Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Old WOD Vampire meets HBOs True Blood

I've come to the conclusion that we've been playing so much fantasy RPG with our group we need to take a break and play something a little different. Sure I love fantasy but I also love horror gaming. So Saturday I made an announcement. If you listened to the podcast of the conclusion of the Drow Abbey then you already know what that announcement was.

I am going to run a Vampire the Masquerade game using the old World of Darkness rules set in Patricia Waddell's True Blood setting as seen on HBO's True Blood. Most everyone already knows of or has seen the show True Blood on HBO. The story is a good one about Sookie Stackhouse who has some kind of telepathic powers and a vampire boyfriend. The vampires are 'out of the coffin' and have joined regular society through the invention of a synthetic blood called 'Tru Blood'. The problem is that most vampires would rather drink the real thing. Coupled with this is an underground market that sells vampire blood, called 'V' which is a sort of Ecstasy like concoction and you have the basis for an interesting story set in the rural community of Bon Temps (pronounced Bon Ton) Lousiana.

The concept will be that the players are all vampires who work for the Magistrate who are sent undercover into Louisiana to ferret out who in vampire kind is selling and distributing V. Since everyone in our gaming group watches or has watched True Blood they already know who did it in the show but I will be delivering some plot twists to change up the story by adding elements of VtM's World of Darkness and Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire world.

Stay tuned for more information! And as Russel put it on the show after disemboweling the new's caster "Now back to Tiffany with the weather."

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