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3031  General Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Awesome image 2: Return of Raptor Jesus on: March 14, 2010, 08:03:59 pm
i feel like saying hello to Amadeus who has been gone from the TZH forum for a long time and deserves a warm welcome.

Fixed.
3032  Roleplaying / Role Playing Sign up and OOC / Re: Anyone interested in Hunter RP? (oWoD) on: March 13, 2010, 08:53:18 am
So here's my general plan for running this.

Here's a semi detailed description of the setting and city that the characters are going to start out in.  The game will start there but there are no specific constraints on it having to remain there. 

Brookvale Illinois is a small city about an hour west of Chicago.  Being near a waterway it started out as a trading outpost called Beaver Creek back in the days of the French exploration .  As people arrived and it expanded it displaced the local people.  One of the earliest incarnations of the town was almost entirely wiped out during a spate of skirmishes with the Indians they were displacing.  Local legend has it that around this time the town was rebuilt over an Indian burial ground.  The town quickly expanded as Illinois became a state.  Prior to the Civil War a family called Brookhurst came to prominence in the town and became influential in it's further expansion and development.  The name was changed to Brookhurst Vale.  The industrial revolution came and with it one of the towns first memorable disasters.  In 1850 the foundry burned down, trapping every worker inside.  The exact cause of the fire was never determined.  By the turn of the century the town had grown to a city.  In 1927 Marcus Brookhurst, the last patriarch of the Brookhusrt family, died in a horrific multiple murder/suicide that scandalized the nation.  The city changed its name to Brookvale in an effort to distance itself from the event and the Brookhurst Manor has remained empty, though maintained as a historical landmark to this day.  It quickly gained a reputation for being haunted and Marcus Brookhurst is remembered in local lore as a boogeyman used to scare children.  The summer of 1941 is remembered for being the year of the prison riot.  The old prison, which had been built before the Civil War, was overcrowded and infamous for mistreatment of its prisoners.  Trevor Moorehouse, a man who was widely believed to be innocent of the murders he was accused of was executed, the same night the riot began and before it was over at least 60 inmates and 35 guards were dead.  The surviving inmates were never readmitted to the general population of any prison, instead being transferred to the nearby Edgewood Sanitarium.  The prison was condemned and torn down in the late 70s but not before a number of suicides occurred there.  Rumors abounded that before its destruction the abandoned prison was the site of a devil-worshipping cult.  A new prison was constructed just after the end of World War 2 on the opposite side of town and remains in active use.  Edgewood Sanitarium sits across from it, vacant for decades and condemned.  The last patients Edgewood had seen were the prisoners transferred there after the riot.  Within months all of them and the staff at the mental hospital were dead.  Brutal murders, violent and bizarre accidents and suicide claimed them all.  Nathaniel Brookhurst High School, built just after the turn of the century, was the site of a tragic accident when the stage collapsed during a school play in 1988.  Six students, two faculty and five parents died.  Rumors of the collapse not being an accident circulated following the suicide of one of the stage assistants, Marsha Bradley, the following day.  Students still claim that the school is haunted by her spirit and those of her victims.

Thatís the backstory of the city, everything mentioned above is common knowledge to those who live there.  (For example your characters).  Every city has its odd events and scary stories and for over 200 years this is a sampling of the one for Brookvale that were momentous enough for everyone to know about.  When the game starts characters will be able to explore Brookvale and once imbued, surf hunter-net.org. 

What is hunter-net.org?  hunter-net.org was the online resource hunters could turn to for support from other hunters or to just talk and swap info.  For the purposes of this game it will be a thread separate from the game thread where you can post in character.  Obviously your character can only post to the hunter-net.org thread if they have webernet access.  Everyone on hunter-net.org uses an alias (much like a forum, omg.) and that alias gets appended with a user number when they first access the board.  For example, my old character Zealot was Zealot1206 on hunter-net.  Another character I had was Tormented13.  Tormented had joined way before Zealot, thus the lower number.

Iím still trying to find the other half of my books, Iíll post more later.
3033  Roleplaying / Role Playing Sign up and OOC / Re: Anyone interested in Hunter RP? (oWoD) on: March 12, 2010, 01:49:14 pm
So the simple overview of the Hunters (or Imbued as the game refers to them).

They fall into three basic classes based on what the game calls Virtues:

Mercy  has three classes associated with it.

Redeemers, Martyrs and Innocents.  In broad terms these are the more peaceful Hunters who try to reconcile things with their enemies over actually fighting them.

Zeal

The three zeal classes are:

Avengers, Judges, Defenders.  These guys are much more action orientated and are more likely to kick ass than make friends.


Next up are the Vision based classes.

Visionaries, Hermits and Waywards.  Vision creeds are more about planning, psychic powers and communication.  Wayward and Hermits are also called the "LOST"creeds.  They are difficult to play as due to the fact that they start out with derangements from day one. 

Whatís a derangement?  In a nutshell Hunters are channeling powers not really meant for humans to use and as they get more powerful they start to crack.  Iíll finish up this post with my old Hunter character Zealotís character sheet.  Heís been around a while and as such has a pretty full deck of crazy going on.

