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Offline [archive] Signothorn

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Re: Thinking here
« on: November 28, 2006, 01:52:00 AM »
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  •                 A while back I made a feeble attempt to create an interactive story about vampires at a different forum because I deemed my general knowledge of VtM to be too feelbe to justify a real story here. However, general interest died down soon enough and I seemed to be the only one with any kind of desire to keep going. I think it's a shame that it had to happen and I'm considering starting over and moving that story here instead. I just need to think.
     
     Originally, it wasn't based on the WoD as a whole but rather a tailored version of my own making (largely similar but still not quite) ment to be more newbie friendly so I don't know how I'll convert it. I could just keep it psuedo WoD and not change much at all. I'll give it a shot if people are interested. Vampires are vampires and we all love them, don't we?
     
     If there's any indication of people wanting to see what I'm babbling about I'll try to explain the basics.                        

     

                                                      

    Offline [archive] ElGostro

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    Re: Thinking here
    « Reply #1 on: November 28, 2006, 02:17:00 AM »
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  •                 Why the hell nots!
     AT the very worst the only bad thing that could happen would be all of us brotherhood of PV forumites  making secret contact and conconting a conspiracy so that we all can get to your home,tear down your door,kidnap your family, drag you out of the house and kill you in some really corny picturesque ritual for posting a bad story that woke no interesties!!!!
     YAHAHAHAHAHAHAS!
     
     ...
     
     Or uh,maybes the more able minded intelligent people ere wud be able ta help you out correct some stuff!=P                        

     

                                                      

    Offline [archive] Slaydin

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    Re: Thinking here
    « Reply #2 on: November 28, 2006, 05:45:00 AM »
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  •                 I've seen pseudo-WoD attempts before-- every single one of them either died by the second page due to confusion and rule disputes, or the stories do not take off at all and die with only one post. All you really need is the core rule book of Vampire: The Masquerade to do a chronicle. The other books are just supplements to expand on details and give the storyteller ideas. You need the reference of a core rule book so everybody knows how to play.                        

     

                                                      

    Offline [archive] arathalion_5

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    Re: Thinking here
    « Reply #3 on: November 28, 2006, 12:35:00 PM »
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     well, ive never played in any... i suppose id be willing to give it ago... im really not sure how this whole interactive story board thing works... so why not.                        

     

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    Offline [archive] RakishAzrael

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    Re: Thinking here
    « Reply #4 on: November 29, 2006, 01:23:00 AM »
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     *SEE: PV vamp club scene thread MODESTY!                        

     

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    Offline [archive] Skinweaver

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    Re: Thinking here
    « Reply #5 on: November 29, 2006, 01:34:00 AM »
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     Yeah but I did that once before and I'd like to try something different. The structure is like this:
     I post what people should know and an intro and then the players post something from their character's perspective. Eventually, I move the story along with my plot devices and such and so, creativity is encouraged and we all have a good time. Hopefully.
     
     Rulebooks and similar stuff might come in handy for certain things but in all, it's more like a story than a pnp game. I'm leaning toward converting it to full WoD so to speak but it might take a while. I'm helping others too.
     Right now I don't know if I should make the effort. I don't see much interest and I'd rather not spend countless hours of my life on something that will be ignored.                        

     

                                                      

    Offline [archive] Vongetta

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    Re: Thinking here
    « Reply #6 on: November 29, 2006, 02:56:00 AM »
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  •                 In Reply To #6
     
    Crazy-Legs posted:

     In Reply To #5
     Right now I don't know if I should make the effort. I don't see much interest and I'd rather not spend countless hours of my life on something that will be ignored.

     
     If you think it's a waste of your time, then don't do it. If you think it's a good idea that you want to start, then do it.
     
     Simple as that.
     
     Whether or not the fish want to bite is up to them. If they don't, that's that. If they do, then congratulations, your idea kicked off.
     
     Honestly, I didn't spend hours wondering if my PV club thread would work or not. I even thought the whole idea was pretty silly at first, but so what? It's a silly thread, and if PV members can't take a joke, then it's their loss, not mine.
     
