glowing light into the world. The goddess was pissed and gave me the "gift" of prophetic vision's of romantic relationships of the people I meet and the "curse" of no believing me about them.
Aspect: Aphrodite's "Gift"
Johann wrote:Liam Smith
Template -- Changeling / Goblin
High Concept -- Knight of Mortality
Trouble -- Cares about mortals
Where did you come from -- Abandoned and raised in fosterage, Liam grew intolerant of bullies, both adult and child. Stronger and tougher than other children, he would often protect those too weak to protect themselves, which generally led to problems for him. As a result, he never stayed long in one family or institution.
Aspect -- Defender of the weak
Rising conflict -- As an adolescent, he was first introduced the the fey and his true parentage. He was not impressed. His father, a callous and brutal wild fey, provided him with his first impression of the supernatural.
Aspect -- ??? (Fey are jerkfaces? )
First Adventure -- ???
Guest Starring -- ???
Guest Starring Redux -- ???
Stunts / Powers
Ritual (Crafting) (-2)
Refinement (Extra slots) (-1)
Weapon: Wall of Death (-1)
Hammer (Not sure what exactly goes here)
Blacksmith's Apron (Armor 2)
Steel Bracer (Earth Evocation)
Open Potion Slots
Mariyta wrote:Name: Tessa Black
Template: Minor Talent
High Concept Aspect: Telekenetic Librarian
Trouble Aspect: Aspirations outweigh abilities
Phase One Aspect: Quiet Nerd (Grew up outside NYC, loves books, discovered telekenetic ability early but kept it hid, nice middle-class family, one older brother who is the only one who knew her secret, few friends)
Phase Two Aspect: No Longer Alone (Moved to city for college, met someone who was telepathic and discovered her secret. They introduced her to the supernatural community and she began dabbling in other schools of magic, mainly glamour, but she's not very good at anything other than telekenesis, possibly due to her bad habit of questioning her own abilities)
Phase Three Aspect: Book Lover (Friend introduced her to "Special Collections" section of NYC Public Library system. She realized she has a knack for "just knowing" where a book is. Someone comes in for help while she's there and there is no assistant around. She helps them and gets caught by head librarian (who's a bit scary looking, honestly). Librarian has a chat, discovers her little knack, accepts her as an unpaid intern and after college she moves up the ladder, eventually getting to where she is now as head assistant and curator)
Aspect: Did I do that? (After meeting the pizza delivery boy and whoops, who knew weird stuff happens when you order pizza??)
Aspect: Stubborn as a mule
I don't know what to do for the other aspects yet (I think we include the other players here?) and I haven't figured out stunts and powers and whatnot.
Great - Scholarship, Empathy
Good - Resources, Lore
Fair - Investigation, Alertness, Contacts
Average - Rapport, Presence, Discipline, Deceit, Performance
Best Foot Forward
Flession wrote:Adam Smith
Pizza Delivery Boy
After stumbling across the Supernatural by accident, Adam seems to want to get involved, more out of boredom out of the mundane.
Running in the '90s
Adam likes things fast. His car is a powerhouse and he tends to enjoy pushing its limits in city limits (when traffic allows). He has a few speeding tickets along the way, and tends to be a bit more eager to run into danger than most, relying on his boxing skill to take care of his problems.
Don't Stop The Music
As a young kid, he was often considered a coward and fearful of the world. Until he signed up for boxing, he gained a newfound confidence in himself. After that, he began to take life in a new direction and started living.
West End Guy
Born and raised in the Upper End of NYC, he knows how to handle the finer points of his life. His parents being something to do busybodies, they had high hopes for him in his academic career until he took a more athletic aspect. Still, he's been plenty resourceful and knows the ropes if he has to use them.
How he got involved with all this involved meeting a girl outside of a old abandoned sewer. Curious, he followed her down to the an old subway station and witnessing an attempt to cross over to the Nevernever, (though he doesn't have the slightest clue as to what he witnessed). Ever since then, he continues to bug the girl to learn more about all this, promising to keep his mouth shut if she continues to sate his curiosity.
Help Me To Say Goodbye
Delivered a pizza one night to a strange drunk and after a few minutes of dealing with whatever issues he was feeling, he offered me a $50 tip for hearing him out and told me to spend it on my girlfriend since she wasn't going to be around long after that. 2 weeks later, he found her sleeping with one of his friends. He's on the long road of recovery to trust another woman again like that, but he's making his way down it nonetheless.
Back on the Rocks
Alertness, Athletics, Endurance, Resources
Burglary, Contacts, Conviction, Presence, Rapport, Scholarship, Stealth
Stunts & Powers
+2 Pure Mortal
Increase your starting refresh by 2 before taking any mortal stunts.
-1 Footwork: You’re fast on your feet and have
been in enough fistfights to know how to make
yourself a hard target. You may use Fists to
dodge attacks instead of Athletics, in all the
circumstances where Athletics might apply
-1 Lethal Weapon
Your hands are lethal weapons. When using Fists to strike an unarmored opponent you are considered to have Weapon:2 and against opponents with Armor:1, your Fists attacks are Weapon:1. There is no benefit against more heavily armored opponents.
-1 Too Fast to Hit
When making a full defense (page 199), gain an additional +1 to the roll (for a total of +3) if you also take a supplemental action to move one zone. You do not take the usual –1 penalty for the supplemental action.
