Patrick Curtin wrote:
All - apologies. I am working to get back into things. I don't know if it is age or what but time dilation is getting to me. Suddenly I blink and I haven't posted in six weeks. I can honestly say it has been a very busy six weeks, but I do hope to do better.
I know the feeling ;-(
ST Gloaming wrote:
OK great, I have some time now, I'll put together the Avatar for Gameplay.
ST Gloaming wrote:
That nature is the fun of it!
No, I figured I would let you decide or if you want me to come up with anyone I certainly can. I always like to leave those open as ST to fit in later for story smoothness.
Absolutely don't want to use any of my 3 for the Backgrounds.
Despite having 3 sisters, Dylan was the apple of his Father’s eye and all he cared about, much to Dylan’s chagrin. Dylan would have preferred to be an auto mechanic as he loves working with his hands and loves cars but he was railroaded into wrestling and at 6’3” 277 was unfortunately, really good at it. He’s generally a good person but can be a bit merciless if pissed off and is not overly concerned with the feelings of others.
To get away from the old man he took a scholarship at ASU as one of his sister’s went there on an academic scholarship.
Sister – Kelly Gantz – (Demeanor – Bon Vivant) Kelly also attends ASU as a senior. She majors in speech therapy and is a pretty smart cookie. Dylan gets along well with her and has always looked after her and was the driving factor in convincing her to break up with her former BF Brandon. Whether she wants to get back with him anyway is something that Dylan doesn’t consider overmuch as he knows that Brandon is an ass.
Employer – Jerry Collada (Demeanor – Fanatic) Jerry own Collada Auto and is probably the biggest car not Dylan has ever known, he tries to convince Dylan to quit school and come work for him but Dylan is still too influenced by the old man to be quite that ballsy.
Rival – Brandon Courtney – (Demeanor – Bravo) (Male, 22) Brandon is also a collegiate wrestler but a “typical” meat head jock. He’s a senior and a great wrestler but smaller than Dylan at 5’11” 185 lbs. They still have friction as Brandon used to date Kelly and wants her back.
Backgrounds: Retainers (1) Resources (1) Mentor (1) Allies (2) Contacts (1)
Conscience 1, Self-Control 4, Courage 5
Shane Driscoll wrote:
I'll be a bit buried in work the next few days so a step away would be good for a few ;-)
Priam has been in NYC since the 90s but sunk into torpor during the battle for New York and only woke up in the last year. He's well liked by the Torys and given his profession he probably knows Thomas Arturo, which explains how he would have gotten involved with Roos's coterie.
-Is the Retainer the ghoul designer mentioned in your background? Describe them a little, please.
-Where does Priam live/work/sleep in the city?
Agreed, if Roos has the connections to many then Priam would know her especially as a Toreador the clan that Priam is most affiliated with (besides the Nosferatu).
Yes, the ghoul is the Retainer. Betty Wasserman Let's go with someone real. Betty is award winning interior designer and art dealer. No reason why Priam would not latch onto someone connected to the pulse of the city. Priam gives her wide latitude as she has a business to run but when he needs her, he needs her.
Priam lives and works in the A&D building. A&D One of the hubs of the architecture and design world in NYC at the moment, I have several real world clients that operate showrooms out of the building.
-People might know Roos and possibly each other from Null Space, krav maga, or other meetups in the city.
What I'd love to see is how the group came together as a coterie and a couple of sketches of what kind of things they've worked on together in the past.
I'm leaning toward having Paris introduced to Calebros as a Camarilla candidate and then having the coterie assigned to mentor her to start the game. It'll help if I know what the coterie is about, what they do, what they're known for, and/or who their mentors/elders/boons/debts are.
Speaking of which, do any of you have any ideas for prestation? Do you see your PC having done a favor for or owing a favor to anyone in particular? Have your PCs done anything noteworthy or ever needed to reach out to someone for help?
Does anybody not have NYbN? Should I put together a list of links to prominent named NPCs or does everybody have the book?
Priam will work with anyone who is serious about designing or partying. He is apolitical, or at least as apolitical as he can safely remain. There is a chance that he may have contacted Victoria to draft a contract or for litigation disputes so that is an easy tie in.
I was considering Prestation merits or flaws but did not go in that direction ultimately. Happy to owe or be owed favors as part of the storyline.
I do not have the 5E NY b N just the Revised version back from I think 2004 so a list of the updated NOCs would be helpful.
I think by this time next year I will bring this out of Torpor as most of you still appear to be around. I don't want to bring it out too early as I know my time will be strangled when the baby arrives.
Looking forward to making this happen and moving to the end game of this damn Chronicle!
To say the least, I expected to be on to the 1500's by now... ;-(
Bummer but I certainly understand!
Priam Gesault Background:
Priam grew up dreaming of life as a designer having grown up in middle America where noting ever happened, as far as he was concerned. He got his big break when he was accepted to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Fashion Department.
Unlike many of his peers, he was more interested in interior design than garments. The words prodigy were certainly bandied about when he was selected to decorate the Sears Tower for Holiday as part of his internship.
That night the party for the grand opening changed his life or perhaps more accurately ended his life. The excesses of the ‘80’s required something more than just masterful architecture among the Cainite clients of Zelios the Master Mason.
Right place wrong time or wrong place right time. Either way, Zelios decided that this young prodigy of the interior design world would be perfect for his and his clients’ needs. And indeed, he was. Priam spent the next 10 years under the tutelage of the Master Mason. Thereunder he gained great acclaim among a much different circle than originally intended when he was growing up in small town middle America. Clan Toreador had long held his Sire in high regard and with the numerous clients that his Sire acquired, Priam acquired those same clients as well as many of his own.
