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  • Yossarian
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    Originally posted by ElvesofZion View Post


    I was actually more worried about mentioning The Asylum, didn't know you'd already introduced it though.
    Oh, I getcha. Yeah, some location names are in kind of a gray area spoiler-wise, but better safe than sorry.

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  • Yossarian
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    Originally posted by Leetsepeak View Post
    Awesome stuff. Just as a heads up, those bloodline writeups are not viewable by the public.
    Thanks! And thanks for the heads up. I'll fix those.

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  • Leetsepeak
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    Awesome stuff. Just as a heads up, those bloodline writeups are not viewable by the public.

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  • ElvesofZion
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    Originally posted by Yossarian View Post

    Nah, no need for spoilers around music stuff. We did indeed use "Isolated" when our heroes visited the Asylum.

    In fact, if anyone has any mid-2000s goth rock suggestions for our soundtrack, let fly.

    On a related note, should have an update tomorrow or Sunday.

    I was actually more worried about mentioning The Asylum, didn't know you'd already introduced it though.

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  • Yossarian
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    Chapter 1: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_...ThBQXZCRGwyN0U

    This write-up is a lot longer than what I'll probably do in the future, but I wanted to establish some things. I'll strive for succinctness in the future.

    Fun fact: my co-ST managed to do all of the prince's speeches completely off the cuff.

    Insider Knowledge:



    For those of you who've played the videogame, this is indeed pretty much just the opening of Bloodlines. We were surprised how closely the players hewed to the script, despite neither of them having played it. Things will probably start diverging pretty quickly, I imagine, but we'll see.

    Interestingly, Al's player made Heather a ghoul with literally no prompting.

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  • Yossarian
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    Introducing Our Heroes

    Let's get to know our cast before we get to the story. These are excerpted from player surveys, give or take some edits I made for clarity:

    Al


    Name: Alastair Ardent
    Nickname: Al
    Clan: Daeva
    Bloodline: Zelani
    Covenant: Carthians
    DOB: March 10, 1984
    DOD: June 8, 2006

    Al grew up in Chicago, the youngest of five brothers. They were all named after strange or stuffy relations on his Mom’s side of the family. It meant a lot of teasing, a lot of sticking with his other brothers and not branching out much. Even then he liked being alone better, but safety in numbers were how they lived. His mom died when he was ten of a heart attack and his dad was unfit to take care of them, so his eldest brother Atticus took them all in. He didn’t understand until he was sixteen how Atticus took care of them. Work was mentioned, but never elaborated on.

    Eventually he found out they were into broken legs and broken heads, and maybe worse things. He watched. Mac first, and then Stacy started to “work” too. He figured he’d be expected to as well, then if not later, so he stole some money and got on a bus out to L.A. He’s been there ever since. He figures Atti hates the heat and won’t look for him there.

    Despite running from a criminal family, crime is where he ended up, a fact that used to shame him. He had little money and needed protection, so he joined a gang. Without any brawn to offer, he became their messenger. Turned out he’s good at listening around, hearing things, spying. He even found out there’s people that pay for that sort of information. When he gained enough leverage to leave the gang, he set up shop as an information broker. Not just for crime, but for anything: gossip, celebrities, politicians…the list is long and slimy.

    He’s a useful person to have in your corner, and that’s probably why his sire chose him. The Carthians needed a good information gatherer. But the Firebrands are just his brothers all over again. Al wants to avoid being part of something, but he always manages to be drawn into it thinking that it’ll help awaken some spiritual fire. It never does.

    Touchstone: The owner of the corner store near his house. He was the first person that showed him kindness in L.A., letting him buy cigarettes even though it was clear he couldn’t have been legal. Every week he buys cigarettes there, even though he rarely smokes them anymore.




    Zach


    Name: Zachary Kovalenko
    Nickname: Zach, Zach Attack
    Clan: Ventrue
    Bloodline: Rötgraffen
    Covenant: Ordo Dracul
    DOB: August 27, 1985
    DOD: January 11, 2006

    Zach was born in Dauphin, Manitoba. Though he never doubted his parents loved him, home was not a comfortable place, especially around report card time. He preferred the rink, where he could out-skate and out-shoot any competitor. Recruited directly out of high school to the minor leagues, he was snatched up by a sharp-eyed recruiter and went to L.A. to play as backup for the Kings. Unfortunately, he fell under the same influences as many young athletes — cocaine and shady dealings being his particular vices. At one party, he met someone in his mind he can still only call the Whisper

    He now generally tries to earn a quiet living as after-dark muscle. People wash out all the time in L.A. — even if he were spotted, who would care? Just another meathead hockey player who couldn't hack it in the NHL.

    Not being very political, the Dragons seemed like a good choice in the All Night Society. The Ordo Dracul need more muscle these nights, and Zach, while not exactly book smart, is a deeper thinker than most give him credit. The Mysteries and the Coils still evade him, but the Sworn of the Axe has shown him plenty about the intersection between brain and muscle.

    Touchstone: Katrina took Alex back to Winnipeg when things hit the wall. Alex is eleven now, and everything Zach wasn't at her age — small, shy, bookish, and adored, not least by her father. They Skype every week.



    Bloodlines

    As a bonus, here are the updates I've done for our players' bloodlines:

    Rötgrafen: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_...3NTUHNMQ2lIRU0

    Zelani: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_...WM1ZzVDNUNuLWM

    Edit: For some reason Drive turned off link sharing on those links; should be good now.
    Last edited by Yossarian; 07-12-2016, 01:54 PM.

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  • Hakamichi Kurloz, Sir
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    Originally posted by Yossarian View Post

    Ah, sorry, this is all being done in person, and we wanted to do a two player game. But I'm flattered you'd ask!
    Very well. I will gladly await whatever this story has to offer as far as a 2-person game can.

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  • Yossarian
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    Originally posted by Hakamichi Kurloz, Sir View Post
    Is there any particular room for players to join, or have you and your co-ST already found enough players for this game that the AP can be recorded?
    Ah, sorry, this is all being done in person, and we wanted to do a two player game. But I'm flattered you'd ask!

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  • Hakamichi Kurloz, Sir
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    Is there any particular room for players to join, or have you and your co-ST already found enough players for this game that the AP can be recorded?

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  • Yossarian
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    Originally posted by ElvesofZion View Post
    I so didn't need another AP to read, but of course I will be...


    The music from The Asylum was already playing in my head thanks to Rose's music thread.

    Not sure if this really warranted a spoiler tag, but just to be safe.
    Nah, no need for spoilers around music stuff. We did indeed use "Isolated" when our heroes visited the Asylum.

    In fact, if anyone has any mid-2000s goth rock suggestions for our soundtrack, let fly.

    On a related note, should have an update tomorrow or Sunday.

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  • ElvesofZion
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    I so didn't need another AP to read, but of course I will be...


    The music from The Asylum was already playing in my head thanks to Rose's music thread.

    Not sure if this really warranted a spoiler tag, but just to be safe.

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  • Yossarian
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    Originally posted by IanWatson View Post
    I'm just gonna put this here: http://debofnight.andcuriouser.com/
    Ah, now it's a party!

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  • Griautis
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    Originally posted by IanWatson View Post
    I'm just gonna put this here: http://debofnight.andcuriouser.com/

    What,... is... this... ?

    NVM: Google saved me.

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  • IanWatson
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    I'm just gonna put this here: http://debofnight.andcuriouser.com/

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