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  • Dark New England Chronicle Jumpstarts

    Hello,

    I'm making a post about my ST Vault project. This is a collection of five one-page chronicle jumpstarts for V20. They are one page of plot, and then full page character sheets for any of the NPCs provided for the story. In total the product is 44 pages, with five jumpstarts. http://www.storytellersvault.com/pro...iate_id=235787

    Caffeinated Conquests ran actual plays of two of them, Obelisk of Oak Island and Things Go Southy which are here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyTe...alWgsfAMjzqSUP

    I'd love to get feedback and reviews from anyone that has purchased them or is interested in the general idea.


    Find my products on the ST Vault here: http://www.storytellersvault.com/pro...iate_id=235787

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    Awesome stuff done by an all around good dude and writer!


    For different game play videos of White Wolf Games from my play group
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBU...IhwsM3kHK56SRA
    https://soundcloud.com/twin-cities-by-night
    If you want to find White Wolf game play media or subject matter media
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    • #3
      Thanks, Chris!


      Find my products on the ST Vault here: http://www.storytellersvault.com/pro...iate_id=235787

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      • #4
        I bought it, and I was impressed. It engaged me and drew me in, in a way which reminded me of how I reacted to some of the early scenarios like Succubus Club and Alien Hunger, which hooked me on Masquerade back in the early 90s.

        Strengths:-

        - Diversity. No two scenarios are the same, and each does a good job of exploring the different aspects and styles of Masquerade, from intensely small-scale personal horror (Singular Darkness), inter-sect politics and intrigue (Templar's Childe), strong overtones of the Hunters Hunted (Things Go Southy), visceral horror (Monastery of Metamorphosis), ancient mystery and horror (Obelisk of Oak Island).

        - Very well-written. Plots and characters are detailed enough to be used "out of the box", but not so detailed that they couldn't be adapted in a variety of different ways.

        Weaknesses

        - No bookmarks
        - Write-up for Father Gregory appears twice

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        • #5
          I am really looking forward to this. Have all these jumpstarts and really want to see what Dark New England ends up looking like! The creator(s) have very kindly given me some background details to link the history of my own upcoming Dark San Francisco and some of the NPCs therein!
          Last edited by DavidMacDowellBlue; 12-02-2017, 03:20 PM.


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          • #6
            Originally posted by JezMiller View Post
            I bought it, and I was impressed. It engaged me and drew me in, in a way which reminded me of how I reacted to some of the early scenarios like Succubus Club and Alien Hunger, which hooked me on Masquerade back in the early 90s.

            Strengths:-

            - Diversity. No two scenarios are the same, and each does a good job of exploring the different aspects and styles of Masquerade, from intensely small-scale personal horror (Singular Darkness), inter-sect politics and intrigue (Templar's Childe), strong overtones of the Hunters Hunted (Things Go Southy), visceral horror (Monastery of Metamorphosis), ancient mystery and horror (Obelisk of Oak Island).

            - Very well-written. Plots and characters are detailed enough to be used "out of the box", but not so detailed that they couldn't be adapted in a variety of different ways.

            Weaknesses

            - No bookmarks
            - Write-up for Father Gregory appears twice
            Hi Jez!

            Thanks for the feedback and review here! Much appreciated. I will try and take a look at adding Bookmarks. I'm not 100% sure how to do that with inDesign yet, but I'm up for teaching myself. Initially these were written as separate documents. I included Father Gregory twice for the separate files and kept him in the collection in both jumpstarts. I can see that being unnecessary.


            Find my products on the ST Vault here: http://www.storytellersvault.com/pro...iate_id=235787

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            • #7
              Originally posted by InclusiveGaming View Post

              Hi Jez!

              Thanks for the feedback and review here! Much appreciated. I will try and take a look at adding Bookmarks. I'm not 100% sure how to do that with inDesign yet, but I'm up for teaching myself. Initially these were written as separate documents. I included Father Gregory twice for the separate files and kept him in the collection in both jumpstarts. I can see that being unnecessary.
              I use Word to create pdfs - I don't have InDesign, so I can't hep you there, unfortunately. I Googled it and it looked fairly straightforward, but I can't speak from personal experience:-

              http://www.informit.com/articles/art...92959&seqNum=6

              I guessed that the double write-up was because you combined the individual jumpstarts. It wasn't a big thing, and without bookmarks, it's a timesaver, because you don't have to scroll back to a prior scenario. I think bookmarks would eliminate the need for it, though.

              Are you doing an expanded background to support these? Or at least some additional material? There are one or two elements that are hinted at without being expanded - the Tremere Regent of Manchester, for instance. I would certainly be interested in more.


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              • #8
                Hi Jez,

                Yes, we are currently developing Dark New England as we speak. I just hired a new writer to help us expand on some material. Our initial plan was to try and have the entire thing done by the end of the year, but I think we'll be pushing back to try and make the book better. At the moment we are sitting around 30,000 words and I think we'll hit at least 50,000 maybe upward of 100,000 depending on the length of some character details. We've written a lot of content for each state and Boston is getting a chapter as well.


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                • #9
                  That sounds absolutely amazing! I'm hoping the STV ends up with its own loose "canon" by having writers use each others' supplements as backgrounds. I've spoken with some folks with this and used it in some way as background for three different characters in Dark San Francisco (did the same with Rose City by Night by Rachel Judd).

                  Heh heh...am almost hoping you include references to the towns of Innsmouth, Collinsport and Derry when referring to Maine! Probably not, but still!


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                  • #10
                    Draft 1 includes a reference to Innsmouth, but I'm not sure we are keeping it at the moment. We'll see!


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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by InclusiveGaming View Post
                      Draft 1 includes a reference to Innsmouth, but I'm not sure we are keeping it at the moment. We'll see!
                      The fictional town of Innsmouth was based on Newburyport, Massachusetts. Maybe replace the reference with its Real World(TM) counterpart? On the other hand, I'm pretty sure Lovecraft in general is in the public domain, so using Innsmouth entirely might be fine. Don't quote me on that, though.


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                      • #12
                        I suspect the issue would be a "fictional" location. I asked about that. They said it would be like having Gotham City by Night (which would be awesome) and beyond where they want to go with the game world. Sooooooo...a spooky wierd version of Newburypoint? Heh heh heh...


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                        • #13
                          I personally love Newburyport, so that could be a thing. All in all the reference we've got isn't set in stone so we will see if it makes it into the final draft in any form.

                          Beyond that I'm trying to keep most of what we are working on under my hat for now. :-)


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