     You decide. Ball's in yer court.                        

     

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    Offline [archive] arathalion_5

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    Re: Thinking here
    « Reply #7 on: November 29, 2006, 03:30:00 AM »
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     i really dont see what you meen by part wod and full wod. isnt the golden rule that what the storyteller says goes? its your thread, so really, if you decide to leave out some aspect or add something in... lets say we go back to (what i would call cannon vampire lore) bram stokers dracula and that vampires can walk out in the sunlight. there nocturnal creatures, so they generally dont, but they can do it. its still your game/story.
     
     im intersted... especialy that we write what we think the others should know, instead of what is...
     
     
     ... the above was just an example...                        

     

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    Offline [archive] Miyo34949332

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    Re: Thinking here
    « Reply #8 on: November 29, 2006, 05:14:00 AM »
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  •                 In Reply To #7
     
     i agree
     
     i for one would be interested                        

     

                                                      

    Offline [archive] Skinweaver

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    Re: Thinking here
    « Reply #9 on: November 29, 2006, 07:11:00 AM »
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    arathalion posted:

     stuff
     

     
     Gold is an overrated metal and I believe in democracy.
     Most clan stereotypes can be applied to "normal" people (and vampires) and their motivations so if I keep the story the way it used to be it won't destroy anyone's favourite concept other than the base cosmetics and clan mentality. My old character could be best described as Malkavian...
     
     I pulled enough material out of my ass earlier to make it work for the folks over at the other forum so if I posted it here it might just be the matter of being an aquired taste. Like sardines. Or I could be forever branded a heretic and staked for everyone's pleasure. It's all good.
     
     The base idea of the story is like this: There's a city that has served as a safe haven for the suckers since the 30's and they've been surviving by masking their existence from the outside world. Unfortunatly, not all people respect the voice of common sense and a new "recruit" ends their own life in front of some mortals after refusing to accept their newfound immortality. This mess draws the attention of vampire hunters to the area and the relative peace is shattered. I never intended for the story to be an all out slugfest but as we all know, hunters aren't very open for negotiations. The story will center around covering up any traces of the incident in the effort to restore the vampiric sanctuary.                        

     

                                                      

    Offline [archive] Vongetta

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    Re: Thinking here
    « Reply #10 on: November 29, 2006, 07:14:00 AM »
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     Sounds cool. I'll take a seat on the bandwagon. How strict are the rules, or is it loose, such as how much do actual character stats figure? Or is this more of a story-telling style, with the plot more in focus than who bests who because he/she has higher Brawl points, etc?                        

     

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    Re: Thinking here
    « Reply #11 on: November 29, 2006, 07:27:00 AM »
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     I'd say it's option number two. The only thing that matters if we're talking "stats" is the nature of your vampiric powers but I'll post info on that eventually. Of course, there are other rules like the respect for each other's characters and roleplaying concepts and the classic "no ├╝ber characters" rule but I don't think that will be an issue.
     
     As for characters, I'm leaving it pretty open. People can have their seductive monsters, lost boys gangs, highborn predators or noble savages. A Ravnos by any other name... or something...                        

     

                                                      

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    Re: Thinking here
    « Reply #12 on: November 29, 2006, 07:37:00 AM »
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     so that means that there are no clans??? *grins*                        

     

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    Offline [archive] Vongetta

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    Re: Thinking here
    « Reply #13 on: November 29, 2006, 07:45:00 AM »
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  •                 Ummm...so you mean it's more of a storytelling style?                        

     

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    Re: Thinking here
    « Reply #14 on: November 29, 2006, 06:33:00 PM »
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     Clans are just stereotypes and while they may be a boatload of fun, they can also cripple some concepts. I chose to exclude that out of this story to give players more freedom. Of course, that means more initial chaos but whatevs.
     
     And yeah. Check the Family Business threads for a basic idea but it'll be a bit less complicated than that. I'm not creative enough for that kind of thing.