-1 Shake the Tail
When you are the one being followed in a car-chase, you have a real talent for sudden turns and daring maneuvers to shake off your pursuers. Gain a +2 to Driving in such a case.
-1 Tough Stuff
The stuff of blunt trauma—fists, sticks, and stones—pose little trouble for you. Against such things, you have a natural Armor:1 (which stacks with other forms of protection). This does not apply to things like blades, bullets, and burns, but it makes you a beast in a burly brawl.
-1 Quick Eye
When examining a location for clues, your eye is quick to pick out the visual details. Your first Investigation roll to determine deeper details about a scene is two time increments (page 315) faster than usual.
- NYPD detective with anger issues infected by the red court
- Low powered immortal that likes to trade favors
- Emissary of Power for Aphrodite
- Tricked or cursed into that position
- Prophetic visions for relationships, but no one believes them (Cassandra's Tears)
- Mortal smith/artificer mechanic
- Somewhat inept small time wizard, who tries their best
- Librarian to the NYC public library's occult section
CITY: New York
TIME: February, 1993
- Haunted by several ghosts
- Many Benevolent spirits including Judy Garland
- At least one malignant spirit, Louis Borsalino, an acrobat that fell to his death on stage
World Trade Center twin towers
- 13th floor of each tower houses the city offices of one of the Fey courts
- North tower houses the Winter Court, South tower has the Summer court.
- Accord Neutral Grounds
- Former prison, mass grave, workhouse, and missile silo
- Strong connections to the Nevernever
- NYC's largest prison
- Home of some powerful members of the White Court
Statue of Liberty
- Large explosion in the underground garage of the North Tower.
- Targeted attack on the Winter Court?
- Caused by the Winter Court?
- Entirely mundane?
Palace Theater Ghosts:
- People who see the spirit of Louis Borsalino are seemingly cursed to die within a years time.
Red Court Street Gangs:
- New Gang replacing the 'Old Guard' of the white court(?)
- Heavily integrated with the Bloods.
- Trolls and Troll blood Changelings have a union controlling the various toll booths on the bridges in the city.
- The changlings handle much of the dealings with mundane humans, while full blood trolls tend to the supernatural side of things
- Gang of were-foxes
- Mostly benign, play pranks on mortals
- Each controlled by a different supernatural faction
- White Court controls Manhattan (Sans Harlem (TBD what supernatural folks lurk there) and the WTC (controlled by Fey courts))
- Red Court controls Brooklyn
- Summer Court has Staten Island
- The Bronx belongs to the Winter Court
- Queens isn't controlled by any one faction, as it is the largest area. Base of operations for the PCs?
- Abandoned Subway system inhabited by many unaffiliated creatures, some Black Court vamps, and gates to the Nevernever
Mortal human, actress
Lead actress in the play currently in the palace theater. Until a month ago she was well liked, friendly to all of the other cast and crew butt willing to stand up to her hard ass director. However she recently saw the malevolent spirit that haunts the theater and is convinced she will die within a year. This has lead her to be short tempered and withdrawn, and she's on the verge of getting fired. Knows nothing of supernatural world outside of ghosts.
Winter court troll, head of the troll toll union
Cryssy to his friends, but don't presume you're counted among his friends if you want to keep all of your limbs. A bit smarter and more well spoken than many trolls, he'll probably stop to think about how best to dismember a person before charging in. Has regular audience with Maeve about the things discussed in union meetings.
Leader of the Kitsune
Red Court Vampire, ABC 7 News Correspondent
Guillelmina, or Mina as she is more commonly known, is one of the most prominent 'on the scene' reporters in the city. She's very charming, very popular especially with the Hispanic community... and oh yeah, she happens to be a Red Court Vamp. Her primary goal is to cover up any weird details in the stories she reports on that may clue in the mortal population to the existence of the supernatural community, and of course spin any story so that other prominent members of the Red Court are viewed favorably by the public.
Mortal with the power to open the way to the Nevernever
With a powerful connection to the Nevernever a few hundred feet away from the streets of The Big Apple, there remains many a problem for those who live there to keep the peace. Thus did a man known as the Planewalker find his way down into the underground. No one knows much about his past, other that he is a human who can open and close the Nevernever as a natural talent. In addition, he has a simple, but powerful ability to create ritual wards allows him prevent some the worse creatures of the plane from entering his home, though it cannot stop all things from coming and going. In addition, he can be hired to help open gates for those brave (or foolish) enough to enter that cannot thru their own power, as well as offer himself as a guide in need of it.
Original Post wrote:So it's been over a month since the shadowrun pbp got any posts, but I'm still in the mood for some urban fantasy role-playing. Would anyone be interested in a Dresden files game? I'd like between 3 and 5 players.
Not familiar with Dresden files? That's fine. It's a modern day urban fantasy setting with a masquerade, so there's a totally legit in universe reason for a character to have no idea what's going on.
Don't have the Dresden Files books? That's okay too, it's basically just Fate Core with some added crunch. Might take a bit if everyone needs rules help but i think i should be able to help people along. We might just drop the official Dresden system and use fate core itself if enough people don't have the books.
I'm thinking NYC for the setting. Probably more investigative than combat heavy, since combat can take forever in a pbp. I'd like 1 post a week from everyone, keep things rolling but still manageable.
Also in thinking right after changes for the timeframe? Can be changed if people want a different period, but I think that's an interesting one, since there's a lot of fallout to deal with.