Whatever life the hunter who calls himself the Zealot may have had before he was imbued is gone. It has been closed off from his current life so completely it may as well have never existed. The most anyone else has been able to gather is that he was in fact happy at some earlier point in his life. That's an almost unbelievable contrast to the bitter, cheerless man that exists now.

He had lived with his long time girlfriend Katherine Donovan in a nice, upscale apartment. She was pregnant with their first child and he was planning on picking out an engagement ring any day. That is until she unfortunately turned up dead in their apartment.  He never showed up for work the day her body was found. Police who responded to a neighbors 911 call were quoted as saying, "It was unbelievable, the sheer amount of blood I mean. Enough for at least two, probably three bodies. It was like a slaughterhouse. The only body we ever found though was the girl." He was immediately taken into custody for questioning. Somehow he managed to overpower and disarm the three arresting officers and fled custody. At this time his status was upgraded to armed and presumed dangerous.

He vanished for a period of weeks, suddenly appearing in connection to an FBI arms smuggling investigation. Before agents could move to apprehend him an office building was destroyed in a horrific display of domestic terrorism. He was quickly declared the primary and indeed the sole suspect in this incident and has shot up to most wanted status. FBI profilers who uncovered one of his safe houses have declared him to be "dangerously unbalanced, quite possibly in the same magnitude as Manson or Gacy. The torture rooom he had set up was just sick, it looks like he worked some poor guy over for weeks, keeping him alive the whole time." The most shocking aspect of the bombing is the amazingly low casualty count. By official count only a handful of people were wounded. This is in direct contradiction to earlier, unconfirmed reports of "scores of bodies being pulled from the wreckage." Early film footage of rescue efforts has since become unavailable for review.

The suspect is 5'11", 190 pounds, with an athletic build, dark brown hair, green eyes. He is not known to use his real name or any other alias than ďthe ZealotĒ or simply ďZealot.Ē He is to be considered armed and extremely dangerous. Approach with extreme caution and DO NOT approach alone. Current whereabouts are unknown. Rumored to have fled the midwest. Unconfirmed sightings in the New England area.


Hunter: Zealot
Creed: Avenger
Nature: Rogue
Demeanor:Rebel

Attributes: Strength 3, Dexterity 4 (Lightning reflexes), Stamina 3, Charisma 2, Manipulation 2, Appearance 2, Perception 3, Intelligence 4 (Creative), Wits 3

Abilities: Alertness 3, Athletics 3, Awareness 3, Brawl 2, Dodge 2, Intuition 2, Streetwise 2, Suberfuge 1, Demolitions 2, Drive 1, Firearms 3, Melee 3, Security 2, Stealth 2, Computer 2, Investigation 1, Medicine 1, Research 1.

Backgrounds: Resources 1, Arsenal 3 (2 .45 auto pistols, sawed off shotgun, machete, dagger, police issue kevlar vest, plenty of ammo, 4 grenades), Contacts 1, Ally 1, Berserk 2

Edges: (Vengeance) Cleave, Impact, Muse of flame (Judgement) Discern, Burden (Defender) Ward

Zeal: 8

Conviction: 8

Willpower: 9

Light Sleeper, Cat Napper, Determined, Great Liar

"Lesser" derangements: Thousand yard stare, Aura of a killer.
Derangements: Compulsive Aggressive, Paranoia


I have to track down a few more of my books and Iíll be back later.
3034  General Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Funny Image Thread Lives Again!!! on: March 12, 2010, 10:03:32 am


I laughed until Mountain Dew shot out my nose, damn it...
3035  Roleplaying / Role Playing Sign up and OOC / Re: Anyone interested in Hunter RP? (oWoD) on: March 11, 2010, 04:41:12 pm
I have a handful. I dont remember who they played. I do have Taj and I have Punisher too but I am not sure if he gets on anymore. Mish was a bitch anyways. Slipknot was a sycophant. Fuck them. Frankly, they were the ones who created the god characters I didnt like.

Ill do what I can.

I didn't say I was heart broken I lost touch with them  


As far as the dice roller goes we can start off without it and see how it goes but I'm naturally suspicous of people who always make amazing rolls, I'm cynical like that  Tongue
3036  Art Discussion / Music / Re: OUT OF MY BRAIN!!! on: March 11, 2010, 04:27:23 pm

You are an evil evil person.
3037  Art Discussion / Music / Re: What are you listening to? on: March 11, 2010, 04:26:49 pm
I keep meaning to check out Alestorm.
3038  Roleplaying / Role Playing Sign up and OOC / Re: Anyone interested in Hunter RP? (oWoD) on: March 11, 2010, 04:18:56 pm
Forum based, "rolls" will really only be done for critical tasks and I have a die roller website link laying around somewhere that actually verifies the rolls so everyone can check to make sure no funny business happened.