The party fueled late ‘80’s and early ‘90’s were a whirlwind, the fall of communism brought capitalism into the forefront and with excess comes money and spending by the rich. Priam partied along with his clients and gained acclaim and an ego along the way.
By the early ‘90’s Zelios made the perilous decision to travel to New York City to examine some alterations of his work in the labyrinths by Nosferatu antitribu. At that time, Zelios was attacked by… something. Priam ran while his Sire dealt with, well, whatever it was.
The Antitribu found him wandering the warrens and allowed him to settle within the city as one of their own, after all, the enmity between the split halves of the Nosferatu clan was never as great as that of other Clans.
New York City was the perfect location for Priam to ply his craft, the interior design capital of the US, if not the world. During his working and carousing he met the first Love of his Life and Unlife for that matter. Lady Carlysle knew of the work of Priam and knew he was no Antitribu, but she did not care, her vision of interior design was different than that of Priam but he was still able to fuse her dark visions with his own cutting edge styles.
The city was turned on its head several years later when the Camarilla reclaimed the city. Priam was injured in the attack and sank into torpor for several years. He has awakened only a year ago to another new world but was able to recirculate into Cainite society under his Sire’s fame and his own friendly relations with Clan Toreador. He has begun to rebuild his business with the aid of a trusted new Ghoul designer, and up and comer that remind him of himself. He is building up his finances as well.
Indeed, he has also found himself in the company of a young coterie! But a question does gnaw at him, what happened to his Sire? And more importantly what happened to his patron and Lover, Lady Carlysle?
Roos van Hoek wrote:
Priam absolutely would attend Elysium. He would likely go to Null Space if anyone worth seeing there would be there. He's not your average Nos.
No Krav Maga, he's an artist, not a fighter.
Is gaydar now an actual dictionary word? [Looks it up] Yes, indeed it is now defined by Merriam etc.
Storyteller Shadow wrote:
Math looks good, Shadow. Could you do everybody a favor and write out the False Reflection Merit for us? I'm familiar with it and am good with you using it but I don't see it in the V20 book so I want everybody to see it in case they want to use it for their PC.
[False Reflection (3pt. Merit)
Even when using their Obfuscate abilities, Nosferatu still show up in their true form when noticed by machines, such as cameras or video surveillance. With this ability, the Nosferatu can extend their power to recorded images and media. However, as with Mask of the Thousand Faces, the original image isn’t actually changed; it is just that people see it the way the Nosferatu wants it seen. Unfortunately, computers are not so easily fooled: if the image is used for facial recognition software (for instance), the computer will see the Nosferatu’s real face and fail to find a match. The Nosferatu has best take care how this power is used, as it may wear off in time. Some archived photos have given librarians a nasty surprise, years after going into storage.]
I see Zelios is your guy's sire- you cool with him still being missing instead of woken from torpor in LA?
Absolutely, I was going to write the Background as if I had not seen him in some time.
I'll wait to see your background before I start asking questions.
I will have it done for Sunday.
Nature – Visionary
Demeanor – Perfectionist
Strength 2, Dexterity 2, Stamina 2
Charisma 5, Manipulation 4, Appearance 0
Perception 4, Intelligence 2, Wits 2
Expression 4, Subterfuge 3, Empathy 2
Animal Ken 3, Craft 3 (Body), Etiquette 3, Performance 4
Medicine 2, Politics 3
Backgrounds: Generation (5), Retainers (1) Resources (2)
Disciplines: Obfuscate 3, Animalism 3, Vicissitude 1, Presence 1
Conscience 1, Self-Control 5, Courage 4
Freebies: (2) False Reflection, Vicissitude (7), Willpower (3), Retainers 1, Resources 2
Experience Points: (35) Obfuscate 3 (10), Animalism 2 (5), Presence 1 (10), Animalism 3 (10)
I'll need till the weekend to flesh out the background. ST, let me know if anything in here is objectionable and I'll adjust.
I am contemplating a Malkavian, I have one I created who I like but he's a bit too old for this timeline (an 1192 creation).
I am also contemplating a Nosferatu, I've not played one in a LONG time.
EDIT: OK, I am going Nosferatu, I have I think a different concept which should be interesting.
I came in second to last in a tourney I hosted last month and picked a card worth $45 so yeah.
Business is doing well and my job is my job.
In other news my girlfriend is pregnant and I bought an engagement ring today, never thought I'd be doing THAT again. Damn, they're way more expensive than they used to be ...... :-(
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Hmmm, I was playing the Minotaur Wizard in that one.
Yeah, why not, I will try and get back in, if the game moves too fast though I don't want to hold anything back.
Gronk de'Morcaine wrote:
What was the mode of play? VTT, in person, PbP?
Alessandro Khadaji wrote:
Thanks! Follow up PM sent ;-)
Back when I still had time to run some games, I had players on the boards offer to pay me via Patreon to continue running some games. Knowing that my time available would only shrink, I opted not to take money for a commitment I could not fulfill.
I wonder what the pricing structure would be to even pay to play RPG's. The bulk of DM time, for a quality game anyway, is spent before the game starts, not while you are running it!
Geoffroi de Clairvaux wrote:
I think it’s less that we are the same person, and more like I am a version of you bought on Wish, lol
OMFG, just won a magic tournament (that I hosted, haven't done one in years) man that took WAAAY longer than I thought it would. Not following card values I took a card worth $3 as my top prize, whoops.
Work has been unrelenting but that's a good thing when the business grows.
Been so busy I barely even have time to miss gaming truth be told, hell even my table top sessions have been canceled three times in a row, that's the most since high school! Not that I'm doing much there, running a mod straight from the book, with practically ZERO prep time each session.
My table top Vamp game has been in torpor since last summer as well...
Hope everyone is well.