As far as time it would be played I'm not going to have set times, forum based games are hard to make work that way because of different time zones, etc.  The way I've done forum games I've ran in the past is to try not to progress past key points without input from everyone and then the game master resolving any actions.  White Wolf games lend themselves well to forum based gaming because they are more story and character driven rather than rolling die constantly.  As long as you don't try to god mod someone elses actions there's a lot of leeway for what you post.

I hope some of the makes sense.

EDIT: I'll post an example of a typical string of actions and resolution later.  It would be better than trying to explain it.

Fire, the only player I've really kept in contact with was Taj who RP'd Zeisha and Layla.  After some of the fallout from the last time Knight, Mish and Slipknot couldn't play nice with each other I pretty much got the cold shoulder from Mish and Slip.  Knight just doesn't seem to be on anymore.  If you still talk to Punisher see if he wants in.  Oh, and that old Japanese dude with the swords, I can't fricken remember who played his character or what his name was.
3039  General Discussion / Game Discussion / Re: What are you playing? Episode 2: Sequel Reloaded! on: March 11, 2010, 11:53:16 am
Neutral Evil is the best. I can play the sociopath I always wanted to be (the REAL one not this pretend one).

I usually play as chaotic good and I still get called a sociopath, maybe I'm doing it wrong.
3040  Roleplaying / Role Playing Sign up and OOC / Re: Anyone interested in Hunter RP? (oWoD) on: March 11, 2010, 11:13:36 am
I haven't seen the NWOD Hunter at all so can't really make a comparison.  

Fire, I knew you were down with it before I posted the thread  Cool  Also I'm trying to get another one of the old Hunter--net players in on this as well (no not Knight).  We'll see how that goes.

Tomorrow I'll post a list of the different character types for those of you who don't know them.

Setting is going to be generic large city USA, your characters can live either in or near.  I normally use a fictitous city I created near Chicago but that's just because I'm from that area.  I'm open to input on that aspect.

I'd prefer to use brand new characters for this or very low level characters, if you have existing veteran characters you really want to use we can work them in as supporting characters with cameo type appearances but I want to avoid a lot of uber powered characters with armory (5) mixing with noobs, it just doesn't balance well.

If you've posted in this thread consider yourself signed up, feel free to post character concepts and we'll iron out details as we go.  More are welcome.

EDIT:  Character concepts that are "real life" are best suited to HtR.  Think more like pizza delivery guy or taxi cab driver than ex SEAL team merc.
3041  Roleplaying / Role Playing Sign up and OOC / Anyone interested in Hunter RP? (oWoD) on: March 11, 2010, 06:28:31 am
So, my life is almost back to normal and I actually have free time again so...

Is anyone interested in playing a Hunter the Reckoning Old World of Darkness RP?

It would generally follow the official ruleset though adapted for forum use, similar to the way things used to run on the old www.hunter--net.org site that I knew and loved and spent way too much time on.  I have like 95% of the original splats and sources books for reference but don't let that intimidate you, it can be broken down simply and in fact the less you know going in the better and more atmospheric the experience generally is.

In a nutshell the world sucks, it's run by monsters, vampires werewolves zombies ghosts and demons are all real but the average person doesn't know and can't see them.

Stuff is progressively getting fucked up worse and worse though there is a small percentage of people who CAN see what's really going on AND have the ability to fight back.  The fun twist is the more powerful these guys become the worse life gets for them.  Bwahahaha.

Tis excellent supernatural fun and NO the vampires don't sparkle.

If you're interested respond and I'll provide more info with the hope of getting this kickstarted soon, I hope to start this in a couple weeks (I already have a campaign in mind.)  Oh the fun.
3042  Art Discussion / Music / Re: What are you listening to? on: March 11, 2010, 06:17:29 am
"Can't Stop," Red Hot Chili Peppers

Nothing makes a good day like good weather, Red Hot Chili Peppers blasting through the speakers, a long drive, and the windows down.

You people may insult the south, but how how many of you Americans had a clear, 70 degree day today?

Meh, it was 40s with rain yesterday and I rode my bike anyway.

And it was good...
3043  General Discussion / Random Stuff / Re: Random Thoughts on: March 11, 2010, 06:15:59 am
Lotus, we were originally Death Metal but that proved way too hard to compose (plus the only two people who listened to a lot of death metal were the singer and bassist, myself and the other guitarist were into more melodic stuff), so now we are whatever genre of Metal we write up. Most of it is Thrash, so yeah.

Sounds like my style of mayhem.  Do you have any vids or music clips posted anywhere?
3044  General Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Funny Image Thread Lives Again!!! on: March 11, 2010, 06:14:31 am
Actually that gave me chills, I had a remarkably similar problem with someone who thought I was their son on AIM because our screen names were very similar.

Creepy...
3045  Art Discussion / Music / Re: What are you listening to? on: March 07, 2010, 03:14:38 pm
Having recently overcome my debilitating Motorhead addiction I've plunged back into the punk side of the spectrum.

Currently I'm obsessively collecting the back catalog of the Descendants.  Not quite as good as I remember but this is sort of a nostalgia based thing I guess.
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